2018 Women’s 800 World Rankings

It took Caster Semenya only 1:54.25 to cover 2 laps in Paris. (JIRO MOCHIZUKI/IMAGE OF SPORT)

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Caster Semenya was a lock for her third straight No. 1 in the 2-lapper. She hasn’t lost since late in the ’15 campaign, with this year’s 9/9 meaning she has a winning streak of 29. And she has never been faster, as her PR 1:54.25 in Paris boosted her to No. 4 on the all-time list. Overall, she had the year’s 4 fastest performances and 6 of 8…

AS CLEAR AS SEMENYA was for No. 1, Francine Niyonsaba and Ajee’ Wilson were murky for 2-3, the same as their order of last year. Niyonsaba had a 3–2 edge over the American and had slightly better marks. That meant Wilson needed a clear edge in honors-won, and she didn’t have it. Hanging our hats on their DL sequences, Niyonsaba’s 1-1-2-2-2-3-6 trumped Wilson’s 2-2-2-3-4, even though the Burundian’s out-of-character 6th came in the DL Final…

WILSON MOVES from =No. 4 on the all-time U.S. scorers list to No. 2, now trailing only Madeline Manning. She broke her tie with Alysia Montaño and slipped past sisters-in-law Joetta Clark-Diggs and Jearl Miles Clark… The U.S. topped by-nation scoring for the second year in a row, Wilson being joined by rookie Raevyn Rogers in 6 and Charlene Lipsey in 8.

