Officials Will Finalize Tiebreaker after 200m
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — USA Track and Field officials say they will wait until after the women’s 200 meters Saturday night at the Olympic track trials to finalize plans for breaking a tie for third place in the 100 meters.
Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh finished the 100-meter final this past weekend in a dead heat for third. The top three finishers in each event at the trials make the U.S. Olympic team for London.
Felix and Tarmoh are both running in the 200.
The announcement Wednesday said officials would wait until after the 200 before determining how the tie would be resolved – either by coin flip or runoff. The decision could come Saturday night or Sunday morning, officials said.
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