Saturday, May 17, 2008

LIVE Coverage at the 2008 adidas Track Classic: Women's 100 Is Hot!

Fans in Carson, CA were treated to a prime time race. Although the women’s 100-meters did not dip below 11 seconds, there was intense drama on the track.

The race has major implications on the Olympic Trials and Beijing. The race survived two false starts, the first by Allyson Felix and the second by Marshevet Hooker, which resulted in her disqualification from the race. On top of those issues, the field faced a head wind of -.9.

Veronica Campbell of Jamaica won the star-studded race in 11.14, just narrowly edging out Lauryn Williams in 11.15. Jamaica’s Kerron Stewart was barely third in 11.16. Just behind Stewart was Allyson Felix in 11.21. Felix seemed to be unable to find the top gear that fans are accustomed to seeing in her races.

Carmelita Jeter took fifth in 11.26 – the same time as sixth place finisher Sanya Richards. Seventh place was taken by Torri Edwards in 11.31, and Lisa Barber rounded out the race in 11.30. Marshshevet Hooker was disqualified due to a false start.

By Jay Hicks.

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