Williamstown’s Gabrielle Farquharson opens 2021 season with US #17 100-meter dash!

Williamstown graduate Gabrielle Farquharson, in her first 100-meter dash in nearly two years, ran 11.69 Saturday, although I have no idea where it happened.

Farquharson is listed on the IAAF performance list as running 11.69 on Saturday, with the meet identified only as “Carolina (PUR),” and I have no clue what that means, but the IAAF web site is the most reliable place on Earth for track results, so it did happen. 

We also learned from the IAAF site that Farquharson ran that 11.69 into a 1.9-meters-per-second wind, which makes the performance even more impressive.

Even though the results are listed on the IAAF site, no meet called “Carolina (PUR) is listed on the IAAF results site. 

Wherever she did it, it’s No. 17 among U.S. women in the early going this outdoor season.

Farquharson has a wind-legal PR of 11.32 – that’s with a 1.6 wind at her back – from 2016 when she was competing for Rutgers. She’s also run as fast as 23.07 for 200 meters and 53.20 for the 400.

On Friday – at “Carolina (PUR)” – Farquharson also long jumped 20-0, which puts her at No. 32 in the U.S. this spring. She has a PR of 21-5 1/4, also from 2016.

This appears to be Farquharson’s first outdoor meet since July 6, 2019, when she ran 11.60 and 23.87 at Monteverde, Fla.


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