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adidas Grand Prix – Saturday, June 11, 2011 At Icahn Stadium

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Prefontaine is barely in the books, but it’s already time to look ahead to next Saturday’s adidas Grand Prix, the next stop on the Samsung Diamond League circuit. Winners at Hayward Field who are headed to New York include :

    * Carmelita Jeter, whose 100-meter victory in 10.70 is the fastest time in the world this year and ties for the 7th-fastest ever run, will compete at 200 meters;
    * 100-meter runner-up Marshevet Myers set a huge PB of 10.86; she will run the 100 meters in New York;
    * Steve Mullings of Jamaica, who posted a PB and world-leading time of 9.80 in winning the 100 meters, will meet Tyson Gay in the 100 meters next Saturday;
    * Abubaker Kaki of Sudan, who won the men’s 800 meters in a world-leading time of 1:43.68; is set for the 800;
    * Gelete Burka of Ethiopia, whose 4:04.63 won the women’s 1500 meters (runner-up Maryam Jamal and third-place finisher Morgan Uceny are also headed to the 1500 in New York);
    * Bernard Lagat, who won the 2-mile, will compete at 5000 meters when he travels East to Icahn Stadium;
    * Kenia Sinclair of Jamaica, who won the women’s 800 in 1:58.29, will run the 1500 meters in New York.

ALSO OF NOTE: Oscar Pistorius, who posted a time of 46:33 in the 400 meters, comes to the adidas Grand Prix seeking an Olympic “A” qualifier in his bid to become the first double amputee to compete in track and field at the Games;

And Lukas Verzbicas, who leads the adidas Boys’ Dream Mile field in New York, smashed the U.S. high school record for 2 miles in running 8:29.46.

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