2019 Women’s 800 World Rankings

Raevyn Rogers (silver) and Ajee’ Wilson (bronze) won World Championships medals. (KIRBY LEE/IMAGE OF SPORT)

AJEE’ WILSON WAS FAVORED coming into Doha, but ended up only 3rd behind Halimah Nakaayi and Raevyn Rogers there. Nonetheless, a sterling string of DL performances brought her her first No. 1…

IN A RANKINGS SENSE, the WC was the only race that Wilson lost all year. In the wake of the IAAF’s testosterone-level ruling on DSD (Differences In Sexual Development) athletes, we have set aside the few performances made by longtime major factors Caster Semenya and Francine Niyonsaba before the ruling took full effect. If we had counted Semenya’s two meets—1:54.98 to win the Doha DL, 1:55.70 to win the Stanford DL—she surely would have found a spot somewhere in the second half of the Top 10…

WILSON BECOMES ONLY the second American ever to claim the top spot, Madeline Manning having done so in ’67 & ’68. Wilson also ties Manning for the most points ever scored by an American at 43… Uganda provided a major surprise when Halimah Nakaayi and Winnie Nanyondo went 1/4 at the WC, ending up as Nos. 3 and 4 in the Rankings. Nanyondo is the only Ugandan previously to have ranked, being No. 9 back in ’14.

