The temperature wasn’t the only hot thing about Friday at Historic Hayward Field, as Tori Bowie torched the track to win the 100 meter titles at the USATF Outdoor Championships.
Bowie (Clermont, Florida) turned in top times in both the semifinals and the final, storming to a windy victory in the second semifinal in 10.72, good for the top spot overall.
English Gardner (Los Angeles) won the first semifinal with a wind legal 10.79, a new personal best. In the final, Bowie overcame a slower start to edge out Gardner (10.86) and Oregon redshirt sophomore Jasmine Todd (Chandler, Arizona), who stunned the field with her third-place finish of 10.92. In total, six women ran under 11 seconds, making it the deepest women’s 100-meter final in history. The previous best was five women in 2013.