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Sha’Carri Richardson vs Aleia Hobbs: Semifinal start lists at USA Championships

Sha'Carri Richardson and Aleia Hobbs were drawn in the semifinal heat of the women's 100m start lists at USA Championships 2023 on Friday. Check out the full list.

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EUGENE, Oregon (July 7) — The USATF Track and Field Championships 2023 at Hayward Field will feature the men’s and women’s 100m semifinals on Friday, and the start lists include top athletes such as Sha’Carri Richardson, Aleia Hobbs, Christian Coleman, and Noah Lyles.

Sha’Carri Richardson vs Aleia Hobbs

In the women’s event, all eyes will be on the highly anticipated first semifinal clash between the two leading American women this season, Sha’Carri Richardson and Aleia Hobbs, both vying for the coveted title.

Richardson set the bar high with a blazing world-leading and personal best time of 10.71 seconds in the heats on Thursday, while Hobbs took a more cautious approach, posting a time of 11.11 seconds (-1.2 m/s) in her heat, facing a headwind.

The goal for Richardson and Hobbs is to secure a place in the final, but they will face strong competition from Melissa Jefferson, Brittany Brown, and Jenna Prandini, who are also determined to earn a top-three spot. High school standout Mia Brahe-Pedersen will also compete in the first semifinal heat.

The second semifinal heat will feature Tamari Davis as the standout athlete, along with Shawnti Jackson, Morolake Akinosun, Tamara Clark, and Twanisha ‘TeeTee’ Terry.

Read more: Semifinals Start lists: Women’s and men’s 100m at Jamaica Track and Field Championships 2023

Noah Lyles vs Trayvon Bromell vs JT Smith?

On the men’s side, Noah Lyles faces a challenging second semifinal as he competes against JT Smith of Texas A&M-Commerce, Micah Williams of Oregon, Cravont Charleston, and Trayvon Bromell.

In the first semifinal of the men’s 100m dash, the favorite to advance is 2019 world champion Christian Coleman, who was the fastest qualifier from the heats on the previous night. However, he will face strong contenders such as Pjai Austin from Florida, Da’Marcus Fleming from LSU, Kendal Williams, and Terrance Laird in a battle for spots in the final.

The USATF Track and Field Championships 2023 continue on Day 2 at Hayward Field, promising exciting and highly competitive races in the men’s and women’s 100m semifinals.

The top 3 athletes from each semifinal and the next two fastest will advance to the final.

Women’s 100m Semifinals Start Lists:

Heat 1:

  1. Jenna Prandini (PUMA)
  2. Mia Brahe-Pedersen (NIKE WCS)
  3. Sha’Carri Richardson (NIKE WCS)
  4. Melissa Jefferson (NIKE WCS)
  5. Brittany Brown (adidas WCS)
  6. Aleia Hobbs (adidas WCS)
  7. Ezinne Abba (Texas WCS)
  8. Jacious Sears (Tennessee WCS)

Heat 2:

  1. Kayla White (NIKE)
  2. TeeTee Terry (NIKE WCS)
  3. Morolake Akinosun (adidas WCS)
  4. Tamara Clark (adidas WCS)
  5. Tamari Davis (adidas WCS)
  6. Shawnti Jackson (Run U Xpress WCS)
  7. English Gardner (NIKE WCS)
  8. Kennedy Blackmon (Oklahoma WCS)

Men’s 100m Semifinals Start Lists:

Heat 1:

  1. Chris Royster (Unattached)
  2. Sterling Warner-Savage (Unattached)
  3. Pjai Austin (Florida WCS)
  4. Christian Coleman (NIKE WCS)
  5. Da’Marcus Fleming (L S U WCS)
  6. Kendal Williams (adidas)
  7. Terrance Laird (adidas)
  8. Amir Willis (Florida State)

Heat 2:

  1. Courtney Lindsey (Texas Tech WCS)
  2. Brandon Carnes (Unattached)
  3. Cravont Charleston (Tracksmith WCS)
  4. JT Smith (Texas A&M-Commerce)
  5. Trayvon Bromell (New Balance/Tumbleweed TC WCS)
  6. Noah Lyles (adidas WCS)
  7. Micah Williams (Oregon WCS)
  8. Kyree King (NIKE)

Live results will be available at the link provided.

Simone Goss has been with World-Track since 2003 and has done outstanding work at the back end to help out with traveling and other meeting related activities. Goss has also done work for SportingEagles, Blaze News and other media outlets. She obtains a bachelor degree in Communication.

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