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Julien Alfred vs Dina Asher-Smith vs Gabby Thomas in 100m at Texas Invitational

Julien Alfred, Dina Asher-Smith and Gabby Thomas will headline a strong women's 100 metres field at the Texas Invitational in Austin on April 26-27.

Steve Campbell

Julien Alfred beats Sha'Carri Richardson at Gyulai Istvan Memorial
Julien Alfred beats Sha'Carri Richardson at Gyulai Istvan Memorial

AUSTIN, Texas — Julien Alfred, Dina Asher-Smith, and Gabby Thomas will face off in a strong women’s 100m lineup at the 2024 Texas Invitational at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas, on April 26-27.

The two-day meet will host a mix of collegiate and professional athletes, including representatives from Texas, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Houston, and Texas State among the universities listed.

Alfred, the two-time NCAA 100m champion during her illustrious career with the Longhorns, is coming off an impressive indoor campaign in which she won the World Indoor 60m championships and opened her outdoor season with a quality 22.58 seconds performance over 200m at Mt. Sac Relays.

Read more: Julien Alfred stuns Sha’Carri Richardson at Gyulai Istvan Memorial

This weekend, the Saint Lucian national record holder will make her 2024 debut in the 100m, and the 22-year-old will seek to continue her fruitful start to the Olympic season.

Alfred, who owns a personal best of 10.81 seconds, is expected to be well tested by USA’s Olympic 200m Gabby Thomas, who clocked a slightly wind-aided 10.88 (w+2.2 m/s) at the Texas Relays in March. Thomas leads the world with the fastest 200m time this season at 22.08, and the 27-year-old is coming off an impressive 50.37 at the LSU Alumni Gold last weekend.

Great Britain’s multiple global medal winner Dina Asher-Smith will also line up in this race. She will be making her season debut over the 100m in 2024 after running 22.80 secs for 200m the last time out at Mt. Sac Relays.

Asher-Smith, a four-time European champion and 2019 world championships 200m gold medalist, owns a personal best of 10.83 secs for the 100m at her best.

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Meanwhile, also featuring in the women’s 100m at the 2024 Texas Invitational are USA’s Celera Barnes and Cambrea Sturgis, as well as Irish star and former Texas Longhorns NCAA 400m champion Rhasidat Adeleke, a 2021 European Junior sprint double champion.

Friday’s schedule at the 2024 Texas Invitational is scheduled for a noon start time with the men’s and women’s long jump and will run through 7:05 p.m. for the men’s 5,000m.

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Steve Campbell

Covers meetings in the United States, including the USA Championships, meetings in Florida and Miami, as well as promoting on social media @worldtrack. Campbell discovered his writing ability at South Broward HS in Hollywood, FL, before graduating from Florida International University and continued to sharpen his skills.

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