Over the weekend, African Record (AR) holder, Murielle Ahoure in her first race since the Doha 2019 World Championships, clocked a time of 11.36s (-0.5m/s) to win the women’s 100m at the American Track League Meet in Marietta ahead of World Junior Leader, Tamari Davis in 11.42s and Jasmine Camacho-Quinn in 11.51s.

Gabrielle Thomas narrowly won the women’s 200m in 22.89s (+0.5) for a 2nd time this term over Kyra Jefferson who finished in 22.90s, while Courtney Okolo controlled the 400m in 51.52s ahead of Jessica Beard in 51.71s, both their first appearance over their speciality. Chris-Ann Gordon-Powell placed 3rd in 52.75s.

Cindy Ofili secured the win in the women’s 100mH in a Season’s Best (SB) of 12.88s (+1.5) ahead of her sister, Tiffany Porter who ran 12.98s and Jamaican Megan Tapper in 13.09s.
Infield, Katie Nageotte rose over a big Personal Best (PB) and World Lead (WL) of 4.92m in the women’s Pole Vault, climbing up to 3rd and 6th on the American and all-time lists respectively ahead of Alina McDonald who finished 2nd with 4.50m.

Kendal Williams topped the men’s 100m in 10.29s (+0.4) from Devin Quinn who got 2nd in 10.34s, while Steven Gardiner had no issues at all with winning the men’s 200m in 20.19s (-0.6).

Oluwadare Popoola
Athletics is a special shade of life for me, and my confidence has received a boost since I started out covering the sport from the stands of my home, and now as a Junior Sportswriter with Making of Champions - an opportunity to get better at what I do.


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