BOLOGNA, ITALY, JULY 18 -- Danny Harris won the 400-meter hurdles, but did not come close to bettering Edwin Moses's world mark today at the Golden Gala track and field meet.
Harris, claiming he would break Moses's record of 47.02 seconds by the end of the season, slowed in the last 20 meters and crossed the finish line with a raised arm in 48.40. His next attempt will come at the Goodwill Games in Seattle. Harris recently ran the distance in 47.46.
Nat Page finished second in 48.93.
American athletes swept the top five places in the 110-meter hurdles with Arthur Blake edging Renaldo Nehemiah, 13.34 to 13.36.
The 13th leg of the 1990 IAAF-Mobil Grand Prix circuit, at the Dall'Ara arena of Bologna, featured the world's best performance this season in the men's 1,500 by Algerian Nouredine Morceli.
He was clocked in 3:32.60, 3.14 seconds off the world mark set by Said Aouita of Morocco in 1985.
Morceli outsprinted Herve Phelippeau of France and Denmark's Morgens Guldberg, who finished in 3:33.54 and 3:35.56 respectively.
Italy's Salvatore Antibo won the 5,000 in 13:05.59, the fifth-fastest of all time.
Nigerian sprinter Olapade Adeniken beat Calvin Smith and Dennis Mitchell in the men's 100-meter dash. Adeniken, who had beaten Olympic silver medalist Linford Christie in Ireland this week, was timed in 10.32 seconds.
Carl Lewis and Leroy Burrell did not compete because they were preparing for the Goodwill Games.
With a :10.41, Canadian sprinter Atlee Mahorn edged American Thomas Jefferson in another 100 race, while Jamaican Grace Jackson took the women's 200 meters in 22.62, ahead of Pauline Davis of the Bahamas and East Germany's Silke Gladisch-Moeller.
Australian Sue Howland took the women's javelin, with a throw of 210 feet 4 inches, while East Germany's Cornelia Oschkenat won the 100-meter hurdles, in 13.01, ahead of former world record holder Ginka Zagorcheva of Bulgaria.
Italy's Nadia Dandolo won the women's 5,000 in 15:11.64.
Carol Lewis, the sister of Olympic champion Carl, missed a third American victory, finishing second at 21-1 3/4 to Fiona May of Britain in the long jump, who had 22-7.