FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Former Hog Tyson Gay has been nominated for an ESPN ESPY Award, it was announced on Monday.
Gay, who recently completed competition in the AT&T USA Championships where he took the 100-meter and 200-meter titles, has been nominated for the “Best Track Athlete” award with Allyson Felix, Sanya Richards and Jeremy Wariner.
Fans can vote for Tyson Gay online at http://assets.espn.go.com/espy2007/index.html?lpos=spotlight&lid=tab5pos1#. The ESPY Awards Show will air on ESPN July 15th at 8 p.m. CST.
For his efforts at the USA Championships, he was named the USA Track and Field Athlete of the Week and the Visa Championship Series title-winner.
With a personal best, a meet record and the fastest time run in the world this year, Gay won the 200 meters on Sunday with a clocking of 19.62 into a headwind. The clocking moves him to No. 2 on the all-time list behind Michael Johnson’s 19.32. Before the race, he sat at No. 5 with his former PR of 19.68.
Gay won the 100 meters on Friday with a clocking of 9.84, a new meet record. Gay will lead the American 100-meter charge that will possibly include LSU’s Trindon Holliday and Florida State’s Walter Dix, who finished second and third, respectively. Former Hog teammate J-Mee Samuels finished fifth in the 100-meter finals to punch his ticket to the World Championships.