2012 Olympic Track And Field Trials: Tyson Gay And Justin Gatlin Set To Face Off In 100m Finals

The field for the finals in the men's 100m at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Track and Field is set after Sunday's preliminary heats. The big three of Justin Gatln, Tyson Gay and Walter Dix will face off at 7:48 p.m. ET on Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. NBC will provide live television coverage.

Gatlin will be in lane three, Gay is in lane four and Dix will be on the outside in lane eight. Michael Rodgers turned in the fastest prelim time, running in 10.00 seconds flat. Gay and Gatlin were the next fastest qualifiers. Dix ran a 10.16 and barely qualified, pulling up lame just before the finish line. He still plans to compete in the 100m finals Sunday night, however, saying it was only a cramp and not a serious injury.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Dix won the bronze medal in the 100m. Gay failed to make it past the semifinals.

The complete start list for the Men's 100m finals:

  1. Ryan Bailey
  2. Darvis Patton
  3. Justin Gatlin
  4. Michael Rodgers
  5. Tyson Gay
  6. Jeff Demps
  7. Trell Kimmons
  8. Walter Dix

Stay with our StoryStream for the latest from the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track & Field in Eugene as Team USA is decided.

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