EUGENE, Oregon (WCMH) — Former Dublin Coffman track star Abby Steiner is into the semifinals of the 200m at the World Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
The current 200m USA champion ran in the fifth heat Monday evening and finished first out of the seven runners she competed against.
Steiner is vying to become the first American woman to win the 200m world title since Allyson Felix in 2009. Her 21.77 seconds run at the US Outdoor Championships is the second fastest 200m time this year.
She will race in the third and final semifinal heat Tuesday night at 9:25 p.m. to try and make Thursday’s final.
Among her competitors in the heat is 10-time world champion and this year’s 100m world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.