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EME NEWS (FEB 11, 2018)
Manyonga 840 WL and African record
METZ (FRA, Feb 11): World champion Luvo Manyonga went out to an African long jump record and world-lead of 8.40m (also 8.22m and 8.27m) at the Meeting Elite en Salle de Metz, improving Ghana’s Ignisious Gaisah’s record by four centimetres. Cuban teenager Juan Miguel Echevarria also impressed with an outright lifetime best of 8.34m in the sixth round with Greece’s European U20 champion Miltiadis Tentoglou third with 7.95m. Double world silver medallist Marie Josee Ta-Lou equalled teammate Murielle Ahoure’s world-lead in the 60m with 7.07 ahead of Carina Horn who improved her South African record again to 7.09. Jamaica’s Kimmari Roach won the men’s 60m in 6.59 from Ivory Coast’s Ben Youssef Meite (6.61, 6.55 in heats) and Iran’s Hassan Taftian (6.63) while Christophe Lemaitre won the B race in 6.66 as well as the 200m in a European-leading 20.53. Elsewhere in the sprints, Cuba’s Roger Iribarne won the 60m hurdles in 7.59 (indoor debut) from Hungary’s Balasz Baji (7.61) and Brit Dave King (7.63 equaled PB), Finland’s Nooralotta Neziri won the women’s 60m hurdles in 8.03 and Switzerland’s Sarah Atcho beat European indoor 400m champion Floria Guei over 300m, 36.89 to 37.01. Also on the track: Kenya’s Nelly Jepkosgei won the 800m in 2:01.68 from Cynthia Anais (2:02.34) and European indoor champion Selina Buchel (2:02.58) and there were wins for Ethiopia’s Tarese Tolosa over 1500m in 3:39.69 and Rwanda’s Thierry Ndikumwenayo over 3000m in 7:50.96 from Germany’s Clemens Bleistein (7:51.51). Greece’s Paraskevi Papachristou went out to 14.17m in the triple jump to beat Jamaica’s Kimberly Williams (14.08m).
Sweden wins
UUPSALA (FIN, Feb 11): At the four-way international Finnkampen match, Sweden defeated Finland in the men’s division (143.5 to 116 points) and in the women’s division (146.5 points to 115 points). In the pole vault, 22-year-old Melver Svard Jacobsson from Sweden improved his PB from 5.70m to 5.78m and teammate Thobias Montler went out to 7.87m to win the long jump. On the track, Sweden’s Andreas Almgen won the 800m in 1:48.04. Elsewhere, Norway’s Jonathan Quarcoo won the 800m in 6.68 and European U20 champion Marcus Thomsen won the shot put with a 19.67m PB. On the women’s side, top Swedish performances came from long jump specialist Khaddi Sagnia in the 60m hurdles in 8.14, Sofie Skoog with a 1.91m clearance in the high jump and Fanny Roos with 17.83m in the shot put. Linn Nilsson also won the 1500m in 4:12.61. Norway’s Helene Ronningen took a 60/200m double in 7.35/23.78 and Finland’s Minna Nikkanen cleared 4.45m in the pole vault.
Karalis 578 World U20 record
PIREÁS (GRE, Feb 11): Emmanouíl Karalís set a new World U20 indoor record (pending ratification) during the 2nd day of the Greek Championships by soaring majestically over 5.78. He had a perfect series up to that height, including clear jumps over 5.60 and 5.71. This mark is also absolute national U20 record (Konstadínos Filippídis had 5.75 outdoors as junior) and WICH standard. He then asked the bar to be raised to 5.86, where his first and third attempts were quite close. Of course Armand Duplantis has gone higher indoors, but in conditions not acceptable as world marks. María Belibasáki doubled her victories with another very fast time in 200 m, where she clocked 23.02, her second best ever after her outdoor 23.00 from 2017. This was also her first ever indoor attempt at this event. Excellent race in the men’s 60 m hurdles, with guest Cypriot Milan Trajkovic setting a new NR in 7.55. He was challenged by Greek record holder Konstadínos Douvalídis, who finished second in 7.69 in his first race for the season and booked thus a place for Birmingham. Another Birmingham ticket was sealed in the women’s event by Elisávet Pesirídou, who won easily in 8.11. Háido Alexoúli took the long jump title in 6.23.
