August 06, 2020 at 10:05 pm
Fil-American bet Kristina Knott showed her form when she joined two races over the weekend in Jacksonville, Florida.
With strong winds challenging her, the 24-year-old Knott finished the women’s 100-meter run in 11.75 seconds for the gold medal in the Evolution Track League Meet at the Showalter Field in Winter Park.
She was ahead of Makala Watson, who checked in 12.98 seconds.
In the 200-meter dash, Knott came in at 25.88 seconds, with Watson following in 26.1.
This is her second competition since emerging from home quarantine.
And because the winds were affecting her performance, her clockings were not within range of the best times that she did during the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.
But, conditions were better when she saw action claimed two gold medals in the JAC Final Countdown meet in Jacksonville, Florida, according results that were shown by coach Roshan Griffin.
Last July 25, Knott submitted 11.51 seconds in the women’s 100-meter heats, before taking the gold in 11.52 second in the finals.
In beating Jordan Hankerson and Kaymin Sales, Knott’s time was .09 off her personal best, and she was 4/100ths of second faster than her silver medal finish in the 2019 SEA Games (11.55).
Hankerson checked in at 12.5 seconds while Sales had a time of 12.7 seconds.
Knott had a tailwind of 3.8 meter per second helping when she later took the gold medal in the 200-meter dash in 23.21 seconds.
Her time was near the SEA Games record clocking of 23.01 seconds, which she did last December.
She and William Morrison have more time to get ready for the Tokyo Olympics.
They have devoted a lot of time preparing for Olympic qualifying competitions while in lockdown back in their respective area of residence back in the United States.
A few months back, they may have initially felt bad and disappointed with conditions due to ongoing efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
But, their continuing effort to adjust to their current situation has kept them focused on their bid to make the qualification standard for the Olympiad.