By Paul D. Bowker | May 11, 2018, 12:01 a.m. (ET)
Justin Gatlin acknowledges the crowd prior to competing in the men's 100-meter at the IAAF Diamond League stop on May 15, 2015 in Doha, Qatar.

 

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U.S. women’s hurdlers Keni Harrison, Brianna (Rollins) McNeal and Sharika Nelvis will go after a second consecutive sweep in the hurdles on Saturday in Shanghai.

They opened the Diamond League season last week in Doha, Qatar, with a sweep of the first three places in the women’s 100-meter hurdles, leading a day in which eight Americans posted top-three finishes. Saturday in Shanghai, Harrison, McNeal and Nelvis are among five Americans in the 100-meter hurdles again in a stacked field of nine. McNeal is the 2016 Olympic champion and Harrison is the world record holder.

Also in the event are two-time Olympic medalist Dawn Harper-Nelson and Jasmin Stowers, who finished just off the podium in fourth place last week.

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The second stop on the Diamond League circuit also includes two-time Olympic triple jump gold medalist Christian Taylor in the men’s 400-meter and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Aries Merritt in the men’s 110-meter hurdles. Taylor, who finished second in the triple jump last week in Doha, will be joined in the 400 by Michael Cherry, Fred Kerley and Vernon Norwood.

Five-time Olympic medalist Justin Gatlin and 2012 Olympian Isiah Young are in the men’s 100-meter.

The field events include three Americans in the long jump: Olympic champion Jeff Henderson, 2016 Olympian Michael Hartfield and Jarvis Gotch. Daniella Hill and 2016 Olympian Raven Saunders are in the women’s shot put. Inika McPherson, a 2016 Olympian, is in the women’s high jump and 2017 world champion Sam Kendricks is in the men’s pole vault.

TV: 7 a.m. ET Saturday, NBCSN

Paul D. Bowker is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.