EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Allyson Felix breezed her way to the Olympics. Marshevet Hooker — she stumbled in.
The day after Tyson Gay's untimely fall reminded everyone there are no sure things on the track, the women's 200 served up another harrowing lesson at the Olympic trials.
There was no drama to Felix's win in an easy 21.82 seconds. But for the third and final spot, Hooker made it really interesting, stumbling at the finish line to propel herself forward and give her the .01-second advantage over Lauryn Williams, who already had made it in the 100.
Hooker paid for this trip — with scrapes on her elbow, hip, hand, leg. "Battle scars," she called them.
"All I remember is pushing my chest forward, because I knew that was going to get me in the race," Hooker said. "I didn't feel the pain until we got over there and did the awards. But I was happy. I was happy to feel every little sting."
Hooker needed this finish or she would've had to wait to see if she made the relay team. She opened the meet in a 100 qualifier by running a wind-aided 10.76 — fifth-fastest of all time in all conditions — but finished out of the top three in the final. She'll be going in the 200, but Carmelita Jeter will not. She finished sixth.
Muna Lee grabbed the second spot to go with her victory last weekend in the 100 while Torri Edwards, who has a spot in the 100 as well, scratched, not wanting to risk injury running in lane 1.
In the men's 200, with a spot freed up after Gay fell Saturday in the quarterfinals, it was Wallace Spearmon who earned the third spot.
Spearmon was thought to be a shoo-in for this race but had to hustle to the line to beat out Rodney Martin for the last spot. Like Felix, Spearmon failed to qualify last weekend in the 100.
"I got third, and the question is now, if he was here would I have made the team?" Spearmon said. "I can't answer that question. I'm here. That's all I can tell you."
The other spots went to Walter Dix, who will get a chance to double that won't go to Gay, and defending Olympic gold medalist Shawn Crawford, thought to only have an outside shot at a spot but finished second, .005 behind Dix.
Another contender, Xavier Carter, pulled out because of bone chips and spurs in his left ankle.
Crawford trained with coach Trevor Graham before the last Olympics, and though he wasn't ever involved in a doping scandal, his name came up because Graham was a key player.
"Whatever he did with anybody else, I'm not worried about it," Crawford said. "I know what I did. I can't hold that against a person. People make mistakes. I didn't make those mistakes. I'm not worried about it."
Crawford, plagued by injuries since Athens, is now being coached by Bob Kersee, who also trains Felix.
"I had to face adversity and go win, strive to be the best, work my way back up to the top, make this team," Crawford said. "I'm on my way to overcoming it. I'm almost there. Beijing will be the telltale story."
Copyright 2008 The Associated Press.