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American Sprinter Wins 100-Meters at South African Engen Grand Prix - 2002-04-20


American sprinter Tim Montgomery has won the men's 100-meters at the Engen Grand Prix athletics meet in Cape Town, South Africa.

Montgomery finished the race in 10.03 seconds, with South Africa's Morne Nagel second, 21/100ths of one second back. Shewin Vries of South Africa was third, 24/100ths of one second off the leader.

While Montgomery fared well, 1996 Olympic gold medallist Allen Johnson of the United States struggled in the 110-meter hurdles race. Johnson hit the first hurdle of the race and then crashed before the finish line. Stanislavs Olijars of Latvia won the race in 13.36 seconds.

South Africa's Frantz Kruger gave the home fans something to cheer about by winning the men's discus with a toss of 68-meters, 25 centimeters. German Lars Riedel was second with Alexander Tammert of Slovenia third.

In other events, Olympic silver medallist Ezekiel Sepang of South Africa won the men's 800-meters race in one minute, 45.56 seconds. The men's 400-meters title went to South Africa's Marcus La Grange in 45.35 seconds.

Canada's Mark Boswell won the men's high jump with a leap of two meters, 25. Ericks Rags of Lativa won the men's javelin with a toss of 85-meters, 19. Norman Dlomo of South Africa took the men's 5,000 meters race in 13 minutes, 45.44 seconds.

In women's events, South Africa's Dikeledi Moropane won the 100-meters race in 11.59 seconds. Heide Seyerling of South Africa won the women's 400-meters in 52.1 seconds. Another South African, Elizna Naude won the women's discus with a toss of 56.7 meters.

Tatiana Tereschuck of Ukraine won the women's 400-meters hurdles in 55.52 seconds while Rene Kalmer of Zimbabwe won the women's 1,500 meters race in four minutes, 11.36 seconds.