Saturday, June 22, 2013
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Brianna Rollins set an American record in the 100-meter hurdles at the U.S. track championships on a sweltering Saturday, one of several big performances by less-than-familiar names.
Rollins, a standout at Clemson before turning pro this month, finished in 12.26 seconds to break the mark of Gail Devers in 2000.
Not to be outdone, 17-year-old Mary Cain finished second in the 1,500 meters to earn a spot at the world championships in Moscow in August. She was edged at the line by training partner Treniere Moser.
Olympic champion Sanya Richards-Ross was slowed by a surgically repaired right big toe and didn't qualify for worlds.
There were plenty of big names that shined as LaShawn Merritt captured the 400 crown, and Olympic champion Ashton Eaton took the decathlon title.
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