DES MOINES, Iowa – Jeneba Tarmoh placed fourth in the final of the 100 meters at the USATF Championships on Friday evening with a time of 10.93 while Jessica Beard advanced to the final of the 400 meters.
Competing in Trinidad, Deon Lendore (46.40) and Carlyle Roudette (47.12) were heat winners in the first round of the 400 and both advanced to the two-section final. Lendore will occupy lane five while Roudette is stationed in lane eight.
The women’s 100 final in Des Moines was won by Oregon’s English Gardner in 10.85 seconds (1.8 wind) to complete a rare NCAA-US Championship double. The last sprinter to win both titles in the same year was Carlette Guidry of Texas in 1991.
Tarmoh’s 10.93, a career best, placed her behind a 10.87 for Central Florida’s Octavious Freeman and a 10.91 for Alexandria Anderson. Muna Lee, a former volunteer assistant at Texas A&M, placed seventh in 11.00.
During the semifinals of the 100 Lauryn Williams placed fifth in 11.00, which is the fastest non-qualifier to a final ever. The previous mark was 11.04 set in the 2012 Olympics. Tarmoh ran 10.98 for fourth in the same semifinal with Williams while Lee posted an 11.07 for third place in the other heat.
In the 400 semifinals Beard placed third in her heat with a time of 51.51 to reach the finals. Donique’ Flemings ran 13.17 for seventh place in her heat of the 100 hurdles.
In U.S. Junior competition Aaliyah Brown placed sixth in the 200 final with a time of 23.82 (+3.0 wind). In first round action Shamier Little (54.00) advanced to the 400 final while Lauren Bedrich (1:00.27) qualified for the 400 hurdles final.