Miller-Uibo clocks world leading time in season opener

Olympic gold medalist Shaunae Miller Uibo opened her 2019 outdoor track and field season with a bang over the weekend.

Competing in the women’s 400 meters (m) at the Tom Jones Memorial in Gainesville, Florida, Miller-Uibo crossed the line first in 49.05 seconds, the fastest time ever recorded before the month of June. The current world-leading time was also the second-fastest lap around the track in Miller-Uibo’s career.

The wire-to-wire win in Miller-Uibo’s opening race was also impressive because it featured two elite athletes in American Shamika Wimbley, who was second in 51.32 seconds, and Jamaican Chrisann Gordon, who finished third in 49.05 seconds.

The field was rounded out by Sharrika Barnett, 51.88, Taylor Manson, 52.53, kat Surin, 52.54, Brittny Ellis, 52.68, and Claudia Francis, 52.89.