Mia Brahe-Pedersen at the Nike Outdoor Championships

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (July 21) – USA’s rising sprint sensation, Mia Brahe-Pedersen, began her quest for a sprint double at the 2023 NACAC U23 Championships, securing her spot in the final of the women’s 100m dash with a dazzling time of 11.01 seconds. Assisted by a strong tailwind of +5.5 m/s, Brahe-Pedersen dominated her heat, cementing her position as the fastest qualifier on Friday.

As the pre-race favorite, Brahe-Pedersen’s performance came remarkably close to her personal best of 11.00 seconds, although it was noted that the favorable tailwind provided some assistance.

In the same heat, Marie-Éloïse Leclair of Canada displayed a commendable performance, finishing second with a time of 11.35 seconds, securing her place in the final. Beyonce DeFreitas from the British Virgin Islands also earned her spot in the final, clocking a respectable time of 11.37 seconds for third place.

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In the second semifinal heat, Leah Bertrand from Trinidad and Tobago emerged victorious with a time of 11.36 seconds, aided by a 2.1 m/s tailwind.

The Ohio State sprinter showcased her prowess, crossing the finish line ahead of Camille Rutherford from The Bahamas, who achieved a time of 11.43 seconds, earning her second place.

Ashantai Bollers secured third place with a time of 11.70 seconds, ensuring her progression to the final as well.

2023 NACAC U23 Championships – Women’s 100m Semifinals

Heat 1:

PosAthleteTeamMarkWind
1Mia Brahe-PedersenUnited States11.01+5.5
2Marie-Eloise LeclairCanada11.35+5.5
3Beyonce DefreitasBritish Virgin Islands11.37+5.5
4Mariandree Chacón ArocheGuatemala11.48+5.5
5Taejha BadalTrinidad And Tobago11.65+5.5
Tania Del Mar Alfaro DelgadoCosta RicaDNS0

Heat 2:

PosAthleteTeamMarkWind
1Leah BertrandTrinidad And Tobago11.36+2.1
2Camille RutherfordBahamas11.43+2.1
3Ashantai BollersCanada11.70+2.1
4Gladymar Torres CrespoPuerto Rico11.77+2.1
5Ivanniz May Blackwood BennettCosta Rica12.44+2.1

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