McLaughlin Breaks World Record for Gold, Steiner Runs in Gold 4x100m at Worlds
EUGENE, Ore. — Kentucky track and field alumnae Sydney McLaughlin and Abby Steiner win gold at World Athletics Championships in the 400-Meter hurdles and 4x100m relay, respectively, with McLaughlin’s win being a world record over the weekend.
McLaughlin smashed her own 400m hurdles world record by nearly a second for her first World Athletics gold, clocking 50.68 as the first and only woman to run under 51 seconds in the event.
McLaughlin now has four of the five fastest times in world history in the 400m hurdles.
Steiner earned her first World Athletics title as the second leg of the Team USA 4x100m, which won the race in 41.14 and upset the Jamaicans with the fifth fastest time in world history and fastest on American soil. Steiner ran a 9.86 split, the fastest among Team USA athletes and tied for third fastest in the race.
That 4x100m marked Steiner’s 56th race over seven months, including silver at the NCAA Championships in the 4x100m with UKTF.
Volunteer Coach Christian Coleman earned 4x100m silver with Team USA as the first leg. Collectively, the team ran 37.55.
All three UKTF-affiliated athletes in the 100m hurdles qualified for semifinals on Saturday, with Jasmine Camacho-Quinn running the top time of the three (12.52Q), followed by Keni Harrison with the fifth fastest time of the heats (12.60Q) and Devynne Charlton in seventh (12.69Q).
The three Tokyo 2020 finalists in the event, in which Camacho-Quinn won gold and Harrison silver, run in the semifinal at 8:10 p.m. ET and the final at 10 p.m. on Sunday, the final day of competition.
Olympian Dwight St. Hillaire will run in the men’s 4x400m final for Trinidad & Tobago after they qualified with a time of 3:02.75q. The event begins at 10:35 p.m.
Steiner finished fifth in the 200-meter dash in her first World Athletics Championships on Thursday evening at Hayward Field.
Steiner earned fifth with a time of 22.26, running her final individual event of her 55-race season.
The reigning Olympic gold medalist, reigning world champion and several other Olympic and world medalists joined Steiner in the talent-packed final that was ultimately won by Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson in near world record time.
Steiner remains the second fastest runner in the world this season with her 21.77 to win the United States 200m title in June.
Sydney McLaughlin qualified for the 400m hurdles final with the top time of semifinals, making 52.17 look easy.
Three years ago, 52.17 would have been a world record, and McLaughlin showed signs of easing up towards the end of the race.
Steiner qualified for the 200-meter final while McLaughlin punched her ticket to 400m hurdles semifinals at World Athletics Championships on Tuesday evening.
The reigning U.S. 200m champion ran 22.15 in semifinals and placed second in her heat to receive an automatic bid to the final in her first World Championships.
McLaughlin, who broke her own world record to win the U.S. title in June, unsurprisingly qualified for semifinals in the 400m hurdles, cruising with a time of 53.95.
Kentucky track & field’s Coach Tim Hall coached volunteer coach Coleman to sixth in the World Athletics Championships 100-meter final while Steiner qualified for 200m semifinals in the first four days of competition.
Coleman finished sixth in the 100m with a time of 10.01 as one of four Americans in the event. Indoors, Coleman won the silver medal in the 60m at World Athletics Championships in Serbia during March.
#SteinerSpeed made its World Athletics debut with Steiner running 22.26 in the 200m heats, the third fastest time of the field going into Tuesday’s semifinal. She will compete in the semifinal at 9:50 p.m. ET.
Rising senior for UKTF Moss ran in the 4x400m mixed relay for The Bahamas on the first day of World Athletics Championships while All-American and recent graduate St. Hillaire competed in the 400m for Trinidad & Tobago. Both will compete again on July 23 in the 4x400m relay for their respective countries.
Andrew Evans, UK Class of ‘14 and 2022 U.S. champion, competed in the discus qualifying rounds but was unable to make it through to the final.
Daniel Roberts, the recent U.S. champion in the 110m hurdles, was disqualified after suffering a fall in the 110m hurdles heats.
Below is a list of UKTF-affiliated athletes who are competing, the country they represent and their events.
- Christian Coleman, volunteer coach – Team USA – 100m
- Andrew Evans ‘14 – Team USA – Discus
- Daniel Roberts ‘19 – Team USA – 110m hurdles
- Dwight St. Hillaire ‘22 – Team Trinidad & Tobago – 400m, 4x400m
- Celera Barnes ‘21 – Team USA – 4x100m
- Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (2015-2018) – Team Puerto Rico – 100m hurdles
- Devynne Charlton, volunteer coach – Team Bahamas – 100m hurdles
- Keni Harrison ‘15 – Team USA – 100m hurdles
- Sydney McLaughlin (2017, 2018) – Team USA – 400m hurdles
- Megan Moss ‘23 – Team Bahamas – mixed 4x400m, 4x400m
- Abby Steiner ‘22 – Team USA – 200m
The meet schedule, start lists and live results can be found here.
