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EME NEWS (JAN 13, 2018)
Duplantis WJR 583, Morris 490 WL
RENO (USA, Jan 12): Armand Duplantis of Sweden improved his own world indoor junior record by 1 cm with 5.83m to take victory at the National Pole Vault Summit in Reno. His world lead, set at the second attempt, was eight centimetres below his world junior outdoor mark. The 18-year-old had three failures at 5.92m what would be an overall World Junior Record (590). He had incredible series with clearing all heights in first until 568 (538, 548, 558) and then after one miss at 578 and another one at 583 he managed the winning height. American Devin King was second with 5.78m and countryman Scott Houston third with 5.68m, personal bests for both. Also life-time bests for fourth Tray Oates and fifth Nathan Richartz, both 558. Olympic and World silver medalist Sandi Morris also set a world lead, clearing 4.90m at her third attempt before retiring (her fourth best overall result of the career). She cleared 451, 461 in first, then 471 in second and 480 in third attempt. USA’s Katie Nageotte was second with 4.61m and Annie Rhodes made it a US 1-2-3 with 4.51 indoor PB. Also fourth Morgann Leleux cleared 451.
Europe won the teams
EDINBURGH (GBR, Jan 13): American Leonard Korir and Turk Yasemin Can retained their titles at the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh XCountry (EA CC Permit). Korir clocked 24:32 for tough 8 km course after passing European champion Kaan Kigen Ozbilen of Turkey (24:35). Turkey’s Aras Kaya was third (24:39). Ben Connor was the top domestic runner, fifth in 24:58. Three-time winner Garrett Heath was sixth (25:03). Can, who later admitted she found the race tougher than last year, let an early lead slip on the last lap as Britain’s Emelia Gorecka had the quickest final circuit. The winner clocked 20:58 for the 6km and was just two seconds clear at the end. American Molly Seidel was third in 21:04 and Germany’s Elena Burkard was fourth with 21:13. European junior champion Harriet Knowles-Jones was 10th. Norway’s Simon Halle Haugen won the 6km junior men’s race in 19:13 and American Kelsey Chmeil the junior women’s. Double European indoor champion Laura Muir anchored a GB team victory in the 4x1km race. Europe won the overall team result for seniors and junior with 137. Great Britain were on 182 and USA 190.
Pearson 12.73
PERTH (AUS, Jan 13): World 100 m hurdles champion Sally Pearson claimed victory at her specialist distance, clocking 12.73 (+1.4) at the Jandakot Airport Track Classic. She told Athletics Australia: “Considering, I hit like about four hurdles in that race it was pretty good. I was training, warming up really, really well so I was probably expecting a 12.5. But I smashed the first hurdle, smashed about the fifth hurdle and I don’t even know how I made it home so considering all that it was pretty good.” In second, Brianna Beehan was 0.01 outside the Commonwealth qualifying time of 13.01. Kurtis Marshall won the pole vault with 5.78m - a PB and World Indoor qualifier. Germany’s Tobias Scherbath was second with 5.50m. Jake Hale won the 100m in a windy 10.10 (+2.1). Decathlete Cedric Dubler set a PB of 45.13m in the discus and his winning 13.86 (+1.1) in the 110m hurdles was also a lifetime best. Olivia McTaggart from New Zealand won the pole vault with 4.35m. Hamish Peacock took the javelin with 80.28m. Joshua Ralph was the best in the 800 m 1:46.95.
French record equaled
ORLEANS (FRA, Jan 13): French series Perche Elite Tour started with Orleans event and Ninon Guillon-Romarin equaled in women competition French record with 471 third attempt clearance. She also tried at 476. Marion Fiack also jumped 471 in January 2015, she was this time third with 441. Second place for Greek Nikoleta Kiriakopoulou who returned after baby break with good 460. Her last competition was the non qualifier at Olympic Games 2016. World Indoor champion 2014 Kostas Filippidis won the men competition with 571. Behind him three jumpers cleared 561, second Jie Yao, third Arnaud Art of Belgium and fourth Xue Changrui. In fifth with 551 was Japanese Seito Yamamoto and sixth Kevin Menaldo also 551.
