Exactly as predicted.
First, I want to say that finally we see some real times that make sense, in both men’s and women’s sprints.
Steiner—MJ 2.0 Coming out madly turning over and not applying proper force to the track in her 100 is ridiculous, and unforgivable. In the 200 she only performed as well as indoors because she is running an indoor 200 outdoors. She hasn’t lost a step, she’s just running the wrong race—apparently the only race she knows. The good? thing is that she could do well from an inside lane, so she might make an excellent 3rd 4x1 leg no matter what the lane draw. This could be her specialty.
Ofili—PB in the 100 into a small headwind with a time that adjusts to probably 10.8 is excellent. TBH she did not look great, but ran on guts more than anything. She still has upside, and IMO doesn’t show much race evidence of coaching, she is just running naturally. Athletes like that plateau, and usually don’t have much longevity. Get thee to a real coach, who is interested in longer-term development, not just points today.
Men—nothing unexpected. Times were finally realistic. Fahnbulleh didn’t have his patented finish, something was off there. Ashe won, but meh. They all looked fatigued and ragged including everyone in the 2nd half of the 2, very disappointing to me.
Ofili: 4x1 leadoff, 100m
Steiner: 4x1 third leg, and 400m/4x4, maybe 200m
Nothing special from this meet.