Shericka Jackson and Sha'Carri Richardson at the Prefontaine Classic

EUGENE, Ore. (Sept. 16) — At the Prefontaine Classic – Wanda Diamond League Final 2023, Shericka Jackson left no room for doubt, handing Sha’Carri Richardson a rare defeat in the 100-meters. Meanwhile, Olympic gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah signaled she’s back to best form, posting another season-best time with another impressive run.

Jackson, rebounding from a loss at the Budapest World Athletics Championships last month, took command in the second half of the sprint.

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The Jamaican two-time world 200m champion and joint second-fastest in the world this season, crossed the finish line in an impressive 10.70 seconds (+0.8 m/s), leaving Sha’Carri Richardson, the U.S. world champion, trailing in fourth with a time of 10.80 seconds.

Setting the early pace was Marie-Josée Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast, who eventually clocked in at 10.75 seconds to claim second place.

Elaine Thompson-Herah, the Rio and Tokyo Olympic Games sprint double champion from Jamaica, continued her comeback trail with a third-place finish, recording a time of 10.79 seconds for a big-time season-best.

The depth of talent was evident further down the ranks. Twanisha Terry of the United States notched a fifth-place finish with a time of 10.83 seconds.

She was followed by Jamaica’s Natasha Morrison, who set a personal best with 10.85 seconds. Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith also made her mark, breaking the 11-second barrier to finish seventh with a time of 10.96 seconds.

Prefontaine Classic – Wanda Diamond League Final 2023 – Women’s 100m Results

RankNameNationalityTime (s)LaneReaction Time (s)
1Shericka JacksonJAM10.7060.190
2Marie-Josée Ta LouCIV10.75=SB40.167
3Elaine Thompson-HerahJAM10.79 SB30.159
4Sha’Carri RichardsonUSA10.8050.146
5Twanisha TerryUSA10.8320.134
6Natasha MorrisonJAM10.85 PB80.140
7Dina Asher-SmithGBR10.9670.139
8Imani LansiquotGBR11.0190.165
9Zoe HobbsNZL11.1810.151
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