Running on her former college track for the first time as a professional, Clovis native Jenna Prandini returned to Oregon’s Hayward Field and raced to a fourth-place finish in the women’s 200 at the Prefontaine Classic.
American Tori Bowie won Saturday’s race in a personal-best 21.99 seconds. She also won in 2014 and has the world’s best 100 this season of 10.80.
Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers, who won gold at last year’s Outdoor World Championships in China, was second in 22.11. Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson, the world silver medalist, was timed in 22.16 with Prandini finishing in 22.61.
It was the first race for Prandini at Hayward Field since winning last year’s U.S. outdoor title with a personal-record 22.20 that booked her a spot to Beijing for Worlds.
Prandini capped 2015 by winning the Bowerman Trophy as the Oustanding Female Student-Athlete in collegiate track and field, months after forgoing her final year of college eligibility to sign with Puma.