NEW YORK (June 20) – U.S. champion Abby Steiner will look to build on her second-place finish in Paris earlier this month when she headlines the women’s 200 meters field at the 2023 USATF NYC Grand Prix on Saturday (24).
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Steiner heads into this weekend’s World Athletics Continental Tour Gold series meeting on June 24 as the favorite to clinch victory in the 200m, having posted the quickest personal best in the field, backed up by a better season best in 2023.
The NCAA record holder secured her maiden national title in the women’s 200m at the 2022 U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships, where she blazed through the finish line with an impressive time of 21.77 seconds to set her personal best.
So far this season, the 23-year-old boasts a season-best time of 22.23 seconds, the seventh-fastest in the world this year. – Read more: Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone to run 400m at New York Grand Prix
The USATF NYC Grand Prix 200m race will see Steiner lock horns with other top-tier athletes, including compatriot Jenna Prandini, whose season-best time stands at 22.34 seconds and who owns a personal best of 21.89 seconds from 2021.
Prandini, who was part of the U.S. team that also included Steiner, which upset Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson, and favorites Jamaica to win gold in the women’s 4x100m relay at the world championships in Oregon last summer, finished sixth at the Paris Diamond League meeting this month, and she will be hoping to improve on that performance in New York.
Additionally, Kayla White, who overcame Sha’Carri Richardson with a strong run at the Botswana Golden Grand Prix in April, will be another formidable contender for the title. She comes in with a season-best time of 22.38 seconds.
Apart from these top competitors, the race will also feature other notable athletes who are poised to make their mark this season.
The all-USA loaded field also includes Brittany Brown, 2019 world silver medalist, who will make her season debut in this event, Angie Annelus, Tamara Clark, Candace Hill, and Shannon Ray.
The 2023 USATF NYC Grand Prix will take place on Saturday, June 24, at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island in New York City. Fans can watch the event via live stream and television broadcast on NBC, Peacock, and the World Athletics YouTube channel.
2023 USATF NYC Grand Prix on June 24
- Annelus Angie (USA): 22.16 PB, 23.20 SB
- Brown Brittany (USA): 21.99 PB
- Clark Tamara (USA): 21.92 PB, 22.86 SB
- Hill Candace (USA): 22.43 PB, 22.57 SB
- Prandini Jenna (USA): 21.89 PB, 22.34 SB
- Ray Shannon (USA): 22.82A SB and PB
- Steiner Abby (USA): 21.77 PB, 22.23 SB
- White Kayla (USA): 22.18 PB, 22.38A SB