Outstanding Performances at adidas Track Classic

Elite
Athletes Turn in Stellar Performances at the 2009 adidas Track Classic

(US Athlete Quotes)

 

CARSON, Calif. (May 16, 2009) ‰ÛÓ World class athletes from more
than two dozen nations sparkled today in front of a nationally televised
audience at the presence of a strong local turnout at The Home Depot Center in
Carson, Ca., during the 2009 adidas Track
Classic
.

 

One of the premiere track and field meets in the country, the adidas
Track classic boasted a star-studded field of athletes including World Champion
and Olympic medalist Allyson Felix;
2004 Olympic 400m Champion Jeremy Wariner,
defending double World Champion Bernard Lagat, and Olympic silver medalist pole
vaulter Jennifer Stuczynski.

 

Running in front of a strong local contingent, Felix, a Los Angeles
native and University of Southern California graduate, took the top spot in the
200 Meter Dash clocking 22.66. “The adidas Track Classic was very
important to me as it marked the only time my family will see me run in person
all year,‰Û¢bCrLf said the 23-year old Felix. “It was a great feeling to
see them in the stands and then cross the finish line first.‰Û¢bCrLf

 

Wariner, an Olympic gold medalist finished first in the 400 Meter Dash
with a solid time of 44.66 ‰ÛÓ the second fastest time in the world this
year.

 

The American record holding pole vaulter Stuczynski, easily captured
the win with a vault of 4.76m. “It was a great feeling to compete and do
well an event hosted by my sponsor,‰Û¢bCrLf said Stuczynski. “I was
nervous heading into this week, but this win gives me a ton of confidence as I
continue to compete.‰Û¢bCrLf

 

Final results as
follows:

 

Women 100 Meter Dash

Carmelita Jeter (USA)
11.09

 

Women 200 Meter Dash

Allyson Felix (USA)
22.66

 

Women 400 Meter Dash

Natasha Hastings (USA)
51.46

 

Women 800 Meter Run

Hazel Clark (USA)
2:01.40M

 

Women 1500 Meter Run

Kenia Sinclair (JAM) 4:13.16

 

Women 5000 Meter Run

Aheza Kiros (ETH) 14:56.33

 

Women 100 Meter Hurdles

Dawn Harper (USA)
12.78

 

Women 3000 Meter Steeplechase

Anna Willard (USA)
9:26.85

 

Women Pole Vault

Jenn Stuczynski (USA)
4.76m

 

Women Triple Jump

Yvette Lewis (USA)
13.82m

 

Men 100 Meter Dash

Darvis Patton (USA)
10.12

 

Men 200 Meter Dash

LA Shawn Merrit (USA)
20.07

 

Men 400 Meter Dash

Jeremy Wariner (USA)
44.66

 

Men 1500 Meter Run

Bernard Lagat (USA)
3:36.38

 

Men 5000 Meter Run

Dejen Gebremeskel (ETH) 13:16.52

 

Men 110 Meter Hurdles

Terrence Trammell (USA)
13.39

 

Men 400 Meter Hurdles

Kerron Clement (USA)

 

Men Long Jump

Dwight Phillips (USA)
8.37m

 

Men Discus Throw

Ian Waltz (USA)
61.70m

 (US Athlete Quotes)

Produced by Global Athletics & Marketing, Inc., the adidas Track Classic is the third stop on
USA Track & Field’s Visa Championship Series. Visit the event website
at www.adidasTrackClassic.com
for updates and more information.

 

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