19 JUL 2014 Preview

Women’s 100m preview – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014

British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith (Getty Images)British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith (Getty Images) © Copyright

USA’s Kaylin Whitney and Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith dominate the year’s junior list. Whitney having the lead at 11.10, a world youth best, but Asher-Smith holding four of the top six times this year.

Whitney’s list-leading mark came at the USA Junior Championships on the same Hayward Field track which will host the championships later this month, but Asher-Smith put up an 11.14 on the same day in the German city of Mannheim before running a just wind-assisted 11.03.

Should either slip, their team mates Ariana Washington of the US and Desiree Henry of Great Britain are close behind, the latter being also famous for helping light the flame at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Parker Morse for the IAAF

Women's 100 Metres Event timing

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
Anthonique Strachan BAH BAH 11 JUL 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
Veronica Campbell-Brown 11.12 JAM JAM Santiago de Chile 18 OCT 2000

2014 Best

Pos Competitor Nat Mark
1 Kaylin Whitney USA USA 11.10
2 Dina Asher-Smith GBR GBR 11.14
3 Desiree Henry GBR GBR 11.21
4 Ariana Washington USA USA 11.22
5 Ángela Tenorio ECU ECU 11.25