EUGENE, ORE. - Walter Dix, Shawn Crawford and Wallace Spearmon have qualified for the Olympics, taking the top three spots in the 200 meters at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials.
Florida State's Dix edged defending Olympic champion Crawford, finishing in 19.852 seconds Sunday. Crawford ran in 19.857 seconds; Spearmon in 19.90.Other qualifiers
• Bernard Lagat qualified in the 1,500 meters, finishing in 3 minutes, 40.37 seconds, and will have the chance to double in Beijing, after winning the 5,000 meters earlier during trials.
• Aarik Wilson, Kenta Bell and Rafeeq Curry have earned spots on the U.S. team in the triple jump. Wilson won the trials with a leap of 57 feet, 2¼ inches. Bell was second at 56-6 1/2, and Curry recorded 56-5¾.
• David Oliver earned one of three spots in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing in 12.95 seconds. Terrence Trammell was second in 13.00, and Payne was third in 13.25.
• Lolo Jones, Damu Cherry and Dawn Harper had the top three 100-meter hurdles finishes. Jones won in 12.29 seconds, Cherry finished second in 12.58, and Harper was third in 12.62.
• Jenn Stuczynski qualified in the pole vault, clearing 16 feet, 1¾ inches. Erica Bartolina and April Steiner Bennett also qualified.Etc.
• Minnetonka High graduate William Leer finished fourth in the men's 1,500 with a time of 3:41.54, just missing the Olympic team. Bernard Lagat won the event in 3:40.37, followed by Leonel Manzano in 3:40.90 and Lopez Lomong in 3:41.00. The top three finishers secured Olympic berths.
• Jenelle Deatherage of St. Louis Park finished 11th in the women's 1,500 meters with a time of 4:22.45.