2018 Women’s 100 World Rankings

Marie-Josée Ta Lou (4) beat Murielle Ahouré 4-1 on the year. (GIANCARLO COLOMBO/PHOTO RUN)

AND THEN THERE WERE 6. A half-dozen nations, that is, that have gone 1–2 in the 100 in the 63-year history of the women’s Rankings. Australia first did it in ’57, the U.S. in ’64, Poland in ’65, East Germany in ’83, Jamaica in ’08 (that one an unparalleled 1-2-3-4) and now Côte d’Ivoire in ’18, powered by Marie-Josée Ta Lou & Murielle Ahouré…

TA LOU WAS an easy choice for the top spot, even though she was just 3rd in the DL Final. That was her only loss in 13 races on the year, whereas Zürich winner Ahouré managed to win only 3 of 8 races all season. Overall, Ta Lou, last year’s No. 3, beat her fellow Ivoirian 4–1… European champ Dina Asher-Smith also claimed a win over Ta Lou in Zürich, but in a close decision, she falls to 4th behind reigning No. 1 Elaine Thompson, whose season was cut short by injury, but before that had a good sequence of DL finishes and went 2–2 against Ahouré…

THE U.S. HAD A relatively down year, with its 3 rookie scorers (Aleia Hobbs, Jenna Prandini & Ashley Henderson) finishing in the 5-6-9 slots… Tori Bowie, the U.S. No. 1 the last 4 seasons (with World Ranking spots of 2-3-2-2), pulled up with an injury at Pre and that was the end of her season.

