aGreene Stuns Bailey With Blazing 100 Meters

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Having stunned the American sprint world, Maurice Greene has firmly left his mark on international track and field by blazing ahead in an all-star 100-meter race.


The 22-year-old newcomer sidelined the likes of world record holder and Olympic gold medalist Donovan Bailey and Namibian veteran Frankie Fredericks in a winning time of 9.90 seconds at the Athletissima track meet Wednesday.


"I feel I can still run faster,'' declared the American after his dazzling performance in a steady downpour. His time equaled his own personal best set last month at the American championships when he became the third fastest American in history.


The Lausanne gala was dominated by American wins.


Victory was sweet for two-time Olympic champion Gail Devers, who edged U.S. championship winner, 21-year-old Marion Jones, by one hundredth of a second. She clocked 10.89 seconds.


Devers has been plagued by injury and pulled out of the U.S. championships. It is not yet clear whether she will be invited to Athens on a wild card ticket. It was the first time Devers has met Jones, hailed as one of the brightest up-and-coming talents, this year.


Double Olympic medalist, Marie-Jose Perec of France, suffered a similar disappointment.


Clearly off form in recent events, she only managed second in the 200 meters. She immediately announced she won't be going to Athens, but will resume the Grand Prix circuit in Zurich in August.