AUSTIN, TX (Sporting Alert) — Darrvis Patton flashed to a wind-aided 9.75 seconds (4.3 m/s) to win the men’s 100 metres dash at the 2013 Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin on Saturday.
Doc Patton Runs Wind-Aided 9.75 in Texas
The American sprinter did not get the best start, but powered his way past his opponents over the last 40 metres to take the commanding victory.
Fellow American and 200m specialist Wallace Spearmon also finished strong in the closing metres and out-leaned Mike Rodgers for second place in 9.92secs. He then tripped and tumbled down moments after crossing the finishing line.
Rodgers, a former U.S. champion was third in 9.93, with Texas Christian senior Silmon, Charles also breaking 10-seconds for fourth with 9.94.
Maurice Mitchell of USA won the B-race in 10.22 (2.2 m/s).
Patton also teamed up with Spearmon, Mitchell and Jared Connaughton to win the invitational 4x100m relay in 38.99secs.
Meanwhile, 400 metres specialist Jeremy Wariner ran the third leg on the Next Level Athletics 4x100m team that finished third in 39.85.
Men’s 100m Wind: 4.3
1 Darvis Patton USA 9.75
2 Wallace Spearmon USA 9.92
3 Mike Rodgers USA 9.93
4 Charles Silmon USA 9.94
5 Cordero Gray USA 10.09
6 Antoine Adams SKN 10.16
7 Sota Kawatsura JPN 10.34
8 Aaron Armstrong TRI 10.35