How to watch former Kentucky star Abby Steiner in 2022 World Athletics Championships

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Former Kentucky star Abby Steiner has a chance to add a world championship to her trophy case.

Steiner, who graduated from UK in May with a bevy of championships and broken records to her name, is scheduled to shoot out of the starting blocks at 10:35 p.m. Thursday in the women's 200 meter final during the 2022 World Athletics Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Steiner qualified for Thursday's championship race as the eighth seed by placing second Tuesday night in a semifinal heat. The Dublin, Ohio, native posted a time of 22.15 seconds and finished behind only Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who won the heat with a time of 21.82.

"A goal of mine coming into this was just (to) make it to the final," Steiner said during a postrace interview Tuesday night with FloTrack.. "Once you have a lane, anything can happen."

Jun 25, 2022; Eugene, OR, USA; Abby Steiner of Kentucky in the starting blocks of a women's 200m heat during the USA Championships at Hayward Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 25, 2022; Eugene, OR, USA; Abby Steiner of Kentucky in the starting blocks of a women's 200m heat during the USA Championships at Hayward Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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Steiner is on quite the roll heading into the global competition. In the month of June alone, she broke the collegiate record in the women's 200 while winning her first outdoor NCAA title and then qualified for the world event by taking first in the 200 at the USA Track & Field outdoor championships.

Then, last week, Steiner formally stepped onto the professional stage by signing with global sports brand PUMA.

How to watch former Kentucky star Abby Steiner in World Athletics Championships

Abby Steiner, right, Tamara Clark and former Duck Jenna Prandini, center, earn the top three spots in the women's 200 meters. Steiner won in 21.77 on day four of the 2022 USA Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on Sunday, June 26, 2022.
Abby Steiner, right, Tamara Clark and former Duck Jenna Prandini, center, earn the top three spots in the women's 200 meters. Steiner won in 21.77 on day four of the 2022 USA Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on Sunday, June 26, 2022.

Event: Women's 200 meter final

Race time: 10:35 p.m. Thursday, July 21

Where: Hayward Field (Eugene, Oregon)

TV: USA Network

USA Network is channel 760 on Charter Spectrum HD; channel 242 on DirecTV; channel 105 on DISH; and channel 550 on Verizon FiOS.

Online livestream: NBCSports.com/live

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Abby Steiner, of the United States, wins a heat in the women's 200-meter run at the World Athletics Championships on Monday, July 18, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Abby Steiner, of the United States, wins a heat in the women's 200-meter run at the World Athletics Championships on Monday, July 18, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

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