Anthonique Strachan 3rd In 200m At The Prefontaine Classic
Anthonique Strachan (File photo)
#By RENALDO DORSETT
#Tribune Sports Reporter
#ANTHONIQUE Strachan continues a resurgent season with standout performances in some of the biggest stages in track and field.
#Strachan finished third in the 200m at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, – the third meet in the 2022 Diamond League series.
#Strachan’s time of 22.76 seconds finished 3rd behind Jamaica’s Shelly- Ann Fraser-Pryce in 22.41 and Brittany Brown of the United States in 22.74.
#“My overall plan for the race from the start was to try to get as much separation as possible,” she told FloTrack following the race.
#“I sort of executed that and I also sort of didn’t but it was a great race all in all, can’t really complain about that.”
#The Prefontaine Classic offered a preview of the star power that can be expected when the World Athletics World Championships returns to Oregon July 15-24.
#Strachan said she has a specific point of emphasis to work on for the remainder of her season.
#“My starts. I’m notoriously known to be a terrible starter. “My track record with starting isn’t the best. Usually it’s hit or miss, and I’m trying to always make it a hit. It wasn’t that bad [this race],” she said. “I’m probably going to train and then I might go to Rome, I’m hoping that I don’t because I’m tired. I just want to train and get ready for Nationals.”
#The Diamond League meet in Rome, Italy is scheduled for June 9 while the BAAAs Nationals begins on June 24.
#This season, Strachan ran a personal best of 10.99 in the 100m, becoming just the seventh Bahamian female to dip under the 11-second barrier in March at the John Wolmer Speed Fest in Kingston, Jamaica.
#She also finished second in the 100m in 11.40 at the JAAA/SDF Jubilee Series 2.1, also in Kingston.
#In April at the Velocity Fest 10, World Athletics Continent Tour Challenger Series Meet, Strachan finished third in the 400m in 52.84, just shy of her PB of 52.42, ran in 2016.
#Also in April, Strachan defeated Fraser-Pryce in the 200m with her time of 22.55 at the Velocity Fest II – a World Athletics Continental Tour Challenger Series Meet in Kingston.
#Strachan’s season also includes a semifinal finish in the women’s 60m in her World Indoor Championship debut in Belgrade, Serbia in March.