The Bay Area will be well-represented in the 200-meter dash final at the IAAF World Track and Field Championships in Moscow.

San Jose's Jeneba Tarmoh and Richmond's ChaRonda Williams will join U.S. star Allyson Felix in Friday's 200 final after advancing through two rounds of races on Thursday.

Tarmoh ran 22.70 seconds in the semifinals and Williams clocked 22.80. Both qualified third out of their heats. Felix had the day's fastest time with a season-best mark of 22.30.

Earlier, former Cal star Alysia Montano won her first-round heat of the 800 meters. Montano, who was fifth in the event at the 2012 London Olympics, ran 1 minute, 59.47 seconds to qualify for Friday's semifinals. She was the leader at the 400-meter mark at 57.02.

"I've got to recover and get to the next round. This is not the part. The part is three days from now in the final. I feel good," she said afterward.

Montano is attempting to become the first U.S. woman to earn a medal in the 800 at the World Championships, which began in 1983. The 800 final is Sunday.

Americans Brenda Martinez (1:59.39) and Ajee Wilson (2:00.00) also advanced through the first-round heats, as did defending Olympic champion Mariya Savinova (1:59.44) of Russia.

Inika McPherson, formerly of Cal, failed to advance out of high jump qualifying, clearing 6-foot-2.



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