By Gary Smith, Track and Field Contributor | SportingAlert.com
Published on June 21, 2013 8:17 a.m. CST . 0 comment
DES MOINES, Iowa (Sporting Alert) – A host of finals, including the men’s and women’s 100m dashes are set for the third day of competition at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Friday.
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2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and Junior Track & Field Championships
All times Eastern
June 21st – 11am to 10:35pm (Only field events from 8-10pm)
Live TV: LIVE 8-10 p.m. on ESPN2
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First in action on day two of the senior trials is world record holder Ashton Eaton, who starts his quest for another national Decathlon crown.
All eyes are expected will be on the sprints, with Barbara Pierre, Lekeisha Lawson and Jessica Young running in heat semi-finals one of the women’s 100m and NCAA champion English Gardner, making her Nike debut, Jeneba Tarmoh and Octavious Freeman in the other heat.
One the men’s side, Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay have not been separated and will take on each other in the second semis.
The loaded heat also includes former national Michael Rodgers and Isiah Young.
In the other semis, Jeff Demps, Walter Dix and Dentarius Locke, who was one of the quickest sprinters from the heat, are a few to watch out for.
All the sprint events were affected by the heavy headwind.
“There was a little hurricane out there, but it felt good to come out here, shake the legs out,” Gatlin said.
“Running in this stadium, the way it is structured is so different. You feel the audience right next to you especially since I was in lane eight. I could see everybody.
“I felt like I was walking in the path of the past. I saw high school friends, college friends everyone like that.”
On the schedule also on Friday are the semi-finals of the men’s and women’s 400m and 800m, the heats of the women’s 100m and 400m hurdles, in addition to the men’s 400m hurdles semis.
Action in the field will see the men’s hammer throw, discus throw and pole vault champions being crowned.
U.S. Trials Day Three — Friday, June 21st
10:00am 100m men decathlon
11:00am long jump men decathlon
12:45pm shot put men decathlon
2:00pm long jump women heptathlon
2:15pm high jump men decathlon
4:00pm javelin throw women heptathlon
4:10pm 3000m Steaplechase men 1st round
4:50pm 400m men decathlon
5:00pm hammer throw men final
5:15pm 100m hurdles women 1st round
5:15pm pole vault men final
5:45pm 400m hurdles women 1st round
6:15pm 800m women heptathlon
6:30pm 100m women semi’s
6:30pm discus throw men final
6:45pm 100m men semi’s
7:04pm 400m hurdles men semi’s
7:36pm 400m women semi’s
7:52pm 400m men semi’s
8:08pm 800m women semi’s
8:25pm 800m men semi’s
8:42pm 100m women final
8:52pm 100m men final
9:35pm end of day 3
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