Oakley's Walter Dix Captures 100-Meter Title At US Championships

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Oakley’s Walter Dix captured the 100-meter titles at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships last Friday.

Dix, who won bronze medals in the 100 and 200 in Beijing in 2008, dominated a the men’s field at Drake Stadium, winning in 10.04 seconds for his first national outdoor title in the 100.

The race got off to a rough start, when Travis Padgett lunged out too quickly and was disqualified. Dix had no troubles on the restart, making his push 60 meters in to beat Trell Kimmons by 0.23 seconds. Ivory Williams took third.

“It felt all right,” Dix said after the race, “(I) started out kind of sluggish but I finished where I wanted to.”

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June 29, 2010