2018 Women’s 400 Hurdles World Rankings

Lausanne was the first of a pair of DL wins for Shamier Little. (GLADYS CHAIR/ASVOM AGENCY)

LOTS OF CONFLICTING evidence in this one, with Dalilah Muhammad winning the DL Final, and having a narrow 3–2 winning record against Shamier Little, but being crushed by Russell 6–2. But Little was a solid 4–2 over Russell, setting up a nice triangle. In the final analysis, Little—who had the year’s best 5-race average of times—was given the edge over Russell, with 2 wins and a pair of 2nds in DL races, compared to Russell’s 1 win and a trio of 2nds.

IN BASKETBALL PARLANCE, Sydney McLaughlin did her requisite one-and-done, having a spectacular frosh season at Kentucky—including the world’s fastest time and yet another World Junior Record—before announcing that she was turning pro. Her minimalist 3-race-all-college season was still good enough to get her No. 5… Reigning world No. 1 Kori Carter used the off year to work on her speed, never running the full-lap hurdles… Early in the year, more than 2 years after her final race, all-time great Lashinda Demus, a 3-time No. 1, announced her retirement.

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1. SHAMIER LITTLE (US) (3/20/95, 5-4¼/115) (1.63/52)
55.60 1)Baton Rouge 4/28
55.23 5)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Russell; 2. Muhammad; 3. Moline; 4. Watson
53.94 2)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Muhammad
53.61 1)USATF 6/24
(55.38h)
53.41 1)Lausanne DL 7/05
53.95 1)London DL 7/21
53.32 1)NACAC Ch 8/12
54.21 2)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Muhammad
53.86 2)Cont Cup 9/08 1. Russell
2. JANIEVE RUSSELL (Jamaica) (11/14/93, 5-8¾/139) (1.75/63)
55.98 1)Kingston 2/17
56.43 1)Kingston 3/10
55.10 2)Brisbane 3/28 1. Nel
54.33 1)Comm G 4/12
(54.01h)
53.78 2)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Muhammad
54.26 1)Kingston IWC 5/19
54.06 1)Eugene DL 5/26
54.08 2)Rome DL 5/31 1. Moline
54.89 2)Kingston 6/09 1. Nugent
54.18 1)Jam Ch 6/22
(54.84h)
54.16 1)Gyulai M 7/02
53.46 2)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Little
53.63 1)Lucerne 7/09
55.10 1)World Cup 7/14
53.96 2)London DL 7/21 1. Little
53.81 2)NACAC Ch 8/12 1. Little
(55.07h)
54.91 2)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Sprunger
54.38 3)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Muhammad; 2. Little
53.62 1)Cont Cup 9/08
3. DALILAH MUHAMMAD (US) (2/07/90, 5-7/137) (1.70/62)
55.25 1)Mt. SAC R 4/21
55.08 2)Drake R 4/28 1. Moline
53.77 1)Shanghai DL 5/12
54.09 2)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Russell
54.65 3)Rome DL 5/31 1. Moline; 2. Russell
53.65 1)Oslo DL 6/07
54.46 2)Gyulai M 7/02 1. Russell
54.61 4)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Little; 2. Russell; 3. Moline
53.79 2)Lucerne 7/09 1. Russell
54.86 3)London DL 7/21 1. Little; 2. Russell
53.88 1)Zürich DL 8/30
4. GEORGANNE MOLINE (US) (3/06/90, 5-10/130) (1.78/59)
54.86 1)Drake R 4/28
59.51 8)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Muhammad; 2. Russell; 3. Watson; 4. Nel; 5. Linkiewicz;
6. Nugent; 7. Xiao
54.33 3)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Russell; 2. Muhammad
53.97 1)Rome DL 5/31
54.04 1)Prague 6/04
54.12 2)USATF 6/24 1. Little
(54.64h)
55.37 4)Gyulai M 7/02 1. Russell; 2. Muhammad; 3. Spencer
53.90 3)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Little; 2. Russell
55.47 4)London DL 7/21 1. Little; 2. Russell; 3. Muhammad
54.26 3)NACAC Ch 8/12 1. Little; 2. Russell
(55.38h)
dnf )Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Sprunger; 2. Russell; 3. Beesley; 4. Doyle; 5. Watson;
6. Nel
55.00 4)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Muhammad; 2. Little; 3. Russell
5. SYDNEY MCLAUGHLIN (US) (8/07/99, 5-8½/134) (1.74/61)
53.60 1)National Relays 4/27`
52.75 1)SEC 5/13
(54.85h)
53.96 1)NCAA 6/09
