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Mia Brahe-Pedersen wins NACAC U23 100m title with championships record

Mia Brahe Pedersen wins NACAC U23 Championships womens 100m

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (July 21) – USA’s Mia Brahe-Pedersen showcased her extraordinary prowess in the women’s 100m dash at the NACAC U23 Championships 2023, securing a gold medal and setting a new championship record time of 11.08 seconds (+0.7 m/s) on Friday (21).

Brahe-Pedersen had been widely regarded as the pre-race favorite, and she certainly lived up to expectations in the final, surpassing the previous championships record of 11.19 seconds, set by another U.S. athlete, Aurieyall Scott, back in 2012. – Click Here For Photo Gallery

The 17-year-old American came into the event in San Jose with an impressive personal best time of 11.00 seconds, and her outstanding form was evident with her recent remarkable performances at the USATF Outdoor Championships earlier this month.

1Mia Brahe-PedersenUnited States11.08 (RNACU23)+0.7🥇
2Leah BertrandTrinidad And Tobago11.27+0.7🥈
3Beyonce DefreitasBritish Virgin Islands11.41+0.7🥉
4Camille RutherfordBahamas11.47+0.7 
5Marie-Eloise LeclairCanada11.50+0.7 
6Taejha BadalTrinidad And Tobago11.70+0.7 
7Mariandree Chacón ArocheGuatemala11.76+0.7 
8Ashantai BollersCanada11.91+0.7 

In the same event, Leah Bertrand from Trinidad and Tobago secured the silver medal, clocking in at 11.27 seconds, while the bronze medal was claimed by Beyonce DeFreitas from the British Virgin Islands, posting a time of 11.41 seconds. Close behind was Camille Rutherford from The Bahamas, finishing in fourth place with a time of 11.47 seconds.

Read more: Mia Brahe-Pedersen starts quest for NACAC U23 Championships double

Meanwhile, in the U18 NACAC Championships 2023 women’s 100m dash, Jamaica’s Theianna-Lee Terrelonge was equally as impressive, capturing the gold medal with a time of 11.41 seconds (+1.2 m/s).

1Theianna-Lee TerrelongeJamaica11.41+1.2🥇
2Frances Joely Colon VazquezPuerto Rico11.50+1.2🥈
3La´Nica LockerAntigua & Barbuda11.54+1.2🥉
4Geolyna DowdyAntigua & Barbuda11.59+1.2 
5Shatalya DorsettBahamas11.74+1.2 
6Abigail WolfeJamaica11.83+1.2 
7Stryker ZablockiCanada11.86+1.2 
8Symphony PatrickTrinidad And Tobago11.97+1.2 

Terrelonge’s performance was closely followed by Puerto Rico’s Frances Joely Colon Vazquez, who claimed the silver medal with a time of 11.50 seconds, and the bronze medal went to Antigua and Barbuda’s La’Nica Locker, posting a time of 11.54 seconds.

Gary Smith

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