Anderson top finalist at World Junior Championships in Beijing
BEIJING -- Rising sophomore Alex Anderson (Chicago, Ill.) is the top finalist and favorite to win the title in the women's 100-meter dash at the 11th IAAF World Track and Field Junior Championships in Beijing, China, after advancing through the semifinals with a field-best time of 11.51 in the second of three heats on Tuesday.
Anderson, who boasts the top time through two rounds of racing, competes in the finals tomorrow at 6:50 p.m. (5:50 a.m. Central).
The Morgan Park High School standout has led the international group from start to finish entering the meet with the top women's 100-meter dash time (11.12), closing out the first round with the speediest mark (11.34) and, today, securing a spot in the finals (11.51) and a chance to win a world junior national title.
The world's fastest junior in the 100m entered the meet with a seed time of 11.12, which she posted in winning the event at the 2006 USA Junior 100m Championship in Indianapolis, Ind., on June 22.