NORWALK, CALIF., JUNE 15 -- It would seem the only surprises coming from Carl Lewis these days arise from interviews, not from his races.

As far as his exploits on the track go, "I stopped surprising myself with some of the things I do a long time ago," he said for a second time in as many days today at the Mobil Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Cerritos College.

The second time came after he won the 100 meters in 10.05 seconds. Santa Monica Track Club teammate Mark Witherspoon was second in 10.25; Dennis Mitchell (10.26) from the Mazda Track Club was third.

Other winners today included Michelle Finn in the women's 100 (11.20), Roger Kingdom in the 110 high hurdles (13.22) and Jim Doehring in the shot put (69 feet 6 3/4 inches). That was the big upset of the day as world record holder Randy Barnes placed second at 69-3 1/2.

This was Lewis's first meet in nine months and it marked his return to the national championships, which he boycotted last year in an attempt to draw attention to what he sees as incompetent leadership within The Athletics Congress, U.S. track's governing body.

And no, it did not come as a shock to the world record holder in the 100 (9.92 at the 1988 Seoul Olympics) that he reentered competition seemingly without losing a step.

"I will say I'm very pleased," Lewis said. "Things went well for me."

They didn't go so well in the interview tent.

Lewis repeatedly was asked about his plans for the Goodwill Games. After all, this meet is the qualifying meet for Ted Turner's cable TV copy of the Olympics, to be held in Seattle next month.

Before Thursday it was believed Lewis entered the meet only to earn a spot in Seattle. Now he says he's not sure what he's going to do. He has a book tour to do.

"Everyone is putting so much emphasis on the Goodwill Games," he said at one point. "Just chill out. A week ago everyone was saying you can't go to the Goodwill Games {unless you come here}. Now everyone is saying, 'Why aren't you going?' Well, being here is something I did based on a much larger scale. I'm trying to help move the sport forward, to rejuvenate track and field in America."

That answer did not suffice and Lewis was again asked what would keep him from the Goodwill Games. Was he looking for more money?

"We're back to that?" he asked. "Listen, I'm sure it will work out. The Goodwill Games are the best meet in America this year. . . . It's just a matter of money -- I mean timing. It's just a matter of timing."

In the women's 100, Finn edged Carlette Guidry (11.25) of the Longhorn Track club and Evelyn Ashford (11.30) of the Mazda Track Club.

For Finn, the victory capped a year in which she has been working out without a coach.

"I'm very pleased with the win because I feel it's something I've accomplished on my own," she said. "I don't really have a coach. I don't have anyone to film me. It's something I've really done on my own -- and it feels good."

Finn said she left her coach when she graduated from Illinois last summer and moved to Orlando, Fla.

In the men's 110 high hurdles, Kingdom just beat Tony Dees, who placed second in 13.40.

Kingdom and Dees promised a hot rivalry in the months to come. Dees ran with an injured left foot and led the race until he nicked that foot on the seventh hurdle.

Doehring's victory in the shot put was a big surprise considering Barnes set the world record just last month.

He did so at the Jack in the Box meet at nearby Drake Stadium on the campus of UCLA when he hit a throw of 75-10 1/4.

TAC Notes: Today's announced attendance was 3,500. . . . From its offices in Indianapolis, TAC announced a three-member panel has upheld the suspension of long jumper Larry Myricks, who in April was suspended for testing positive for phenylpropanolamine, a common ingredient in over-the-counter cold remedies but nevertheless a banned substance. Myricks's three-month suspension lasts through July 13. . . .

In other finals, Debbi Lawrence took first in the women's 10,000-meter walk by finishing in 46:14.4, a U.S. record, and Vince Labosky of University of Kansas won the javelin with a throw of 261-3.