Trafton Brown over 61 meters, Phillips 10.06, by Alfons Juck, Notes by Larry Eder

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Stefanie Brown Trafton, Beijing 2008 Olympic discus champion, has had her second throw over 61 meters this season. Photo by Photorun.net.

EME NEWS (MAY 10, 2009)

US SATURDAY REVIEW: Phillips 10.06, Howard 198, J.Williams 234

TALLAHASSEE: Belgian twins showed excellent shape at Seminole Twilight. Jonathan Borlee achieved 45.34 ahead of Kevin Borlee 45.51 at 400 m. Trinidad´s Josanne Lucas improved at 100 m Hurdles to 12.99 (+2.0) and won also her specialty the 400 m Hurdles in 56.89. Maurice Mitchell got 20.64 at 200 m (+1.4). In technical events Brandon Roulhac achieved 16.85 (+0.4) in triple jump and Garett Johnson 19.96 in shot put.

ATHENS: Former Olympic and world winner Dwight Phillips after world leading 851 in Guadeloupe registered another impressive mark at Georgia Invitational Meet. He improved his 100 m personal best to 10.06 (+2.0). Previously he had 10.14 from 2005. US Champion Chaunte Howard cleared excellent 198 in High Jump (and tried at two metres) what is the second best mark of the year. World Championships 100 m silver medallist Derrick Atkins of Bahamas improved his 200 m PB to 20.35 (+1.5). He had 20.44 in last year. Roald Bradstock in 47 years achieved 72.49 in javelin.

EUGENE: Oregon achieved new college record with 16:03.24 at 4xMile relay. At Oregon Twilight Meet the team was composed of Matt Centrowitz (3:59.53), Andrew Wheating (3:59.60), Shadrack Biwott (4:05.21) and Galen Rupp (3:58.93). That bettered the mark of 16:04.54 that had been set by Michigan in 2005, but it is not possible to ratify this mark as US record (16:08.54, set by Athletics West in 1984) because Shadrack Biwott is Kenyan. But internationally seen the best results was produced by Olympian Jesse Williams who cleared 234 cm in High Jump. It is his outdoor best and second best in the world this year. Briton Jemma Simpson clocked 4:12.88 at 1500 m and Russian Mariya Konovalova 16:02.79 at 5000 m. Adam Kuehl registered 61.01 in discus.

NACOGDOCHES: At Southland Conference Championships Teddy Williams clocked 10.34 (+0.5) in 100 m heats.

MUFREESBORO: Canadian sprinter Gavin Smellie posted two personal bests in heats of Sun Belt Conference Championships. 10.32 (-0.5) in 100 m and 20.58 (+1.1) at 200 m.

WINTER PARK: High schooler Dentarius Locke achieved two new state records 10.32 and 20.58 in sprints.

CLEMSON: Jacoby Ford achieved windy 10.11 (+2.3) at Orange Track Classic.

AKRON: Sheldon Battle continues with 20+ throws and tossed 20.12 in Shot Put.

NORMAN: Huge improvement for Tianca Mock (20) in Long Jump to 664 (+0.6) at Sooner Twilight.

SACRAMENTO: Discus olympic winner Stephanie Trafton-Brown achieved her second 60+ result this year with 61.10 at Sacramento State Open.


OTHERS

SENDAI (JPN, May 10): Kenyan Harun Njoroge won the Sendai Half-marathon on 1:02:02 beating his team-mate Julius Gitahi (1:02:33). Best Japanese Yukihiro Kitaoka third (1:02:34). Beijing 5000 m Olympian Yukiko Akaba won the women race in good quality 1:08:50 ahead of Kenyan Julia Mombi (1:11:21).

VALLADOLID (ESP, May 9): Good jumps at international meet here. Javier Bermejo cleared 221 in High Jump and Naora Agirre 425 in Pole Vault.


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LJUBLJANA (SLO): World Championships 2007 fifth placer at 800 m Slovenian Brigita Langerholc will not compete this year. But the reason comes from positive department. She will become a mother. It is not clear whether she will return to competitions afterwards. Her husband Uros Zager is also an athletics agent, in his group for example hammer Olympic winner Primoz Kozmus.

LONDON (GBR): Olympic bronze medallist Tasha Danvers (third in Osaka on Saturday) will captain London South at next month’s Super8 competition in Cardiff, the new two-hour City versus City that is athletics' version of Twenty20 cricket. Danvers, who finished third in the 400 metres hurdles in Beijing last year, fancies the chances of London South against teams representing Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, London North, Glasgow, Sheffield and the host city at the Cardiff International Arena on June 10. Teams will consist of athletes who have a strong connection with the city they represent, plus each team will include two overseas “players.”The mixed teams will compete for a share of the £75,000 prize pot over, what UK Athletics, claims will be a "dynamic, fast-paced format which incorporates 10 track and field events plus relays." Informs insidethegames.com.

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