Kibet Runs 30:55.48, EME News by Alfons Juck, Notes by Larry Eder

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As the world gets involved in another weekend of great track and field, I am in New York, preparing for the Reebok Grand Prix NYC. Usain Bolt vs Tyson Gay! A great field in the shot put! Right now, we are hoping the storm predicted for New York comes in early afternoon and clears for the great track meet about to come to Randalls Island.

More details to come!

EME NEWS (MAY 31, 2008)


KIBET 30:55.48, KIPLAGAT NEEDS ANOTHER CHANCE

UTRECHT (NED, May 30): Former Kenyan Hilda Kibet who represents now Netherlands achieved the Olympic qualifier 30:58.48 at evening track meet in Utrecht. And that only in her third ever 10 000 m on track. The cousin of Lornah Kiplagat was also 5th at this years World Cross Country Championships as best European. Kibet as 16th European runner ever clocked sub 31 minutes. Lornah Kiplagat herself was forced to drop out after 20 minutes into the race, informs www.atletiek.nl. She was not totally healthy after infection and will have another chance in Ostrava at Golden Spike on June 12. British Hayley Yelling clocked as second her second career best 31:49.29 and missed the A-qualifier 31:45 only by four seconds. Top Belgian Nathalie de Vos also did not finish the race. Kenyan Vincent Kiprop won the men 5000 m (13:33.11).


NCAA REGIONALS – FRIDAY

TALLAHASSEE (East): The only US this years sub 10 sprinter Travis Padgett showed great shape when he clocked 10.13 against -1.1 wind in 100 m heats. His clash with title holder Walter Dix (10.21 also -1.1 in another heat) could be one of the highlights of the regionals weekend. Queen Harrison posted good 12.86 (+1.4) and 56.24 in hurdles heats. Lakecia Ealey improved in heats of women 100 m her PB to 11.28 (+1.1). Terry Thornton came close to his 2006 shape with 49.69 in 400 m Hurdles heats.

FAYETTEVILLE (Mideast): Strong winds supported the sprints prelims and so sub 10 runner of Trinidad Richard Thompson clocked 10.05 with +5.5, Evander Wells 10.01 +3.8 and 20.27 +2.3, Trindon Holliday 10.07 +5.1 and Ruben Williams 10.05 +4.6. The only lucky was Thompson in his 200 m heat as his 20.18 were aided by +1.9 and that is new PB for him. Kelly-Ann Baptiste achieved windy 11.14 +2.9 and 22.77 +2.9, also Samantha Henry even faster 11.04 +4.7. Jamaican Nickiesha Wilson posted 12.78 +5.3 and 55.82 in hurdles heats. In technical events Cory Martin won the shot put with solid 20.05 and Brittney Reese Long jump 667 was aided by +5.2.

LINCOLN (Midwest): World leading high jumper Dusty Jonas confirmed that he is in excellent shape. In first try he achieved all his heights (216, 222, 225, 231) and clearly won. French Mickael Hanany as second went over 225. Men of Texas AM clocked as the only one in all regions in heats sub 39 at 4x100 m with 38.93. Nickiesha Anderson posted good 22.81 (+0.3) in 200 m heats.

NORTHRIDGE (West): Here the best shot put from all regions. NCAA Indoor Champion Ryan Whiting improved his outdoor best to 20.60 (has 21.73 this indoors). Zack Lloyd as second achieved 20.20.


OTHER NEWS

MARRAKECH (MAR): About 120 renowned international athletes will take part to an international forum to discuss about sports development, notably athletics, in Marrakech early 2009, 1500m world record holder Hicham El Guerrouj announced, following the creation of an athletes'committee affiliated to the Moroccan Olympic Committee. The gathering, which will be attended by IOC President Jacques Rogge aims to give „a new lease on life to the sport and to the roles athletes have to play in its promotion". Agencies are informing.

EUGENE (USA): The world´s top three shot putters Reese Hoffa, Christian Cantwell and Adam Nelson will not only clash for first time outdoors today in New York, but also the next weekend in Eugene at 34th Prefontaine Classic. That was confirmed by the organizers of IAAF Grand Prix Meeting in Oregon on June 8. Also in the field Jamaican record holder Dorian Scott and fresh Canadian record holder Dylan Armstrong.

HAVANA (CUB, May 24): At national throwing meet Shot Put national record holder Alexis Paumier achieved 20.11 and discus thrower Yunior Lastre improved his best to 62.00 m.

MELUN (FRA, May 30): Kenyan wins at 10 km road race in France. Patrick Korir clocked 29:45 and Agne Barsosio 34:50.


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