Track & Field

Abby Steiner Wins U.S. 200m, Daniel Roberts Wins 110H to Conclude USATF Championships

EUGENE, Ore. — Kentucky track & field’s Abby Steiner proved once again that the more she runs, the faster she gets, winning the U.S. 200-meter dash title, while Daniel Roberts also won his signature event, the 110m hurdles, to represent UKTF on the final day of USATF Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field.

Steiner found success in her first USATF Outdoor Championships by winning the 200m with a personal best time of 21.77, a new all-dates collegiate best, sixth fastest in American history and 17th fastest in world history.

“(This means) Everything. Coming off a collegiate season, a lot of people want to put limitations on you, that you’re going to be burnt out, but me and my coach just trusted the process and I couldn’t be more excited,” Steiner said right after the race.

Steiner will represent Team USA in World Athletics Championships in Eugene beginning on July 15, with the 200m prelims beginning on July 18.

Roberts, a 2020 Tokyo Olympian, won the 110m hurdles title with a season best 13.03 to officially qualify for Team USA. It was his second U.S. title in the event after winning in 2019.

Christian Coleman did not start in the 200m semifinal or final. He is already qualified for World Athletics Championships in the 100m due to being the 2019 world champion in the event.

UKTF alumnus Nick Anderson finished 15th in the 110m hurdles semifinal with a time of 13.69.

In total, six Wildcats won U.S. Championships this weekend: Andrew Evans (discus), Keni Harrison (100m hurdles), Sydney McLaughlin (400m hurdles), Jordan Anthony (U20 200m), Steiner (200m) and Roberts (110m hurdles). Dwight St. Hillaire won the 400m at the Trinidad & Tobago Championships and volunteer coach Devynne Charlton won the 100m hurdles at the Bahamas National Championships.

Day Three 
McLaughlin broke her own 400-meter hurdles world record while alumna Harrison won the 100m hurdles national championship on the third day of USATF Outdoor Championships.

McLaughlin clocked 51.41 to become the U.S. Champion once again, breaking her own world record by .05 seconds. The two-time Olympic gold medalist will compete for Team USA at World Athletics Championships from July 15 through July 24.

Olympic silver medalist Harrison won her fifth U.S. title in a row in the 100m hurdles, running a world-leading and season best 12.34. She will face another UK alumna, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn at the World Athletics Championships.

An incoming freshman for UK football and UKTF, Anthony won the USATF U20 200m title in 20.34, punching his ticket to U20 Championships in Cali, Colombia in August. Incoming sophomore transfer Brandon Miller placed second (20.47), also securing a spot for World Championships.

St. Hillaire was crowned the champion of the 400m with a time of 45.46 at the Trinidad & Tobago National Championships on Saturday afternoon, setting a commonwealth record and automatically qualifying for World Championships in July.

Masai Russell placed sixth in the 400m hurdles final with a time of 55.66 after running a personal best 55.02 in semifinals. It was her first USATF Outdoor Championships final and she was only .004 away from making a second final in the 100m hurdles. At NCAA Championships, Russell placed third in the 100m hurdles and fourth in the 400m hurdles.

Abby Steiner pulled a typical #SteinerSpeed performance by running the top time in the 200m prelims at 22.14. She will run in tomorrow’s semifinals at 3:30 p.m. ET.

UKTF class of 2019 Roberts ran the fourth fastest time of the 110m hurdles prelims at 13.28 and will run in tomorrow’s semifinal. Anderson also qualified for semifinals in the 13th position (13.68).

Coleman finished sixth in the 200m prelim for the automatic qualification to Saturday’s semifinal.

Keaton Daniel placed 10th in pole vault with a height of 18’0.5″/5.50m.

Day Two 
McLaughlin and Russell ran the two fastest times of the 400-meter hurdles semifinal to get the automatic qualification for tomorrow’s final. McLaughlin cruised to the finish line in 52.90 seconds while Russell ran a personal best 55.02 to get the qualification.

Russell also qualified for semifinals in the 100m hurdles alongside Olympic silver medalist Harrison, tying her personal best of 12.71, while Harrison ran a blazing 12.47 to win her heat and qualify for the next round.

Javianne Oliver, Olympic silver medalist in the 4x100m, placed seventh in the 100m final with a season best 10.94 after running 10.95 in the semifinal a couple hours earlier.

