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2022 World Track and Field Championships: Day-by-day schedule for women’s events at Oregon22


The 2022 World Track & Field Championships are underway in Eugene, Oregon, marking the first time the biannual outdoor competition is being held on U.S. soil.

Competition at the recently renovated Hayward Field runs from July 15 through July 24 and will feature 49 events (24 men’s, 24 women’s, and a mixed gender relay), plus a new team competition. Of the 1,878 athletes on the entry lists for Oregon22, 884 are women (47%).

To get up to speed on the biggest women’s storylines and names to follow, see below for On Her Turf’s day-by-day guide to the 2022 World Track & Field Championships, which also includes details on how to watch (both on TV and streaming).

*The schedule is listed in eastern time (ET), with events airing live and simultaneously across all time zones unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

After Olympic breakthrough, Athing Mu leads women’s 800m field

The final day of competition features a jam-packed schedule, including finals in the women’s long jump, 800m, 100m hurdles, and 4x400m relay.

In the women’s 800m, the U.S. could win its first ever world title in the event, with the American contingent led by reigning Olympic champion Athing Mu (Trenton, New Jersey). Mu, 20, owns three of the top five times so far this year.

Fellow U.S. teammates Raevyn Rogers (Houston, Texas) and Ajee Wilson (Neptune, New Jersey), who claimed silver and bronze respectively at 2019 Worlds, should also be in the mix. Rogers also won Olympic bronze last summer, while Wilson claimed the indoor world title earlier this year.

UPDATE: Athing Mu becomes first American woman to win 800m, keeps win streak alive (video)

Other events to follow: The U.S. should be a top threat in the women’s 4x400m relay, having claimed the last seven Olympic titles and six of the last seven world championship titles in the event. Allyson Felix will compete in the preliminary round (Saturday evening) after U.S. team officials coaxed her out of her brief retirement following last week’s bronze medal in the mixed 4x400m relay.

RELATED: Allyson Felix to return to world championships for women’s 4x400m relay

The women’s 100m hurdles final is expected to feature a showdown between reigning Olympic gold medalist Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, who represents Puerto Rico, and world record holder Keni Harrison.

UPDATE: Two hours after breaking world record, Tobi Amusan wins 100m hurdles world title

How to watch: 

  • Peacock (9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock (12:30-3 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, CNBC (8-9 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, NBC (9-11 p.m. ET, 9-11 p.m. PT*)

The NBC Sports research team contributed to this report. 

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Friday, July 15, 2022

Allyson Felix‘s final world championship race? 

Competition gets underway on Friday at Hayward Field, where all eyes will be on the 4x400m mixed gender relay, which could potentially be Allyson Felix‘s final world championship race. Felix finished sixth in the 400m at U.S. Championships in June, earning her a spot in Team USA’s relay pool.

With 18 world medals and 13 titles, Felix is already the most decorated athlete in track & field world championship history. But the 36-year-old has the chance to extend both of those records in Eugene before officially retiring next month.

UPDATE: Allyson Felix extends medal record, concludes career with mixed 4x400m bronze

Other finals: women’s 20km race walk

How to watch Friday’s events at Oregon22:

  • Peacock (12-8 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, USA Network (8-11 p.m. ET)

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Chase Ealey leads U.S. hopes in women’s shot put

The women’s shot put world champion will be crowned on Saturday night at Oregon22. While Tokyo silver medalist Raven Saunders missed out on qualifying, the U.S. has two contenders in Chase Ealey (Los Alamos, New Mexico) and Maggie Ewen (St. Francis, Minnesota). Ealey, who placed seventh at 2019 Worlds, owns the best mark of the year so far (20.51 meters).

China’s Gong Lijiao, the two-time defending world champion and reigning Olympic gold medalist, has competed sparingly this year but is still expected to be a top threat. Countrywoman Song Jiayuan, fifth at the Tokyo Olympics, should also be in the mix.

UPDATE: Chase Ealey makes history as first American woman to win shot put world title

Other noteworthy women’s events on Saturday at Oregon22:

  • The morning session will include the women’s 10,000m final, where the U.S. will be represented by Karissa Schweizer, Alicia Monson, and Natosha Rogers. Reigning Olympic gold medalist Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands will be the favorite. Hassan, who won gold in the 5000m and 10,000m and bronze in the 1500m at the Tokyo Olympics, will compete in both the 5000m and 10,000m in Eugene.

