Taylor wins at 400 in Greece

Updated: July 14, 2008, 8:43 PM ET
Associated Press

RETHYMNO, Greece -- Angelo Taylor was more than a second off the season's best time but still beat three other Americans to win the 400 meters Monday at the Vardinoyiannia meet on the island of Crete.

Taylor -- qualified for the U.S. Olympic team in the 400 hurdles -- finished in 45.02 seconds, beating compatriot Bershawn Jackson by .45 of a second and Ato Stephens of Trinidad and Tobago by .49 of a second. Americans Reggie Witherspoon and Sanjay Ayre were fourth and fifth in 45.84 and 46.01.

The United States' Jeremy Wariner ran the season's best time of 43.98 at the Bislett Games on June 6.

In the women's 100, Greece's Katerina Thanou finished fifth in her heat with a time of 11.39 seconds. American Me'Lisa Barber won the event with a time of 11.23, beating Emma Ania of Britain by a hundredth of a second.

Thanou missed a doping test on the eve of the Athens Olympics in 2004. She was later suspended for two years.

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