June 26, 2015
EUGENE, Ore – It was a tale of old and new in the 100 meters at the 2015 USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Youth prevailed in the women’s 100 as 24-year-old American Tori Bowie won her first US title tonight and punched her ticket to her first world championship by running 10.81 to win. Finishing second was 23-year-old former Oregon Duck English Gardner, the 2012 and 2013 NCAA champion, in 10.86. The battle for the third world championship spot was tight but in the end it went to Oregon’s Jasmine Todd. Todd, just 21, didn’t even make the NCAA final (she was just 10th in the prelims), but she got it done in 10.92 over Jeneba Tarmoh (10.93) and Tianna Bartoletta (10.94). The time was a massive .20 of a second PR for Todd.
Three-time US champion and three-time Olympic medallist Carmelita Jeter suffered an injury just before the finish and crumpled to the track in agony in 7th in 11.01.
In the men’s race, it was a mixture of old and new. Veteran Tyson Gay, the oldest man in the final at 32, dominated as he pulled away to win by .08 in 9.88 – in his first US title since serving a doping suspension. World junior and NCAA record holder Trayvon Bromell of Baylor, just 19 and the youngest racer, was second, just like he was on the same track two weeks ago at NCAAs, in 9.96 as Michael Rodgers, the 2nd-oldest man in the field at 30, was third in 9.97.
With the wind being just 1.2 m/s, those were the only three guys in the final to break 10, not nearly as many as one might have thought as 10 did it in the first round.
Gay Talks Nike Contract and Supplements:
After Tyson won the 100m final, we asked him about being listed as Nike for the first time and whether he was officially sponsored by Nike. He made a joke and said a high pitched “Whaaaat?” before saying “as far as I know” he was sponsored by Nike. When asked when it came about he said, “I don’t know. I’m confused myself. Maybe my time in the semis helped solidify things in the public eye.”
Nike part here:
We then asked him about what supplements he takes and whether you need to take supplements to be a top sprinter:
“You have to take supplements. I’d be lying if I said I don’t take supplements. You have to stay on top of your game…. Now you have to be aware of what you’re taking and you who trust…”
He said you can test positive for $20 supplements at Walmart. His advice to everyone is “Stay on point, because the smallest mistake can you cost you everything. One freaking ingredient can cost you everything…. I can’t convince anyone I’m clean or I’m not clean… I’m just here to run for my family and United States of America. I got a second chance to make up for a mistake I made and I’m here to do that.”
Supplement video is here:
|1||Tori Bowie||adidas||10.81||+1.2||1 (1)|
|2||English Gardner||NIKE||10.86||+1.2||1 (2)|
|3||Jasmine Todd||Oregon||10.92||+1.2||1 (3)|
|4||Jeneba Tarmoh||NIKE||10.93||+1.2||1 (4)|
|5||Tianna Bartoletta||NIKE||10.94||+1.2||1 (5)|
|6||Jenna Prandini||Oregon||10.96||+1.2||1 (6)|
|7||Carmelita Jeter||NIKE||11.01||+1.2||1 (7)|
|8||Dezerea Bryant||Kentucky||11.08||+1.2||1 (8)|
|1||Tyson Gay||NIKE||9.87||+0.0||1 (1)|
|2||Trayvon Bromell||Baylor||9.96||+0.0||1 (2)|
|3||Michael Rodgers||NIKE||9.97||+0.0||1 (3)|
|4||Isiah Young||NIKE||10.00||+0.0||1 (4)|
|5||Remontay McClain||NIKE||10.07||+0.0||1 (5)|
|6||Beejay Lee||U S C||10.08||+0.0||1 (6)|
|7||Ronnie Baker||T C U||10.19||+0.0||1 (7)|
Some Screenshots from the NBCSN Broadcast – Click for Large Image