Richardson fails to advance in USATF 100m Heats
Richardson fails to advance in USATF 100m Heats – Sha’Carri Richardson, a favorite of American fans, couldn’t advance in the women’s 100-meter race on Thursday at the U.S.A Track and Field Championships, shocking spectators and eliminating her chances of running in the race at the World Championships.
Richardson had a difficult start and never really recovered, finishing fifth in her heat in 11.31 seconds and walked through journalists in stark contrast to the quick 10.85-second performance she gave in New York earlier this month.
The first-ever world championships to be held in the United States at the same track beginning on July 15 will feature the top three finishers from the Eugene, Oregon, competition who meet specific qualification requirements and the current world champion. Live Results
Richardson was one of the favorites in the competition after winning the American Olympic trials a year prior, but her trip to Tokyo was canceled after a positive marijuana test.
She still has a chance to compete in the 200 meters.
Results Heat 3
- Tamari Davis – 11.04 Q
- Jenna Prandini – 11.18 Q
- Shania Collins – 11.24 Q
- Jada Baylark – 11.31
- Sha’Carri Richardson – 11.31
- Anavia Battle – 11.45
DNS Dezerea Bryant