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Americans have great showing in Zagreb

INDIANAPOLIS - Americans dominated the sprints and picked up wins in the women’s 800m and men’s shot put at the IAAF World Challenge series held in Zagreb, Croatia, on Tuesday.

The U.S. swept all five sprint events held in Zagreb. On the women’s side, Olympic silver medalist Carmelita Jeter (Gardena, Calif.) won the women’s 100m in 11.07, Ginnie Crawford (Culver City, Calif.)  took first in the women’s 100m hurdles in 12.68 and three-time 2012 Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix (Santa Clarita, Calif.) set a meet record in the 200m in a time of 22.35. The men featured Olympic silver medalist Jason Richardson (Los Angeles, Calif.) winning the men’s 110m hurdles in 13.07 and Ryan Bailey (Salem, Ore.) winning the 100m in 10.02.

The U.S. women had an outstanding day in the 800m as Maggie Vessey (Seacliff, Calif.) and Brenda Martinez (Big Bear, Calif.) had a 1-2 finish. Both women were under the two-minute barrier, with Vessey first in 1:59.61 and Martinez second in a personal best of 1:59.63. This was the first time for Martinez to dip under the two-minute mark.

Reese Hoffa (Athens, Ga.) picked up his fifth consecutive win as he had the farthest mark of the day in the men's’ shot put in 21.80m/71-6.25. Most notably, Hoffa outdistanced reigning Olympic champion Tomasz Majewski of Poland who finished second in 20.70m/67-11.

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American results in Zagreb
1) Carmelita Jeter, women’s 100m, 11.07
1) Ginnie Crawford, women’s 100m hurdles, 12.68
1) Jason Richardson, men’s 110m hurdles, 13.07
1) Ryan Bailey, men’s 100m, 10.02
1) Maggie Vessey, women’s 800m, 1:59.61
1) Allyson Felix, women’s 200m, 22.35
1) Reese Hoffa, men’s shot put, 21.80m/71-6.25
2) Jeneba Tarmoh, women’s 100m, 11.30
2) Queen Harrison, women’s 100m hurdles, 13.22
2) Brenda Martinez, women’s 800m, 1:59.63
3) Duane Solomon, men’s 400m, 46.39
3) Ryan Whiting, men’s shot put, 20.52m/67-4
3) Chelsea Hayes, women’s long jump, 6.64m/21-9.50
3) Charonda Williams, women’s 200m, 22.96
4) Charonda Williams, women’s 100m, 11.33
4) Ryan Wilson, men’s 110m hurdles, 13.43
4) Darivs ‘Doc’ Patton, men’s 100m, 10.31
4) Funmi Jimoh, women’s long jump, 6.59m/21-7.50
5) Aretha Thurmond, women’s discus, 59.54m/195-4
5) Jeff Porter, men’s 110m hurdles, 13.55
6) Chelsea Hayes, women’s 100m 11.60
6) Kellie Wells, women’s 100m hurdles, 13.44
6) David Payne, men’s 110m hurdles, 13.55
6) Wallace Spearmon, men’s 100m,10.32
6) Cory Martin, men’s shot put, 19.84m/65-1.25
7) Kristi Castlin, women’s 100m hurdles,13.74
7) Trell Kimmons, men’s 100m,10.33
7) Whitney Gipson, women’s long jump, 6.38m/20-11.25
8) Frederick Townsend, men’s 110m hurdles, 13.92
12) Andrew Wheating, men’s 1500m, 3:40.22

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