By Symone Goss, World-Track
COTTBUS — An upbeat American team showed that they will be no push overs at the World Championships in Berlin when they blasted to world-leading 41.58 seconds to win the women’s 4x100m relay at the Lausitzer LA International Meeting in Germany on Saturday..
The quartet of Lauryn Williams, Allyson Felix, Muna Lee and Carmelita Jeter were immaculate on the day and their performance here proves that the battle for supremacy against Jamaica and Russia in Berlin is definitely on.
The performance was just outside the world record of 41.37 seconds, and it matched the eight-fastest in history.
The Jeter-led dominant squad was also running the first sub-42 seconds time since their 41.98 winning performance in Osaka, two-years-ago.
Another American team of Jessica Young, Alexandria Anderson, Marshevet Hooker and Charonda Williams finished second in 42.23.
In Berlin, the American and the Veronica Campbell-Brown led Jamaicans could seriously challenge the world record if they manage to get the baton around successfully.
Meanwhile, a team of Terrence Trammell, 100m champion Mike Rogers, Shawn Crawford and Darvis Patton won the men’s race easily with a time of 37.81 seconds.