(54.78h, 55.50qf, 54.15sf)
6. LÉA SPRUNGER (Switzerland) (3/05/90, 6-0/152) (1.83/69)
56.36 8)Rome DL 5/31 1. Moline; 2. Russell; 3. Muhammad; 4. Folorunso; 5. Pedroso;
6. Tkachuk; 7. Tate
55.07 4)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Muhammad; 2. Little; 3. Watson
55.60 2)Geneva 6/09 1. Pedroso
54.79 6)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Little; 2. Russell; 3. Moline; 4. Muhammad; 5. Spencer
54.92 4)Lucerne 7/09 1. Russell; 2. Muhammad; 3. Spencer
54.86 1)Swi Ch 7/14
(55.76h)
54.33 1)Euro Ch 8/10
(55.04sf)
54.86 1)Birmingham DL 8/18
55.36 6)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Muhammad; 2. Little; 3. Russell; 4. Moline; 5. Doyle
7. EILIDH DOYLE (Great Britain) (2/20/87, 5-7¾/130) (1.72/59)
54.80 2)Comm G 4/12 1. Russell
(54.80h)
56.18 7)London DL 7/21 1. Little; 2. Russell; 3. Muhammad; 4. Moline; 5. Nel;
6. Tracey
55.71 1)Karlstad 7/25
56.23 8)Euro Ch 8/10 1. Sprunger; 2. Ryzhykova; 3. Beesley; 4. Claes; 5. Pedroso;
6. Rudakova; 7. Tkachuk
(55.16sf)
56.61 4)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Sprunger; 2. Russell; 3. Beesley
55.05 5)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Muhammad; 2. Little; 3. Russell; 4. Moline
8. SAGE WATSON (Canada) (6/20/94, 5-8¾/137) (1.75/62)
56.52 1)Tucson 3/16
56.38 1)San Diego 3/24
55.55 5)Comm G 4/12 1. Russell; 2. Doyle; 3. Nel; 4. Whyte
(55.43h)
56.55 6)Drake R 4/28 1. Moline; 2. Muhammad; 3. Tate; 4. Spencer; 5. Nugent
55.23 3)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Muhammad; 2. Russell
55.58 1)Osaka IWC 5/20
54.81 4)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Russell; 2. Muhammad; 3. Moline
54.55 3)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Muhammad; 2. Little
56.21 8)London DL 7/21 1. Little; 2. Russell; 3. Muhammad; 4. Moline; 5. Nel;
6. Tracey; 7. Doyle
57.11 5)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Sprunger; 2. Russell; 3. Beesley; 4. Doyle
55.57 7)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Muhammad; 2. Little; 3. Russell; 4. Moline; 5. Doyle;
6. Sprunger
9. ASHLEY SPENCER (US) (6/08/93, 5-6/119) (1.68/54)
56.43 1)Texas R 3/30
56.44 1)Baton Rouge 4/21
55.22 4)Drake R 4/28 1. Moline; 2. Muhammad; 3. Tate
55.23 2)Kingston IWC 5/19 1. Russell
55.58 7)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Russell; 2. Muhammad; 3. Moline; 4. Watson; 5. Little;
6. Hejnova
55.68 4)Kingston 6/09 1. Nugent; 2. Russell; 3. Whyte
dnf )USATF 6/24 1. Little; 2. Moline; 3. Tate; 4. Payne; 5. Cockrell;
6. Seymour; 7. Bookman
(56.26h)
55.29 3)Gyulai M 7/02 1. Russell; 2. Muhammad
54.74 5)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Little; 2. Russell; 3. Moline; 4. Muhammad
54.66 3)Lucerne 7/09 1. Russell; 2. Muhammad
57.00 9)London DL 7/21 1. Little; 2. Russell; 3. Muhammad; 4. Moline; 5. Nel;
6. Tracey; 7. Doyle; 8. Watson
10. ANNA RYZHYKOVA (Ukraine) (11/24/89, 5-9¼/130) (1.76/59)
57.16 2)Turku IWC 6/05 1. Beesley
55.81 1)Kropyvnytskyi 6/26
55.39 1)Ukr Ch 7/21
(56.28h)
54.51 2)Euro Ch 8/10 1. Sprunger
(54.82sf)
55.74 1)Rovereto 8/23
55.38 1)Brussels DL 8/31
55.89 1)Zagreb IWC 9/04
54.47 3)Cont Cup 9/08 1. Russell; 2. Little

 

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Shamier Little (adidas) 6. Cassandra Tate (adidas)
1)USATF, 1)Lausanne DL, 2)Zürich DL 8)Eugene DL, 3)USATF, 7)Lausanne DL
2. *Dalilah Muhammad (Nike) 7. Kymber Payne (LSU)
1)Shanghai DL, 1)Oslo DL, 1)Zürich DL 2)SEC, 3)NCAA, 4)USATF
3. *Georganne Moline (Xendurance) 8. Anna Cockrell (USC)
1)Rome DL, 2)USATF, 4)Zürich DL 1)Pac-12, 2)NCAA, 5)USATF
4. *Sydney McLaughlin (Kentucky) 9. Symone Black (Purdue)
1)National Relays, 1)SEC, 1)NCAA 7)Drake Relays, 1)Big 10, 4)NCAA
5. *Ashley Spencer (Nike) 10. Kiah Seymour (Glenarden TC)
7)Eugene DL, dnf)USATF, 5)Lausanne DL 1)Clermont, 7)Cayman Invitational, 6)USATF

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