Tyson Gay

Gay sends further warning to Bolt with 19.74 WL; Duncan upsets Felix

DES MOINES, Iowa (Sporting Alert) – Tyson Gay flashed to another world-leading time to win the men’s 200 metres at the USA Track and Field Championships on Sunday at Drake Stadium.

Gay clocked 19.74 seconds to improved the 19.79secs previous world-best mark set by Jamaican world record holder Usain Bolt earlier this month in Oslo.

Finishing second to Gay in the race was Isaiah Young, who ran 19.86secs and Curtis Mitchell, who earned his place on the world championships team as well with a 19.99secs performance.

However, Wallace Spearmon failed to make the U.S. team after finishing fourth in 20.10.

Kimberlyn Duncan upset Allyson Felix to win the women’s 200m and sealed her place to Moscow with a wind-aided 21.80 seconds (+3.2 m/s).

Trailing Felix heading into the straightaway, Duncan, a three-time LSU NCAA champion powered past the Olympic champion and Jeneba Tarmoh to secure her first national title.

Felix was second in 21.85, while Tarmoh took third with 22.15.

Elsewhere, Dalilah Muhammad held off the strong finishing Georganne Moline on her way to setting a new personal best of 53.83 and win the women’s 400m hurdles.

Moline posted 53.88 for second, with Christine Spence coming home in 54.56 for third place.

The men’s 800m saw Duane Solomon Jr beating Nick Symmonds and ending his streak at five for national dominance in the event.

Solomon ran a personal best of 1:43.27, leading from the front all the wa, with Symmonds (1:43.70) following, and former 400m hurdles star Brandon Johnson running a huge personal best of 1:43.97 to take third.

Alysia Montano led from the gun to win the women’s race in 1:58.67, beating Brenda Martinez (1:58.78).

Bernard Lagat outsprinted 10,000m champion Galen Rupp to win the men’s 5000m in comfotable 14:54.16, with Rupp coming home second in 14:54.91.

Reporting by Gary Smith, Lead Sports Writer

One of SportingAlert.com main contributors and associated staff member. Focus on presenting the best possible news, views and reviews from college and pro sporting events all across the globe. Smith is a track and field writer, who covers several meeting around the world. He is also a regular contributor for TrackAlerts.com and World-Track.org.

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