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.
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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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