Staunton River graduate Ballengee finished 7th in decathlon at Olympic trials | University
Felix finished in 50.02 seconds, 0.24 behind Quanera Hayes, who also has a 2-year-old, and 0.01 ahead of Wadeline Jonathas.
In Sunday’s men’s 100-meter final, Justin Gatlin, 39, stopped about halfway through the race and finished last. The former Olympic champion is also engaged in the 200.
Trayvon Bromell (9.8 seconds), Ronnie Baker and Fred Kerley finished in the top three spots of this race, also leaving Noah Lyles out of the mix (but still the 200 favorite).
Keni Harrison won the women’s 100-meter hurdles title (12.47) on Sunday, although the American trio for that race is not entirely defined. Reigning Olympic champion Brianna McNeal finished second, but her trip hinges on her victory on appeal over a doping conviction related to missed tests. Thus, the fourth, Gabbi Cunningham, could get her place.
Vashti Cunningham, the daughter of former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham, won the women’s high jump (6-5) on Sunday.
Ketura Orji won the women’s triple jump (record 47-7 3/4).
On Monday, reigning Olympic shot put champion Michelle Carter revealed she will not be competing in the trials because she is recovering from complicated surgery on June 3. A surgically removed tumor on her right ankle returned benign. There was also a piece of bone the size of a gumball that needed to be removed. She was entered in the preliminary round of the shot put, which is scheduled for Thursday.