Kiplimo and Gidey winning
SAN VITTORE OLONA (ITA, Feb 11): Current world U20 cross country champions Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo (34:00) and Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey (18:14) won the 11km men’s and 6km women’s races respectively at the 86th Cinque Mulini cross country (IAAF CC Permit). Kiplimo came home 17 seconds in front of Haile Telahun, while another Ethiopian, Taye Girma, was third with 34:31. Italy’s European under-23 champion Yemaneberhan Crippa was fifth in 34:36. Ethiopia’s Gidey was four seconds clear of Kenya’s Daisy Jepkemei. Ethiopia’s Feysa Hawi was third in 18:20. Britain’s Gemma Steel was top European, fifth in 19:07 - one place ahead of top domestic runner Martina Merlo (19:28).
CACERES (ESP, Feb 11): Former world 10,000m bronze medallist Belaynesh Oljira from Ethiopia won the senior women’s 8.1km at the Cross de Caceres in 25:40 by six seconds from Romania’s Ancuta Bobocel (25:46) and Portugal’s Carla Rocha (25:52) with Teresa Urbina the top home finisher in fifth in 26:25. European 10,000m champion Polat Kemboi Arikan from Turkey won the senior men’s 10.2km in 28:40 by a clear margin from Spaniards Carlos Mayo (29:19) and Ayad Lamdassem (29:30).
ROTSELAAR (BEL, Feb 11): Sofie van Accom (20:41) led home a Belgian clean sweep in the 6.2km women’s race at the Belgian EasyKit Cross Cup. Next was Imana Truyers in 20:43 and third Nina Lauwert (20:56). Top overseas athlete was Britain’s Charlotte Christensen in fourth with 21:06. The men’s 9.7k was taken convincingly by Belgium’s Soufiane Bouchikhi (27:35). Compatriot Isaac Kimeli was runner-up in 28:09 as Britain’s Adam Hickey (28:17). Ali Hamdi won the 2.7km short-course race for men, clocking 7:53, two seconds ahead of former European junior champion Jeroen D'Hoedt.
ADELAIDE (AUS, Feb 11): Sweden’s Perseus Karlstrom and Australia’s Bekki Smith took the honours at the Oceanian 20k Race Walk Championships. Karlstrom, last year’s European Cup bronze medallist, clocked 1:20:30 to win by one second from Marius Ziukas of Lithuania as Chile’s Yerko Araya was a further minute behind. New Zealand’s Quentin Rew (1:21:55) took the continental title in fourth as he beat by one place Australia’s Dane Bird-Smith. In sixth Michael Hosking won bronze. Early leader Canada’s Evan Dunfee was forced to withdraw from the race due to hamstring issues. With 1:31:23, Smith equalled her time from last year when she was third. Jemima Montag (1:31:26) and Claire Tallent (1:31:29) completed an Australian 1-2-3.
BARCELONA (ESP, Feb 11): Ethiopia’s Mule Wasihun took 24 seconds from his PB as he crossed the line first in a course record of 59:44 to break Eliud Kipchoge’s mark at the Barcelona Half Marathon. In second, Julien Wanders, 21, set a Swiss record and European U23 best of 60:09, climbing to sixth on the continental all-time list. Ugandan Moses Kurong was third with 60:10. The next best European was Britain’s Ben Connor, whose 61:12 for eighth was a big PB. Bahrain’s Tejitu Daba was 17 seconds outside her best with 68:36 as placed first woman. Ethiopia’s Dibaba Kuma was a second adrift with a PB, while Rwanda’s Salomé Nyirarukundo was third with a national record of 68:48. Top European was Sonia Samuels in seventh in 72:40.
SCHOORL  (NED, Feb 11): World marathon fourth-placer Callum Hawkins continued his return to fitness with a 29:03 win in the Groet Uit Schoorl 10k, the Brit crossing the line 11 seconds ahead of Netherlands’ Michel Butter. In third was Morocco’s Yakoub Labquira with 29:16. The women’s race resulted in an all-domestic podium, with Maureen Koster the clear winner in 32:26. Second was Jip Vastenburg in 33:10 and third Jill Holterman in 33:35.
HAWASSA (ETH, Feb 11): Ethiopia’s Sisay Yazew won the Hawassa Half Marathon with 63:13, two seconds ahead of compatriot Negatu Getenet, with another Ethiopian, Habtamu Assefa, third in 63:39. The women’s elite race was won by Seada Kedir in 76:57.