EDINBURGH (GBR): Edinburgh staged this year’s Great Edinburgh XCountry for the final time as the organisers are looking for a new venue for 2019, Athletics Weekly reports. The event which started as the Great North Cross Country in the North of England in 1988 moved to its famous location in the Scottish capital in 2005. Great Run expect to make an announcement in the next few months. Brendan Foster, chairman of The Great Run Company, said: “We have enjoyed so many memorable moments in Edinburgh in recent years with the greatest names in the sport competing in a festival of cross country running. We thank Edinburgh City Council and EventScotland for their support and look forward to working with a new location from 2019 onwards.”
RENO (USA): 2014 Commonwealth pole vault champion Steve Lewis announced his retirement ahead of the National Pole Vault Summit meeting in Reno, which he said would be his farewell. The 2003 world youth bronze medallist, who was fourth at the 2012 Olympics and holds the British record at 5.82m, is 31. He wrote on Twitter: “What an incredible life pole vaulting has given to me. I spent twenty years constantly dedicating my time to becoming a true professional in my sport and it paid off in ways that I could’ve only dreamed of.” He added: “it just so happens that it falls on my mum’s birthday - a perfect way to retire.”
HOUSTON (USA): Jordan Hasay, one of the lead contenders for the Houston Half-marathon tomorrow, reacted at the pre-event press conference to discussion over whether she or Molly Huddle could break the US record of 67:34 held by Deena Kastor. “Records never go down when you’re just out there to get the record,” said Hasay, who is part of a strong field. “It’s cool, because we’re just out there competing with the other women, and maybe it will go down.”
NASTOLA (FIN, Jan 12): Talented Saga Andersson cleared at age of 17 good 435 indoor PB in pole vault.
AGIOS KOSMAS (GRE, Jan 13): Also Greek indoor season started with top home talents having good openers. Long jumper Miltiadis Tentoglou 789 in long jump and Emmanouil Karalis with 550 in pole vault (and good attempts at 565). Triple specialist Paraskevi Papahristou won the long jump with 629 ahead of Haido Alexouli 627.
WINDSOR (CAN, Jan 12): Alysha Newman won women pole vault at Can Am Classic with 435 clearance.
BERLIN (GER, Jan 13): Lucas Jakubczyk won the 60 m at the Berlin regional indoor Championships with 6.80.
LEVERKUSEN (GER, Jan 13): German 6000-point heptathlete Mareike Arndt improved her shot put PB to 14.55m at the regional championships.
GLASGOW (GBR, Jan 13): Hurdles European champion Eilidh Doyle won the 400 m here in 53.00. Allan Smith cleared 221 in high jump.
LOUGHBOROUGH (GBR, Jan 13): Racing against men Daryll Neita clocked 7.24 for 60 m. Sophie Mckinna won the shot with 17.30 PB.
LEE VALLEY (GBR, Jan 13): Fast sprinting at Southern champs. Men 60m was won by John Otugade in a world indoor qualifier of 6.60. Junior race winner Romell Glade (18) achieved 6.66 from Dom Ashwell 6.68. The womens 60m was a tie between Diani Walker and Risqat Fabunmi Alade in 7.35
MERZIG (GER, Jan 13): Dutch record holder Menno Vloon the Merzig Pole Vault meet with 561 ahead of the favorites. Raphael Holzdeppe as second, Piotr Lisek third and Pawel Wojciechowski fourth, all manager 551.
SOFIA (BUL, Jan 13): In the 47th edition of Akademik Indoor meet in the renewed Asics Arena (formerly Festivalna) Denis Dimitrov won the 60 m in 6.81 ahead of Veselin Zhivkov who clocked national U18 record 6.82. Momchil Karailiev at age of 35 won the triple with 16.37.
PADOVA (ITA, Jan 13): Good shot put here as Leonardo Fabbri improved to 19.95 among men and Chiara Rosa won women with 17.07.
FIRENZE (ITA, Jan 13): Second fastest Italian time ever in the women 50 m here by Irene Siragusa with 6.43.
AMSTERDAM (NED, Jan 13): Farewell meet for Dutch sprinter Patrick van Luijk who was second in the 60 m in 6.83 (but 6.82 in heats), winner Christopher Garia got 6.78. Koen Smet was timed with 7.77 in the 60 m hurdles after 7.76 in heats. What a talent, 14 years old Nketia Seedo won the women 60 m in big PB 7.35. She will be 15 in June.