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1. AJEE’ WILSON (US) (5/08/94, 5-6½/121) (1.69/55)
1:58.83 3)Doha DL 5/03 (1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba)
2:00.87 1)Stockholm DL 5/30
1:59.22 1)Kingston 6/08
1:58.36 2)Stanford DL 6/30 (1. Semenya)
1:57.73 1)Monaco DL 7/12
1:57.72 1)USATF 7/28
(2:04.69h, 2:01.02sf)
2:00.76 1)Birmingham DL 8/18
2:00.24 1)Brussels DL 9/06
1:58.84 3)World Ch 9/30 1. Nakaayi; 2. Rogers
(2:02.10h, 2:00.31sf)
(1:59.26i, 1:58.60i)
2. RAEVYN ROGERS (US) (9/07/96, 5-7¼/141) (1.71/64)
2:01.04 1)Howell Inv 4/06
2:02.02 1)Ellis Inv 4/20
1:59.07 5)Doha DL 5/03 (1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba); 3. Wilson; 4. Jepkosgei
2:00.67 1)Baie-Mahault 5/18
2:02.35 4)Stockholm DL 5/30 1. Wilson; 2. Alemu; 3. Jepkosgei
2:01.08 3)Kingston 6/08 1. Wilson; 2. Almanza
1:58.65 3)Stanford DL 6/30 (1. Semenya); 2. Wilson
2:00.16 6)Monaco DL 7/12 1. Wilson; 2. Goule; 3. Muir; 4. Sharp; 5. Nakaayi
1:58.84 3)USATF 7/28 1. Wilson; 2. Green
(2:01.77h, 2:00.90sf)
2:01.40 3)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Wilson; 2. Sharp
1:59.50 6)Paris DL 8/24 1. Green; 2. Goule; 3. Nanyondo; 4. Lyakhova; 5. Grace
2:00.67 2)Brussels DL 9/06 1. Wilson
1:58.18 2)World Ch 9/30 1. Nakaayi
(2:02.01h, 1:59.57sf)
(2:03.09i, 2:01.33i)
3. HALIMAH NAKAAYI (Uganda) (10/16/94, 4-11/99) (1.50/45)
2:03.11 1)Kampala 5/11
2:00.58 3)Nanjing IWC 5/21 1. Jepkosgei; 2. Arafi
2:03.23 3)Oordegem 5/25 1. Hering; 2. Eykens
2:01.93 1)Oslo DL 6/13
2:00.91 5)Rabat DL 6/16 1. Jepkosgei; 2. Alemu; 3. Lyakhova; 4. Sharp
dnf –)Tomblaine 6/22 1. Nanyondo; 2. Yarigo; 3. Hachlaf; 4. Akkaoui; 5. Mawla;
6. Haile…
1:59.97 2)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Jepkosgei
1:59.57 5)Monaco DL 7/12 1. Wilson; 2. Goule; 3. Muir; 4. Sharp
1:59.96 1)Heusden 7/20
2:03.40 8)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Wilson; 2. Sharp; 3. Rogers; 4. Lamote; 5. Bell;
6. Goule; 7. Grace
2:03.55 3)African G 8/27 1. Meshesha; 2. Arafi
(2:02.44h)
1:58.04 1)World Ch 9/30
(2:02.33h, 1:59.35sf)
4. WINNIE NANYONDO (Uganda) (8/23/93, 5-4½/106) (1.64/48)
1:59.56 1)Tomblaine 6/22
1:58.83 3)Paris DL 8/24 1. Green; 2. Goule
2:00.69 3)Brussels DL 9/06 1. Wilson; 2. Rogers
1:59.18 4)World Ch 9/30 1. Nakaayi; 2. Rogers; 3. Wilson
(2:00.36h, 1:59.75sf)
(2:04.19i)
5. NATOYA GOULE (Jamaica) (3/30/91, 5-3/110) (1.60/50)
2:00.96 8)Doha DL 5/03 (1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba); 3. Wilson; 4. Jepkosgei; 5. Rogers;
6. M. Wambui; 7. Alemu
2:03.89 8)Stockholm DL 5/30 1. Wilson; 2. Alemu; 3. Jepkosgei; 4. Rogers; 5. Lindh;
6. Sharp; 6. Eykens; 7. Hermansson
1:59.50 1)Jam Ch 6/22
1:59.82 6)Stanford DL 6/30 (1. Semenya); 2. Wilson; 3. Rogers; 4. Green; 5. Alemu
1:57.90 2)Monaco DL 7/12 1. Wilson
2:00.51 7)London DL 7/21 1. Sharp; 2. Bissett; 3. Bell; 4. Oskan-Clarke; 5. Mitchell;
6. Segrave
2:01.26 1)Pan-Am G 8/07
(2:02.68h)
2:02.70 6)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Wilson; 2. Sharp; 3. Rogers; 4. Lamote; 5. Bell
1:58.59 2)Paris DL 8/24 1. Green
2:01.40 5)Brussels DL 9/06 1. Wilson; 2. Rogers; 3. Nanyondo; 4. Lyakhova
2:00.11 6)World Ch 9/30 1. Nakaayi; 2. Rogers; 3. Wilson; 4. Nanyondo; 5. Sum
(2:01.01h, 2:00.33sf)
(1:59.13i)
6. NELLY JEPKOSGEI (Bahrain) (7/14/91)
1:59.00 4)Doha DL 5/03 (1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba); 3. Wilson
1:59.98 1)Nanjing IWC 5/21
2:01.98 3)Stockholm DL 5/30 1. Wilson; 2. Alemu
1:59.50 1)Rabat DL 6/16
2:00.50 1)Marseille 7/02
1:59.54 1)Lausanne DL 7/05
2:04.85 9)Monaco DL 7/12 1. Wilson; 2. Goule; 3. Muir; 4. Sharp; 5. Nakaayi;
6. Rogers; 7. Wang; 8. Hailu
2:01.94 10)Paris DL 8/24 1. Green; 2. Goule; 3. Nanyondo; 4. Lyakhova; 5. Grace;
