Reebok Grand Prix: Simply, the best RGP ever, by Larry Eder

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The Reebok Grand Prix has just completed it's fifth year. And this year, from any viewpoint, was, simply, the best RGP ever. The level of competition was amazing! The crowd of 10,900 made this the best EVER RGP and the second largest elite meet in North America. And more than anything, a major track meet had become a success in New York, the media capital of the world.

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Tyson Gay's first 200 meters in nearly a year was a site to behold! Photo by Lisa Coniglio/PhotoRun.net.

The past three years have had weather issues, with last year's thunderstorms being the toppers. But the meet had an earlier start this year, and the weather cooperated: wonderfully sunny skies, windy, but perfect temperatures in the 60s and 70s!

The athletes cooperated with world leaders, meet records and some eye opening performances: Christin Wurth Thomas' 4:03.96 1,500 m, Carmelite Jeter's 10.85 for 100 meters, Tyson Gay's 19.58 for 200 meters all wowed the crowd. Micah Kogo and Bernard Lagat dueling over the last hundred meters had the crowd of 10,900 on their feet. One of the most surprising performances was Anna Willards' 1:59.23 win at 800 meters, a three second victory. Watch for Willard over the 800m, 1,500m and steeplechase this season!

RBR will do event by event analysis today, as we fly back home, so you should see events updated all day long! We hope you enjoy! Congratulations to Global Athletics & Marketing, who as Reebok's Todd Klein said, " who deserve the credit for developing our meet."


In my mind, the athletes, the managers, sponsors, all coordinated by GAM, has lead to this amazing meet. It was just over five years ago, in the snow, that Mark Wetmore showed Todd Klein the facility and told him this could be a great track meet! Talk about vision and drive. Last night, all an exhausted GAM staff could do was smile and relax, after a job well-done! Now, finally, track & field in North America has elite meets on the East Coast-Reebok GP and West Coast-Nike Prefontaine!

30/05/2009

Reebok Grand Prix
New York City, NY, 30/05/2009


Men' results

100 Metres - Men (Summary)
Pts
1 Rodgers , Michael USA 9.93 10
2 Padgett , Travis USA 9.96 8
3 Mullings , Steve JAM 9.98 7
4 Patton , Darvis USA 10.00 6
5 Thompson , Richard TRI 10.01 5
6 Bailey , Daniel ANT 10.02 4
7 Powell , Asafa JAM 10.10 3
8 Frater , Michael JAM 10.15 2

100 Metres - Men Race 1 Wind: +3.1 m/s
Pts
1 Rodgers , Michael USA 9.93 10
2 Padgett , Travis USA 9.96 8
3 Mullings , Steve JAM 9.98 7
4 Patton , Darvis USA 10.00 6
5 Thompson , Richard TRI 10.01 5
6 Bailey , Daniel ANT 10.02 4
7 Powell , Asafa JAM 10.10 3
8 Frater , Michael JAM 10.15 2
9 Carter , Nesta JAM 10.16

100 Metres - Men Race 2 Wind: +0.0 m/s

1 Blake , Yohan JAM 10.20
2 Edward , Alonso PAN 10.22
3 Atkins , Derrick BAH 10.23
4 Williams , Ivory USA 10.23
5 Kimmons , Trell USA 10.30
6 Armstrong , Aaron TRI 10.31
7 Dixon , Leroy USA 10.32
8 Barnes , Winston JAM 10.37
9 Bledman , Keston TRI 10.52

200 Metres - Men Wind: +1.3 m/s
Pts
1 Gay , Tyson USA 19.58 10
2 Spearmon , Wallace USA 19.98 8
3 Carter , Xavier USA 20.27 7
4 Wariner , Jeremy USA 20.30 6
5 Larry , Lionel USA 20.32 5
6 Martin , Rodney USA 20.56 4
7 Neville , David USA 20.66 3
8 Callander , Emmanuel TRI 20.98 2

400 Metres - Men
Pts
1 Merritt , LaShawn USA 44.75 10
2 Quow , Renny TRI 44.89 8
3 Brown , Chris BAH 45.04 7
4 Henry , Tabarie ISV 45.10 6
5 Williams , Andrae BAH 45.31 5
6 Clement , Kerron USA 45.76 4
7 Chambers , Ricardo JAM 46.02 3
8 Curry , Randy USA 46.86 2

