Just one week after clocking 10.72 for 100m, Sha’Carri Richardson continued her fine form to run 22.11 (1.0m/s) in her 200m season debut at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational in Gainesville, Florida, on Friday (16).
It is the 21-year-old’s second quickest ever time for the distance behind her PB of 22.00 set in Florida last August and saw the world U20 record-holder win the heat by almost half a second ahead of Lynna Irby with 22.57.
World and Olympic medallist Blessing Okagbare was third in 22.66.
The time clocked by Richardson – who moved to sixth on the world all-time list with her 100m run the week before – is the second fastest in the world at this early point of the season behind Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s 22.03 from earlier this month.
World 400m bronze medallist Fred Kerley went quickest in the men’s 200m heats, equalling his PB with 20.24 (0.9m/s) ahead of Jereem Richards with 20.30. Erriyon Knighton won another heat in 20.39 (0.5m/s).
McLaughlin runs 100m hurdles PB
World 400m hurdles silver medallist Sydney McLaughlin improved her 100m hurdles PB to 12.92 (0.2m/s) at the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, California, on Friday (16).
With that result, the 21-year-old becomes the first woman to break 13.00 for the 100m hurdles, 23.00 for 200m and 53.00 for the 400m hurdles.
She was back in action just 40 minutes later and ran 51.16 in the 400m heats.
SOURCE: World Athletics