SWAKOPMUND (NAM, Feb 10): Wins for Zambia’s Mathews Mutanya (2:16:54) and Anna Amutoko (2:53:46) in the Swakopmund Marathon. Mynhardt Kauanivi won the men’s half marathon in 1:05:50 while Lavinia Haitope defeated veteran Beata Naigambo in the women’s race, 76:05 to 77:48. From Carole Fuchs.
HARARE (ZIM, Feb 10): Wins for home runners Mike Fokoroni (2:21:39) and Samukeliso Moyo (3:01:14) in the Harare Marathon. Half marathon wins for Bernard Dandazi (73:43) and Farai Moyo (76:14) From Carole Fuchs.
BUDAPEST (HUN, Feb 11): At open meet new national undoor U20 record in long jump by Petra Farkas 641.
POMBAL (POR, Feb 11): Second day of National Indoor Championships had Samuel Remedios scoring national heptathlon record 5980 points. Tsanko Arnaudov won shot with 20.59 and Sara Moreira 3000 m in 9:16.44.
SINDELFINGEN (GER, Feb 11): Gordon Porsch (22) improved in pole vault to 561.
PRAHA (CZE, Feb 11): European U20 decathlon champion Jan Dolezal won the Czech heptathlon indoor title with 6021 points PB over favorite Adam Sebastian Helcelet 5951 and Marek Lukas 5824.
NORRKOPING (SWE, Feb 11): Fredrik Samuelsson won the Swedish heptathlon title with 5908 points over Marcus Nilsson 5866. Young talent Bianca Salming topped the pentathlon with 4303.
SUMY (UKR, Feb 11): Former world and European champion Olha Saladukha won women’s triple jump with 13.85m during third day of Ukrainian national indoors.
SASSNITZ (GER, Feb 11): World champion David Storl won the shot put meet here with 20.58. Behind him Romanian Andrei Gag 19.83. Anita Marton won women 18.87 over Gao Yang from China 17.88 and Cuban Yaniuvis Lopez 17.54.
SZCZECIN (POL, Feb 11): Home win at the special pole vault meet here. Pawel Wojciechowski cleared Birmingham standard 578 and got the first place. Second Shawn Barber, third Piotr Lisek and fourth World champion Sam Kendricks, all 571. Swiss Angelica Moser was the best in women competition with 441.
MONTREAL (CAN, Feb 10): At Montreal Grand Prix meet Jeff Demps won the 60 m in 6.61 over Brandon Carnes 6.64. In the hurdles Jhonathan Cabral 7.70 and 7.66 in heats. Murielle Ahoure won the women 60 m in 7.11. Kate Van Buskirk won the mile in 4:32.37 over Sara Vaughn 4:34.00, Sage Watson clocked 53.51 in the 400 m and Belgian Pezter Callahan won the men mile 4:02.31. Jarvis Gotch with 782 beat in long jump Jamaican Damar Forbes 775 and in women shot US Jeneva Stevens 18.55 over Brittany Crew 18.20 Canadian indoor record.
FAYETTEVILLE: Second day of Tyson Invitational saw Vernon Turner clearing 233 PB in the high jump and Omar Craddock getting 17.18 in the triple jump. Behind him Jamaican Clive Pullen 16.71. In the 200 m Elijah Hall 20.52 and among women Kortnei Johnson 23.14. Alysha Newman from Canada got 466 in the pole vault. In the 4x400 m Houston (mixed nationalities) clocked 3:04.18 and Purdue 3:31.63.
CLEMSON: Tiger Pauw Invitational second day had Unversity of Southern California clocking 3:01.98 in the 4x400 m what is better than current World record. But Rai Benjamin of Antigua ran the 2nd leg and with other three US runners that is not valid for the record (3:02.13 USA at World Indoors in Sopot 2014). Second Florida 3:02.23 and third Texas AM 3:02.95. In women 4x400 m USC also got 3:27.56 (Constantine, Cockrell, Hill, Ellis) over Florida 3:32.05 and Alabama 3:32.72. Hurdles star Omar McLeod topped the 200 m in 20.76, Devon Dixon 1:47.37 in the 800 m. Among women Deanna Hill 22.82 in the 200 m. In the other race hurdles young star Sydney McLaughlin 22.95 overall PB beating Kendal Ellis 22.99 and Puertoricos Jasmine Camacho-Quinn 23.00.
PITTSBURG: Quintaveon Poole clocked 46.27 in the Gorilla Classic meet at the oversized track here.
