The Nick Symmonds vs. Khadevis Robinson show unfolded beautifully in the 800m final. Tevon Everett led the pack through the first 400m in 51 seconds. As usual, Symmonds began his signature kick from fourth to first at 600m. Symmonds and Robinson were neck and neck over the last 100m, but Symmonds had the home turf advantage and the roar of the crowd to pull him past the line first in 1:45.86.
Two young stars, Geena Gall and Phoebe Wright, trailed three-time Olympian Hazel Clark in the women’s 800m. Clark led from the gun through a 59.43 first lap. She struggled some on lap 2, but pulled ahead to win it in 2:00.79.
Jenny Barringer and Anna Willard expectantly went 1-2 in the 3000m steeplechase. Willard has raced a lot over the past few days as she also competed in the 1500m, so she did not quite have enough left to challenge Barringer. She did, however, have a good race with Bridget Franek and Lindsey Anderson.
Barringer went to the lead and stayed there. She cruised along with Anderson and Willard close behind.
“It was really windy out there so I wanted to take command of the race from the beginning,” Barringer said.
The breeze was no problem for Willard because she had Franek and Anderson with her. With about 1200m left in the race, Barringer surged ahead to open a 30-meter gap. Franek made her move to second on the next lap and dropped Anderson. Then it was a battle for 2nd place as Willard went with Franek. Willard beat her to the line about 6 seconds behind Barringer.
Shawn Crawford ran a fast 19.73 in the 200m. He had a good start among the talented field. He dominated the race with Charles Clark behind him in 20.00 and Wallace Spearmon in 20.03.
“It was pretty controlled,” Crawford said. “I’ve been practicing driving through the first 120 and letting my body carry me the rest of the way.”
After winning the semifinals, Allyson Felix also started well in the women’s race to win her fifth national title in 22.02, followed by Muna Lee and Marshavet Hooker.
“What I wanted to do was just really focus on the start, and just work on driving out,” Felix said.
The 1500m was an exciting race. Leonel Manzano, Lopez Lomong and Will Leer led the first 800m, but then Stephen Pifer sprinted to the front. He could not hold the pace as he was passed by Lomong, Manzano and Leer. Lomong moved in front of Manzano with 200m to go, and Dorian Ulrey kicked for a surprising 3rd place. Ulrey came into the race as one of the underdogs and was elated with his race. Cloud nine is not the limit for Ulrey. He said he was on cloud 10.5 after this accomplishment.
In the 100m hurdles, Dawn Harper won her first national title and ran 12.36. Virginia Powell and Damu Cherry were close behind.
Bershawn Jackson ran the fastest time in the world this year in the men’s 400m hurdles, 48.03 seconds. Johnny Dutch was surprised by his 2nd place finish, ahead of Olympic gold medalist Angelo Taylor.
“I looked over to my left and noticed I was 2nd or 3rd and thought ‘oh I made the team!’” Dutch said.
Taylor seemed disappointed not to win, but said he was glad to be on the team. Jackson agrees that the main goal is Berlin.
“Once you make the team, everything will take care of itself,” Jackson said. “We have the greatest hurdlers in the world.”
EUGENE, Ore - Carmelita Jeter and Michael Rodgers blistered the Hayward Field track in winning their first-ever USA Outdoor sprint titles Friday at the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field.
The final event of the 2009 USATF Outdoor Visa Championship Series, the USA Outdoor Championships run through Sunday in Eugene.
Jeter edges Lee in Visa Women’s 100m
2007 World Outdoor Championships bronze medalist Carmelita Jeter and 2008 Olympic Trials champion Muna Lee staged a tremendous battle in the Visa Women’s 100m final with both crossing the finish line in 10.78 seconds (+3.3 mps).
In the end, Jeter was declared the winner by one-1,000th of a second, 10.776 to 10.777. Jeter’s best previous finish at the USA Outdoor Championship came in 2007 when she finished third.
2005 World Outdoor champion and 2007 World Championships silver medalist Lauryn Williams qualified for her third U.S. World Championships team with her third-place finish in 10.96. Alexandria Anderson was fourth in 11.00.
Rodgers wins men’s 100 meters
2009 USA Indoor 60m champion and two-time NAIA outdoor sprint champion Michael Rodgers, who posted the fastest time in the world this year in winning at the Nike Prefontaine Classic in a career best time of 9.94, won his first ever U.S. national title in 9.91 seconds (+3.1 mps).
