Olympic back-to-back sprint champion, Elaine Thompson-Herah clocked 10.79 to win the women’s 100 metre race at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, moments ago.
American Sha’Carri Richardson placed second in an identical time of 10.92s with Jamaican Shericka Jackson.
Thompson-Herah, who defended her win at the Classic in a season best performance, says today’s race is proof she’s getting into shape.
Reigning 200-metre World Champion, Dina Asher-Smith finished fourth in a season best time of 10.98. American Twanisha Terry clocked an identical time to finish fifth.
Josee-Marie Talou from the Ivory Coast matched her season best of 11.07 seconds to finish sixth. Switzerland’s Mujinga Kambundji ran a season’s best of 11.11 to finish seventh.
Teahna Daniels, the 200m relay Olympic silver medallist clocked a season’s best of 11.13 to finish eight, and Jamaican Briana Williams rounded out the competitors in a time of 11.20.
While Thompson-Herah and Shericka Jackson continue to clock strong times, the second place finish by Sha’Carri Richardson serves as a measure of redemption after finishing in last place on the same track last August.