LONDON -- San Jose's Jeneba Tarmoh — the woman who gave up her spot in the Olympic 100 meters in a controversial tiebreaking ruling -- faced another issue with U.S. Track and Field officials at the London Games.
This time it was over whether she got the chance to run the 4X100 relay, which begins with preliminary rounds Thursday.
Tarmoh, a former Mt, Pleasant High sprint star, is expected to run in the heats. U.S. track and field spokeswoman Jill Geer said Wednesday all six members of the relay pool will compete.
It didn't appear that was the case a day earlier when Tarmoh told her high school coach Steve Nelson that she thought she wouldn't compete although finishing tied for third with Allyson Felix in the 100 meters in June at the trials.
Tarmoh posted tweets saying, "USATF boy. Never been this upset in my life. Time for a change."
One of the greatest sprinters in Central Coast Conference history also said in a tweet, "Got third at trials and still gotta deal with politics. smh... Wow Life isn't fair. My time will come"
"Smh" is the abbreviation for shaking my head.
Tarmoh, 22, did not immediately respond to a phone message.
The latest development comes six weeks after Tarmoh finished in a dead heat for the third, and final, Olympic berth in the 100 meters. Tarmoh originally was declared the winner before officials changed their position.
The runners, who train together in Los Angeles, were
Tarmoh told Nelson she believed she wouldn't run the relay because coaches said she lacked experience. Tarmoh was involved in a botched baton exchange with anchor Carmelita Jeter last month at a meet in Monaco, where the U.S. team did not finish.
Vince Anderson, Tarmoh's coach at Texas A&M, said he hadn't spoken with his former star. But he added, "There's always fallout when the relay line ups are put out."
Anderson said that there also could be an emotional backlash from what happened at trials.
"That, and the normal dealings with U.S. relay process is a toxic a mix," he added.
The relay is expected to be named just before the race Thursday. The pool consists of Tianna Madison, Bianca Knight, Lauryn Williams, Felix, Jeter and Tarmoh.