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Canadian André de Grasse who won three medals at the Tokyo Olympics, continued to run well this season with a win on Saturday in a ripping 9.74 first-place finish in Eugene, Oregon at Hayward Field. It is a season-best.

De Grasse defeated Tokyo Olympic silver medallist Fred Kerley, who finished in 9.78. Fellow American Ronnie Baker clocked a 9.82 finish time for third. For Kerley, it is a pending new personal best performance. Baker finished fifth in Tokyo. During the rounds he set a new personal best of 9.83. Saturday’s race was 1/100th of a second faster.

16CANde GRASSE André9.74 3189.899.89
25USAKERLEY Fred9.78 6149.849.84
32USABAKER Ronnie9.82 1229.839.83
Results from Prefontaine Classic website

As per Tokyo, the Americans didn’t fare well in the sprints. In the women’s 100m event, Jamaicans went 1-2-3. Sha’Carri Richardson finished dead last.

Other events

In the women’s 1500m, Kenyan Faith Kipyegon parlayed her Tokyo gold-medal fitness to Prefontaine. She won in the time of 3:53.23. The 27-year-old’s personal best was set this season at 3:51.07 in the Monaco Diamond League meet in June.

Australian Linden Hall finished well back at 3:59.72 and American Jostte Norris clocked a 4:00.07 third-place finish.

113KENKIPYEGON Faith3:53.23MR 1233:51.073:51.07
25AUSHALL Linden3:59.73 973:59.013:59.01
38USANORRIS Josette4:00.07 1363:59.723:59.72
Full results available at Prefontaine Classic website

Men’s mile

Like Kipyegon, Norweigen Jacob Ingebrigtsen carried on winning after taking gold in Tokyo, this time in the mile with a 3:47.24 performance. Aussie Stewart McSweyn finished second in the time of 3:48.40, while Kenyan Timothy Cheruiyot clocked a 3:51.17 third-place finish.

For the 20-year-old Ingebrigtsen, it was another impressive win after taking gold in the 1500m distance event in Tokyo with a 3:28.32 finish time.

All 11 finishers clocked well under the four-minute benchmark, including Canadian Mo Ahmed, known for his 5000m and 10,000m prowess. Ahmed set a new personal best to finish 10th in the time of 3:53.87.

210AUSMcSWEYN Stewart3:48.40 3:48.373:48.37
312KENCHERUIYOT Timothy3:51.17 3:49.64
Full results from the Prefontaine Classic website