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adidas Track Classic

Held: May 22, 2005 at the Home Depot Center, Carson, CA

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Joanna Hayes

Hayes posts world-leading mark in 100m hurdles

2004 Olympic gold medalist Joanna Hayes, who ended the 2004 season ranked #1 in the world, grabbed the lead at the gun and held on to win the women's 100m hurdles in a world-leading time of 12.64 seconds. Michelle Perry, who gained significant ground on Hayes towards the end of the race, was the runner-up in 12.70, with Canada's Perdita Felicien, who owned the previous world leader (12.67) prior to this race, finished third in 12.71.


John Godina

Godina posts career best in shot put

Two-time Olympic medalist and three-time world outdoor champion John Godina enjoyed the best performance of his illustrious career in winning the ADT men's shot put with a lifetime best and world-leading throw of 22.20 meters/72 feet, 10 inches.

Godina, who posted his previous career best of 22.02m/72-3 back in 1999, held the former world-leading mark this season with a toss of 21.83m/71-7.50 in winning the 2005 USA Indoor title, which earned him the inaugural Indoor Visa Championship Series crown.

2004 Olympic Trials finalist Dan Taylor was the runner-up to Godina with a best of 20.73m/68-0.25, with Olympic Trials fifth-place finisher Jamie Beyer third (20.66m/67-9.50) and two-time Olympic silver medalist Adam Nelson placing fourth (20.55m/67-5.25).


Jeremy Wariner


Allyson Felix

Wariner, Felix post world leaders

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Jeremy Wariner took command down the front stretch and held on to win the adidas men's 400 meters in the world-leading time of 44.53 seconds. Wariner, who ended the 2004 season ranked #1 in the world, defeated a terrific field that included his fellow Olympic 4x400m relay gold medalist Andrew Rock, who finished as the runner-up in 44.86. Jamaica's Brandon Simpson was third in 45.25.

In the women's 200 meters, 2004 Olympic silver medalist Allyson Felix won going away in a world-leading time of 22.14 seconds. Felix, who ended the 2004 campaign ranked #2 in the world in that event, faced a strong challenge from Olympic 100m silver medalist Lauryn Williams, who was the runner-up 22.27. LaTasha Colander, who ended the 2004 season ranked #10 in the world at 200 meters, was third in 22.39.


Bershawn Jackson

Jackson establishes a new personal best

2004 Olympic Trials fourth-place finisher Bershawn Jackson defeated a strong field in posting a personal best, world-leading time of 47.62 seconds in easily winning the men's 400m hurdles. Jackson's performance is the ninth-fastest in U.S. history. The 2003 U.S. 400m hurdles champion, Jackson won the 2004 World Athletics Final and was ranked #3 in the world coming into this season.

Kenneth Ferguson was the runner-up to Jackson in 48.51, with Sherman Armstrong, who placed sixth at the 2004 Olympic Trials, finishing third in 49.37.


Sanya Richards

Richards wins women's 400 meters

2004 Olympic 4x400m relay gold medalist Sanya Richards posted the second-fastest time in the world this year in winning the women's 400 meters. Richards looked smooth the entire way running in lane five in cruising to the victory in 50.00 seconds. Richards posted the fastest time in the world when she ran 49.96 earlier this season.

Jamaica's Ronetta Smith was the runner-up to Richards 51.23, with her countrywoman Novlene Williams third in 51.69.


Veronica Campbell (JAM)

Bell wins with U.S. leading performance

2004 Olympic finalist Kenta Bell came up with a clutch effort on his final attempt in posting a new U.S. leading mark in the men's triple jump. Eventual runner-up Chris Hercules grabbed the lead on his third attempt when he jumped 16.90m/55-5.50. In a series that featured three fouls, Bell met the challenge on his final attempt in sailing to 17.09m/56-1.

Other U.S. leading performances on Saturday were posted by Bernard Lagat in the men's 1,500 meters, who won with a new meet record time of 3:34.34, and Shayne Culpepper in the women's 1,500 meters, who crossed the finish line in 4:07.08, the third-fastest time in the world this year.

Jamaica's Veronica Campbell, who won the gold medal at 200 meters, and the 100m bronze medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, easily won the women's 100 meters with a world-leading time of 10.96 seconds. Campbell got off to a good start and ran away from the field as Olympic 200m finalist Muna Lee finished as the runner-up in 11.20. 2004 Visa Indoor Championship Series winner Angela Daigle was third in 11.24.


Leonard Scott (R) and Maurice Greene (L)


Jared Rome

More winners

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Terrence Trammell took the lead 30 meters into the race and won convincingly in the men's 110m hurdles. Trammell hit the finish in 13.11 seconds to win the race, with Dominique Arnold finishing as the runner-up in 13.27, with Arend Watkins third in 13.28.

The Visa men's 100 meters was won by 2004 Olympic Trials finalist Leonard Scott, who blasted out of the blocks and ran unchallenged the rest of the way in equaling the fastest time by an American this season of 10.03 seconds. Terrence Trammell was the runner-up in 10.17, with Jason Smoots third in 10.32, and Olympic gold medalist and former world record holder Maurice Greene fourth, also in 10.32.

In the exhibition men's discus throw, 2004 Olympic Trials champion Jared Rome was the winner with a best of 63.64 meters/208 feet, 9 inches. 2003 USA champion Carl Brown was the runner-up with a best of 62.24m/204-2. Elsewhere, 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials champion Anthony Famiglietti easily won the men's 3,000m steeplechase in 8 minutes, 25, minutes, 16 seconds, with Kenya's Solomon Kandie finishing as the runner-up in 8:40.93.

In women's events, Erin Aldrich won the women's high jump in a jump-off over Sharon Day, with both clearing 1.92 meters/6 feet, 3.50 inches. In the women's pole vault, Dana Buller set a new Canadian national record with a clearance of 4.50m/14-9, with 2004 Olympian Jillian Schwartz finishing as the runner-up in clearing the identical height.

The women's 400m hurdles had a surprise winner as Tanisha Mills, who ended the 2004 season ranked #9 in the U.S., upset 2004 Olympic finalist Brenda Taylor in winning the race. Mills stopped the clock in 55.57 seconds in beating Taylor (55.89) to the finish.

Top U.S. Performances - adidas Track Classic

Event Mark
1. John Godina Shot Put 22.20m
2. Bershawn Jackson 400m Hurdles 47.62
3. Terrence Trammell 110m Hurdles 13.11
Event Mark
1. Allyson Felix 200m 22.14
2. Lauryn Williams 200m 22.27
3. Sanya Richards 400m 50.00

Next up in the Visa Championship Series:

May 30, Payton Jordan US Open in Palo Alto, CA. On ESPN2 May 30, 10:00 - 11:30 p.m. ET.

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