Olympic Trials third-place finisher and Beijing Olympic finalist Darvis “Doc” Patton, finished as the runner-up in 9.92, with Rae Edwards finishing third in his eighth trip to the USA Outdoor Championships in 10.00. Travis Padgett was fourth in 10.02, with 2004 Olympic 200m gold medalist Shawn Crawford fifth in 10.07. 2008 Olympic 100m and 200m medalist Walter Dix finished sixth in his semifinal and did not qualify for the final.
Hardee wins decathlon national title
2005 NCAA champion Trey Hardee won his first U.S. decathlon national title this afternoon, completing the two-day, ten-event challenge with 8,261 points. Hardee posted his personal best score of 8,534 points when he finished second to 2008 Olympic gold medalist Bryan Clay at the 2008 Olympic Trials. Earlier this year he was the runner-up at Gotzis with the second-highest score in the world this outdoor season of 8,516 points.
The University of Oregon’s Ashton Eaton, who earlier this month successfully defended his NCAA national decathlon title with his total of 8,241 points, finished as the runner-up with 8,075 points. Olympic Trials fourth-place finisher and two-time NCAA champion Jake Arnold, who finished 13th at the 2007 World Outdoor Championships, qualified for his second U.S. World Champs team with his total of 7,984 points.
Oregon TC dominates men’s 5,000 meters
The Hayward Field crowd was overjoyed to see three of its own take the top spots in the men’s 5,000m final.
2007 World Outdoor Championships fourth-place finisher and 2008 Olympic Games finalist Matt Tegenkamp was first across the finish line in 13:20.57 in winning his first-ever USA Outdoor title.
Two-time NCAA Outdoor 5,000m champion Chris Solinsky had his best ever finish at a USA Outdoor Championship in finishing second in 13:20.82, and Evan Jager posted a personal best with his third place finish in 13:22.18. All of the top three finishers hail from Wisconsin.
Fifth-place finisher German Fernandez set a new U.S. Junior record with his time of 13:25.46, bettering the previous standard of 13:29.98 set by Stanford’s Chris Derrick in May. A freshman at Oklahoma State, Fernandez won the 2009 NCAA 1,500m title earlier this month in Fayetteville, Ark.
Goucher wins Nike Women’s 5,000 meters
2008 Olympic Games 5,000m and 10,000m finalist Kara Goucher faced a strong challenge from fellow 2008 Olympian Jenn Rhines in the Nike Women’s 5,000 meters.
It was a two-person race for most of the last five laps between Goucher and Rhines before Goucher took command for good with 250 meters left. Goucher captured the win and her second consecutive USA Outdoor 5,000m title in 15 minutes 20.94 seconds. Goucher, who earlier qualified for the Team USA Marathon Team that will compete at the 2009 World Championships, will compete only in the marathon in Berlin.
Rhines, who has now qualified for fourth U.S. World Championships team, finished second in 15:26.92 and 2009 NCAA Outdoor champion and University of Illinois standout Angela Bizzarri finished third in 15:33.02.
Malone wins men’s discus
2004 Olympian and 1996 World Junior champion Casey Malone, 32, won his first-ever USA Outdoor men’s discus title with his fourth round toss of 64.99m/213-3. 2004 Olympian Jarred Rome was the runner-up for the second time of his career at a USA Outdoor Championships with a toss of 63.48m/208-3 and three-time USA Outdoor champion and two-time Olympian Ian Waltz qualified for his third USA World Outdoor Championships team with a best of 61.91m/203-1.
Carter, Welsch win women’s field events
2008 Olympic Trials women’s shot put champion Michelle Carter successfully defended her USA Outdoor title with her fourth round throw of 18.03m/59-2. The 2004 World Junior champion, Carter, who is following in her father’s footsteps (Michael Carter was the 1984 Olympic silver medalist), has the farthest throw by an American this year (18.43m/60-5.75).
Three-time USA Indoor champion and 2008 Olympic finalist Jillian Camarena was the runner-up with a toss of 17.94m/58-10.25, and three-time USA Outdoor champion and 2008 Olympian Kristin Heaston placed third with a toss of 17.88m/58-8.
In the women’s triple jump, two-time Olympic Trials runner-up Shakeema Welsch won her first USA Outdoor title with her second round leap of 14.30 meters/46 feet 11 inches.
Other top finishers were 2008 NCAA champion and Olympic Trials third-place finisher Erica McLain, who was the runner-up with a best of 13.91m/45-7.75 and former University of Oklahoma standout Toni Smith, who finished third with a best jump of 13.90m/45-7.25.
Moving on up!
