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Jul 2, 2012

Olympics-Spearmon eases to trials victory in depleted 200m

EUGENE, Oregon, July 1 (Reuters) – Wallace Spearmon surged
down the finishing straight to win the U.S. Olympic trials 200
metres in a quick but wind-assisted 19.82 seconds on Sunday.

Spearmon, who missed out on a medal at the Beijing Olympics
when he was disqualified for a lane violation, easily defeated
Maurice Mitchell (20.14) and collegian Isiah Young (20.16).

Jul 1, 2012

Olympics-Felix and Tarmoh to race for last Olympic spot

EUGENE, Oregon, July 1 (Reuters) – Allyson Felix and
training partner Jeneba Tarmoh will settle their controversial
women’s 100 metres third-place tie at the U.S. Olympic trials
with a runoff on Monday, officials said on Sunday.

Tarmoh was originally named as the winner of the final spot
on the U.S. team for London but officials declared a dead heat
after reviewing the photo finish.

Jul 1, 2012

Olympics-Women’s 100 runoff set for Monday

EUGENE, Oregon, July 1 (Reuters) – Allyson Felix and
training partner Jeneba Tarmoh will settle their controversial
women’s 100 metres third-place tie at the U.S. Olympic trials
with a runoff on Monday, officials said on Sunday.

Tarmoh was originally named as the winner of the final spot
on the U.S. team for London but officials declared a dead heat
after reviewing the photo finish.

Jul 1, 2012

Felix runs fastest 200m in 14 years

EUGENE, Oregon (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.

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.