UPDATE: Gidey wins women’s 10,000m in thrilling, final sprint at 2022 World Championships

How to watch Saturday’s events: 

  • Peacock, CNBC (1:30-3 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, NBC (3-5 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, CNBC (8-9 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, NBC (9-11 p.m. ET, 9-11 p.m. PT*)

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Could the women’s 100m feature another Jamaican sweep?

It’s hard to overhype Jamaica’s strength in the the women’s 100m, which will have its semifinal and final rounds during the evening session on Sunday. The Caribbean island nation will be represented at Oregon22 by the trio of Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson. The three women swept the Olympic podium last summer in Tokyo and appear poised to repeat the feat in Eugene.

Fraser-Pryce, a four-time 100m world champion, owns the fastest three times of the year so far. Thompson-Herah is the two-time reigning Olympic champion in the 100m (and the 200m), while Jackson beat both athletes at Jamaica’s trials last month. Fraser-Pryce and Thompson-Herah have also shown they are in striking distance of Florence Griffith-Joyner‘s long-standing 10.49 world record, set in 1988.

The biggest surprise of U.S. Championships was Sha’Carri Richardson missing the U.S. team in both the 100m and 200m. The U.S. still has a very fast contingent in 2022 U.S. champion Melissa Jefferson (Georgetown, South Carolina), Aleia Hobbs (New Orleans, Louisiana), and Twanisha “TeeTee” Terry (Miami, Florida).

UPDATE: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins fifth 100m world title, leads Jamaican podium sweep (video)

Other women’s events to watch on Sunday at Oregon22:

  • The morning session featured the women’s hammer final. (RECAP & VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: Andersen, Kassanavoid lead U.S. to hammer gold, bronze at World Champs)
  • The evening session will feature the women’s pole vault final. American Sandi Morris, who has finished as runner-up at the last two world championships, will be aiming to win her first outdoor world title after posting four of the five best marks so far this season. Her biggest competition is likely to be her training partner, reigning Olympic gold medalist Katie Nageotte.
  • The women’s heptathlon gets underway with the 100m hurdles, high jump, shot put, and 200m events.

How to watch: 

  • Peacock, CNBC (9-11:30 a.m. ET)
  • Peacock, NBC (2-4:30 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, CNBC (8-10 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, NBC (10-11 p.m. ET, 10-11 p.m. PT*)

Monday, July 18, 2022

Can Faith Kipyegon further her legacy as the greatest women’s 1500m runner?

The women’s 1500m will feature a very speedy international field, with Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon expected to lead the way. Kipyegon is the two-time reigning Olympic champion and 2017 world champion in this event, but she’ll be looking to reclaim her world title after finishing as runner-up in 2019 (behind Sifan Hassan).

The U.S. will be represented in the final by 2022 U.S. champion Sinclaire Johnson (Longwood, Florida) and Cory McGee (Pass Christian, Mississippi). Elle St. Pierre (Montgomery, Vermont) didn’t make it out of the semifinal round.

Other Oregon22 events to keep tabs on on Monday:

  • The morning session features the women’s marathon, where the U.S. will be represented by Sara Hall, Emma Bates, and Keira D’Amato. Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Molly Seidel was initially slated to compete in Eugene, but she withdrew due to injury and an ongoing therapeutic use exemption.
  • The evening session will also feature the women’s triple jump final, in which world record holder Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela is a heavy favorite. Two Americans — Keturah Orji and Tori Franklin — qualified for the final and both have a shot at a spot on the podium.
  • The women’s heptathlon will come to a close following the long jump, javelin, and 800m events.

UPDATE: Yulimar Rojas three-peats in triple jump, Tori Franklin ends U.S. drought (video)

How to watch:   

  • Peacock, USA Network (9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock (12:30-4 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock (8-11 p.m. ET)
  • USA Network (11:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. ET, same-day delay)

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

With Russia banned, Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh is high jump favorite

Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh is the women’s high jump favorite after posting the three best marks of 2022 so far. Mahuchikh, 20, also won the indoor world title in March after fleeing her hometown of Dnipropetrovsk following Russia’s invasion.

