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Posted: May 17, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

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

CARSON, Calif. (May 16, 2009) -- 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," said the 23-year old Felix. "It was a great feeling to see them in the stands and then cross the finish line first."

Wariner, an Olympic gold medalist finished first in the 400 Meter Dash with a solid time of 44.66 -- 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," said Stuczynski. "I was nervous heading into this week, but this win gives me a ton of confidence as I continue to compete."

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

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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