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1. MARIE-JOSÉE TA LOU (Côte d’Ivoire) (11/18/88, 5-2½/126) (1.59/57)
10.85 1)Doha DL 5/04
11.40 1)Compiègne 5/20
10.88 1)Eugene DL 5/26
10.95 1)Montreuil 6/19
11.12 1)Gyulai M 7/02
10.90 1)Lausanne DL 7/05
10.89 1)Monaco DL 7/20
11.15 1)Afr Ch 8/02
(11.25h, 11.26sf)
11.10 3)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Ahoure; 2. Asher-Smith
11.08 1)Berlin IWC 9/02
11.05 1)Zagreb IWC 9/04
11.14 1)Cont Cup 9/07
2. MURIELLE AHOURÉ (Côte d’Ivoire) (8/23/87, 5-5¾/126) (1.67/57)
10.96 4)Doha DL 5/04 1. Ta Lou; 2. Okagbare; 3. Thompson
10.90 2)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Ta Lou
10.91 1)Oslo DL 6/07
11.03 2)Stockholm DL 6/10 1. Asher-Smith
11.03 6)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Ta Lou; 2. Thompson; 3. Prandini; 4. Schippers; 5. Kambundji
10.91w 1)Sotteville 7/17
11.01 2)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Ta Lou
11.01 1)Zürich DL 8/30
3. ELAINE THOMPSON (Jamaica) (6/28/92, 5-6½/126) (1.69/57)
11.18 1)Kingston 2/17
11.72 1)Brisbane 3/28
10.93 3)Doha DL 5/04 1. Ta Lou; 2. Okagbare
11.06 1)Jamaica Inv 5/19
10.98 3)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Ta Lou; 2. Ahoure
11.01 1)Jam Ch 6/22
(11.55h)
10.99 2)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Ta Lou
11.09 2)World Cup 7/14 1. Henderson
11.02 3)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Ta Lou; 2. Ahoure
4. DINA ASHER-SMITH (Great Britain) (12/04/95, 5-5/121) (1.65/55)
11.24 1)Sydney 3/17
11.31 1)Brisbane 3/28
11.06 6)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Ta Lou; 2. Ahoure; 3. Thompson; 4. Schippers; 5. Bowie
10.92 2)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Ahoure
10.93 1)Stockholm DL 6/10
10.97 1)GB Ch 6/30
(11.24h)
10.85 1)European Ch 8/07
(10.93h)
11.08 2)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Ahoure
11.16 2)Cont Cup 9/07 1. Ta Lou
5. ALEIA HOBBS (US) (2/24/96, 5-7¾/130) (1.72/59)
10.86w 1)Texas R 3/31
(10.93wh)
11.06 1)Baton Rouge 4/28
10.92 1)SEC 5/13
(10.93h)
11.01 1)NCAA 6/09
(10.90h, 10.98qf, 10.91sf)
10.91 1)USATF 6/22
(10.97h, 10.89wsf)
6. JENNA PRANDINI (US) (11/20/92, 5-7¾/130) (1.72/59)
11.09 3)Mt. SAC R 4/21 1. Terry; 2. Henderson
11.16 1)Cayman Inv 6/02
11.14 2)Kingston 6/09 1. Fraser-Pryce
10.98 3)USATF 6/22 1. Hobbs; 2. Henderson
(10.95wh, 11.00sf)
11.00 3)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Ta Lou; 2. Thompson
11.14 3)Lucerne 7/09 1. Kambundji; 2. Horn
11.09 4)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Ta Lou; 2. Ahoure; 3. Thompson
10.96 1)NACAC Ch 8/11
(11.01sf)
11.21 3)Cont Cup 9/07 1. Ta Lou; 2. Asher-Smith
7. DAFNE SCHIPPERS (Netherlands) (6/15/92, 5-10½/150) (1.79/68)
11.03 6)Doha DL 5/04 1. Ta Lou; 2. Okagbare; 3. Thompson; 4. Ahoure; 5. Horn
11.01 4)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Ta Lou; 2. Ahoure; 3. Thompson
11.02 4)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Ta Lou; 2. Thompson; 3. Prandini
11.12 5)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Ta Lou; 2. Ahoure; 3. Thompson; 4. Prandini
10.99 3)European Ch 8/07 1. Asher-Smith; 2. Luckenkemper
(11.05h)
11.15 5)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Ahoure; 2. Asher-Smith; 3. Ta Lou; 4. Kambundji
11.23 4)Cont Cup 9/07 1. Ta Lou; 2. Asher-Smith; 3. Prandini
8. MUJINGA KAMBUNDJI (Switzerland) (6/17/92, 5-6/130) (1.68/59)
11.17 7)Doha DL 5/04 1. Ta Lou; 2. Okagbare; 3. Thompson; 4. Ahoure; 5. Horn;
6. Schippers
11.20 1)Basel 6/02
11.16 1)Geneva 6/09
11.23 1)Bern 6/16
11.03 5)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Ta Lou; 2. Thompson; 3. Prandini; 4. Schippers
11.12 1)Lucerne 7/09
10.95 1)Swi Ch 7/13
(11.58h, 11.23sf)
11.13 1)Bellinzona 7/18
11.15 6)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Ta Lou; 2. Ahoure; 3. Thompson; 4. Prandini; 5. Schippers
11.05 4)European Ch 8/07 1. Asher-Smith; 2. Luckenkemper; 3. Schippers
(11.14h)
11.14 4)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Ahoure; 2. Asher-Smith; 3. Ta Lou
9. ASHLEY HENDERSON (US) (12/4/95)
11.12w 1)San Diego 4/06
11.06 2)Mt. SAC R 4/21 1. Terry
10.98 1)Tucson 4/28
11.04w 1)Mountain West 5/12
(11.10wh)
11.23 4sf)NCAA 6/07 1. Hobbs; 2. Whyte; 3. Smith
(11.36h, 11.18qf)
10.96 2)USATF 6/22 1. Hobbs
(10.91wh, 11.03sf)
11.07 1)World Cup 7/14
10. MICHELLE-LEE AHYE (Trinidad) (4/10/92, 5-6/130) (1.68/59)
11.14 1)Comm G 4/09
(11.27wh, 11.24sf)
11.35 2)Baie-Mahault 5/12 1. Felix
11.06 3)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Ahoure; 2. Asher-Smith
11.11 3)Stockholm DL 6/10 1. Asher-Smith; 2. Ahoure
11.14 1)Tri Ch 6/23
(11.23sf)
11.14 2)Gyulai M 7/02 1. Ta Lou
11.22 5)Lucerne 7/09 1. Kambundji; 2. Horn; 3. Prandini; 4. Tenorio
11.23 2)Rovereto 8/23 1. Gardner
11.27 6)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Ahoure; 2. Asher-Smith; 3. Ta Lou; 4. Kambundji; 5. Schippers
11.13 2)Berlin IWC 9/02 1. Ta Lou
11.28 2)Zagreb IWC 9/04 -+!

 

 

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Aleia Hobbs (LSU) 6. Shaina Collins (Tennessee)
1)SEC, 1)NCAA, 1)USATF 2)SEC, 5)NCAA, 7)USATF
2. *Jenna Prandini (Puma) 7. Twanisha Terry (USC)
3)USATF, 3)Lausanne DL, 1)NACAC 3)NCAA, 1)USATF Junior, 2)World Junior
3. *Ashley Henderson (San Diego State) 8. Mikiah Brisco (LSU)
4sf)NCAA, 2)USATF, 1)World Cup 5)SEC, 6)NCAA, 4)USATF
4. Tori Bowie (adidas) 9. English Gardner (Nike)
1)Jones Memorial, 1)adidas, 5)Eugene DL 1)Roverto, 1)Padua
5. Dezerea Bryant (Nike) 10. Aaliyah Brown (unattached)
6)USATF, 2)London DL, 4)NACAC 4)Mt. SAC Relays, 3)Cayman Invitational, 5)USATF

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