Main News

Anna Hall advances in 400m, DeAnna Price sets weight throw world best: Day 2

Anna Hall advanced to the final of the women's 400m, while DeAnna Price broke the world indoor weight throw record at the USATF Indoor Championships on Friday.

Symone Goss

Anna Hall after the 400m at the 2023 US Indoor Championships
Anna Hall after the 400m at the 2023 US Indoor Championships

Anna Hall and DeAnna Price were among the highlighted athletes at the 2023 USATF Indoor Championships in Albuquerque on Day 2.

On Friday, the second day of the competition, Hall advanced to the final of the women’s 400m, one day after setting a new North American indoor pentathlon record the day before. Meanwhile, Price smashed the world indoor weight throw record in stunning fashion. Read more: Lyles advances in 60m at 2023 USATF Indoor Championships: Results

Hall, a heptathlon bronze medalist at the World Athletics Championships, broke the American record in the pentathlon on Thursday, tallying 5004 points and earning the second-best women’s pentathlon score in history.

On Friday, the former Florida Gator won her heat of the women’s 400m, clocking 53.66 seconds with a strong start and maintaining her advantage to finish with the third-fastest time overall.

Naasha Robinson qualified with the fastest time in the heats, winning the second semi-final race with a time of 52.92. Brittany Aveni followed her home in 53.38, the second-quickest heading into the final.

Six of the seven starters secured passages into the final of the women’s 400m, which will take place on Day 3, Saturday.

Price, the 2019 World Championships Hammer gold medalist, made history by becoming the first woman to throw over 26 meters in the women’s weight throw. She threw 26.02m (85-4 ¼) on Friday, adding 42cm to the previous world best.

Price broke the previous world indoor weight throw record of 25.60m, held by Gwen Berry in 2017 and equaled by Janeah Stewart in Nashville on January 20th.

She delivered her winning effort in the fifth round, extending the mark to 26.02m.

Price won on Friday ahead of 2022 world hammer champion Brooke Andersen, who threw 24.97m.

In the men’s weight throw contest, Daniel Haugh threw 25.44m to beat Alex Young (24.25m) and Rudy Winkler (23.88m).

The USATF Indoor Championships continue on Day 3 on Saturday, with several featured events, including the 60m, 400m, 800m, sprint hurdles, and 1500m final taking center stage.

About The Author

Symone Goss

Simone Goss has been with World-Track since 2003 and has done outstanding work at the back end to help out with traveling and other meeting related activities. Goss has also done work for SportingEagles, Blaze News and other media outlets. She obtains a bachelor degree in Communication.

You Might Also Enjoy...

NCAA Division I East First Round live streaming

How to watch the 2024 NCAA Division I East First Rounds? Live results, schedule

2024 NCAA Division I East First Rounds will be live streamed on ESPN+ from May 22-25 and fans can watch all the action with a subscription.

Lamont Marcell Jacobs after winning the Olympic 100m title in Tokyo

Lamont Jacobs wins 100m: Lucca International Meeting 2024 Results

Lamont Marcell Jacobs of Italy won the men's 100m at the 3rd Lucca International Meeting 2024 meeting, clocking 10.07 secs on May 19. Full results and recap.

Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone wins 400m at the USATF Championships in World-Leading Marks

McLaughlin-Levrone Set to Make Statement Over 400m Hurdles at 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials

American sprinter Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone will race in the 400m hurdles at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials, an event she hasn't contested since breaking the world record in 2022.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.