Sunday, May 18, 2008

LIVE Coverage at the 2008 adidas Track Classic: Wariner is Fantastic!

Jeremy Wariner has a history of running exceptional times at the adidas Track Classic. This year was no different. Wariner ran an impressive 44.42, the second fastest time in the world, with a sore hamstring. Due to his hamstring issues, Wariner got easily out of the blocks and cruised easily down the backstretch. Coming off the final turn Wariner was easily in the lead, followed by Tyler Christopher in 44.71. Chris Brown of the Bahamas placed third, followed by Kerron Clement in 45.10.

Jenn Stuczynski soared to 16 feet, ¾ inches in the pole vault to break the American record for the second year in a row at this meet.

A successful day was had by Tyson Gay. In a come-from-behind 100-meters victory, the reigning world champion beat the field in 10.05. Davis Patton was a close second in 10.06, and Derrick Atkins of the Bahamas placed third in 10.16.

Gay followed up his 100 victory with a successful double in winning the 200-meters in 20.08. Xavier “X Man” Carter was just behind the lead in 20.30. Rodney Martin ran 20.55 to place third.

By Jay Hicks

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