Miller was UK’s top finisher in the under-20 events, placing fifth in the 100m finals with a time of 10.42. He was followed by Anthony in sixth (10.43). Despite not finishing in the top three, both runners made the Team USA U20 team.

Incoming transfer from Georgia Victoria Perrow ran her first 100m in a year to qualify for finals, followed by an eighth-place finals finish in 11.41.

Coleman qualified for 100m finals with a 9.87 run in semifinals, but as last year’s world champion in the 100m, he already has an automatic bid to World Athletics Championships and chose not to run in finals.

Olivia Gruver placed sixth in pole vault with a height of 14’9″/4.50m and Celera Barnes finished sixth in the 100m final (10.86w).

Josh Sobota competed in his first USATF Outdoor Championships and finished 13th in shot put (64’6″/19.66m).

Internationally, Volunteer Coach and Olympian Devynne Charlton ran a new personal best and Bahamian national record of 12.60. St. Hillaire qualified for 400m semifinals with a time of 47.04 at Trinidad & Tobago team trials.

Day One 
Twelve current and former members of Kentucky track & field competed on the first day of USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships on Thursday highlighted by five qualifying for the semifinal rounds and one alumnus qualifying for World Athletics Championships with Team USA.

McLaughlin had one of her usual top performances, running the fastest time of 400H prelims at 54.11. Masai Russell won heat two to automatically qualify for semifinals with a time of 56.51.

Andrew Evans, a Rio 2016 Olympian and UK Class of 2014, placed first in the discus and will compete for Team USA at the World Athletics Championships.

Coleman ran the third fastest time of 100m prelims at 10.08 (-.7) and will compete in semifinals on Friday.

Oliver and Barnes qualified for 100m semifinals, tying for fifth with times of 11.02 apiece. Barnes earned a big Q while Oliver, who ran in the fastest heat of the evening, qualified based off time.

Sha’Keela Saunders placed sixth in the long jump with a season best 21’4.25″/6.51m jump.

Jade Gates was not able to record a mark in the hammer throw.

Alexis Holmes ran the 400m in 52.68 in prelims and will not advance to semifinals. UKTF alumna Chloe Abbott will also not advance to semifinals.

In addition, two more current UKTF student-athletes, Megan Moss and St. Hillaire, are competing in the Bahamas National Championships and Trinidad & Tobago National Championships this weekend, respectively, from Friday to Sunday. Moss will be joined by volunteer assistant coach Devynne Charlton at the Bahamas National Championships.

UKTF signees Anthony and Miller will begin 200m competition on Saturday at U20

The top three in each event at both USATF Outdoor National Championships and the U20 Championships will qualify to compete for Team USA in the World Athletics Championships from July 15 through July 24.

Below is a list of current UKTF student-athletes and UKTF alumni that are competing at USATF Outdoor National Championships.

Men

  • Keaton Daniel – pole vault

  • Brian Faust – 400m

  • Josh Sobota – shot put

  • Christian Coleman (UK volunteer coach, UT alum) – 100m, 200m

  • Daniel Roberts (UK Class of 2019) – 110m hurdles

  • Nick Anderson (UK Class of 2017) – 110m hurdles

  • Andrew Evans (UK Class of 2014) – discus

Women

  • Jade Gates – hammer throw

  • Alexis Holmes – 400m

  • Masai Russell – 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles

  • Abby Steiner – 200m

  • Chloe Abbott (UKTF 2018-2020) – 400m

  • Celera Barnes (UK Class of 2021) – 100m

  • Dezerea Bryant (UK Class of 2015) – 200m

  • Olivia Gruver (UKTF 2015-2018) – pole vault

  • Keni Harrison (UK Class of 2015) – 100m hurdles

  • Sydney McLaughlin (UKTF 2017-2018) – 400m hurdles

  • Javianne Oliver (UK Class of 2017) – 100m

  • Sha’Keela Saunders (UK Class of 2017) – long jump

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All times are in eastern standard time. Competitors are in pacific daylight time.

Thursday Events

Time

Round

UK entry

Women’s 400m Hurdles

7:50 p.m. ET

1st Round

1. Sydney McLaughlin – 54.11Q

10. Masai Russell – 56.51Q

Women’s Hammer Throw

8 p.m.

