EUGENE, Ore. — For the quickly forming U.S. Olympic track team, Sunday was as much about the numbers as the names.
One by one, Allyson Felix, LaShawn Merritt and Justin Gatlin crossed the finish line to secure their trips to Rio de Janeiro.
And every time one of those Olympic veterans crossed that line, the numbers on the clock spoke volumes, too. They all qualified with the best times in the world to this point in 2016: Gatlin at 9.8 seconds in the 100, Felix at 49.68 in the women's 400 and Merritt at 43.97 in that men's race.
Gatlin's performance in the 100-meter final will certainly turn the most heads. It's the same time he posted last year at world championships...