The meet will be broadcast on NBCUniversal’s television networks and digital platforms.
NBC Sports will broadcast 43 hours from Eugene, with live afternoon and primetime shows both weekends, highlighted by the men’s and women’s 100m finals (July 16-17) and 4x100m and 4x400m relays (July 23-24). Additional television coverage will air on USA Network and CNBC.
All network and cable TV windows will be simul-streamed via NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app, with NBC’s programming also available on Peacock. In addition, world-feed coverage of all competition sessions will stream live on Peacock.
The full TV/broadcast schedule is available here.
Tickets can be bought on ticketmaster.com.
UKTF-affiliated athletes will be competing on each of the 10 days of competition in Eugene, highlighted by recent U.S. champions Sydney McLaughlin, Keni Harrison, Daniel Roberts, Abby Steiner and Andrew Evans.
Harrison, the 2019 world silver medalist and Tokyo 2020 silver medalist over 100m hurdles, will face off against fellow UKTF alumna Camacho-Quinn, the Tokyo 2020 gold medalist. Harrison is the world record-holder (12.20) while Camacho-Quinn is the Olympic record-holder (12.37). Volunteer coach Charlton is also primed to be a medal contender. She finished sixth in the Tokyo 2020 100m hurdles final and earned silver at 2022 World Indoor Championships in the 60m hurdles.
McLaughlin, the two-time Olympic gold medalist, is the front-runner in the 400m hurdles after breaking her own world record for the U.S. title in late June.
Steiner currently has the second fastest 200m time in the world this year (21.77) behind Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson (21.55).
USATF Outdoor Championships
In late June, 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.
McLaughlin clocked 51.41 to become the U.S. Champion once again in the 400m hurdles, breaking her own world record by .05 seconds.
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, Camacho-Quinn at the World Athletics Championships.
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.
Evans, a Rio 2016 Olympian and UK Class of 2014 graduate, placed first in the discus and will compete for Team USA at the World Athletics Championships.
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.
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.
Internationally, Charlton ran a new personal best and Bahamian national record of 12.60.
In total, six Wildcats won U.S. Championships this weekend: Evans (discus), Harrison (100m hurdles), McLaughlin (400m hurdles), Jordan Anthony (U20 200m), Steiner (200m) and Roberts (110m hurdles). St. Hillaire won the 400m at the Trinidad & Tobago Championships and Charlton won the 100m hurdles at the Bahamas National Championships.
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.
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.
Keaton Daniel placed 10th in pole vault with a height of 18’0.5”/5.50m.
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).
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.
All times below are in Eastern Daylight Time. Competitors are in Pacific Daylight Time.
|Mixed 4x400m Relay||2:45 p.m. ET||Heats||15. Megan Moss (UK Class of ‘23), Dormeus, Russell, Anderson – 3:19.74-3|
|Men’s 100m||9:50 p.m. ET||Heats||15. Christian Coleman – 10.08Q|
|Men’s 110m Hurdles||2:25 p.m.||Heats||Daniel Roberts – DQ|
|Men’s 100m||9 p.m.||Semifinal||6. Christian Coleman – 10.05Q|
|Men’s 100m||10:50 p.m.||Final||6. Christian Coleman – 10.01|
|Men’s 400m||2:05 p.m.||Heats||33. Dwight St. Hillaire – 46.60|
|Men’s Discus||8:05 p.m.||Qualification||18. Andrew Evans – 62.20m|
|Women’s 200m||9 p.m.||Heats||3. Abby Steiner – 22.26Q|
|Women’s 400m Hurdles||8:15 p.m.||Heats||1. Sydney McLaughlin – 53.95Q|
|Women’s 200m||9:05 p.m.||Semifinal||9. Abby Steiner – 22.15Q|
|Women’s 400m Hurdles||9:15 p.m.||Semifinal||1. Sydney McLaughlin – 52.17Q|
|Women’s 200m||10:35 p.m.||Final||5. Abby Steiner – 22.26|
|Women’s 400m Hurdles||10:50 p.m.||Final||1. Sydney McLaughlin – 50.68, WR, CR, AR|
|Women’s 4x400m||8:10 p.m.||Heats||Megan Moss – Team Bahamas DNS|
|Men’s 4x400m||8:40 p.m.||Heats||7. Dwight St. Hillaire – Team Trinidad & Tobago 3:02.75q|
|Women’s 100m Hurdles||2:20 p.m.||Heats||3. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn – 12.53Q
5. Keni Harrison – 12.60Q
7. Devynne Charlton – 12.69Q
|Women’s 4x100m||10:35 p.m.||Final||1. Abby Steiner & Team USA – 41.14, 9.86 split, WL, fifth fastest in world history|
|Women’s 100m Hurdles||8:10 p.m.||Semifinal||Keni Harrison
|Women’s 100m Hurdles||10 p.m.||Final||Keni Harrison
|Men’s 4x400m||10:35 p.m.||Final||Dwight St. Hillaire|