The RADD College Invitational 2023 in Gainesville, Florida, saw some notable races on Friday, with the men’s 60m being one of the day’s highlights. Two-time world 200m champion Noah Lyles opened his season with a third-place finish with a time of 6.61 seconds, behind his teammates Kendal Williams and Josephus Lyles who ended first and second, respectively.

Watch the 60m race at RADD College Invitational 2023

Williams clocked in at 6.59 seconds to take the victory, while Josephus Lyles came in at 6.60 seconds for the runner-up spot. The top three finishers in the men’s 60m were also the top qualifiers from the heats earlier in the day, with Williams running 6.67 seconds, Josephus Lyles running 6.72 seconds, and Noah Lyles running 6.74 seconds.

In the women’s 60m, American and former USC sprinter Celera Barnes came out on top with a time of 7.30 seconds. Barnes also posted the same time in the heats. Cassie Thompson of Jacksonville came in second with a time of 7.48 secs, followed by Cara Simpson of Florida Atlantic with a time of 7.52 secs.

European 100m champion Gina Luckenkemper ran 7.40 seconds in the heats, but did not compete in the final.

Elsewhere, the men’s 400m was won by Noah Williams of the USA with a time of 45.96 seconds. Joseph Taylor of Southeastern U came in second with a time of 47.65, and Caleb Campbell of Fort Lauderdale rounded out the top three at 48.63.

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