In form Trammell books Moscow spots at US Indoors
BOSTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) Terrence Trammell captured two spots on the U.S. team at next month's World Indoor Championships in Moscow with a win in the 60-metre hurdles and a second in the 60-metre sprint at the U.S. Indoor Championships.
Trammell, who won silver in the 110m hurdles in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, ran the fastest time in the world this year to take the 60m hurdles, with Dominique Arnold finishing second and joining him on the US team in Moscow from March 10-12.
Trammell then finished second to Leonard Scott (6.52 to 6.53 seconds) to nail down his second spot in Moscow, coming close to becoming the first man ever to win both 60m events at the U.S.
''My goal was to make the team in both and I was able to do that,'' Trammell said. ''I'm healthy, everything is going pretty good so I'm happy.'' On top of making both teams, Trammell and women's 60m dash winner Lisa Barber won the men's and women's Visa Championship Series cash prizes of 25,000 dollar apiece.
Barber beat Lauryn Williams and a field that included the returning Torri Edwards in her second meet back after a 2004 drug suspension cost her a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.
''I'm staying consistent,'' Barber said, looking ahead at Moscow. ''I know it's going to be a very competitive field but hopefully I can come away with the gold.'' Sanya Richards, the No. 1 ranked women's 400m runner, celebrated her 21st birthday by winning in 51.28 seconds.
''The Russians have been running really well,'' Richards said.
''The Russians are doing it (sub 50 seconds) and I want to compete with them.'' Milton Campbell and LaShawn Merritt, running in separate sections of the 400m, booked their places in Moscow by posting times of 46.17 seconds.
Among the other winners Sunday, Khadovis Robinson took the men's 800m, with David Krummenacker second; Danielle Carruthers and Damu Cherry were 1-2 in the women's 60m hurdles; Kellie Suttle and Jillian Schwartz took the Moscow spots in the women's pole vault; Tiombe Hurd and Shani Marks were 1-2 in the women's triple jump.
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