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1. CASTER SEMENYA (South Africa) (1/07/91, 5-7/141) (1.70/64)
1:57.80 1)SA Ch 3/17
(1:58.92h)
1:56.68 1)Comm G 4/13
(1:59.26h)
1:55.92 1)Eugene DL 5/26
1:57.25 1)Oslo DL 6/07
1:54.25 1)Paris DL 6/30
1:54.60 1)Monaco DL 7/20
1:56.06 1)Afr Ch 8/05
(2:02.90h)
1:55.27 1)Zürich DL 8/30
1:54.77 1)Cont Cup 9/09
2. FRANCINE NIYONSABA (Burundi) (5/05/93, 5-3¼/123) (1.61/56)
2:01.97 1)Baie-Mahault 5/12
1:56.88 3)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Semenya; 2. Wilson
1:58.57 2)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Semenya
1:59.71 1)Montreuil 6/19
1:55.86 2)Paris DL 6/30 1. Semenya
1:57.80 1)Lausanne DL 7/05
1:57.90 1)Rabat DL 7/13
1:55.96 2)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Semenya
1:57.97 2)Afr Ch 8/05 1. Semenya
(2:01.63h)
1:59.11 6)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Semenya; 2. Wilson; 3. Goule; 4. Alemu; 5. Rogers
(2:00.99i, 1:58.31i)
3. AJEE’ WILSON (US) (5/08/94, 5-6½/121) (1.69/55)
2:01.68 1)Philadelphia 4/13
1:59.27 1)adidas Boost 5/19
1:56.86 2)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Semenya
1:59.84 1)Kingston 6/09
1:58.18 1)USATF 6/24
(2:02.63h, 1:59.34sf)
1:57.11 3)Paris DL 6/30 1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba
1:58.20 2)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Niyonsaba
1:56.45 4)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba; 3. Goule
1:57.52 1)NACAC Ch 8/11
1:57.86 2)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Semenya
1:57.16 2)Cont Cup 9/09 1. Semenya
(2:00.90i, 2:01.95i, 2:01.60i, 2:01.90i, 1:58.99i)
4. NATOYA GOULE (Jamaica) (3/30/91, 5-3/110) (1.60/50)
1:58.82 3)Comm G 4/13 1. Semenya; 2. Wambui
(2:00.74h)
1:59.43 2)adidas Boost 5/19 1. Wilson
2:00.84 1B)Eugene DL 5/25
2:00.66 2)Kingston 6/09 1. Wilson
1:58.85 1)Jam Ch 6/22
1:57.69 5)Paris DL 6/30 1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba; 3. Wilson; 4. Alemu
2:00.32 1)Lucerne 7/09
1:58.33 2)Rabat DL 7/13 1. Niyonsaba
1:56.15 3)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba
1:58.67 2)London DL 7/22 1. Brown
1:57.95 2)NACAC Ch 8/11 1. Wilson
1:58.49 3)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Semenya; 2. Wilson
1:57.36 3)Cont Cup 9/09 1. Semenya; 2. Wilson
(1:59.86i, 2:01.07i, 2:02.49i)
5. HABITAM ALEMU (Ethiopia) (7/09/97, 5-5¾/115) (1.67/52)
1:57.78 4)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Semenya; 2. Wilson; 3. Niyonsaba
1:58.58 3)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba
1:57.17 4)Paris DL 6/30 1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba; 3. Wilson
1:58.38 3)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Niyonsaba; 2. Wilson
1:59.06 1)Sotteville 7/17
1:56.71 5)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba; 3. Goule; 4. Wilson
1:58.86 3)Afr Ch 8/05 1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba
(2:02.51h)
1:58.63 4)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Semenya; 2. Wilson; 3. Goule
(2:01.79i 1:59.69i, 2:02.18i, 2:01.10i)
6. RAEVYN ROGERS (US) (9/07/96, 5-7¼/141) (1.71/64)
2:01.86 3)adidas Boost 5/19 1. Wilson; 2. Goule
1:59.36 7)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Semenya; 2. Wilson; 3. Niyonsaba; 4. Alemu; 5. Lipsey;
6. Wambui
1:58.57 2)USATF 6/24 1. Wilson
(2:02.74h, 2:00.17sf)
2:00.12 5)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Niyonsaba; 2. Wilson; 3. Alemu; 4. Wambui
2:00.20 1)World Cup 7/15
1:57.69 7)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba; 3. Goule; 4. Wilson; 5. Alemu;
6. Arrafi
2:00.75 4)NACAC Ch 8/11 1. Wilson; 2. Goule; 3. Almanza
1:59.05 5)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Semenya; 2. Wilson; 3. Goule; 4. Alemu
