Abby Steiner wins US trials 2022

University of Kentucky’s Abby Steiner clocked 22.09 seconds at the SEC Championships in the second-best 200 meters ever behind Merlene Ottey´s 21.87 World Indoor record. It is the new US record and the 2022 world lead.

Second behind Abby Steiner was Favour Ofili (22.46) in an African indoor record; Karimah Davis was third in 22.79.

Abby Steiner was third in the 60 meters in 7.19 seconds, behind Alia Armstrong (7.11) and Jada Baylark (7.18).

In the men’s 200 meters, Lance Lang won in 20.32, the second-best time of the year, as did Champion Allison in the 400 meters where his 45.04 was a personal best. In the other race, Ryan Willie clocked in 45.63 seconds ahead of James Benson (45.88) and Jacory Patterson 45.97.

Brandon Miller, with a 1:45.24 PB in the 800 meters, was also second-best for 2022.

Alexis Holmes won the women’s 400 meters with 50.77 seconds, the third-best of 2022. Second was Britton Wilson, timed in 50.88.

In the hurdles, there were wins for Eric Edwards (7.64) and Grace Stark (7.91). Matthew Boling won the 60 meters, as expected, in 6.64 seconds. Moroccan Anass Essayi won the mile in 3:57.37 seconds, ahead of Martin Prodanov in a Bulgarian record 3:57.65.

Kenyan Amon Kemboi clocked 7:47.34 in the 3000 meters ahead of Hillary Cheruiyot (7:49.00). Shafiqua Maloney clocked 2:02.10 to win women’s 800 meters. Lauren Gregory clocked 8:59.28 in the 3000 meters. Italian Sintayehu Vissa improved to 4:33.96 to win the women’s mile.

Nigerian Isaac Odugbesan topped the shot put with a throw of 20.71 meters, while Jasmine Moore made 14.11 meters to win the triple jump. Kyle Garland scored 6205 points to win the heptathlon and Georgia clocked 3:02.59 in the 4×400 meters, ahead of Florida, who were second in 3:02.61. In women’s 4×400 meter relay, there was a world lead for Arkansas, whose 3:24.09 beat Texas A&M (3:25.43) and Kentucky (3:25.89).

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Anthony Foster
Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.

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