Fellow Ukrainian Iryna Gerashchenko, fourth at the Tokyo Olympics, should also be in the mix. American Vashti Cunningham, the 2019 world bronze medalist, failed to qualify for the final — the first big surprise of these 2022 World Championships.

Also of note: Three-time reigning world champion Mariya Lasitskene will be absent as a result of World Athletics’ ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes following the invasion of Ukraine. Lasitskene previously competed as an “Authorized Neutral Athlete (ANA),” as a result of World Athletics’ other ongoing ban on Russia due the country’s state-sponsored doping program.

UPDATE: On night of upsets, Australia’s Eleanor Patterson victorious in women’s high jump final

How to watch: 

  • Peacock (8-11 p.m. ET)
  • USA Network (11:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. ET, same-day delay)

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Valarie Allman, best female discus thrower in a generation, aims for first world championship title

Reigning Olympic discus gold medalist Valarie Allman enters Oregon 22 as the favorite, having recorded six of the top ten throws this year. In April, she broke her American record with a 71.46-meter throw, the world’s best mark in 30 years. (As of this writing, the top 69 throws in history were all recorded prior to 1993, including many dubious marks by athletes from countries with organized doping programs.)

Croatia’s Sandra Perkovic, a two-time Olympic champion, could become the first woman to win five world medals in discus.

UPDATE: After Olympic gold, Valarie Allman follows up with historic discus world bronze

Other events to follow on Wednesday:

  • The women’s steeplechase final will be held in the evening. The U.S. has won at least one medal in the event at each of the last four global championships (Olympics/world championships) thanks to the results of Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs. They’ll be joined in Eugene by Courtney Wayment, who had a stellar season for BYU that saw her win the NCAA title and break the collegiate record.

How to watch: Peacock, USA Network (7:30-11 p.m. ET)

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Abby Steiner is best U.S. hope in stacked 200m field

The women’s 200m is expected to feature a stacked field. The U.S. contingent is likely to be led by Kentucky’s Abby Steiner, who had a breakthrough performance at NCAA championships, setting a new NCAA 200m record and finishing on the podium in four events (1st in 200m and 4x400m relay, 2nd in 4x100m relay, 3rd in 100m).

Still, Steiner will face tough competition from veteran international stars, including reigning world champion Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain and the Jamaican trio of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson and Elaine Thompson-Herah. American Tamara Clark also qualified for the women’s 200m final.

UPDATE: Shericka Jackson runs second fastest 200m in history, breaks world championship record

How to watch: Peacock, USA Network (8-11 p.m. ET)

Friday, July 22, 2022

Will Sydney McLaughlin break her world record again?

Sydney McLaughlin has revolutionized the 400m hurdles in the last year. At the 2019 World Championships, she crossed the line in what would have been a world record time, if not for U.S. teammate Dalilah Muhammad who claimed the record (52.16) – and world title – by 0.07 seconds.

McLaughlin has since taken control of that world record, breaking it at U.S. Olympic Trials in 2021 (51.90), then at the Tokyo Olympics (51.46), and then again at U.S. Championships in June (51.41).

Dutch athlete Femke Bol is also expected to to be a top threat. Earlier at Oregon22, the 22-year-old powered the Netherlands to a silver medal in the mixed gender 4x400m relay.

In addition to McLaughlin and Muhammad, the women’s 400m hurdles final will also feature Americans Shamier Little and Britton Wilson.

UPDATE: Sydney McLaughlin breaks 400m hurdles world record to win 2022 world title

Also on the schedule at Oregon22:

  • The morning session will feature the women’s 35km race walk.
  • The evening session will include finals of the women’s 400m and javelin. Two-time reigning Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo is the favorite in the 400m. She finished as runner-up in 2019 to Bahrain’s Salwa Eid Naser, who is currently serving a suspension for missed doping tests. None of the three Americans —  Talitha Diggs, Kendall Ellis, and Lynna Irby — qualified for the final.