The opening round of the Visa Men’s 110m Hurdles took place this afternoon with 2008 Olympic silver medalist and 2007 World Outdoor Championships bronze medalist David Payne winning Heat 1 in 13.48 seconds. 2008 Olympic Trials fourth-place finisher and 2004 World Junior champion Aries Merritt won the second heat in 13.34, 2008 Olympic Trials fifth-place finisher Antwon Hicks won Heat 3 in 13.41 and Dexter Faulk picked up the win in Heat 4 in 13.16.
The men’s 400m hurdles qualifying featured four heats with 2008 Olympic Trials fourth-place finisher and NACAC champion Justin Gaymon winning the first heat in 49.86 seconds. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Angelo Taylor was victorious in Heat 2 in 50.79 and 2008 World Junior champion Jeshua Anderson finished first in the third heat in 50.22. 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Bershawn Jackson won Heat 4 in 50.57.
2005 World Championships silver medalist Lashinda Demus, who posted the fastest women’s 400m hurdles time in the world this year with her 54.17 clocking on May 1, won the first semifinal in that event this afternoon in 54.80. Others joining Demus in tomorrow’s final from this race include UCLA’s NCAA champ Nichole Leach (2nd-56.59), Deserea Brown (3rd-56.85) and Latosha Wallace (4th - 56.87).
The second semifinal was won by 2008 Olympic Games silver medalist Sheena Tosta, who crossed the finish line in 55.96. Others moving on to the final include 2008 Olympic Trials champion and Olympic Games finalist Tiffany Ross-Williams (2nd-56.41), Jennifer Grossarth (3rd-58.01) and Ebony Collins (4th-58.22).
In the Visa Women’s 400m semifinals, 2008 World Indoor Championships bronze medalist Shareese Woods was victorious in the first semi in 51.46. Joining her in tomorrow’s final will be Monica Hargrove (2nd-51.54), 2008 Olympic Games 4×400m relay gold medalist Natasha Hastings (4th-51.59) and Keshia Baker (4th-52.10).
The second semifinal was dominated by Sanya Richards, who entered this season ranked #1 in the world by Track & Field News after winning the bronze medal in the 400m and gold in the 4×400m relay in Beijing. Richards sailed across the finish line in 50.96 seconds, and was followed by Debbie Dunn (2nd-51.39), Texas A&M’s Jessica Beard (3rd-51.88) and Dominique Darden (4th-52.27).
Although Kerron Clement is primarily known as the 2007 World Outdoor champion and 2008 Olympic silver medalist in the 400m hurdles, he has been impressive thus far in the Gatorade Men’s 400 meters here in Eugene. This afternoon Clement won the first 400m semifinal in 45.08 seconds, with Texas Tech’s Gil Roberts the runner-up in 45.18. Lionel Larry, who placed third in 45.35, will move on to the final, along with the University of Florida’s Calvin Smith, who finished fourth in 45.44.
In the second semifinal, 2008 Olympic gold medalist LaShawn Merritt, who is ranked #1 in the world by T&FN, was unchallenged in crossing the finish line first in 45.45. 2004 Olympic 4×400m relay gold medalist Darold Williamson was second in 45.97, with Miles Smith third in 46.08 and 2008 Olympic bronze medalist David Neville was fourth in 46.18.
In the Visa Women’s 800 meters, the University of Michigan’s Geena Gall won the first semifinal in 2:01.99. Others advancing to the final include the University of Tennessee’s Phoebe Wright (2nd-2:02.11), three-time Olympian Hazel Clark (3rd-2:02.12) and North Dakota State’s Laura Hermanson (4th-2:02.44).
Maggie Vessey won the second semifinal in 2:03.49, followed by Morgan Uceny (2nd- 2:04.62),
Katie Waits (3rd-2:04.65) and Cal Riverside’s Brenda Martinez (4th-2:04.85).
Five-time World Outdoor Championships team member and 2004 Olympian Khadevis Robinson stayed alive in his bid for his fifth U.S. Outdoor title with his win in the first semifinal of the Nike Men’s 800 meters in 1:47.66. Ryan Brown was the runner-up in 1:47.81, with 2008 Olympian Christian Smith third in 1:47.91 and Tevan Everett finishing fourth in 1:48.00
Also earning berths in Sunday’s Nike Men’s 800m final will be the winner of the second semifinal and 2008 Olympian Nick Symmonds, who crossed the finish line in 1:47.50. Others advancing to the final include Karjuan Williams (2nd-1:47.50), Northern Iowa’s Tyler Mulder (1:47.95) and the University of Connecticut’s Michael Rutt (4th-1:47.95).
