The USA Track and Field championships won by Sha’Carri Richardson are off to a great start.
Richardson won the first of four women’s 100-meter heats in a time of 10.71, which is the world record. Richardson’s time is also a personal best.
“What she just did in the principal round, she’s the #1,” NBC olympic style events examiner Ato Boldon shared with USA TODAY Sports. ” Her most recent time of 10.71 is a personal best. She looks like she could run a 10.5 here if the wind cooperates on Friday.
With a score of 10.96, Brittany Brown came in second, and Tamara Clark finished in third place with a score of 11.02.
Friday will see the women’s 100-meter semifinals and finals.
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Richardson came into the U.S. titles as the top qualifier in the ladies’ 100.
Richardson wants a chance to compete for her first world title and a spot on the U.S. team.
After the U.S. track and field Olympic trials, the sprinter, who was 23 years old, tested positive for marijuana and was suspended for a month. As a result, he was unable to compete in the Tokyo Olympics.