Day 2: Carmelita Jeter Takes the 100 meters! by Larry Eder



Carmelita Jeter is coached by John Smith. Coach Smith is a man who understands, that tiny, tiny things make all of the difference in the sprints. Sprints are one and lost in the execution-especially, in the finish. Smith knows that, and so do his sprinters.

Jeter has run well all season, racing better each time. In the second round, Carmelita Jeter ran a wind aided 10.72, one of fastest time run EVER in any circumstances. She was ready for the final. All the crowd could see that....

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Carmelita Jeter ran a near perfect race in the final. She had too. Muna Lee and Lauryn Williams, two of our toughest, most seasoned sprinters, were on her like glue. Munal Lee and Carmelita were so close, it was decided by one hundreths of a second-as both received times of 10.77 wind aided.

In third was Lauryn Williams, a women who loves rounds and who races better with rounds than most of her competition, in 10.96.

The U.S. fortunes in the sprints look to be swinging upwards. There is this little Carribbean island called Jamaica that may beg to differ. On the relays, hopefully, the new protocols should bring some sanity back to the relay teams. Only time will tell, and the crowd in Berlin is in for a treat!

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