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Aleia Hobbs blasted to 10.88secs at 2024 LSU Alumni Gold meet

Sprint star Aleia Hobbs clocked an impressive 10.88 seconds to win the women's 100-meter dash at the 2024 LSU Alumni Gold meeting on Saturday (20).

Aleia Hobbs stormed to 60m success at the US Indoor Championships 2023
Aleia Hobbs stormed to 60m success at the New Balance Grand Prix

American sprint star Aleia Hobbs blasted to 10.88 seconds (0.5m/s) to win the women’s 100-meter dash at the 2024 LSU Alumni Gold meeting on Saturday (20). The time is the second-fastest in the world this season, behind the sizzling 10.77 seconds posted by Tennessee’s Jacious Sears (USA) at the Tome Jones Memorial last weekend.

Fast Start To The Season For Aleia Hobbs

Hobbs, who trains with the Tiger Olympians in Baton Rouge, comfortably defeated a strong field in heat two as she opened her outdoor season in the event in style, flirting with her personal best of 10.81 and matching the eighth-fastest time of her career.

She ran 10.86 secs to win the 2023 title.

Read more: Aleia Hobbs clocks world-leading 10.86 time at 2023 LSU Alumni Gold

The former LSU NCAA champion easily beat Audrey Leduc of Athletics Canada, who was also impressive, clocking a personal best time of 10.96 seconds for second place and improving on the 11.08 she ran at the Florida Relays last month, while USA’s Celera Barnes of Sports Management & Marketing, took third with a time of 11.10.

Brianna Lyston Fast As Well

The collegiate section of the women’s 100m was impressively captured by LSU sophomore and rising Jamaican sprinter Brianna Lyston, who clocked 10.84 seconds in a slight +2.2 m/s tailwind.

Meanwhile, Duan Asemota of Canada won the men’s race with a sub-10 performance of 9.98 seconds, but his effort was assisted by a strong +3.4m/s tailwind. Brandon Hicklin of Tiger Olympians followed home in his shadow at 9.99 for second place.

Canadians Aaron Brown and Malachi Murray, who helped the national team win the men’s 4x100m relay earlier in the day, finished fourth and fifth with respective times of 10.05 and 10.09.

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