EUGENE, OREGON -- Her status a question mark heading into the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field, Allyson Felix (Los Angeles) erased any doubt of her fitness and form with a phenomenal comeback in the last 150 meters to win the women’s 400m title Sunday. The Hayward faithful witnessed one of the greatest long jump shows in track & field history as well, with seven men jumping 27-feet in a windy men’s long jump final.
Felix dashes doubts as she takes first 400m Olympic Trials title
Natasha Hastings(Brooklyn, New York) was out very quickly over the first 100 meters, making up the stagger on Ashley Spencer(Indianapolis, Indiana) and leading Felix and Francena McCorory(Hampton, Virginia) in the middle of the track and Phyllis Francis(Queens, New York) on the inside. Coming into the final 150 Hastings continued to lead, but Felix made a very strong move down the home stretch to take the lead and run on to her third U.S. one-lap title convincingly in 49.68, the fastest time in the world this year.