6. Rogers; 7. Tsegay; 8. Lamote; 9. Mitchell
2:03.48 9)Brussels DL 9/06 1. Wilson; 2. Rogers; 3. Nanyondo; 4. Lyakhova; 5. Goule;
6. Sharp; 7. Green; 8. Eykens
(2:04.58i, 2:02.03i)
7. HABITAM ALEMU (Ethiopia) (7/09/97, 5-5¾/115) (1.67/52)
2:00.61 7)Doha DL 5/03 (1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba); 3. Wilson; 4. Jepkosgei; 5. Rogers;
6. M. Wambui
2:01.26 2)Stockholm DL 5/30 1. Wilson
1:59.90 2)Rabat DL 6/16 1. Jepkosgei
1:59.25 5)Stanford DL 6/30 (1. Semenya); 2. Wilson; 3. Rogers; 4. Green
(1:59.49i, 1:59.99i, 2:00.70i)
8. LYNSEY SHARP (Great Britain) (7/11/90, 5-8¾/132) (1.75/60)
2:01.51 9)Doha DL 5/03 (1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba); 3. Wilson; 4. Jepkosgei; 5. Rogers;
6. M. Wambui; 7. Alemu; 8. Goule
2:06.56 1)Manchester 5/25
2:03.52 6)Stockholm DL 5/30 1. Wilson; 2. Alemu; 3. Jepkosgei; 4. Rogers; 5. Lindh
dnf –)Oslo DL 6/13 1. Nakaayi; 2. Buchel; 3. Welteji; 4. Hermansson; 5. Lindh;
6. Eykens; 7. Oskan-Clarke; 8. Yarigo; 9. Thomas; 10. Hynne;
11. Elvemo
2:00.61 4)Rabat DL 6/16 1. Jepkosgei; 2. Alemu; 3. Lyakhova
2:00.57 2)Marseille 7/02 1. Jepkosgei
1:58.76 4)Monaco DL 7/12 1. Wilson; 2. Goule; 3. Muir
1:58.61 1)London DL 7/21
2:01.09 2)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Wilson
2:02.79 2)GB Ch 8/25 1. Oskan-Clarke
(2:04.05h)
2:01.47 6)Brussels DL 9/06 1. Wilson; 2. Rogers; 3. Nanyondo; 4. Lyakhova; 5. Goule
2:03.57 4h)World Ch 9/27 1. Lamote; 2. Almanza; 3. Arafi
(2:02.90i, 2:05.99i, 2:06.23i, 2:02.28i, 2:03.07i)
9. EUNICE SUM (Kenya) (9/02/88, 5-7¾/117) (1.72/53)
2:04.79 4)Osaka IWC 5/19 1. Yarigo; 2. Jerotich; 3. Petty
2:04.13 10)Nanjing IWC 5/21 1. Jepkosgei; 2. Arafi; 3. Nakaayi; 4. Green; 5. Petty;
6. Yarigo; 7. Mitchell; 8. Wang; 9. Mulugeta
2:04.68 8)Marseille 7/02 1. Jepkosgei; 2. Sharp; 3. Anais; 4. Tracey; 5. Yarigo;
6. Mouchet; 7. Fedronic
2:02.23 1)Lignano 7/09
2:03.08 1)Kortrijk 7/13
2:00.99 1)Padua 7/16
2:03.20 4)Ken Ch 8/22 (1. J. Wambui); 2. Jerotich; 3. Mawia
(2:05.3h, 2:03.16sf)
2:01.13 2)Rovereto 8/27 1. Hynne
2:00.40 1)Zürich DL 8/29
2:00.94 1)Bellinzona 9/01
1:58.99 2)Ken Tr 9/13 (1. J. Wambui)
(2:04.9h)
1:59.71 5)World Ch 9/30 1. Nakaayi; 2. Rogers; 3. Wilson; 4. Nanyondo
(2:02.17h, 2:00.10sf)
10. OLHA LYAKHOVA (Ukraine) (3/18/92, 5-8½/121) (1.74/55)
2:03.38 11)Doha DL 5/03 (1. Semenya; 2. Niyonsaba); 3. Wilson; 4. Jepkosgei; 5. Rogers;
6. M. Wambui; 7. Alemu; 8. Goule; 9. Sharp; 10. Mulugeta
2:02.46 1)Chaniá 6/09
2:01.75 2)Montreuil 6/11 1. Muir
2:01.20 1)Dessau 6/14
2:00.35 3)Rabat DL 6/16 1. Jepkosgei; 2. Alemu
2:01.16 2)Padua 7/16 1. Sum
2:03.64 9)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Wilson; 2. Sharp; 3. Rogers; 4. Lamote; 5. Bell;
6. Goule; 7. Grace; 8. Nakaayi
1:59.13 4)Paris DL 8/24 1. Green; 2. Goule; 3. Nanyondo
2:01.16 4)Brussels DL 9/06 1. Wilson; 2. Rogers; 3. Nanyondo
2:04.90 2)US v Europe 9/09 1. Bell
2:00.72 3sf)World Ch 9/28 1. Rogers; 2. Nanyondo
(2:01.47h)
(2:03.79i, 2:03.39i, 2:03.19i, 2:04.22i, 2:03.60i, 2:03.24i)

 

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Ajee’ Wilson (adidas) 6. Olivia Baker (Garden State New Balance)
1)USATF, 1)Brussels DL, 3)World Ch 4)USATF, 1)Cork, 5)vs Europe
2. *Raevyn Rogers (Nike) 7. Athing Mu (New Jersey HS)
3)USATF, 2)Brussels DL, 2)World Ch 1)USATF Junior, 1)Pan-Am Junior, 5)USATF
3. Hanna Green (Nike Oregon TC) 8. Sage Hurta (unattached)
2)USATF, 1)Paris DL, 7h)World Ch 1)Mt. SAC Relays, 1)Music City
4. Ce’Aira Brown (Hoka NJNY) 9. Sammy Watson (adidas)
5sf)USATF, 2)Bellinzona, 8)World Ch 7)Sunset, 6)USATF, 6)Rovereto
5. Kate Grace (Bowerman TC) 10. Nia Akins (Penn)
1)Sunset, 5)Paris DL, 2)Zürich DL 2)NCAA, 2)NACAC U23, 7)USATF

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