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Women's 200m Semi-Finals, Walter Dix's Withdrawal Highlight Day 9 Of U.S. Track & Field Trials

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Day 9 at the 2012 U.S. Olympics Team Trials in Track and Field in Eugene, Ore. on Friday featured plenty of excitement, starting with the women's 200 meter semi-finals. Sanya Richards-Ross ran the fastest time of the three heats, coming in at 22.15 seconds. Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh tied for the second fastest time on the day at 22.30 seconds ran in separate heats. The two have been tight competitors throughout the trials. They finished in a dead heat during the 100 meter finals.

Rounding out the finals will be Tianna Madison (22.33), Bianca Knight (22.34), Kimberlyn Duncan (22.37), Aurieyall Scott (22.56) and Carmelita Jeter (22.64).

In the men's 200 meter heats, Walter Dix was forced to withdraw due to a hamstring injury. Wallace Spearmon Jr. posted the fastest time at 20.17 seconds. He was followed by Calesio Newman (20.28), Jeremy Dodson (20.28), Shawn Crawford (20.32) and Isiah Young (20.38).

In the women's shot put finals, Jillian Camarena-Williams, Michelle Carter and Tia Brooks emerged as the United States representatives for the London Olympics. Camarena-Williams hit the 19.16-meter mark, edging out Carter (18.57) and Brooks (18.34). Kearsten Peoples finished fourth at 18.22 meters.

Emma Coburn won the women's 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:32.78. Joining her on the U.S. Olympic team will be Bridget Franek (9:35.62) and Shalaya Kipp (9:35.73). Ashley Higginson finished fourth at 9:38.06.

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