USA Track & Field Championships Day 3
EUGENE — Sydney McLaughlin wrapped up Saturday’s events with a flourish at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field.
McLaughlin broke her own world record to win the women’s 400-meter hurdles final in 51.41 seconds. McLaughlin’s previous world record was 51.46, set when she won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics last year.
In other finals Saturday, former Oregon Ducks star Cooper Teare won the men’s 1,500 meters, while Sinclaire Johnson who runs for the Portland-based Union Athletics Club won the women’s 1,500. Michael Norman ran a world-leading 43.56 to win the men’s 400 final, while Keni Harrison clocked a world-leading 12.34 in the women’s 100 hurdles final.
Kara Winger, who prepped at Skyview High School in Vancouver, won the women’s javelin on her final throw of the day. Winger’s effort flew 210 feet, 10 inches and gave her the standard for next month’s World Athletics Championships, also at Hayward.
There were 18 athletes with ties to Oregon and southwest Washington competing Saturday. Here’s a recap with results and how local athletes fared on an eventful day at Hayward Field. Also, stay with The Oregonian/OregonLive for more coverage from the USA championships later Saturday, as well as Sunday.
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SATURDAY, JUNE 25
11:30 a.m.: Women’s javelin, final
Results: Through three throws, the top three are Ariana Ince (198-3), Avione Allgood-Whetstone (191-11) and Kara Winger (191-7), the former Skyview High School standout. Winger takes the lead with a throw of 198-4. Ince has one more throw to go, and it is a foul. On her final attempt, Winger unleashes a toss of 210-10 to win the women’s javelin title and also achieve the world championships standard. Ince places second and Allgood-Whetstone is third.
11:45 a.m.: Men’s 200 meters, first round
Results: Erriyon Knighton posts a 20.08 to win the first heat and Noah Lyles takes the second heat in 19.95. Christian Coleman wins the third heat in 20.13, ahead of Fred Kerley (20.29). Kenny Bednarek (20.10) edges Matthew Boling (20.11) to win the final heat. Other qualifiers to the semifinals: Josephus Lyles, Isiah Young, Brandon Carnes, Kyree King, Kendal Williams, Robert Gregory, Javonte’ Harding, David Dunlap, Elijah Morrow and Cravont Charleston. Nilsen goes on to win the pole vault, clearing 18-8¼ without a miss. Luke Winder, who also cleared that height, is second. And Andrew Irwin and Jacob Wooten tie for third (18-4½).
12:00 p.m.: Men’s pole vault, final
Results: The bar has moved up to 18-8¼. Three vaulters cleared both of the initial heights of 18-0½ and 18-4½ without a miss. They are Andrew Irwin, Chris Nilsen and Jacob Wooten. Six other vaulters remain in the competition as well: KC Lightfoot, Matt Ludwig, Zach Bradford, Tray Oates, Zach McWhorter and Luke Winder.
12:10 p.m.: Women’s 200 meters, first round
Results: Sha’Carri Richardson places second in her heat at 22.69 seconds to advance to the semifinals. Gabby Thomas won that heat in 22.59. Kentucky’s Abby Steiner crosses in 22.14 to win the second heat, with Cambrea Sturgis second in 22.24. Former Oregon Ducks standout Jenna Prandini wins her heat in 22.65 seconds to move ahead to the semifinals. In the final heat, Tamara Clark wins it in 22.29 seconds, followed by Kayla White (22.38). Also qualifying for the semis: A’Keyla Mitchell, Anavia Battle, Kynnedy Flannel, Shania Collins, Brittany Brown, Candace Hill, Kiara Parker, Angie Annelus and Symone Darius.
12:15 p.m.: Men’s hammer, final
Results: Through five rounds of the men’s hammer, Daniel Haugh leads with a personal-best throw of 263 feet, 1 inch. Rudy Winkler has just one legal throw, but he is second at 257-0. Alex Young sits third at 251-4. That’s how the competition finishes: Haugh first, Winkler second and Young third.
12:30 p.m.: Women’s triple jump, final
Results: Through three rounds of the women’s triple jump, Keturah Orji leads with a leap of 47 feet, 2¼ inches. Tori Franklin is second (46-4) and Jasmine Moore is third (46-1½). The event wraps up, and Orji wins it with a jump of 48-6¼. Tori Franklin leaps 47-10½ for second place, and Jasmine Moore is third with her jump of 46-5¼.
12:35 p.m.: Men’s 110 hurdles, first round
Results: Grant Holloway cruises to victory in the first heat, hitting the line at 13.11. Freddie Crittenden (13.32) and Joshua Braverman (13.41) finish second and third. In the next heat, Devon Allen pulls ahead of the field from lane 8 and wins in 13.27. Trey Cunningham takes the third heat with a time of 13.13. And in the final heat, Daniel Roberts wins it in 13.28, just ahead of Eric Edwards (13.29). Other qualifiers for the semifinals: Jamal Britt, Robert Dunning, Tre’Bien Gilbert, Aaron Mallett, Josh Brockman, Nicholas Anderson, Michael Dickson, Devion Wilson and Louis Rollins.
1:04 p.m.: Women’s 100 hurdles, semifinals
Results: Nia Ali looks smooth in winning the first heat, cruising to a time of 12.49 seconds. Alaysha Johnson is second in 12.60, with Alia Armstrong third in 12.68. All three move on to the final. In the other heat, Keni Harrison is sharp and crosses the line first in 12.40. Tia Jones places second in 12.59 and Tonea Marshall takes third in 12.67. The time qualifiers for the final are Gabbi Cunningham (12.73) and Paula Salmon (12.76).
