Date: August 21, 2021
Time: 4:41 p.m. ET (Tentative)
Network: NBC, Peacock, USATF.tv
Location: Eugene, Oregon (Hayward Field)
This is shaping up to be the most exciting weekend in sports since the Olympics concluded. With Summer Slam, Pacquiao-Ugas, NFL football and much more on tap, many are eyes are locked into track and field. Weeks after missing the Olympics due to a positive cannabis test, sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson will compete against Olympic medalists Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce at the 2021 Prefontaine Classic in Oregon. There has been a bit of back and forth on social media, but it’s time to settle things in the women’s 100m final.
Schedule, Competitors And More
- Elaine Thompson-Herah (Jamaica)
- Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica)
- Sha’Carri Richardson (USA)
- Shericka Jackson (Jamaica)
- Briana Williams (Jamaica)
- Teahna Daniels (USA)
- Javianne Oliver (USA)
- Marie-Josée Ta Lou (Côte d’Ivoire)
- Mujinga Kambundji (Switzerland)
- 1:33 PT | Men’s 200m
- 1:41 PT | Women’s 100m
- 1:48 PT | Women’s 800m
- 1:56 PT | Men’s 3200m (2-Mile)
- 2:12 PT | Women’s 1500m
- 2:24 PT | Women’s 400m Hurdles
- 2:37 PT | Men’s 100m
- 2:45 PT | Women’s 200m
What is the Prefontaine Classic?
Each year, the Prefontaine Classic is hosted by the Oregon Track Club in Eugene, Oregon. Over the years, the event has attracted track and field stars like Mo Farah, Justin Gatlin, Michael Johnson, Carmelita Jeter and Caster Semenya. It features standard events such as the 100m and 200m, but it also features one-mile and two-mile races.
What Is The Diamond League?
The Prefontaine League is an event sanctioned by the Diamond League, a prominent international track and field federation. The Diamond League uses the following on its official website to describe itself:
“The Wanda Diamond League encompasses 32 Diamond Disciplines, following a championship style model. Athletes earn points at the 13 series meetings to qualify for the final of their discipline. At each of the 13 series meetings, Athletes are awarded 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1 point for ranking 1st to 8th respectively. The top 8 for 100m, 100/110m Hurdles and 800m, the top 7 for the 200m, 400m and 400m Hurdles, the top 6 for all technical events and top 10 Athletes for 1500m and long-distance, will qualify for the Final. In case of a tie, the best legal performance of the qualification phase wins. The winner of each Diamond Discipline at the Final will become “Diamond League Champion” and be awarded a Diamond Trophy, $30,000 prize money and a wild card for the World Athletics Championships,” the description reads.