Eugene, Oregon – The 2023 USATF Outdoor Championships is set to showcase the best senior and junior athletes in the country, and the start list for the highly anticipated women’s 100m event has been unveiled. The championships is scheduled to take place from July 6-9 at Oregon’s Hayward Field, with the opening round of the women’s 100m taking place on the first day of competition.
Among the top contenders listed for the heats are Sha’Carri Richardson, Aleia Hobbs, Twanisha ‘TeeTee’ Terry, and rising juniors Shawnti Jackson and Mia Brahe-Pedersen. These athletes have proven their exceptional talent and are expected to deliver thrilling performances.
Mia Brahe-Pedersen to face Sha’Carri Richardson
In heat one, fans will witness an intense battle between Sha’Carri Richardson, currently the second-fastest woman in the world this season, and a field filled with promising talents. The 23-year-old, who has beaten some of the top athletes already this year, has a season-best of 10.76 seconds and has also posted a wind-aided 10.57 (w+4.1 m/s).
Notably, high school sensation Mia Brahe-Pedersen, who owns a personal best of 11.00 seconds, will also be competing in this heat, setting the stage for an exciting contest for the 17-year-old junior to cherries for years to come.
Joining them in heat one are Jenna Prandini, Brittany Brown, Kayla White, Candace Hill, and Teahna Daniels, all eager to make their mark.
Heat two promises another thrilling matchup as defending national champion Melissa Jefferson begins her title defense against Aleia Hobbs, the second-fastest American this year.
Jefferson, although yet to break the 11-second barrier this season, brings her world championships finalist experience and a personal best of 10.82 seconds to the competition. Hobbs, on the other hand, has already clocked an impressive 10.86 seconds this year and boasts six sub-11-second performances thus far.
Other notable starters in heat two also include Mikiah Brisco, Ezinne Abba of Texas, Jadyn Mays of Oregon, and Maia McCoy, all aiming to leave their mark on the championships.
Shawnti Jackson Hunts Senior Place
In section four, keep an eye on the talented young sprinter Shawnti Jackson, who is expected to make a strong impression. Jackson, the World U20 bronze medalist, enters the U.S. Trials with a personal best of 10.89 seconds, ranking joint sixth-fastest in the world this season.
Going head-to-head with Morolake Akinosun, Kennedy Blackmon of Oklahoma, and Cambrea Sturgis, Jackson is determined to secure her spot in the semifinals.
The third heat will feature Twanisha ‘TeeTee’ Terry, the anchor of the United States’ gold medal-winning 4x100m relay team at last summer’s World Championships. Terry will face a challenging opponent in Tamari Davis, who has already recorded a swift time of 10.89 seconds this year.
Additionally, keep a close watch on Jacious Sears of Tennessee, the SEC Outdoor sprint champion and third-place finisher at the NCAA Championships last month, as she aims to make her mark on the competition.
Stay tuned for more start lists and previews ahead of the 2023 USATF Outdoor Championships.
2023 USATF Outdoor Championships Women’s 100m Start List:
Heat 1 Start List:
- Brittany Brown – adidas
- Amira Young – Minnesota
- Caisja Chandler – USC
- Teahna Daniels – NIKE
- Mia Brahe-Pedersen – Unattached
- Jenna Prandini – PUMA
- Sha’Carri Richardson – NIKE
- Kayla White – NIKE
- Candace Hill – ASICS
Heat 2 Start List:
- Melissa Jefferson – NIKE
- Mikiah Brisco – adidas
- Ezinne Abba – Texas
- Jadyn Mays – Oregon
- Javianne Oliver – Unattached
- Marybeth Sant Price – Unattached
- Maia McCoy – Unattached
- Aleia Hobbs – adidas
Heat 3 Start List:
- Taylor Anderson – Tracksmith/Garden St TC
- Destiny Smith-Barnett – Double Pillar Athletics
- Tamari Davis – adidas
- Jacious Sears – Tennessee
- Twanisha ‘TeeTee’ Terry – NIKE
- Celera Barnes – adidas
- Semira Killebrew – Texas A&M
- Tamara Clark – adidas / The Buford Bailey TC
Heat 4 Start List:
- Shawnti Jackson – Run U Xpress
- Kennedy Blackmon – Oklahoma
- Dajaz Defrand – Florida State
- Jada Baylark – Unattached
- English Gardner – NIKE
- Morolake Akinosun – adidas
- Shannon Ray – adidas
- Cambrea Sturgis – adidas
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