Lewis Wins 100 in Prefontaine Meet
Carl Lewis overcame his usual slow start and pulled away to win the 100 meters in 10.08 seconds Saturday at the Steve Prefontaine memorial track and field meet.
Lewis, who has lost twice at 100 meters this year, passed early leader Darwin Cook about 30 meters from the finish.
“I thought this was the time to totally get down to business,” Lewis said. “I’m looking forward to being No. 1 in the world again. The main thing now is to get back into Carl Lewis condition. I was not there mentally. I was kind of weaving and bobbing. I wasn’t fired up. Today, I was intense.”
Calvin Smith, who holds the world record of 9.93, was second in 10.21. The two sprinters who have beaten Lewis this season, Ben Johnson and Harvey Glance, were not in the field.
Lewis decided not to compete in the long jump, saying he suffered a slight muscle strain in his right leg.
In other events, Graeme Fell, a naturalized Canadian originally from Great Britain, pulled ahead of favored Henry Marsh to win the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 8:20.34; Greg Foster took the 110-meter hurdles in 13.32 as Olympic gold medalist Roger Kingdom hit the first hurdle and fell with an apparent leg injury; world record-holder Willie Banks won the triple jump with a wind-aided 57-5 1/2, and Bob Roggy won the javelin at 259-8.