1:22 p.m.: Men’s 400 hurdles, semifinals
Results: In the first heat, Rai Benjamin rolls to victory with a time of 47.93. Khallifah Rosser wins the second heat in 48.34. Also moving through to the final: Trevor Bassitt, Quincy Hall, CJ Allen, Quincy Downing, Amere Lattin and Aldrich Bailey.
1:40 p.m.: Women’s 1,500 meters, final
Results: Sinclaire Johnson of the Portland-based Union Athletics Club pulled away from the pack late in the race to win in 4 minutes, 3.29 seconds. Cory McGee was second in 4:04.52 and Elle St. Pierre took third in 4:05.14. Karissa Schweizer of the Bowerman Track Club placed fourth, crossing in 4:05.40.
1:52 p.m.: Men’s 1,500 meters, final
Results: Former Oregon Ducks star Cooper Teare races to the front and wins the men’s 1,500 meters in a time of 3 minutes, 45.86 seconds. Illinois’ Jonathan Davis takes second in 3:46.01 and Josh Thompson of the Bowerman Track Club is third in 3:46.07.
2:04 p.m.: Men’s 3,000 steeplechase, final
Results: Hillary Bor pulls away to win in 8 minutes, 15.76 seconds. Bowerman Track Club’s Evan Jager places second and achieves the world championships standard with a time of 8:17.29. Benard Keter is third in 8:19.16. All three have the standard, so that will be Team USA for the World Athletics Championships next month at Hayward Field.
2:21 p.m.: Women’s 400 meters, final
Results: Florida’s Talitha Diggs wins the women’s 400 in 50.22 seconds, edging Kendal Ellis, who ran a season-best 50.35 to finish second. Lynna Irby (50.67) was third and Allyson Felix (51.24) was sixth.
2:31 p.m.: Men’s 400 meters, final
Results: Michael Norman is in the lead coming off the final turn and he pushes to victory in a world-leading time of 43.56 seconds. Florida’s Champion Allison takes second with a personal-best time of 43.70 and Randolph Ross is third in 44.17.
2:41 p.m.: Women’s 100 hurdles, final
Results: Keni Harrison runs a blistering 12.34 seconds to win the women’s 100 hurdles final. It is a personal best and world-leading time, and Harrison just edges former Oregon Ducks standout Alaysha Johnson, who takes second with a PR of 12.35. Alia Armstrong crosses third in 12.47. That trio will join Nia Ali on Team USA for the World Athletics Championships next month at Hayward Field. Ali did not run in the final, but she has a wild-card into the world championships because she is the 2019 world champion.
2:51 p.m.: Women’s 400 hurdles, final
Results: Sydney McLaughlin wraps up the day’s events on the track with a flourish, finishing all alone in a world-record time of 51.41 seconds. The previous world record, also owned by McLaughlin, was 51.46. Britton Wilson is a distant second with a personal-best time of 53.08, followed by Shamier Little in 53.92.
Women’s javelin, final (11:30 a.m.)
Kara Winger (former Skyview High, Vancouver): Winger wins the women’s javelin competition and achieves the world championships standard on her final throw, with a toss of 210 feet, 10 inches.
Men’s 200 meters, first round (11:45 a.m.)
Kyree King (former UO): King posts 20.24 in his heat to finish second and automatically qualify for Sunday’s semifinals.
Men’s pole vault, final (12:00 p.m.)
Cole Walsh (former UO): Walsh scratched out of the pole vault.
Women’s 200 meters, first round (12:10 p.m.)
Jenna Prandini (former UO): Prandini wins her heat, crossing in 22.65, to move on to Sunday’s semifinals.
Women’s triple jump, final (12:30 p.m.)
Dominique Ruotolo (former UO): Ruotolo was a scratch from the competition.
Lexi Ellis (UO): Ellis finishes sixth in the competition with a best leap of 43 feet, 9¼ inches.
Men’s 110 hurdles, first round (12:35 p.m.)
Devon Allen (former UO): Allen wins his heat in 13.27 seconds and advances to Sunday’s semifinals.
Women’s 100 hurdles, semifinals (1:04 p.m.)
Alaysha Johnson (former UO): Johnson crosses second in her heat, with a time of 12.60, and she moves on to the final later Saturday afternoon.
Women’s 1,500 meters, final (1:40 p.m.)
Sinclaire Johnson (Union Athletics Club): Johnson wins the race, pulling away late to win in 4:03.29.
Karissa Schweizer (Bowerman Track Club): Schweizer places fourth, crossing the line in 4:05.40.
Nikki Hiltz (former UO): Hiltz placed 10th, finishing in 4:10.97.
Taryn Rawlings (former UP, former Wilsonville High School): Rawlings finishes last in a time of 4:18.22.
Men’s 1,500 meters, final (1:52 p.m.)
Cooper Teare (former UO): Teare wins the 1,500 meters, crossing in 3:45.86.
Josh Thompson (Bowerman Track Club): Thompson took third in 3:46.07.
Reed Brown (Oregon): Brown takes fifth in 3:46.28.
Johnny Gregorek (former UO): Gregorek finishes sixth in 3:46.36.
Sam Prakel (former UO): Prakel is eighth in 3:46.49.
Men’s 3,000 steeplechase, final (2:04 p.m.)
Evan Jager (Bowerman Track Club): Jager places second and also achieves the world championships standard in the process, finishing in 8:17.29.
Women’s 100 hurdles, final (2:41 p.m.)
Alaysha Johnson (former UO): Johnson posts a personal-best time of 12.35 seconds to finish second and make Team USA for the world championships.
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