800 Metres - Men
Pts
1 Robinson , Khadevis USA 1:46.00 10
2 Reed , Gary CAN 1:46.22 8
3 Lalang , Boaz Kiplagat KEN 1:46.48 7
4 Smith , Christian USA 1:46.69 6
5 Brannen , Nathan CAN 1:46.70 5
6 Shaw , Brandon USA 1:47.33 4
7 Lomong , Lopez USA 1:47.42 3
8 Johnson , Jonathan USA 1:47.68 2
9 Emrani , Dustin USA 1:48.97
10 Krummenacker , David USA 1:49.83
Bascom , Deon GUY DNF

1500 Metres - Men
Pts
1 Manzano , Leonel USA 3:34.14 10
2 van Deventer , Juan RSA 3:34.30 8
3 Legesse , Henok ETH 3:34.42 7
4 van der Westhuizen , Peter RSA 3:35.33 6
5 Myers , Rob USA 3:36.66 5
6 Solares , Pablo MEX 3:36.67 4
7 Milne , Taylor CAN 3:37.26 3
8 Bumbalough , Andrew USA 3:38.23 2
9 Sherer , Steve USA 3:39.98 1
10 Webb , Alan USA 3:42.58 1
11 Lukezic , Christopher USA 3:43.15 1
12 Summerside , Seth USA 3:44.04 1
Joseph , Moise HAI DNF

5000 Metres - Men
Pts
1 Kogo , Micah KEN 13:02.90 10
2 Lagat , Bernard USA 13:03.06 8
3 Gebremeskel , Dejen ETH 13:03.13 7
4 Merga , Imane ETH 13:04.68 6
5 Gebremariam , Gebre-egziabher ETH 13:13.20 5
6 Warga , Sahle ETH 13:29.78 4
7 Fikadu , Habtamu ETH 13:30.29 3
8 Chelanga , Samuel KEN 13:30.77 2
9 McCormick , Nick GBR 13:31.12 1
10 Pilkington , Seth USA 13:53.01 1
11 Rono , Aron KEN 13:59.82 1
Barrios , Juan Luis MEX DNF
Boit , Josphat KEN DNF
Lagat , Haron KEN DNF

110 Metres Hurdles - Men (Summary)
Pts
1 Trammell , Terrence USA 13.12 10
2 Merritt , Aries USA 13.28 7.50
2 Miller , Jerome USA 13.28 7.50
4 Brathwaite , Ryan BAR 13.30 6
5 Sands , Shamar BAH 13.32 5
6 Hicks , Antwon USA 13.35 4
7 Payne , David USA 13.37 3
8 Phillips , Richard JAM 13.42 2

110 Metres Hurdles - Men Race 1 Wind: +0.1 m/s
Pts
1 Trammell , Terrence USA 13.12 10
2 Merritt , Aries USA 13.28 7.50
3 Brathwaite , Ryan BAR 13.30 6
4 Hicks , Antwon USA 13.35 4
5 Payne , David USA 13.37 3
6 Phillips , Richard JAM 13.42 2
7 Doucouré , Ladji FRA 13.56

110 Metres Hurdles - Men Race 2 Wind: +2.1 m/s
Pts
1 Miller , Jerome USA 13.28 7.50
2 Sands , Shamar BAH 13.32 5
3 Mitchum , Eric USA 13.50
4 Aina , Colin USA 14.13

400 Metres Hurdles - Men (Summary)
Pts
1 Jackson , Bershawn USA 48.52 10
2 Culson , Javier PUR 48.52 8
3 McFarlane , Danny JAM 48.89 7
4 Tinsley , Micheal USA 49.37 6
5 Taylor , Angelo USA 49.67 5
6 Carter , James USA 49.76 4
7 Williams , Derrick USA 49.77 3
8 Johnson , Brandon USA 50.12 2

400 Metres Hurdles - Men Race 1
Pts
1 Williams , Derrick USA 49.77 3
2 Johnson , Brandon USA 50.12 2
3 Griffiths , Dean JAM 50.53
4 McCoy , Reuben USA 50.96
5 Tard , Marqueth USA 51.48
Ferguson , Kenneth USA DQ
Rucker , Reggie USA DNS

400 Metres Hurdles - Men Race 2
Pts
1 Jackson , Bershawn USA 48.52 10
2 Culson , Javier PUR 48.52 8
3 McFarlane , Danny JAM 48.89 7
4 Tinsley , Micheal USA 49.37 6
5 Taylor , Angelo USA 49.67 5
6 Carter , James USA 49.76 4
7 Buckley , Markino JAM 50.75

