Jeter takes 100 title by .001 seconds over Lee

Jun 27, 2009 - 1:52 AM EUGENE, Ore.(AP) -- Carmelita Jeter has defeated Muna Lee by one-thousandth of a second to win the U.S. title in the women's 100 meters.

Jeter out-leaned Lee at the line in Friday's sprint to finish in 10.776 seconds and win her first national title. Lee, who won last year's Olympic trials, became the first woman to break 10.8 seconds and not win the national championship.

Lauryn Williams finished third to take the last of America's three spots at world championships, set for later this summer in Berlin.

Before winning the title, Jeter's career highlight was finishing third at 2007 world championships in Osaka.






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