SALAMANCA (ESP, Jan 13): Sergio Fernandez improved Spanish 400 m hurdles indoor record to 51.74.
WIEN (AUT, Jan 13): At regional championships Viola Kleiser improved in the 200 m indoors to 23.69 what is fourth best Austrian all-time. Markus Fuchs won the 60 m in 6.79.
ISTANBUL (TUR, Jan 13): 17 years old Meryem Bekmez won the Turkish indoor walking title at 5000 m in 21:54.25 what is not only U20 record but also Turkish senior one. In men 5000 m win for Salih Korkmaz in 20:00.50. Bekmez also clocked national marks in 2000 m (8:38.50) and 3000 m (13:05.40) splits.
AUBIERE (FRA, Jan 13): Ukrainian European medalist Oleksiy Kasyanov leads the Aubiere heptathlon X-Athletics with 3450 points (6.92-745-13.78-202). French stars competed in long jump, Kevin Mayer 718 and Renaud Lavillenie 695.
BIRMINGHAM: World 400 m silver medalist Steven Gardiner won the 300 m at Blazer Invite in overall PB 32.51. Its new Bahamian indoor record and 15th best performer ever. In the 500 m Alex Amankwah of Ghana achieved 1:02.28 over Trinidad´s Renny Quow 1:02.50. Nigerian Edose Ibadin won the 600 m in 1:17.65. Hakim Montgomery won the 60 m in 6.68. Christina Manning opened over the hurdles 8.02 ahead of Norway´s Isabelle Pedersen 8.11. Jessica Beard won the 300 m in 37.35 and Jamaican Jura Levy the 60 m in 7.30. Janeah Stewart was the best in weight throw 22.64 (she also won shot put 16.51). St.Lucia record holder Levern Spencer cleared 186 in the high jump.
FAYETTEVILLE: Arkansas Invitational saw Marqueze Washington winning the 200 m in 20.64 over 400 m star Fred Kerley 20.68 and Obi Igbokwe 20.78. Kenzo Cotton topped the 60 m in 6.63 with World long jump medalist Jarrion Lawson third in 6.73. Andrew Irwin cleared 567 in the pole vault. In women 600 m impressive 1:26.99 by Chrishuna Williams over Trinidad´s Alena Brooks 1:27.56 national record. Quanera Hayes clocked 23.02 in the 400 m and Jamaican Dominique Blake 53.25 in the 400 m. The team CJ Elite won the 4x400 m in 3:35.39.
FLAGSTAFF: In shot put hammer specialist Maggie Ewen improved to 18.44, Jordan Geist achieved 19.45.
HOUSTON: At Leonard Hilton Invitational Jeron Robinson cleared indoor PB 230 in high jump. In women 60 m fast 7.11 by World medalist Murielle Ahoure of Ivory Coast beating Michelle Lee-Ahye of Trinidad 7.18 and Jamaican Remona Burchell 7.20 with Aaliyah Brown also 7.20 as fourth. In men 60 m Elijah Hall achieved 6.60, in open race Liberian record holder Emmanuel Matadi 6.68, John Teeters clocked 6.69 in heats. Chris Carter got 16.74 in triple jump. World class hurdler Sharika Nelvis was sixth in flat 60 m with 7.42.
NAIROBI (KEN, Jan 13): World champion Geoffrey Kamworor was the clear winner of Kenya Police CC Champs with 29:11 at 10 km. Second Noah Kipkemboi 29:28 and third Josphat Bett 29:33. Augustine Choge was 7th in 30:12. Stacy Ndiwa topped women 10 km in 34:06 over Ruth Chepngetich 34:25 and Beatrice Chepkoech 34:36.
NAIROBI (KEN, Jan 13): At Uhuru Gardens in the Prisons CC Champs men winner Cornelius Kangogo got 29:41 at 10 km. Behind him Mangata Ndiwa 29:46 and Wilfred Kimitei 30:04. Alice Aprot topped women 10 km in 33:31 clearly over Cellphine Chespol 34:09 and Visiline Jepkesho 34:38.
JAMOR (POR, Jan 13): Ines Monteiro won the Portugal 10 km road title in 33:37 with Sara Moreira second 34:08 and Caria Santos third 34:32. Men title for Samuel Barata 29:36 beating by 7 seconds Rui Pedro Silva (29:43) and Rui Pinto third 29:48.
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