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Abby Steiner continues comeback with 11.05secs 100m at Tom Jones Memorial 2024

Abby Steiner 2024 season continued at the Tom Jones Memorial 2024 with an 11.05 secs performance in the women's 100m on April 13.

Abby Steiner at the 2022 World Athletics Championships
Abby Steiner in the women's 200m at the 2022 World Athletics Championships. PHOTO Randy Miyazaki

Sprint star Abby Steiner continued her recovery from surgery with another solid performance, this time over the 100m at the recently concluded 2024 Tom Jones Memorial at Percy Beard Track in Gainesville, Florida, on Saturday (13).

Steiner, who underwent heel surgery last September to address a persistent Achilles tendinitis issue, clocked a time of 11.05 seconds (1.1 m/s) to win her heat of the women’s 100m this weekend and placed fourth overall in the list of competitors.

It was the second open event competition this season for the American sprint ace, who opened her campaign with a 51.98 seconds performance at the 2024 Gamecock Invitational on April 6.

Read more: Abby Steiner Triumphs in 400m at Gamecock Invitational After Surgery Comeback

Steiner also ran as part of the USA Red team that finished second in the women’s 4x400m relay in a time of 3:24.09, behind an Empire Athletics quartet that featured world and Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo from the Bahamas on the anchor leg.

After failing to make the USA team at last year’s World Athletics Championships, Steiner enters this season aiming to secure a spot on her first Olympic squad at Paris 2024 later this summer.

The 24-year-old owns a personal best of 10.90 seconds for the 100m.

Meanwhile, the overall winner of the women’s 100m at the 2024 Tom Jones Memorial was USA’s Tamari Davis, who just edged out teammate Melissa Jefferson after both women were credited with a time of 10.94 seconds and needed to be separated by a photo finish.

Former Florida Gator Talitha Diggs clocked a personal best of 11.01 seconds for third place overall, while the top five was completed by talented Jamaican sprinter Alana Reid, who clocked 11.09 seconds for fifth.

Tom Jones Memorial 2024 – Women’s 100m Results

  1. Tamari Davis, adidas, 10.94 seconds (10.932), wind +1.2 m/s, Heat 1
  2. Melissa Jefferson, Nike, 10.94 seconds (10.935), wind +1.2 m/s, Heat 1
  3. Talitha Diggs, adidas, 11.01 seconds, wind +1.2 m/s, Heat 1
  4. Abby Steiner, PUMA, 11.05 seconds, wind +1.1 m/s, Heat 2
  5. Alana Reid, Nike, 11.09 seconds, wind +1.2 m/s, Heat 1
  6. Kiara Parker, Asics, 11.13 seconds, wind +1.1 m/s, Heat 2
  7. Kemba Nelson, Puma/Elite, 11.15 seconds, wind +1.2 m/s, Heat 1
  8. Jada Baylark, CAP Athletics, 11.16 seconds, wind +1.3 m/s, Heat 5
  9. Nia Ali, Nike, 11.21 seconds, wind +1.2 m/s, Heat 4
  10. (tie) Javianne Oliver, Nike, 11.22 seconds (11.215), wind +1.2 m/s, Heat 1
  11. (tie) Gina Luckenkemper, adidas, 11.22 seconds (11.215), wind +1.2 m/s, Heat 1

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