AUSTIN, Texas (April 1) — A star-studded line-up of some of the fastest American women was on display at the 2023 Texas Relays over the weekend, with fans in attendance treated to some early season head-to-head matchups. Notable names such as Sha’Carri Richardson, Abby Steiner, Gabby Thomas, Aleia Hobbs, and Twanisha Terry, were all in action for their respective teams.
The Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin played host to five loaded Team USA squads competing in the women’s 4x100m relay. In the end, it was the Aleia Hobbs anchored USA GOLD quartet, which also included Abby Steiner, Melissa Jefferson, and Jenna Prandini, that emerged victorious in a record-breaking time of 41.75 seconds.
Sha’Carri Richardson, who was running anchor for the USA STARS team, showcased fine form and led her team to second place in a time of 42.10 seconds. Richardson, who received the baton slightly behind, was able to pull her team ahead, holding off Gabby Thomas at the finish line.
Meanwhile, USA Red secured the third position with a time of 42.12 seconds, followed by USA Blue with a time of 42.56 seconds and USA WHITE with a time of 42.87 seconds.
Reports suggest that Abby Steiner put in a scintillating performance on the second leg of the relay for USA Gold, running a blistering time of 9.94 seconds. On the other hand, Sha’Carri Richardson recorded the fastest split of the race, clocking in with a time of 10.02 seconds on the anchor leg.
The event provided an exciting preview of what fans can expect at the upcoming major competitions, including the World Athletics Championships and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Texas Relays 2023 Women’s 4x100m Relays
- USA GOLD [A] Melissa Jefferson, Abby Steiner, Jenna Prandini, Aleia Hobbs 41.75 MR
- USA STARS [A] Javianne Oliver, Twanisha Terry, Teahna Daniels, Sha’Carri Richardson 42.10
- USA Red [A] Mikiah Brisco, Brittany Brown, Moralake Akinosun, Gabby Thomas 42.12
- USA Blue [A] Cambrea Sturgis, Kayla White, English Gardner, Ashley Henderson 42.56
- USA WHITE [A] Keni Harrison, Anavia Battle, Alaysha Johnson, Candace Hill 42.87
- Georgia – 43.04
- Athletics TX [A] Annie Tagoe, Haisha Bisiolu, Ese Brume, Lorraine Ugen 44.07
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