Olympic champion Harper wins at USA Championships

Olympic champion Harper wins at USA Championships

2008 Olympic gold medalist Dawn Harper won her first national outdoor title and the women's Visa Championship Series crown on the final day of the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field in Eugene.

The final event of the 2009 USATF Outdoor Visa Championship Series, the USA Outdoor Championships serves as the selection event for the 2009 World Outdoor Championships in Berlin, Germany, August 15-23.

Harper captured her first-ever USA Outdoor national title with her win in the Nike Women's 100m hurdles in 12.36 seconds. A tailwind of 2.2 meters per second at her back helped Harper post the fourth-fastest time ever by an American under any conditions. Harper's performance gave her 1,220 points and the women's USA Track & Field Outdoor Visa Championship Series title.

* Jackson keeps world lead in men's 400m hurdles
* Symmonds wins Nike Men's 800m, named Visa Athlete of the Meet
* Clark wins women's two-lapper
* Lomong wins Nike Men's 1,500 Meters
* Crawford continues excellence in men's 200 meters
* Felix wins fifth U.S. women's 200m title
* Barringer wins women's steeple crown
* Pickler wins first U.S. heptathlon title
* Stuczynski victorious in Gill Women's Pole Vault
* Reese wins women's long jump
* Another U.S. Race Walk title for Teresa
* Phillips wins men's Visa Championship Series title

2004 Olympic long jump gold medalist and two-time World champion Dwight Phillips was declared the winner of the men's Visa Championship Series and received a bonus from Visa worth $25,000. Phillips' VCS winning performance came via his monster effort at the 2009 Nike Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, when he won the event at 8.74 meters (28 feet 8.25 inches).

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