London 2017 Update: Janet Amponsah dips below 23 seconds

London 2017 Update: Janet Amponsah dips below 23 seconds

London 2017 Update: Janet Amponsah dips below 23 seconds

0 comments 📅15 May 2017, 17:51

Sprinter Janet Amponsah dipped below 23 second for the second time in her career with a personal best 22.90s(PB) to win the women’s 200m final at the Conference USA Championships at El Paso, Texas, USA last Sunday.

The Middle Tennessee junior had served notice of intent earlier when cruising to the final of the women’s 100m and 200m with 11.32s secs and 23.09 secs in the heats respectively at the same event.

Her latest mark is also an improvement over the 23.10s she recorded to qualify for the IAAF World Championships weeks ago.

Janet dipped below 23 second for the first time in her career after crossing the finish line in 22.99s at the Soga Nana Memorial Meet in Cape Coast to clinch qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games last year.

She sure looks like recapturing the form that saw her post back to back qualification marks of 11.29s and 23.04s to qualify for the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships.

Competing at the Maria Tsakos Junior Championships in Tamale in 2012, she recorded her first sub 24 second performance, with a winning time of 23.86s. She improved her time to 23.41s to place 5th in the girls 200m final at the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships in Spain.

Progression – Outdoor

100 Metres

Performance

Wind

Place

Date

2015 11.29 -1.3 Canyon, TX 25 APR
2014 11.36 +1.0 Mesa, AZ 17 MAY
2013 11.70 -0.2 Warri 14 JUN
2012 11.51 +0.9 Ouagadougou 05 MAY

200 Metres

Performance

Wind

Place

Date

2017 23.10 +1.9 Auburn, AL 22 APR
2016 22.99 +0.9 Cape Coast 08 JUL
2015 23.04 +1.6 Canyon, TX 25 APR
2014 23.05 +1.0 Amarillo, TX 12 APR
2013 23.79 -0.7 Calabar 21 JUN
2012 23.41 +0.2 Barcelona (Estadio Olímpico) 13 JUL
2010 24.86 +2.0 Moncton (Moncton Stadium) 22 JUL
2008 24.48 +0.7 Pune 16 OCT

Progression – Indoor

200 Metres

Performance

Wind

Place

Date

2017 23.56 Birmingham (Crossplex Arena), AL 19 FEB
2015 23.40 Albuquerque (ABQ Convention Center), NM 07 MAR
2014 23.81 New York (Armory), NY 08 MAR

 

Below are the results of the event:

Conference USA Outdoor Championships

Kidd Track, UTEP, El Paso, Texas – 5/11/2017 to 5/14/2017

 

Event 23 Women 200 Meter Dash

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Name                    Year School                  Finals Wind Points Alternate

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Finals

1 Janet Amponsah            JR Mid. Tenn. State         22.90   0.7  10

2 Tobi Amusan               SO UTEP                     22.92   0.7   8

3 Khadijah Valentine        JR Western Kentucky         23.25   0.7   6

4 Hannah Jackson            FR Rice                     23.34   0.7   5

5 Justice Briscoe           SR Charlotte                23.97   0.7   4

6 Keiyana Gaskin            FR Southern Miss.           24.06   0.7   3

7 Shelbi White              SO UAB                      24.15   0.7   2

8 Jadzia Beasley            SO Western Kentucky         24.78   0.7   1

 

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