UPDATE: Kara Winger’s final javelin throw results in first ever medal for U.S. women

How to watch: 

  • Peacock (9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, USA Network (8:30-11 p.m. ET)

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Jamaica looks to repeat in women’s 4x100m relay

Jamaica is the heavy favorite in the 4x100m relay, thanks to the likes of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson, Elaine Thompson-Herah, plus Kemba Nelson. The world record — set by the U.S. at the 2012 London Olympics — could be on notice.

Other events to keep tabs on: the women’s 5000m final, where the U.S. contingent includes Elise Cranny, Karissa Schweizer, and Emily Infeld. Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey, who won the 10,000m earlier this week in Eugene, posted the top time in qualifying.

UPDATE: Tsegay wins women’s 5000m world title after dramatic last lap (video)

How to watch: 

  • Peacock (12:50-4 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, NBC (2-3 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, CNBC (8-9 p.m. ET)
  • Peacock, NBC (9-11 p.m. ET, 9-11 p.m. PT*)

Allyson Felix to return to world championships for women’s 4x400m relay

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Turns out, Allyson Felix hasn’t run her last race. The most decorated sprinter in U.S. history will return to the 2022 World Track & Field Championships to race in the preliminaries of the women’s 4×400 relay Saturday.

She said team officials coaxed her out of her brief retirement after she helped the mixed relay team win a bronze medal last Friday in what she had said was her last major race.

“The coaches asked if I was available and there was no way I’d turn the team down,” the 36-year-old said through an email with The Associated Press.

The prelims of the 4×400 relay are Saturday and the final will be held Sunday to close out the world championships.

2022 World Track and Field Championships: On Her Turf’s day-by-day guide

A week ago, Felix ran the second leg on the 4×400 mixed relay squad in what she said would be her last event. Since then, she’s had a few speaking engagements and attended The ESPYS in Los Angeles. She’s back for another appearance at Hayward Field.

“When I got the call, I locked in and refocused,” Felix said.

The third-place finish in the mixed relay gave Felix her 19th medal at world championships, extending a record she already held. Add in her 11 Olympic medals and it brings the total to an even 30.

At the Tokyo Olympics last year, she was on the gold-medal women’s 4×400 relay as part of a “dream team” with Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad and Athing Mu. The foursome extended the American’s gold-medal winning streak in the event to seven at the Olympics.

Felix leaves quite a big footprint on track. In addition to her bounty of medals, she’s also stared down Nike on pregnancy issues during her journey toward becoming an advocate for women’s right. She also started her own footwear company called Saysh.

Now, there’s a chance for one more victory lap. She’s soaking in the moment with her 3-year-old daughter, Camryn, in attendance.

“My best memories of this week are seeing my daughter cheer for me, seeing young women support me and having them thank me for standing up for them, and walking through the stadium and seeing women wearing Saysh,” Felix said.

Allyson Felix extends medal record, concludes career with mixed 4x400m bronze

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Allyson Felix concluded her career on Friday night at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, with world championship bronze.

Competing in her 10th — and final — world championships, Felix ran the second leg of the 4x400m mixed relay for the U.S. team that included Elija Godwin, Vernon Norwood, and Kennedy Simon. 

The U.S. crossed the line in 3:10.16, behind the Dominican Republic (3:09.82) and the Netherlands (3:09.90). Simon, who was fifth at U.S. Championships in the women’s 400m in June, had a lead heading into the homestretch, but was passed in the final meters by Fiordaliza Cofil (DOM) and Femke Bol (NED).

Friday night’s final likely marked Felix’s final world championship appearance. She is not currently expected to compete in the women’s 4x400m relay next week. That said, she does have one final run left: a street race on August 7 in Los Angeles, hosted by Athleta.

RELATED: Allyson Felix has a retirement date, but her legacy is still evolving

Felix entered Eugene with the most track and field world championship medals (18) and world titles (13) in history, but extends her overall medal count to 19 with the bronze. Usain Bolt, the second most decorated track and field athlete in world championship history, retired with 14 world medals and 11 world titles.

Felix also retires with 30 combined global outdoor championships medals (Worlds/Olympics).

Read more about the first day of competition at the 2022 World Track and Field Championships over on Olympic Talk

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