Ackera Nugent clocks 11.13 secs, wins 100m at John McDonnell Invitational

Ackera Nugent of Arkansas set a meet record of 11.13 seconds to win the 2023 John McDonnell Invitational women's 100m dash. Top 10 results included.

Miranda Mitchell

Ackera Nugent wins 100m at 2023 John McDonnell Invitational
Ackera Nugent wins 100m at 2023 John McDonnell Invitational

FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas (April 21) – Ackera Nugent, the standout sprint hurdler, blazed her way to victory in the women’s 100-meter dash at the 2023 Arkansas John McDonnell Invitational on Friday. Nugent, who now represents the Razorbacks after transferring from Baylor University at the end of last season, set a new meet record of 11.13 seconds (+0.6 m/s) at the event held in Fayetteville.

Although the 2021 World U20 100m hurdles champion didn’t get off to a good start, the Jamaican indoor 60m hurdles record holder impressively accelerated over the final 50 meters to overtake former Arkansas star Jada Baylark and win by a clear two meters.

Nugent’s performance broke the 11.30 secs meet record set on April 10, 2010, by Semoy Hackett of Lincoln (MO). Read more: How to watch the 2023 Payton Jordan Invitational?

Nugent’s winning time in the 100m is the third-fastest of her career, and she achieved it only a week after clocking the second-fastest time of her life at 11.12 secs during the Tom Jones Memorial in Gainesville, Florida.

Baylark took second place in the race with a time of 11.24 secs, while Ariane Linton of Arkansas closed fast to claim third place and complete the podium with a time of 11.31 secs.

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Women’s 10 Top 2023 John McDonnell Invitational 100m Results

  1. Ackera Nugent (Arkansas [JR]) – 11.13 +0.6 – (1) MR
  2. Jada Baylark (United States) – 11.24 +0.6 – (2)
  3. Ariane Linton (Arkansas [FR]) – 11.31 +0.6 – (3)
  4. Aria Pearce (United States) – 11.74 +0.6 – (4) PB
  5. Mekenze Kelley (Arkansas [SO]) – 11.76 (11.758) +0.6 – (5)
  6. Ashanti Denton (Arkansas [SO]) – 11.76 (11.760) +0.6 – (6)
  7. Landri Schreier (Little Rock [SO]) – 11.79 +0.6 – (7)
  8. Takia Palmer (Little Rock [FR]) – 11.85 +3.0 – (1) SB
  9. Leyone Smith (Arkansas-Pine Bluff [FR]) – 11.89 (11.882) +3.0 – (2) SB
  10. Bryah Davis (Oklahoma Christian [JR]) – 11.89 (11.885) +0.6 – (8)

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