Kendra Harrison Wins Silver in 100mH at Tokyo Olympics

Clayton High School alumnus Keni Harrison runs 12.52 to win the silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the 100mH! Harrison, the current world record holder, gets her redemption after failing to qualify for the 2016 London Olympics. She ran the current 100mH world record less than a month after the 2016 United States Olympics Trials at the London Muller Anniversary Games.

Harrison advanced to the semifinals by winning her opening heat cruising to a 12.74. She was 2nd in her semi-final gaining an automatic qualifier to the finals where she ran 12.51. She was neck and neck for most of the race with Puerto Rican winner Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, who won in 12.37

Mallard Creek High School and NC State alumnus Gabbi Cunningham placed 7th in 13.01! Cunningham was 3rd in her heat the opening round running 12.83 earning an auto-qualifying spot in the semifinals. In the semifinals she placed 4th running 12.67 and advanced on time.