GAINESVILLE, Fla. (April 13) — Tobi Amusan, the world champion and world record holder in the Women’s 100-meter hurdles, will lead a field of top athletes for the Olympic Development race at the 2023 Tom Jones Memorial Invitational meet. The event will take place at James G. Pressly Stadium in Gainesville this weekend.
Complete List of Athletes For the Olympic Development Women’s 100m Hurdles At Tom Jones Memorial
|Mariam Abdul-Rashid – Coastal Caro NIKE
|Nia Ali – Adidas
|Tobi Amusan – Nigeria
|Jade Barber – Puma
|Devynne Charlton – Tumbleweed T Adidas/ Bahamas
|Gabbi Cunningham – USA
|Anna Hall – Haiti/Adidas
|Kerrica Hill – Jamaica
|Amber Hughes – Adidas
|Mulern Jean – Unattached
|Crystal Morrison – Adidas
|Sasha Wells – Unattached
|Danielle Williams – Adidas/Jamaica
Despite not having competed in the sprint hurdles this season, Amusan is expected to make a quick start this weekend. She will face a formidable field, including global medalists such as Bahamian athlete Devynne Charlton, who won a silver medal in the world indoor 60m hurdles, Nia Ali, a two-time indoor 60m hurdles world champion and 2019 world outdoor champion, plus Jamaica’s Danielle Williams, who won the 2015 world championship title.
Anna Hall, the USA’s bronze medalist in Heptathlon at the world championships last year, will also compete in the race. The event will also feature world U20 champion Kerrica Hill of Jamaica, who has been working on her speed this season with a couple of 60m races, as well as Gabbi Cunningham, the world indoor bronze medalist.
The Women’s 100m Hurdles Olympic Development Event promises to be a closely contested race and even though Amusan starts as the favorite the battle for the title should be closely contested.