(2:01.73i, 1:59.99i, 2:01.74i, 2:02.17i, 2:01.44i)
7. RABAB ARRAFI (Morocco) (1/12/91, 5-9¾/141) (1.77/64)
1:59.20 1)Ostrava IWC 6/13
2:01.01 1)Medit G 6/29
(2:03.45h)
1:58.84 3)Rabat DL 7/13 1. Niyonsaba; 2. Goule
1:57.47 6)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba; 3. Goule; 4. Wilson; 5. Alemu
2:02.81 8)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Semenya; 2. Wilson; 3. Goule; 4. Alemu; 5. Rogers;
6. Niyonsaba; 7. Buchel
(2:02.49i)
8. CHARLENE LIPSEY (US) (7/16/91, 5-6/126) (1.68/57)
2:01.91 2)Philadelphia 4/13 1. Wilson
1:58.35 5)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Semenya; 2. Wilson; 3. Niyonsaba; 4. Alemu
2:00.70 3)Kingston 6/09 1. Wilson; 2. Goule
1:59.95 5)USATF 6/24 1. Wilson; 2. Rogers; 3. Brown; 4. Edwards
(2:02.06h, 2:00.25sf)
1:58.05 6)Paris DL 6/30 1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba; 3. Wilson; 4. Alemu; 5. Goule
2:04.17 9)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Niyonsaba; 2. Wilson; 3. Alemu; 4. Wambui; 5. Rogers;
6. Jepkosgei; 7. Sum; 8. Sharp
1:58.42 8)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba; 3. Goule; 4. Wilson; 5. Alemu;
6. Arrafi; 7. Rogers
2:04.77 9)Zürich DL 8/30 1. Semenya; 2. Wilson; 3. Goule; 4. Alemu; 5. Rogers;
6. Niyonsaba; 7. Buchel; 8. Arrafi
(2:03.74i, 2:02.05i, 2:01.89i, 2:01.45i)
9. MARGARET WAMBUI (Kenya) (9/15/95, 5-7¼/126) (1.71/57)
1:59.54 2)Nairobi 2/17 1. Jerotich
1:58.07 2)Comm G 4/13 1. Semenya
(2:00.60h)
2:02.61 3)Baie-Mahault 5/12 1. Niyonsaba; 2. Brown
1:58.67 6)Eugene DL 5/26 1. Semenya; 2. Wilson; 3. Niyonsaba; 4. Alemu; 5. Lipsey
2:00.86 3)Ken Ch 6/23 1. Jerotich; 2. Sum
(2:08.14h)
dnf )Paris DL 6/30 1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba; 3. Wilson; 4. Alemu; 5. Goule;
6. Lipsey; 7. Jerotich; 8. Lamote; 9. Sum; 10. Hassan;
11. Saunders
1:59.03 4)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Niyonsaba; 2. Wilson; 3. Alemu
1:59.09 4)Rabat DL 7/13 1. Niyonsaba; 2. Goule; 3. Arrafi
1:59.70 11)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba; 3. Goule; 4. Wilson; 5. Alemu;
6. Arrafi; 7. Rogers; 8. Lipsey; 9. Lamote; 10. Jerotich
dnf )Afr Ch 8/05 1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba; 3. Alemu; 4. Nakaayi; 5. Nanyondo;
6. Akkaoui
(2:02.80h)
(2:00.48i)
10. EMILY JEROTICH (Kenya) (5/13/86, 5-1/97) (1.55/44)
1:58.25 1)Nairobi 2/17
2:01.74 7)Comm G 4/13 1. Semenya; 2. Wambui; 3. Goule; 4. Nanyondo; 5. Bell;
6. Ajok
(2:00.58h)
2:00.22 1)Osaka IWC 5/20
1:59.52 1)Ken Ch 6/23
(2:05.26h)
1:58.04 1)Tomblaine 6/27
1:58.99 7)Paris DL 6/30 1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba; 3. Wilson; 4. Alemu; 5. Goule;
6. Lipsey
1:59.19 5)Rabat DL 7/13 1. Niyonsaba; 2. Goule; 3. Arrafi; 4. Wambui
1:59.45 10)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba; 3. Goule; 4. Wilson; 5. Alemu;
6. Arrafi; 7. Rogers; 8. Lipsey; 9. Lamote
2:03.90 3h)Afr Ch 8/04 1. Nanyondo; 2. Semenya
(2:02.39i)

 

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Ajee’ Wilson (adidas) 6. Sammy Watson (Texas A&M)
2)Eugene DL, 1)USATF, 2)Zürich DL 1)SEC, 1)NCAA, 1)USATF Junior
2. *Raevyn Rogers (Nike) 7. Olivia Baker (Stanford)
7)Eugene DL, 2)USATF, 5)Zürich DL 3)Pac-12, 5)NCAA, 6)USATF
3. *Charlene Lipsey (adidas) 8. Hanna Green (Oregon TC)
5)Eugene DL, 5)USATF, 9)Zürich DL 2)USATF Distance Classic, 7)USATF, 1)Dublin
4. Ce’Aira Brown (Hoka/NJNY) 9. Sabrina Southerland (Oregon)
3)USATF, 1)London DL, 1)Karlstad 1)Pac-12, 7)NCAA, 8)USATF
5. Kaela Edwards (adidas) 10. Laura Roesler (Nike)
1)Mt. SAC Relays, 4)USATF, 3)Lucerne 5sf)USATF, 4)London DL, 2)Karlstad

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