Three men broke 44.00 for the first time in history as former world champs LaShawn Merritt (43.65 PB) and Kirani James (43.78) had to settle for silver and bronze. Cuba's Yarisley Silva won the pole vault in dramatic fashion, while Justin Gatlin (19.87) and Usain Bolt (19.95) cruised through the 200 semis to set up a thrilling final on Thursday.
Georgetown alum Rachel Schneider got a solid PR to win the 1500 in 4:08.46 while Cory McGee was 3rd. Trinidad & Tobago's Michel Cedenio ran 44.97 to win comfortably over LaShawn Merritt (45.42); Jeremy Wariner was 9th (46.22).
*OTB: Ponce 800m - Charles Jock with the win, Symmonds showing signs of life *Nick Symmonds is BACK
We have no idea why this event exists but Mo Aman and Luguelin Santos did win gold in the 1st one 4 years ago.
Duane Solomon, Nate Brannen, Tylder Mulder, Charles Jock in men's 800. Kate Grace, Charlene Lipsey for the women. Warren Weir and Wallace Spearmon in 200. Justin Gatlin in 100. LaShawn Merritt vs Luguelin Santos in 400.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce vs Blessing Okagbare, Kerron Stewart and English Gardner in the women's 100 and Nesta Carter, Warren Weir, Walter Dix and Justin Gatlin for the men. LaShawn Merritt vs Luguelin Santos in the men's 400, Sanya Richards-Ross, Francena McCorory and Jamaica’s Stephenie McPherson for the women.
Merritt will face Olympic silver medallist Luguelin Santos and Jeremy Wariner.
$50,000 in prize money has created a sweet women's 1500 and an incredible men's 400.
Jamaica’s 2008 Olympic silver medallist Kerron Stewart will face US's English Gardner in the 100, Kimberlyn Duncan is in the 200 and Olympic silver medallist Luguelin Santos leads the 400 field.
World youth bronze medallist Kendell Williams set a heptathlon US indoor junior record at the New Mexico Cherry and Silver Invitational in Albuquerque with 4302 points. At the same meet Jermaine Brown tied the WL with 20.68, Dee Dee Trotter won the 200 (23.38) and 400 (51.82) and in Canada, Olympic silver medalist Luguelin Santos set a 300 NR with 33.27.
Santos loves to play video games and says his hero is Jeremy Wariner.