ALBUQUERQUE: At Don Kirby Collegiate Invite Dontavius Wright won the 400 m in 45.50 over Paul Dedewo 45.96. In women events to note, 7.18 in the 60 m Makenzie Dunmore, Hannah Waller 52.44 indoor PB in the 400 m and Oregon 3:30.18 in the 4x400 m (all US runners). Canadian Annicka Newell cleared 460 in the pole vault and Maggie Ewen achieved 19.20 World lead in shot put.
BOSTON: During second day of David Hemery Invitational Craig Engels won the mile in 3:53.93, Sam Ellison 1:46.49 in the 800 m and Christian Herrison 1:02.19 in the 500 m. In sprints Juander Santos of Dominican Republic 46.52 in the 400 m and Guyana´s Winston George 20.76 in the 200 m, national record.
NASHVILLE: At Music City Challenge McKinley West won the 60 m in 6.64 and Ventavius Sears the 400 m in 46.51.
LUBBOCK: At Texas Tech Shootout TCU clocked 3:04.25 in the 4x400 m over Texas Tech 3:05.18, both teams with mixed nationalities. Terrell Smith won the 200 m in 20.86.  In women 200 m Gabrielle Thomas achieved 22.95 over hurdler Georganne Moline 23.23, big overall PB for her.
AMES: Bryce Hoppel won the 800 m in 1:47.09 ahead of Isiah Harris 1:47.38 in the 800 m at Iowa State Classic.
LYNCHBURG: At Liberty Invitational Scott Houston cleared 571 in the pole vault. Indoor PB for him.
KENT: Olympic winner 2012 Jenn Suhr cleared 470 and three times not over 482. Jamaican Daniel Thomas-Dodd got women national indoor record 19.05.
SEATTLE: Husky Classic second day had Clayton Murphy winning the 800 m in 1:48.36. Sam Prakel won the mile in 3:56.89 and Colby Gilbert the 3000 m in 7:49.42 over Australian Cameron Griffith 7:49.78. Among women Canadian Regan Yee won the mile 4:33.43 and Kenyan Ednah Kurgat 8:57.47 in the 3000 m.
SUPERIOR: Curtis Jensen opened the indoor season at the Yellowjacket Open with 20.19 in shot put.
STAYKI (BLR, Feb 11): At the Belarussian Winter Throwing Cup Anna Malyshchik 73.25m and Pavel Boreisha 74.13m topped hammer throw. Anna Maslova and European junior silver medallist 2017 Aliaksandr Shymanovich (20) were strongest in U23 category with 67.30m and 70.46m respectively (both PB).
SZOMBATHELY (HUN, Feb 10): At throwing meet Bence Halasz 71.65 and Reka Gyuratz 68.70 in hammer.
RINGWOOD (AUS, Feb 11): Kathryn Mitchell is the new Australian record holder in women’s javelin, throwing 67.58m at a meet in Ringwood, Victoria on Sundayafternoon. It was an emotional moment for Mitchell in the wake of the death of Australian men’s record holder, Jarrod Bannister on Friday. The pair shared a coach in former East German world record holder Uwe Hohn until 2010. “To be honest it has been a shock this week,” said Mitchell. “The record drips in irony." The previous national mark of 66.83m was set by Kim Mickle in 2014.
KINGSTON (JAM, Feb 10): Jamaican discus record by Fedrick Dacres with 69.75 m.
HAVANA (CUB, Feb 9-10): Reynier Mena clocked 10.35 (+1.5) and 20.88 (+2.8) at the 2nd open meet.
KINGSTON (JAM, Feb 10): At Camperdown Classic Zharnel Hughes clocked 10.18 (+0.6) in the 100 m over Guyana´s Emanuel Archibald 10.22 PB. In other race Yohan Blake 10.32 against -2.3 wind. In the boys 100 m Michael Stephens 10.32 (-0.4), PB at age of 17. Tiffany James won the 400 m in 52.75 ahead of Kaliese Spencer 53.21.
MONTEGO BAY (JAM, Feb 10): Oshane Bailey won the 100 m in 10.23 at the Milo Western Relays. Natasha Morrison topped women 100 m in 11.39. Rhonda Whyte got women 400m hurdles in 57.01 and Joseph Ramie leaped to 799 PB in the long jump. In men relays Utech 39.43 in the 4x100 m and MVP 1:23.25 meet record in the 4x200 m. On the women side MVP 43.43 and Sprintec 1:33.71.
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