Javelin Throw - Men
Pts
1 Montague , Adam USA 76.81 10
2 Smith , Bobby USA 71.53 8
3 Kaehler , Joshua USA 70.59 7
4 Krammes , Barry USA 69.77 6
5 St.Clair , Justin USA 68.43 5
6 Gale , Dan USA 64.35 4
Furey , Sean USA DNS


Women' results

100 Metres - Women (Summary)
Pts
1 Jeter , Carmelita USA 10.85 10
2 Lee , Muna USA 10.88 8
3 Campbell-Brown , Veronica JAM 10.91 7
4 Baptiste , Kelly-Ann TRI 10.91 6
5 Williams , Lauryn USA 10.94 5
6 Solomon , Shalonda USA 11.04 4
7 Hooker , Marshevet USA 11.05 2.50
7 Madison , Tianna USA 11.05 2.50

100 Metres - Women Race 2 Wind: +1.3 m/s
Pts
1 Solomon , Shalonda USA 11.04 4
2 Madison , Tianna USA 11.05 2.50
3 Bailey , Aleen JAM 11.07
4 Harrigan , Tahesia IVB 11.15
5 Asumnu , Gloria USA 11.17
6 Calvert , Schillonie JAM 11.21
7 Knight , Bianca USA 11.22
8 Rodríguez , Carol PUR 11.28
9 Hurtis-Houairi , Muriel FRA 11.50

100 Metres - Women Race 1 Wind: +2.8 m/s
Pts
1 Jeter , Carmelita USA 10.85 10
2 Lee , Muna USA 10.88 8
3 Campbell-Brown , Veronica JAM 10.91 7
4 Baptiste , Kelly-Ann TRI 10.91 6
5 Williams , Lauryn USA 10.94 5
6 Hooker , Marshevet USA 11.05 2.50
7 Edwards , Torri USA 11.11
8 Ferguson-McKenzie , Debbie BAH 11.11
9 Brooks , Sheri-Ann JAM 11.18

200 Metres - Women Wind: +1.7 m/s
Pts
1 Williams , Lauryn USA 22.34 10
2 Solomon , Shalonda USA 22.43 8
3 Ferguson-McKenzie , Debbie BAH 22.56 7
4 Knight , Bianca USA 22.63 6
5 Mothersill , Cydonie CAY 22.65 5
6 Facey , Simone JAM 22.65 4
7 Hooker , Marshevet USA 22.94 3
8 Hurtis-Houairi , Muriel FRA 23.51 2

400 Metres - Women
Pts
1 Felix , Allyson USA 50.50 10
2 Williams , Shericka JAM 50.58 8
3 Williams-Mills , Novlene JAM 51.11 7
4 Hargrove , Monica USA 51.17 6
5 Lloyd , Shereefa JAM 51.18 5
6 Hastings , Natasha USA 51.64 4
7 Cox , Shana USA 51.74 3
8 Cunningham , Nadia JAM 53.85 2

800 Metres - Women
Pts
1 Willard , Anna USA 1:59.29 10
2 Sinclair , Kenia JAM 1:59.66 8
3 Clark , Hazel USA 2:00.09 7
4 Vessey , Maggie USA 2:01.49 6
5 Waits , Katie USA 2:02.42 5
6 Green , Nikeya USA 2:03.13 4
7 Carlin , Jesse USA 2:03.42 3
8 Donohue , Erin USA 2:03.69 2
9 Uceny , Morgan USA 2:06.03
10 Johnstone , Rebecca CAN 2:06.35
Smellie , Sophie JAM DNF
Johnson , Alysia USA DNS

1500 Metres - Women
Pts
1 Wurth-Thomas , Christin USA 4:03.96 10
2 Elmore , Malindi CAN 4:06.94 8
3 Mortimer , Amy USA 4:07.19 7
4 Kipyego , Sally KEN 4:07.92 6
5 Cheruiyot , Vivian KEN 4:08.54 5
6 Clement , Treniere USA 4:09.57 4
7 Hagans , Lauren USA 4:09.86 3
8 Howard , Julia CAN 4:11.78 2
9 Tadesse , Mestawot ETH 4:12.28 1
10 Byrne , Deirdre IRL 4:12.36 1
11 Gezahegne , Kalkidan ETH 4:13.03 1
12 Gallo , Lindsey USA 4:13.81 1
13 Edwards , Nicole CAN 4:14.54
14 McGettigan , Roisin IRL 4:15.46
15 Sveinsson , Chelsea USA 4:18.13
16 Deatherage , Jenelle USA 4:23.39
Hyman , Mardrea JAM DNF