In women’s 3,000m steeplechase first-round action, 2008 Olympians Jenny Barringer and Anna Willard were both victorious this evening. The current U.S. steeple record holder, Barringer won the first semifinal in 9:47.94, with Willard, the former U.S. record holder and 2008 Olympic Trials winner, winning the second semifinal in 9:52.98.
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It’s not too much to say that the Road to Berlin starts this week in Eugene, Oregon. Jay Hicks and John W. Davis discuss athletes to watch at the 2009 National Championships and much more.
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EUGENE, Ore. - Two-time World Outdoor champion Dwight Phillips and U.S. women’s 3,000m steeplechase record holder Jennifer Barringer posted landmark performances Sunday at the 2009 Nike Prefontaine Classic at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene.
The Nike Prefontaine Classic is the fifth event of the USA Track & Field Outdoor Visa Championship Series, which will conclude at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, June 25-28.
Dwight is right!
2004 Olympic gold medalist Dwight Phillips leaped back on the world stage in posting the longest jump in the world since National Track & Field Hall of Famer Mike Powell set the world record in 1991.
Phillips easily won the event when he sailed to 8.74 meters/28 feet 8.25 inches, which ties him with Larry Myricks and Erick Walder for the eighth-best outdoor mark in history, and the trio are also tied as the #5 performers all time. For his effort, Phillips was named the Team USA Athlete of the Meet presented by Visa.
“Last week I knew I was jumping far and I was looking at the world record,” said Phillips. “I knew I was capable of jumping this far. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season. I’m hungry. I’m excited about the sport again.”
With his performance, Phillips takes over the lead from Tyson Gay in the men’s Visa Championship Series race with his total of 1,290 points. Gay’s sits in second place with 1,285 points.
Barringer joins America’s best at 1,500 meters
Ethiopia’s Gelete Burka was in command throughout the Nike women’s 1,500m until the final straightaway when U.S. women’s steeplechase record holder Jenny Barringer put on a furious kick and the two were even at the finish line. Burka just barely defended her Pre Classic title from last year with her time of 3 minutes 59.89 seconds, as Barringer joined Mary Slaney and Suzy Favor as the third American in history to better the four-minute barrier with her time of 3:59.90.
Barringer’s performance is the best by an American in seven years, the third-fastest women’s 1,500m in the world this year and it betters the previous collegiate record of 4:05.75 by Lindsay Gallo set in 2005.
Merritt sets sea level world’s best in 300m
2008 Olympic 400m and 4×400m relay gold medalist LaShawn Merritt was dominant in the men’s 300 meters posting the #2 all-time mark and a sea level world best with his winning time of 31.30 seconds. 2006 NCAA 400m champion Xavier Carter was the runner-up in 31.93, with 2004 Olympian Wallace Spearmon finishing third in 32.14.
Richards posts world leader
It was no contest in the women’s 400 meters as 2008 Olympic 400m bronze medalist and 4×400m relay gold medalist Sanya Richards showed no mercy to her competitors. Richards left the blocks in a hurry and was never challenged in winning the Nutrilite women’s 400m in the fastest time in the world this year of 49.86 seconds.
Richards, who has been ranked #1 in the world at 400m the last four years, finished ahead of Olympic silver medalist Shericka Williams of Jamaica, who crossed the line as the runner-up in 50.72 seconds.
Symmonds pleases the home fans
2008 Olympian and Eugene area resident Nick Symmonds, who won one of the most memorable races in Hayward Field history with his unforgettable victory at last year’s Olympic Trials, was victorious again today in the Nike men’s 800m. Symmonds grabbed the lead off the final curve and held on for the win in 1:45.86. The runner-up was Beijing Olympic bronze medalist Alfred Yego of Kenya, who crossed the line in 1:46.36, and Oregon Track Club member Christian Smith, who joined Symmonds on the U.S. Beijing Olympic Team, finished third in 1:46.36.
Reigning men’s 1,500m and 5,000m world champion Bernard Lagat passed Qatar’s Saif Shaheen with 60 meters to go and won going away in the men’s 3,000m in 7:35.92. Shaheen was the runner-up in 7:36.87, with Americans Chris Solinsky and Matt Tegenkamp finishing third and fourth respectively, with times of 7:37.05 and 7:37.32.
Perry & Cherry at the finish
Two-time World Outdoor champion Michelle Perry and 2008 Olympic Games fourth-place finisher Damu Cherry sailed across the finish line together in the women’s 100m hurdles. Although both were clocked in 12.74, it was Perry who was named the victor with Cherry claiming the runner-up spot. Canada’s Olympic bronze medalist Priscilla Lopes-Schliep was third, just one hundredth of a second behind the Americans.
