Abby Steiner wins gold at World Athletics Championships in 4×100 relay – The Columbus Dispatch


After finishing fifth in the 200-meter dash final Thursday, Abby Steiner spoke as if her season was complete. 

“I’m excited to get ready for next year as a pro and be at this event as a pro without the collegiate season on my legs,” Steiner said, having just finished her 55th race of the year. 

But the Dublin Coffman High School and University of Kentucky graduate was not done, joining Melissa Jefferson, Jenna Prandini and Twanisha Terry on the United States 4×100-meter relay team to win gold at the World Athletics Championships Saturday. 

Steiner and company took home first place in the final in 41.14 seconds, upsetting heavily favored Jamaica by .04 seconds. 

The Jamaican team included both the first and second-place finishers in the 200-meters: Shericka Jackson and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce. They swept the podium in the 100-meter dash, as they had at the Tokyo Olympics. And they had won all but one of the six sprint medals at this meet headed into the 4×100 final. 

Despite all that, Steiner, at the age of 22, could world championship to her extensive resume.

She ran the race’s second leg, taking the baton from Jefferson with a slight lead. Steiner built on that lead against Jamaican three-time Olympic gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah, as Steiner ran her 100 meters in a 9.86 seconds and Thompson-Herah in 10.10. Steiner’s was the fastest split of any of the American runners. 

Recently signed with PUMA and having officially turned pro after winning four NCAA titles and earning 15 All-America honors in four years at Kentucky, Steiner holds the American, collegiate, Southeastern Conference and school records in the indoor 200 meters, winning at the U.S. Outdoor Championships in 21.77 seconds. 

And even with 56 races now on her legs this season, Steiner was non-committal when asked if her time at the World Athletics Championships was complete.  

“I don’t know,” she said in her post-race media availability. “I will be done after this meet. I’m not sure about any relays tomorrow, so we will see.” 

The women were set to run the 4×400-meter relay late Sunday night.

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After finishing fifth in the 200-meter dash final Thursday, Abby Steiner spoke as if her season was complete. 

“I’m excited to get ready for next year as a pro and be at this event as a pro without the collegiate season on my legs,” Steiner said, having just finished her 55th race of the year. 

But the Dublin Coffman High School and University of Kentucky graduate was not done, joining Melissa Jefferson, Jenna Prandini and Twanisha Terry on the United States 4×100-meter relay team to win gold at the World Athletics Championships Saturday. 

Steiner and company took home first place in the final in 41.14 seconds, upsettin…….

After finishing fifth in the 200-meter dash final Thursday, Abby Steiner spoke as if her season was complete. 

“I’m excited to get ready for next year as a pro and be at this event as a pro without the collegiate season on my legs,” Steiner said, having just finished her 55th race of the year. 

But the Dublin Coffman High School and University of Kentucky graduate was not done, joining Melissa Jefferson, Jenna Prandini and Twanisha Terry on the United States 4×100-meter relay team to win gold at the World Athletics Championships Saturday. 

Steiner and company took home first place in the final in 41.14 seconds, upsettin…….

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