10 Americans ran below 10-seconds at their national championships.
During yesterday’s heats in Eugene, 2007 world champion Tyson gay clocked 9 point-85 seconds but was still beaten.
22 year-old Remontay Mcclain led the way with 9 point-82 seconds, while 19-year-old Trayvon Bromell ran 9 point-84 as all 10 athletes to go under 10 seconds progressed to today’s semi-finals.
The first three finishers in the final will qualify automatically for the world championships in Beijing.
Though all of the sub-10 performances in the us trials were wind assisted – half of them beyond the permitted two meters per second – the obvious depth in American sprinting will fuel their hopes of threatening Jamaica’s dominance.