EUGENE (Oregon) (AFP) Tyson Gay may have surrendered his fastest man in American title to Walter Dix but the 2007 double world champion still had to be pleased with his return to the track on Saturday. Gay, who was the fastest man in the USA last year, finished second in the 200 metres at the Prefontaine Classic to Dix who won in a meet record of 19.72 seconds. Gay ran a respectable 19.76 but more importantly he answered the question of whether his right hamstring, which has been bothering him for the past seven weeks, would hold up in competition. The injury also kept him out of the just-completed US nationals. I felt OK in my hamstring, said Gay, who was making his season debut at the Prefontaine. I felt like it was a good race but I dont like to lose. And he didnt lose by much as the American teammates both had faster times than the previous meet record of 20.14 set by Wallace Spearmon two years ago. I couldnt find my next gear, Gay said. It wasnt enough, obviously. It was Gays first 200 metre race on the Hayward Field track since the 2008 US Olympic trials where he suffered one of the biggest heartbreaks of his career. His Beijing podium dreams were dashed when he went down with a leg injury in Eugene, leaving him unable to run the 200 at the Summer Games. Gays next competition is the Aviva British Grand Prix on July 10 in Gateshead, England where he will go head-to-head with former 100 metre world record holder Asafa Powell in 100 metres. I will be racing him (Powell) in about a week, said Gay, who will also get a chance to avenge his loss to Dix. I am kinda looking forward to it, but I know I am rusty right now. There is not much I can do about it. I know I need to race to get in shape. Further down the road is a highly-anticipated clash with current 100 metre and 200 metre world record holder Usain Bolt of Jamaica. Gay wants to get back to full health and get some race victories under his belt before he faces Bolt. I want to race the best, Gay said. Right now I am 85 percent (health). I am pretty sure he (Bolt) is coming off a couple weeks of light training as well so he is also waiting to get back to full strength before we clash. I am quiet. Some people say I am humble. That is just me. It is the way I was raised. I think people respect that. American Allyson Felix held off six of the top eight ranked runners in the world to capture the womens 400 metres on Saturday. Felix, who hopes to double in the 200 and 400 at next years Worlds and the 2012 Olympics, finished in 50.27. I will never abandon the 200 metres because it is my first love, said Felix. This year is a trial year when I can see what happens in the 400 and how far I can push it. And if I can do a double next year (worlds) looking to 2012 thats what I am going to do. This is a great year to take a little more time and work on some technique stuff. There were 12 meet records set in 18 events Saturday and 10 runners in two races dipped under four minutes in the mile in front of a sold out crowd of 12,834. Jamaican teammates Veronica Campbell-Brown and Shelly-Ann Fraser went one-two in the womens 100 metres. Both sprinters said they will likely skip the 2010 Commonwealth Games later this year. Fraser said, between competing, training and her studies, she just cant find the time to compete in New Delhi. It is a problem for me. Fraser said. October is really late. It is a long season and trying to peak for the Commonwealth and then coming home in December to start training for a World Championships is too much to ask especially for someone like me who is a also a student. I will be in school. I dont think I am going.