The tiebreaker mechanism to determine the third place finisher in the women's 100 meter event at the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials will be determined following Saturday's final of the women's 200 meter. USA Track & Field has already been in contact with the athletes, Jeneba Tarmoh and Allyson Felix, and their support teams, and the plan now is to announce the mechanism either Saturday evening or Sunday morning.
The two sprinters finished in a dead heat at 11.07 seconds at the trials in Eugene, Ore., on June 23. A photograph of the finish could not determine who the leader was. Tarmoh was unofficially timed .001 ahead of Felix on the track, but referee Bob Podkaminer overruled the time.
The decision could come down to a runoff or even a coin toss. The third spot on the 2012 U.S. Women's 100m Dash team hangs in the balance. Carmelita Jeter took the first spot with a time of 10.92 seconds. Tianna Madison came in second at 10.96.
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