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Quartermiler Rhasidat Adeleke stuns strong women’s 100m field at 2024 Texas Invitational

Rhasidat Adeleke beat Dina Asher-Smith and Julien Alfred with a time of 10.84w secs at the 2024 Texas Invitational on Saturday. Check out the full report.

Irish sprinter Rhasidat Adeleke all smiles
Irish sprinter Rhasidat Adeleke all smiles. Photo by RA/IG

AUSTIN, Texas, (April 27) – Rhasidat Adeleke, the 2023 NCAA champion over 400m, stunned a world-class women’s 100m field at the 2024 Texas Invitational on Saturday, clocking a wind-aided 10.84 seconds (3.5 m/s) at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

The Irish sprinter, who is no stranger to the short sprints after winning the 100m and 200m double at the 2021 European Junior Championships, took down a field that included European sprint star Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain and the recently crowned World Indoor 60m champion Julien Alfred of St. Lucia.

Adeleke, making her first appearance in the 100m this season, won heat one, defeating the United States’ Celera Barnes, who clocked 10.94 seconds for second place.

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

Asher-Smith, the 200m champion on Friday evening, was third with 11.10 seconds, while former Texas Longhorns standout and multiple NCAA sprint champion Alfred, the pre-race favorite, was pushed back into fourth with 11.15.

Dejanea Oakley of Texas won the second heat with a time of 11.15 (2.8 m/s), matching Alfred’s performance.

On the opening day of the meet, Asher-Smith posted an impressive time of 22.29 (1.7 m/s) to win the women’s 200m with a season-best time that sits third on the list behind world and Olympic medalist Gabby Thomas (22.08) of USA

In the men’s 100m, the race was equally windy, with Antonio Laidler of Indiana running 10.11 seconds (4.2 m/s) to take the title ahead of Nolton Shelvin of Texas with 10.17 and another Longhorns sprinter, Marcellus Moore, who was third with 10.18.

UTSA’s Dennis Phillips ran 10.19 for fourth place, followed closely by his teammate Brice Chabot with 10.20.

Complete results are here

Gary Smith is one of the leading writers for World-Track.org. He has over 20 years of running experience, as well as 12 years of coaching while covering several events, from the international to college level. Smith, who has covered events for publications such as Caribbean Net News, European Athletics, Cayman Net News, AFP, and Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), is also a frequent contributor of SportingAlert.com and TrackAlerts.com. Smith holds a degree in Communication and Journalism. Twitter | LinkedIn | News Break Writer

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