2019 Des Moines Diary, Day Two: Coleman, Rodgers and Belcher in Men's 100, Daniels, Bryant and Terry in Women's 100m


Coleman_ChristianQ1c-USAo19.JPGChristian Coleman is the man, photo by PhotoRun.net

Daniels_TeahanQ-USAo19.JPGTeaha Daniels, an exciting upset!, photo by PhotoRun.net

The 100 meters is a litmus test of the US evolution in athletics history. I picked okay on the men and terribly on the women for BBC World Sports on Friday morning. Watch for our behnd the scene stories.

Coleman with Rodgers and Belcher made the team

DES MOINES (USA, Jul 26): Favorite Christian Coleman won the 100 m title during day two of US Championships with 9.99 against -1.0 headwind. He clocked even faster 9.96 (-0.1) in semifinals. Second Doha bound is veteran Mike Rodgers 10.12 and third surprisingly Christopher Belcher 10.12 with Justin Gatlin having the Wild card and not running the finals after 10.16 in semis. First non-qualifier was Cravon Gillespie 10.19 over returning Ronnie Baker 10.20. Another wild card holder Christian Taylor produced one foul to fulfill selection conditions and the three other team-mates for Doha will be the expected names. Donald Scott 17.74 (+2.7, legal 17.37), Will Claye 17.70 (+2.3, legal 17.68) and Omar Craddock 17.55 (+1.2). First non-qualifier is Chris Benard 17.33 (+2.5). Shot put ended as expected, the qualifiers are Olympic winner Ryan Crouser 22.62 followed by former World champion Joe Kovacs 22.31 and Darrell Hill 22.11. Here top non-qualifier Jon Jones 21.40. Life-time best 78.14 in hammer by Conor McCullough was the winning mark in hammer. Second Rudy Winkler 76.51 and third Daniel Haugh 76.44. One of the favorites Sean Donnelly did not made the team by 6 cm with 76.38 as fourth. Devon Williams scoreed 8295 points in decathlon to win and qualify to Doha together with second Solomon Simmons 8227. Third Harrison Williams with 8188 is not having the standard. That is held by Zach Ziemek who did not finish due to an injury. The team in women´s 100 m will have new champion Teahna Daniels 11.20 (-1.7) with English Gardner 11.25 (11.16 in semis -2.4) and Morolake Akinosun 11.28 (11.20 in semis). Tori Bowie is the fourth as Wild Card holder. First non qualifiers are Dezerea Bryant 11.29 and Twanisha Terry 11.32. NCAA sensation Sha´Carri Richardson was out in semifinals 11.28.

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