Worlds Wrap-Up: How Ohioans Performed In Eugene

Abby Steiner wrapped up her first trip to the World Athletics Championships on Thursday with a fifth place showing in the 200m finals. Steiner, running in lane 8, clocked 22.26 to finish one spot ahead of American teammate Tamara Clark, who secured sixth with a 22.32 mark. 

Steiner indicated to reporters afterward that she didn't recall ever racing out of lane 8 before and that her strategy going in was to get out hard, try to hold on and not worry about all the fast competitors coming up behind her. She also commented on the value she'll take from the entire World Championships experience and the motivation she's derived from the friendly rivals making up the Jamaican sprints team. 

While Steiner's individual racing has concluded, she's lobbying for a spot on a relay team (4x100 or 4x400), saying she's at the ready to help the American squad in any way possible. However, it remains unclear at this time who will make up the Team USA rosters in the days ahead. 

Watch Steiner's latest post-race interview above and read more below about the rest of the Ohio-based athletes, who competed in Eugene. 

Abby Steiner Opening Round Feature & Interview

Abby Steiner Semi-Final Round Feature & Interview

Adelaide Aquilla / Shot Put

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The former Ohio State Buckeye and 2020 Olympic team member recorded an 18.33m mark for 6th place in Group A. Following the conclusion of Group B competition, Aquilla settled in the 14th spot out of 29 competitors to narrowly miss moving on to the final round. 

Annette Echikunwoke / Hammer Throw 

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In the qualification round, Echikunwoke placed second in Group B with a 72.60m mark to comfortably move on to the finals. She resided at the No. 5 spot out of twelve qualifiers and thirty competitors overall within the merged groupings results. The Cincinnati Bearcats alum produced a 68.12 mark for 12th in the final round. 

Katie Nageotte / Pole Vault

(File image via post-event interview scrum) 

Nageotte vaulted 4.50m to tie for No. 1 overall in the qualification round and proceeded to capture World Championship gold in the finals with her 4.85m performance, the world leading mark in 2022. 

Featured Recap & Post-Event Interview

Trevor Bassitt / 400m Hurdles

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Bassitt went 49.17 in the opening heat to advance to the semis', where he produced that round's 4th best overall time (48.17) to make himself eligible for the finals. There, Bassitt posted a personal best 47.39 on his way to claiming the bronze medal. 

Featured Recap & Post-Race Interview

Emily Infeld / 5000m 

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Infeld recorded a time of 15:00.98 in heat 1 and picked up one of the coveted final round qualifying spots. She'll be back in action on Saturday to contest the finals at 9:25 pm EDT. 

Featured Recap & Post-Race Interview