FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Wallace Spearmon claimed the 200M title and Daniel Lincoln won the 3000M steeplechase at the 2006 AT&T USA Championships. Current Hog Adam Perkins finished ninth in the 1500M on the final day of competition. Once again, Mother Nature affected the schedule and forced a rain delay.
Spearmon, finishing third in his heat, clocked a 20.49 in the semifinals of the 200M earlier today. He came back to run a 19.90 in the finals to claim the USA 200M title. Still the top performer in the world in the event, Spearmon missed matching his season best by .01 seconds.
Lincoln led from the start and never relinquished his lead in the 3000M steeplechase. He clocked a time of 8:22.78 to claim the title in the 13-man field. The time is also the fastest run by an American this year.
Perkins ran a 3:43.06, good for a ninth-place finish against a packed field of post-collegians. He was the second-fastest collegian with Leonel Manzano of Texas finishing third overall with a 3:39.49. Bernard Lagat won the event in a time of 3:39.29.
Eric Brown, the 2006 NCAA runner-up, competed unattached and finished 18th in the javelin with a throw of 221-5”. Breaux Greer won the event with a new meet record of 280-2.
For complete results of the 2006 AT&T USA Outdoor Championships, visit www.usatf.org.