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New queen of the sprint for women

by Frank Mungeam

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Posted on June 28, 2008 at 7:24 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:36 PM

muna-lee400x300.jpgMuna Lee surprised bigger name sprinters to win the women's 100 meter dash at the U.S.
Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene Saturday.

Lee bested Torri Edwards and Lauryn Williams in the dash. All three will go to Beijing as the women's squad in the sprint.

Allison Felix, Angela Williams and Carmelita Jeter were just a few of the big names squeezed out in a blistering final that wrapped up Saturday's competition at Hayward Field.

"It was the best women's field that's ever been put together," said Williams afterwards. "I'm lucky to be one of the three."

Alluding to big names that dodn't make it onto the team, Williams commented that 'you have to be ready to run the hundred.'

At the post-race press conference, a subdued Torri Edwards commented that "second is OK of course I would like to have won."

For her part, Muna Lee said she didn't want to get "too excited", noting that she still has a big race ahead here at the Trials in the 200 meters.