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Jamaican Ashanti Moore hands Abby Steiner first loss of the season at Michael Johnson Invitational

Which Jamaican defeated Abby Steiner today? Ashanti Moore handed Abby Steiner her first loss of the season at the Michael Johnson Invitational today (22).

Steve Campbell

Jamaican Ashanti Moore looks on during a warm up
Jamaican Ashanti Moore looks on during a warm up

WACO, Texas (April 22) – Ashanti Moore, a Jamaican sprinter, defeated Abby Steiner in the women’s 100-meter dash at the 2023 Michael Johnson Invitational on Saturday, clocking in at 11.12 seconds in a slight headwind of -0.4m/s.

Steiner, who won the 200m on Friday, aimed to win the sprint double on Saturday but was beaten by Moore, who took the lead early and crossed the finish line in 11.19 seconds. Steiner had to settle for second place after struggling to recover from a sluggish start. – Read more: Abby Steiner, Christian Coleman win 200m at 2023 Michael Johnson Invitational

The defeat marked Steiner’s first loss of the season after winning five consecutive races leading up to the event. Meanwhile, Annie Tagoe finished a distant third with a time of 11.62.

Meanwhile, Salwa Eid Naser, the 2019 World Championships 400m champion, did not compete in either the 200m or 100m despite being listed in both events earlier in the week. The Bahrain sprinter was set to make her much-anticipated comeback after a two-year ban for whereabouts failures, but it never materialized.

Women’s Top 100m results at Michael Johnson Invitational

  1. Ashanti Moore – adidas – 11.12 – SB • -0.4m/s • H8
  2. Abby Steiner – Puma – 11.19 -0.4m/s • H8
  3. Karimah Davis – Kentucky – 11.32 – 0.2m/s • H7
  4. Anavia Battle – adidas – 11.38 -0.4m/s • H8
  5. Iyana Gray – TCU – 11.41 – 0.2m/s • H7
  6. Victoria Perrow – Kentucky – 11.46 – 0.2m/s • H7
  7. Bria Bullard – Baylor – 11.46 – 0.2m/s • H7
  8. Colleen Branch – Kentucky – 11.51 – PR • 0.5m/s • H6
  9. Madison Pippins – UT-Arlington – 11.53 – PR • 0.5m/s • H6
  10. Zhane Smith – Unattached – 11.54 -0.4m/s • H8
  11. Rajer Gurode – Sam Houston – 11.54 – SB • 0.5m/s • H6
  12. Hassy Fashina-Bombata – Illinois State – 11.59 – 0.5m/s • H6
  13. Dreunna Washington – TCU – 11.59 – 1.4m/s • H4

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2 thoughts on “Jamaican Ashanti Moore hands Abby Steiner first loss of the season at Michael Johnson Invitational”

  1. This is the most insanely disingenuous, clickbaity headline I’ve read in 2023.
    “Ashanti Moore hands Abby Steiner first loss of the season” ???
    To be “handed” a loss, one must be heavily FAVORED to win beforehand. Abby Steiner isn’t a 100m specialist. She wasn’t expected to win, much less be heavily favored. To be competitive? SURE. But to actually win that race? No! Steiner is a 200-300m specialist with enough strength to run 400s competitively. But she’s not a 50-100m sprinter. That requires reaction time which is probably Steiner’s greatest weakness because she doesn’t FOCUS on lightning quick reaction times. Now Steiner is obviously a talented athlete and could train for shorter sprints. But obviously that’s not on this year’s playbook. She literally JUST went pro. Cut her some slack. She lost a race she ISN’T trained to run and wasn’t expected to win. But she WON the race she IS TRAINED to run and WAS expected to win.

    • Hello John C,

      Thank you very much for your contribution, even though I disagree with you on some of the points you made. Please be advised that Abby Steiner has three sub-11 seconds performances in her career and has six 100m times that are faster than Ashanti Moore’s lifetime best of 11.10 seconds, which matches on a very fast track in Atlanta tonight. Steiner is ranked no. 63 all-time in the 100m, Moore is no. 270. Steiner also has a 60m PB of 7.10 secs versus Moore’s 7.23. As a sprinter, you don’t train to do just one event and her 60m time is an indication that she’s capable of running fast. With a better in this race against Moore, Steiner probable would have won.

      Thanks again for your contribution and stay safe!


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