Nelson Feels The Love In Hayward Return: World Athletic Championship 2022 (Latest News)

At Hayward Field on Saturday evening, when the fourth heat of the women's 100-meter preliminary competition was settling into the blocks, the crowd was shouting with excitement.

Every one of the three earlier heats had been triumphed over by a Jamaican competitor.

A voice was heard from section 218 of the home venue for track and field in the United States while Kemba Nelson, who is from Jamaica and attends Oregon, was getting ready for her heat.

Nelson ran a time of 11.10 seconds on Saturday to place third in her heat and go to the semifinals on Sunday.

Nelson will participate in the marathon as part of a jam-packed day of events for University of Oregon alumni

She stated on Saturday that her performance at Trials the previous year was not her most remarkable. "I guess I just kind of put it into my brain that I'm pretty exhausted after a long season. "But I put that behind me. I'm tired when I say I'm tired."

Gregorek came in with a timing that was only a fraction of a second slower than his season best.

Jessica Hull got second place in her heat on Friday, Hull's coach encouraged her to focus and save her energy for the final.