“Batman” beats the world’s best
The three Americans who swept the medals in the men’s 400m hurdles at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing met again this morning in Eugene. Bershawn ‘Batman’ Jackson, who won the bronze medal in Beijing, got off to a quick start before clipping the second hurdle. Jackson, who also won last week at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York, recovered quickly and held the lead with 80 meters to go along with Beijing gold medalist Angelo Taylor, silver medalist Kerron Clement and
Jamaica’s Isa Phillips. Jackson won the race to the finish line in posting the second-fastest time in the world this year of 43.38 seconds, which he shares with Clement. Phillips was second in 48.55, with Clement third in 48.73 and Taylor placing fourth in 48.79.
Rodgers sets world best in 100m
2008 USA Indoor 60m champion Michael Rodgers, who won last weekend at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York, was victorious again today in the men’s 100m posting a new career best and the fastest time in the world this year of 9.94 seconds. Rodgers defeated former world record holder and Olympic relay gold medalist Asafa Powell of Jamaica, who finished second in 10.07 seconds. Two-time Olympic sprint medalist Walter Dix also ran 10.07 in finishing in third place, with
2008 Olympic Trials fourth-place finisher Travis Padgett placing fourth in 10.08.
After winning last week at the Reebok Grand Prix, Carmelita Jeter continued her winning ways with her victory in the Visa women’s 100m. With a +3.2 mps wind at her back, Jeter sailed across the finish line first in 10.85 seconds and remains undefeated this outdoor season. Jamaican Kerron Stewart, who captured the 100m silver medal and 200m bronze medal in Beijing, was the runner-up in 10.90 in suffering her first loss this outdoor season and Olympic Trials champion Muna Lee finished third in 11.02. Jeter holds on to the lead in the women’s Visa Championship Series chase with 1,207 points, which is one point better than Sanya Richards.
13 competitors break 4-minutes in Bowerman Mile
2008 Olympic silver medalist Asbel Kiprop of Kenya won the classic Bowerman Mile in 3:48.50, which is the fastest time in the world this year, bettering the previous fastest time this season by nearly six seconds. Kiprop’s countryman, Haron Keitany, who ended the 2008 season ranked #1 in the world, was the runner-up in 3:48.78. 2008 Olympian Lopez Lomong led the American contingent with his sixth-place finish in 3:53.47. 13 runners bettered the 4-minute barrier, which equals the Hayward Field record for a single race.
Hoffa leads throwers with world best
2007 World Outdoor champion Reese Hoffa won the Visa men’s shot put in posting the farthest throw in the world this year on his final attempt that sailed 21.89 meters/71 feet 10 inches. 2008 Olympic Trials fourth-place finisher Dan Taylor finished second with a toss of 21.29m/69-10.25 and reigning Olympic champion Tomasz Majewski of Poland finished third with a best of 21.26m/69-9.
Stephanie Brown Trafton, who won the 2008 Olympic gold medal in the women’s discus on her first throw, did it again with a first attempt winning toss of 63.98m/209-11. 2008 Olympic Trials sixth-place finisher Summer Pierson was second with a toss of 60.53m/198-7.
2008 Olympian Funmi Jimoh, who finished at the Olympic Games in Beijing, won the women’s long jump with a best of 6.69m/21-11.50.
In other events, Kenya’s Paul Koech won the men’s 3,000m steeplechase in 8:13.44, Germany’s Betty Heidler won the women’s hammer (72.81m/238-10), Ivan Ukhov of Russia won the men’s high jump (2.34m/7-8) and Sweden’s Alhaji Jeng won the men’s pole vault with a best clearance of 5.51m/18-1.
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This week Jay Hicks and John W. Davis discuss Tyson Gay’s 400, Wallace Spearmon’s season thus far and which is Jenny Barringer best race is after setting the NCAA 5k collegiate record. Hicks also talks with Tyson Gay and Wallace Spearmon at the Texas Invite in Austin.
Special thanks to Wallace Spearmon and Tyson Gay.
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PreRaceJitters talks with University of Colorado senior Jenny Barringer after she captured the 3,000-meter run crown in record time at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship at the Gilliam Track & Field Stadium.
Barringer finished the race in a NCAA record 8:42.03 seconds, which is the fourth best time run in the world this year. She defeated the 2008 champion Susan Kuijken from Florida State who finished in 8:56.27.