BATON ROUGE, La. (April 22) – Aleia Hobbs continued her world-leading form by running 10.86 seconds (1.9m/s) to win the women’s 100-meter at the 2023 LSU Alumni Gold meet. The World Championships finalist, who had previously clocked 10.87 secs at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium, lit up the venue again to record the fourth-fastest time of her career.
Hobbs has now gone under-10.90 seconds eight times in her career, and this performance is her second-fastest ever in April. – Read more: Aleia Hobbs sets world-leading 10.87 secs at Lloyd Wills Invitational
Tamari Davis of the United States ran 10.89 seconds, the second-fastest time in the world this season, to take second place behind Hobbs. Fellow American and World Indoor 60m silver medalist Mikiah Brisco completed the podium sweep, finishing third with a time of 11.13. Great Britain’s Imani Lansiquot, the Olympic 4x100m relay bronze medalist, clocked 11.23 seconds in her season opener to take fourth place, while Kortnei Johnson of the United States rounded out the top five with a time of 11.26 seconds.
Meanwhile, the men’s 100m title at the 2023 LSU Alumni Gold meet went to LSU’s Godson Oghenebrume, who ran a wind-assisted 9.97 seconds (2.3m/s) to secure the victory. The Nigerian, who entered the season with a personal best of 10.12 seconds, ran 10.13 seconds earlier this month before improving that time on Saturday.
However, his performance will not count as a personal record because the wind reading was over the allowable limit of 2.0 m/s for record purposes.
Da’Marcus Fleming of LSU clocked 10.06 to take second place, while Abdul Hakim Sani Brown of Japan was third in 10.16. Jiapeng Chen of China finished fourth with a time of 10.17 (1.6m/s), with Canada’s Duan Asemota rounding out the top five with a time of 10.19 (1.6m/s).
World silver medalist Marvin Bracy finished in 11th place, running 10.26 seconds.