BEIJING - The U.S. finally got untracked in the track and field competition at the Olympics yesterday.
After a sluggish start over the first weekend that included no gold medals, Americans won five overall medals yesterday, including a 1-2-3 sweep in the men's 400-meter hurdles. Pole vaulter Jenn Stuczynski also won a silver medal, and Stephanie Brown Trafton won a surprise gold in the women's discus - the first for a U.S. woman in the event since 1932.
The U.S. hurdlers talked about the slow beginning for the track team at the Olympic Village and during the warm-up period for their final.
Then they completed the first U.S. medal sweep of the 400 hurdles since 1960, with...