EUGENE, Ore. - Wallace Spearmon has another chance to prove himself on track and field's biggest stage.
The former Fayetteville (Ark.) High School and Arkansas Razorbacks sprinter Wallace Spearmon earned a spot on Team USA with his win in the 200 meters at the U.S. Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon Sunday. Spearmon competed in the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
"I am going to worry about myself," said Spearmon. "We’re going to figure out how to run faster."
Spearmon qualified for the finals with only the seventh fastest time. He was fast when it counted. He ran a wind-aided 19.82, charging from behind to win the automatic berth to the Olympics.
"That's definitely something that’s been on my mind for a while," said Spearmon. "If I didn’t make the team this year that would have been on my mind for the rest of my life. I don’t take my second chances lightly."