Marion Jones survives scare on
By Gene Cherry (Reuters)
12 June 1999 Raleigh, USA - World 100m Champion Marion Jones survived a final-round scare to win the long jump on her home track Saturday at the Pontiac Grand Prix Invitational. The meet was the fourth stop of the USA Track & Field's Golden Spike Tour.
Jones trailed fellow American Adrien Sawyer until her last jump, when she landed awkwardly in the pit, albeit winning the competition with a 7.01m jump, narrowly missing Italian Fiona May's world leading mark of 7.02m . She was carried from the pit by her husband, world-class shot-putter C.J. Hunter, before she took several steps and trainers applied ice to her right knee.
"I just came down a little bit wrong," said Jones. "I think I scared myself a little bit, but there's nothing to be concerned about."
Her coach, Trevor Graham, said the knee would be checked on Sunday, "but I think she will be OK."
The meeting was her final tune-up before the U.S. Championships in Eugene, Oregon, on June 24-27. She will compete in the 200m and long jump at the nationals before trying for gold medals in those two events, the women's 100m and the 4x400m relay at August's World Championships in Seville.
U.S. Olympian Jearl Miles-Clark ran 1999's world-leading 400m at the meeting, clocking 50.68 seconds. The times also were fast in the men's 400m, where U.S. champion Jerome Young ran 44.36 seconds.
Olympic champion Allen Johnson, recovering from a stress fracture, showed he is back in top form, skimming the high sticks in 13.22 to turn back a quality field that included two-time Olympic Champion Roger Kingdom and NCAA Champion Terrance Trammell.
Men's 200m 1. Antonio Pettigrew 20.67 2. Davian Clarke
(Jamaica) 20.72 3. Tod Long 20.78
Men's 400m 1. Jerome Young 44.36 2. Milt Campbell 45.24 3. Anthuan Maybank 45.25
Men's 800m 1. Bryan Woodward 1 minute 45.87 seconds 2. Khadevis Robinson 1:46.23 3. James Karanu 1:46.60
Men's 110m hurdles 1. Allen Johnson 13.22 seconds 2. Duane Ross 13.31 3. Terrance Trammell 13.34
Men's 400m hurdles 1. Angelo Taylor 48.88 2. Derrick Adkins 49.00 3. Will Porter 49.22
Women's 400m 1. Jearl Miles-Clark 50.68 2. Maicel Malone 51.25 3. Mikki Barber 51.91
Women's 800m 1. Regina Jacobs 1 minute 58.55 seconds 2. Kathi Rounds 2:00.91 3. Debbie Marshall 2:01.83
Women's pole vault 1. Melissa Price 4.20 metres 2. Kellie Suttle 4.10 3. Melissa Mueller 4.10
Women's long jump 1. Marion Jones 7.01 metres 2. Adrien Sawyer 6.82 3. Shana Williams 6.57
Men's 100m 1. Tim Harden 10.16 seconds 2. Jon Drummond 10.17 3. Mike Marsh 10.21