Masai Russell Advances To 100H Semifinals at USATF Championships
EUGENE, Ore. — Kentucky track & field graduate Masai Russell advanced to the semifinals of the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the Toyota USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon Friday evening.
Russell earned the automatic qualification after finishing second in her heat and sixth overall with a time of 12.74 (0.0). She will run again on Saturday in the semifinal at 9:02 p.m. ET.
Should Russell advance out of the semifinal, she will conclude the weekend a little over an hour later on Saturday in the 100H final at 10:55 p.m. ET. Both events will be televised on USATF.tv as well as CNBC.
In other events this evening, recent transfer Charity Griffith finished just outside the qualification requirement for the World Championships in fourth with a high jump of 6’0.25”/1.86 meters in her UKTF debut.
Both volunteer coaches Devynne Charlton and Christian Coleman punched their tickets to the World Championships this evening. Charlton earned her spot after winning the 100H at the Bahamas National Championships with a time of 12.93 (-1.1) while Coleman placed runner up by a tenth of a second in the 100m final crossing the line at 9.96 seconds at the USATF Outdoor Championships.
UKTF alumni members Keni Harrison and Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone had big nights on the track. Both Harrison and McLaughlin-Levrone were the fastest overall in their respective events with Harrison recording a speedy time of 12.50 (0.4) in the first round of the 100H and McLaughlin-Levrone clocking a 49.60 in the 400m semifinals.
The USATF Outdoor Championships will continue tomorrow with a busy schedule once again for UKTF in both tournaments.
Below is a list of current UKTF student-athletes, incoming UKTF student-athletes, and UKTF alumni that are competing at the USATF Outdoor Championships and USATF U-20 Outdoor Championships this weekend.
- Christian Coleman (UK Volunteer Assistant Coach, UT alumnus) – 100m, 200m
- Keaton Daniel – Pole Vault
- Andrew Evans (Class of 2014) – Discus
- Brian Faust – 400m
- Miles Jones (U20) – 100m
- Daniel Roberts (Class of 2019) – 110m hurdles
- Josh Sobota – Shot Put
- Ava Alexander (U20) – Triple Jump
- Karimah Davis – 200m
- Morgan Davis (U20) – Long Jump
- Charity Griffith – High Jump
- Micaela Hazlewood (Class of 2019) – Discus
- Keni Harrison (Class of 2015) – 100m hurdle
- Alexis Holmes (UKTF Class of 2022) – 400m
- Cynteria James (U20) – 100m, 200m, 400m
- Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone (UKTF Class of 2018) – 400m
- Javianne Oliver (UKTF Class of 2016) – 100m
- Masai Russell – 100m Hurdles
- Abby Steiner (UKTF Class of 2022) – 200m
- Sha’Keela Saunders (Class of 2017) – Long Jump
- Shelby Wingler (U20) – Shot Put
Tickets are available via Ticketmaster for each day of the competition.
The meet will be streamed live on USATF.tv each day as well as CNBC from 10 p.m. to midnight ET on Friday and from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday.
|USATF Outdoor Championships: Thursday, July 6th: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME|
|Xfinity Men’s 100m||First Round||1. Christian Coleman: 9.95Q|
|Xfinity Women’s 400m||First Round||1. Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone: 49.79Q
11. Alexis Holmes: 51.51Q
|Toyota Men’s 400m||First Round||7. Brian Faust: 45.41Q | PB|
|BAAAs Jr. & Sr. National Outdoor Championships: Thursday, July 6th: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME|
|Women’s 100H||7:30 p.m.||Semifinals||1. Devynne Charlton: 13.08 (2.0)Q|
|Women’s 400m||7:56 p.m.||Final||2. Megan Moss: 55.10|
|USATF Outdoor Championships: Friday, July 7th: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME|
|Women’s 100H||First Round||1. Keni Harrison: 12.50 (0.4)Q
6. Masai Russell: 12.74 (0.0)Q
|Women’s High Jump||Final||4. Charity Griffith: 6’0.25”/1.86m|
|Xfinity Men’s 100m||Semifinal||3. Christian Coleman: 9.98|
|Toyota Men’s 400m||Semifinal||13. Brian Faust: 46.42|
|Xfinity Women’s 400m||Semifinal||1. Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone: 49.60Q
9. Alexis Holmes: 51.68
|Xfinity Men’s 100m||Final||2. Christian Coleman: 9.96|
|USATF U-20 Outdoor Championships: Friday, July 7th: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME|
|Women’s Triple Jump||Final||8. Ava Alexander: 40’6”/12.34m|
|BAAAs Jr. & Sr. National Outdoor Championships: Friday, July 6th: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME|
|Women’s 100H||Final||1. Devynne Charlton: 12.93 (-1.1)|
|USATF Outdoor Championships: Saturday, July 8th: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME|
|Toyota Men’s 200m||7:43 p.m.||First Round||Christian Coleman|
|Men’s Pole Vault||8:00 p.m.||Final||Keaton Daniel|
|Toyota Women’s 200m||8:09 p.m.||First Round||Karimah Davis
|Men’s 110H||8:37 p.m.||First Round||Daniel Roberts|
|Women’s 100H||9:02 p.m.||Semifinal||Keni Harrison
|Xfinity Women’s 400m||9:19 p.m.||Final||Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone|
|Women’s 100H||10:55 p.m.||Final||Keni Harrison
|USATF U-20 Outdoor Championships: Saturday, July 8th: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME|
|Women’s Long Jump||3:05 p.m.||Final||Morgan Davis|
|Women’s 100m||4:53 p.m.||First Round||Cynteria James|
|Men’s 100m||5:14 p.m.||First Round||Miles Jones|
|Women’s 400m||5:30 p.m.||First Round||Cynteria James|
|Women’s Shot Put||6:00 p.m.||Final||Shelby Wingler|
|Women’s 100m||7:16 p.m.||Final||Cynteria James|
|Men’s 100m||7:24 p.m.||Final||Miles Jones|
|USATF Outdoor Championships: Sunday, July 9th: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME|
|Women’s Discus Throw||8:00 p.m.||Final||Micaela Hazlewood|
|Toyota Men’s 200m||8:30 p.m.||Semifinal||Christian Coleman|
|Women’s Long Jump||8:40 p.m.||Final||Sha’keela Saunders|
|Toyota Women’s 200m||8:45 p.m.||Semifinal||Abby Steiner
|Men’s 110H||9:02 p.m.||Semifinal||Daniel Roberts|
|Men’s Shot Put||9:15 p.m.||Final||Josh Sobota|
|Toyota Women’s 200m||10:10 p.m.||Final||Abby Steiner
|Toyota Men’s 200m||10:20 p.m.||Final||Christian Coleman|
|USATF U-20 Outdoor Championships: Sunday, July 9th: ALL TIMES IN EASTERN TIME|
|Women’s High Jump||4:30 p.m.||Final||Morgan Davis|
|Women’s 200m||5:41 p.m.||First Round||Cynteria James|
|Women’s 400m||6:22 p.m.||Final||Cynteria James|
|Women’s 200m||7:46 p.m.||Final||Cynteria James|