Jasmine Todd now knows what it takes.
The Chandler and Oregon product has been in Beijing all week competing in the IAAF World Championships in track and field.
There has been good and bad, but most importantly Todd has tested herself against the world’s best, held her own and gained experience that will only help downthe line.
Like in Rio in 2016 for the Olympics.
Todd helped Team USA finish with a silver medal in the 4x100 relay race as ran the anchor of a team that finished in 41.68 to finish second to Jamaica (41.07).
Todd, coming back from her two rounds of the 100 meters earlier in the championships, competed in long jump qualifying on Wednesday. She was unable to advance to the finals but finished with a jump of 21-4.75 (6.52m), the second-best of her career. She will likely return to race the 4x100 meter relay prelims on Friday evening.
Earlier in the meet Todd qualified for the 100-meter dash semifinals with a time of 11.29 seconds despite a slow start out of the blocks.
“I am always able to catch up so I lean on that,” Todd said.
She fared better in the semifinals.
Todd finished eighth in her semi heat with a time of 11.21.