Final

Jade Gates – Foul

Women’s Long Jump

8:15 p.m.

Final

6. Sha’Keela Saunders – 21’4.25″/6.51m, SB

Women’s 100m

8:15 p.m.

1st Round

5. Celera Barnes – 11.02Q (+2.0), PB

5. Javianne Oliver – 11.02q (+1.5), SB

Dezerea Bryant – DNS

Men’s 100m

8:40 p.m.

1st Round

3. Christian Coleman – 10.08Q (-.7)

Men’s Discus

8:45 p.m.

Final

1. Andrew Evans – 207’8″/63.31m, World Championships Q

Women’s 400m

10:26 p.m.

1st Round

19. Alexis Holmes – 52.68

28. Chloe Abbott – 55.11

Men’s 400m

10:52 p.m.

1st Round

Brian Faust – 47.06

Friday Events

Time

Rnd

Status

Women’s 100m Hurdles

8:10 p.m.

1st Round

2. Keni Harrison – 12.47Q (-.9)

8. Masai Russell – 12.71Q (+.4), tied PB

Women’s 100m

8:35 p.m.

Semis

6. Celera Barnes – 10.94Q (+1.8), PB

7. Javianne Oliver – 10.95q (+.5), SB

Men’s 100m

8:50 p.m.

Semis

4. Christian Coleman – 9.87Q, SB

Women’s Pole Vault

8:55 p.m.

Final

6. Olivia Gruver – 14’9″/4.50m

Men’s Shot Put

9:42 p.m.

Final

13. Josh Sobota – 64’6″/19.66m

Women’s 400m Hurdles

10:04 p.m.

Semis

1. Sydney McLaughlin – 52.90Q

2. Masai Russell – 55.02Q, PB

Women’s 100m

10:21 p.m.

Final

6. Celera Barnes – 10.86 (+2.9)

7. Javianne Oliver – 10.94 (+2.9)

Men’s 100m

10:30 p.m.

Final

Christian Coleman – DNS

Friday U20 Events

Time

Round

Status

Women’s 100m

4:52 p.m.

Semis

Victoria Perrow – 11.56Q

Men’s 100m

5:12 p.m.

Semis

2. Jordan Anthony – 10.31Q

6. Brandon Miller – 10.48Q

Women’s 100m

7:29 p.m.

Final

8. Victoria Perrow – 11.41

Men’s 100m

7:37 p.m.

Final

5. Brandon Miller – 10.42

6. Jordan Anthony – 10.43

Saturday Events

Time

Rnd

Status

Men’s 200m

2:45 p.m.

1st Round

6. Christian Coleman – 20.13Q

Men’s Pole Vault

3 p.m.

Final

10. Keaton Daniel – 18’0.5″/5.50m

Women’s 200m

3:10 p.m.

1st Round

1. Abby Steiner – 22.14Q

Dezerea Bryant – DNS

Men’s 110m Hurdles

3:35 p.m.

1st Round

4. Daniel Roberts – 13.28Q

13. Nick Anderson – 13.64Q

Women’s 100m Hurdles

4:04 p.m.

Semis

1. Keni Harrison – 12.40Q

9. Masai Russell – 12.76

Women’s 100m Hurdles

5:41 p.m.

Final

1. Keni Harrison – 12.34 (-1.4), world lead

Women’s 400m Hurdles

5:51 p.m.

Final

1. Sydney McLaughlin – 51.40, world record

6. Masai Russell – 55.66

Sunday Events

Time

Round

Status

Men’s 200m

3:30 p.m.

Semis

Christian Coleman – DNS

Women’s 200m

3:46 p.m.

Semis

1. Abby Steiner – 21.80, ties PB & world lead

Men’s 110m Hurdles

4:04 p.m.

Semis

4. Daniel Roberts – 13.17Q

15. Nick Anderson – 13.69

Men’s 200m

5:38 p.m.

Final

Christian Coleman – DNS, already qualified for World Championships

Women’s 200m

5:46 p.m.

Final

1. Abby Steiner – 21.77, PB, world lead, all-dates collegiate best, sixth fastest in American history, 17th fastest in world history

Men’s 110m Hurdles

5:54 p.m.

Final

1. Daniel Roberts – 13.03, SB

 

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