2009 US Track and Field Championships

June 25-28, 2009 Eugene, Oregon  Tyson Gay ran a 1st round wind-aided 9.75 (American record 9.77) 100 meters but decided to pass on competing in the semifinal round as he is an automatic qualifier for the World Championships.  2008 Olympic bronze medalist Walter Dix aggravated a hamstring injury mid-race in the 100 meter semifinal and failed to qualify for the 100 meter finals.  Michael Rodgers won the 100 meter final in 9.91 (w) with Darvis Patton a close second in 9.92 (w). 



In the women's 100 meter final, Carmelita Jeter and Muna Lee had a photo finish with times of 10.78 seconds.  Carmelita Jeter was declared the winner by one one-thousandth of a second! 

David Payne edged Terrence Trammell in the men's 110 meter hurdles as both runners finished with a time of 13.12 seconds. 

Dwight Phillips won the men's long jump with a 28 foot 1 1/2 inch leap (8.57 meters). 

LaShawn Merritt won the men's 400 meters with a time of 44.50 seconds while Sanya Richards won the women's 400 meters in 50.05 seconds.

In the 200 meter finals, Shawn Crawford won the men's event in 19.73 seconds while Allyson Felix won the women's event in 22.02 seconds.  Walter Dix, who won the bronze medal in Beijing, did not compete due to a hamstring injury in a 100 meter semifinal. 

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