5000 Metres - Women
Pts
1 Masai , Linet Chepkwemoi KEN 14:35.39 10
2 Dibaba , Tirunesh ETH 14:40.93 8
3 Dibaba , Genzebe ETH 15:00.79 7
4 Smith , Kimberley NZL 15:26.00 6
5 Rhines , Jennifer USA 15:32.39 5
6 Culley , Julie USA 15:41.13 4
7 McGregor , Katie USA 15:41.73 3
8 Metivier-Baillie , Renee USA 15:58.16 2
9 Di Crescenzo , Delilah USA 16:14.21 1
10 McCandless , Maureen USA 16:23.27 1
11 Armstrong , Meghan USA 16:25.53 1
Brown , Emily USA DNF
Muncan , Marina SRB DNF
Parker , Barbara GBR DNS
Hinds , Korene JAM DNS

400 Metres Hurdles - Women (Summary)
Pts
1 Danvers , Tasha GBR 55.19 10
2 Wilson , Nickiesha JAM 55.28 8
3 Walker , Melaine JAM 55.29 7
4 Williams , Tiffany USA 55.44 6
5 Spencer , Kaliese JAM 55.92 5
6 Wallace , Latosha USA 56.02 4
7 Morosanu , Angela ROU 56.17 3
8 Stoddart , Shevon JAM 56.19 2

400 Metres Hurdles - Women Race 2
Pts
1 Danvers , Tasha GBR 55.19 10
2 Wilson , Nickiesha JAM 55.28 8
3 Walker , Melaine JAM 55.29 7
4 Williams , Tiffany USA 55.44 6
5 Spencer , Kaliese JAM 55.92 5
6 Morosanu , Angela ROU 56.17 3
7 Odumosu , Muizat Ajoke NGR 56.24

400 Metres Hurdles - Women Race 1
Pts
1 Wallace , Latosha USA 56.02 4
2 Stoddart , Shevon JAM 56.19 2
3 Perkins , Angel USA 56.33
4 Spence , Christine USA 57.45
5 Dumpson , Nicole USA 58.04
6 Barnes , Miriam USA 58.40

Pole Vault - Women
Pts
1 Stuczynski , Jennifer USA 4.81 10
2 Dragila , Stacy USA 4.52 8
3 Johnson , Chelsea USA 4.42 7
4 Steiner Bennett , April USA 4.42 6
5 Janson , Lacy USA 4.27 4.50
5 Gao , Shuying CHN 4.27 4.50
Holliday , Becky USA NM
Schwartz , Jillian USA NM

Long Jump - Women
Pts Wind
1 Abdulai , Ruky CAN 6.78 10 +2.5
2 Glenn , Brianna USA 6.72 8 +1.4
3 Charles , Tabia CAN 6.66 7 +3.4
4 Jarrett , Jovanee JAM 6.61 6 +2.9
5 Klüft , Carolina SWE 6.34 5 +3.0
6 Madison , Tianna USA 6.16 4 +2.4

Shot Put - Women
Pts
1 Carter , Michelle USA 18.43 10
2 Borel-Brown , Cleopatra TRI 18.34 8
3 Pressley , Jessica USA 17.81 7
4 Camarena , Jillian USA 17.77 6
5 Wanless , Elizabeth USA 17.53 5
6 Heaston , Kristin USA 17.37 4
7 Brewer , Chandra USA 16.93 3
8 Ruston , Abigail USA 16.72 2
9 Le Jour , Marie-Josee CAN 11.75
Jansen , Rachel USA DNS
Powell Roos , Suzanne USA DNS

Discus Throw - Women
Pts
1 Brown Trafton , Stephanie USA 63.97 10
2 Thurmond , Aretha USA 61.71 8
3 Powell Roos , Suzanne USA 61.34 7
4 Pierson , Summer USA 61.19 6
5 Lewis- Smallwood , Gia USA 57.34 5
6 Breisch , Becky USA 57.05 4
7 Faumuina , Beatrice NZL 56.73 3
8 Le Jour , Marie-Josee CAN 49.64 2

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