At Eugene, Ore., South Carolina’s Natasha Hastings, who was on the 1,600 relay team that won gold in Beijing, finished seventh in the 400 meters Sunday in the U.S. track trials in 51.28 seconds.
Sanya Richards-Ross set a meet record, finishing in 49.28 for a spot on the Olympic team. Dee Dee Trotter finished in 50.02 and Francena McCorory was third in 50.43 for the other two spots on the team.
For the men, Justin Gatlin flew out to a fast start and held off Tyson Gay to win the 100 meters trials. Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic gold medalist, finished in 9.80 seconds, beating Gay by 0.06 seconds. Ryan Bailey was a surprise third-place finisher.