EUGENE – In the women’s 10,000m final, former Arkansas Dominique Scott finished 17e with a time of 31:40.73 on day two of the World Championships in Athletics held at Hayward Field.

Razorback Wayne Pinnock placed ninth in the men’s long jump final. His best mark in the competition was 25 feet 10.25 inches (7.88).

Running in the first round of the 400m hurdles, Arkansas alum Kemar Mowatt finished second in his heat with a 49.44 to automatically advance to the semifinals.

Pinnock, representing Jamaica, was the competition’s first jumper. His first-round effort hit 24-0.75 (7.33), then he improved to 25-10.25 (7.88). The third attempt recorded a 25-8.75 (7.84).

As the top eight jumpers advanced to the final three rounds, Pinnock missed the final spot by five centimeters, or two inches.

Pinnock’s season included sweeping the NCAA indoor and outdoor long jump titles as well as the Jamaican championships. His best score of 26-8.5 (8.14) from the Jamaican national meet would have placed fifth in the world final.

A final leap of 27-5.25 (8.36) by Chinese Jianan Wang snatched the gold medal from Olympic champion Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece, who settled for silver with a 27-3.75 (8.32) and led the second-round field with a 27 -2.75 (8.30). Simon Ehammer of Switzerland, a decathlete, placed third with a 26-9.25 (8.16).

Scott, who ran in the 5,000m at the 2019 World Championships, posted his fastest time in an international 10,000m with his performance of 31:40.73. In the last two Olympics, Scott has clocked 31:51.47 (21st in 2016) and 32:14.05 (20e in 2021).

The medal chase ended narrowly as world record holder Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia claimed the 2022 world record with a time of 30:09.94. The Kenyans won silver and bronze with the career best times of Hellen Obiri (30:10.02) and Margaret Kipkemboi (30:10.07).

In fourth place was defending champion Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands, who produced the fastest time ever for fourth place at the World Championships with a time of 30:10.56.

Gidey, the 2019 world silver medalist, had the fourth fastest performance at the World Championships and the second fastest time. Gidey won the eighth gold medal of the event for Ethiopia.

Mowatt moved from fourth to second in the closing stages of her preliminary heat as her 49.44 challenged the 49.41 of Brazil’s Alison Dos Santos, the current world leader in 2022. Dos Santos and Mowatt finished ninth and 10e overall among the 24 hurdlers who qualified for the semi-final, which will take place at 6:03 p.m. (PT) on Sunday.

A pair of finals on Sunday will include the women’s pole vault with Sandi Morris and Tina Sutej, as well as the men’s shot put with Ryan Crouser.

The Athletics News The form chart predicted gold and bronze in the pole vault for Morris and Sutej, matching the effort they generated at the 2022 World Indoor Championships. Crouser was also expected to win his first world title per the magazine. .

“I’m so excited to be part of the first world championships here in Oregon,” Crouser said after the qualifying round. “It’s such an honor, especially me to compete here. I think my first meeting here was when I was 12. I competed at Hayward Field for about 17 years. See the grassroots growth of fans, the stadium itself is great.

“I like the higher pressure, the higher intensity that comes with big leagues. I’m delighted to see that, combined with the already fantastic atmosphere in Eugene for Sunday. I feel good. I’m happy with my training. It feels good physically, mentally. My technique is where I wanted it to be, so I’m looking forward to seeing what I can put together on Sunday.

World Championships | Arkansas (PT) Timetables

sunday | July 17

5:25 p.m. W Pole Vault FINAL Sandi Morris, Tina Sutej
6:03 p.m. M 400 Hurdles Semi final Kemar Mowatt
6:27 p.m. M Shot put FINAL Ryan Crouser