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Jul 1, 2012

Olympics-Felix runs fastest 200m in 14 years

EUGENE, Oregon, June 30 (Reuters) – Olympic silver medallist
Allyson Felix ran the sixth fastest 200 metres of all time as
she won the U.S. Olympic trials in a blazing 21.69 seconds on
Saturday.

The time was the fastest in the half-lap event in 14 years,
and came after world indoor hurdles champion Aries Merritt had
cruised to the year’s fastest 110 metres high hurdles in 12.93
seconds.

Jun 30, 2012

Richards-Ross sets U.S. trials 200m pace

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Sanya Richards-Ross sprinted to the year’s second fastest time as she won her women’s 200 meters semi-final at the U.S. Olympic athletics trials on Friday.

“I knew I had to run fast,” the former 400 meters world champion told reporters after clocking 22.15 seconds to lead Allyson Felix, Jeneba Tarmoh, Tianna Madison and Carmelita Jeter into Saturday’s final.

Jun 30, 2012

Olympics-Richards-Ross sets U.S. trials 200m pace

EUGENE, Oregon, June 29 (Reuters) – Sanya Richards-Ross
sprinted to the year’s second fastest time as she won her
women’s 200 metres semi-final at the U.S. Olympic athletics
trials on Friday.

“I knew I had to run fast,” the former 400 metres world
champion told reporters after clocking 22.15 seconds to lead
Allyson Felix, Jeneba Tarmoh, Tianna Madison and Carmelita Jeter
into Saturday’s final.

Jun 29, 2012

Richards-Ross sets pace in women’s 200 semi-finals

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Sanya Richards-Ross sprinted to the year’s second fastest time as she won her women’s 200 meters semi-final at the U.S. Olympic athletics trials on Friday.

“I knew I had to run fast,” said the former 400 meters world champion after clocking 22.15 seconds to lead Allyson Felix, Jeneba Tarmoh, Tianna Madison and Carmelita Jeter into Saturday’s final.

Jun 29, 2012

Olympics-Richards-Ross sets pace in women’s 200 semi-finals

EUGENE, Oregon, June 29 (Reuters) – Sanya Richards-Ross
sprinted to the year’s second fastest time as she won her
women’s 200 metres semi-final at the U.S. Olympic athletics
trials on Friday.

“I knew I had to run fast,” said the former 400 metres world
champion after clocking 22.15 seconds to lead Allyson Felix,
Jeneba Tarmoh, Tianna Madison and Carmelita Jeter into
Saturday’s final.

Jun 29, 2012

Olympics-Rupp runs down Lagat in U.S. 5,000 metres

EUGENE, Oregon, June 28 (Reuters) – Former collegiate
champion Galen Rupp ran down favorite Bernard Lagat to win a
spine-tingling 5,000 metres at the U.S. Olympic trials on
Thursday.

Rupp, already the trials’ 10,000m winner, surged past former
world champion Lagat in the closing five metres for the upset
victory as a delighted crowd cheered him on in his former
university’s stadium.

Jun 29, 2012

Madison leads women’s 200m qualifying at U.S. trials

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Long jumper turned sprinter Tianna Madison cruised through the rain to the day’s fastest time as qualifying began in a highly anticipated women’s 200 at the U.S. Olympic trials on Friday.

Madison, the 2005 world long jump champion, clocked 22.57 seconds to win her heat as she worked to make the U.S. team for London in a second event. She was second in the 100 meters earlier in the trials.

Jun 29, 2012

Olympics-Madison leads women’s 200m qualifying at U.S. trials

EUGENE, Oregon, June 28 (Reuters) – Long jumper turned
sprinter Tianna Madison cruised through the rain to the day’s
fastest time as qualifying began in a highly anticipated women’s
200 at the U.S. Olympic trials on Friday.

Madison, the 2005 world long jump champion, clocked 22.57
seconds to win her heat as she worked to make the U.S. team for
London in a second event. She was second in the 100 metres
earlier in the trials.

Jun 28, 2012

U.S. sprinters’ coach wants 100 runoff delayed

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) – Bob Kersee, coach of two sprinters who tied for third place in the women’s 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic trials, wants any runoff to determine who goes to the London Games delayed until at least next Tuesday.

USA Track & Field (USATF) spokeswoman Jill Geer has said the re-run between Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh needs to take place by Sunday to allow the governing body time to finalize its team.

Jun 28, 2012

Olympics-U.S. sprinters’ coach wants 100 runoff delayed

EUGENE, Oregon, June 27 (Reuters) – Bob Kersee, coach of two
sprinters who tied for third place in the women’s 100 metres at
the U.S. Olympic trials, wants any runoff to determine who goes
to the London Games delayed until at least next Tuesday.

USA Track & Field (USATF) spokeswoman Jill Geer has said the
re-run between Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh needs to take
place by Sunday to allow the governing body time to finalise its
team.