Oliver Twice 7.03, Gatlin 6.15, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

Thumbnail image for OLIVER_EG3.jpgDavid Oliver, 2010 Rieti,
photo courtesy of Rieti 2010

The indoor track season is off and running! David Oliver is hurdling well and Justin Gatlin has run 6.15 twice already

Thumbnail image for OLIVER_EG33.jpgDavid Oliver, Rieti 2010,
photos courtesy of Rieti 2010



GAINESVILLE (USA, Jan 22): US record holder David Oliver clocked at Florida Gator Invitational impressive personal best at 55 m hurdles 7.03 (the same 7.03 also in heats). It is 12th performer result of all-time. Second Jamaican Richard Phillips 7.14 ahead of Antwon Hicks 7.16. In 55 m Justin Gatlin achieved 6.15 the same time like a week go. Second Terrell Wilks 6.19 and fourth Dutch star Churandy Martina 6.26. Tahesia Harrigan of British Virgin Islands won the women 55 m in 6.76 and Yvana Hepburn Bailey the 55 m hurdles in 7.63. US Champion Kellie Wells was running only heats 7.62.



ALBUQUERQUE (USA, Jan 21): Kevin Craddock ran 7.54 in the heat in Albuquerque in the 60 m hurdles, so far the fastest time of the year. It is also his personal best.







SANTEE (USA, Jan 22): John Nunn won the US Olympic Trials in the 50 km walk in 4:04:38. His PB and B-olympic qualifier makes him for the moment the sole US entry for the Games in this event. Second Tim Seaman achieved 4:05:50. Interesting to note first female finisher Erin Taylor-Talcott with US record 4:33:22 (overall 6th).


LODZ (POL, Jan 21): Qatari record holder Mutaz Essa Barshim is at training camp in Spala, Poland and competed at local meet here with 215 cm clearance. Szymon Kulka clocked national junior record in the 2000 m 5:17.26.


LEE VALLEY (GBR, Jan 22): Please correct from EME NEWS JAN 22 that it was not Mark Lewis-Francis but Simeon Williamson with 6.64 win at Southeast of England Championships. It was a fine return for him after a knee injury.  Second Rion Pierre 6.66 (PB) followed by equal third Josh Swaray and James Ellington, 6.70.  60 m hurdles race was won in 7.76 by Gianni Frankis. Women's 60m winner Abi Oyepitan clocked 7.31, her fastest for eight years, ahead of Laura Turner 7.33. Gemma Bennett won 60 Hurdles in 8.25 by 0.01 from Sarah Claxton 8.26.


CARDIFF (GBR, Jan 22): At Welsh Indoor Championships Joe Thomas won the 800 m with indoor PB 1:47.82.


ANCONA (ITA, Jan 22): Moroccan Abdellah Haidane clocked 3:42.13 in the 1500 m ahead of Mor Seck of Senegal 3:42.29 (national indoor record), Italian Merihun Crespi 3:42.80 and Serbian Goran Nava 3:43.34.


NEW YORK (USA, Jan 21): Adding to New Balance Games the 400 m by Lalonde Gordon of Trinidad 46.43. In the same women race hurdles specialists dominated. Fawn Dorr 53.34 ahead of Tiffany Williams 53.47.


BLACKSBURG (USA, Jan 21): Former 400mHurdles world champion Bershawn Jackson competed twice at Hokie Invitational. After the 600 m on Friday he also ran the 800 m on Saturday and was third in his section in 1:54.80 PB (overall fifth).


AMSTERDAM (NED, Jan 22): Dutch European junior medalist from Tallinn Jamile Samuel improved here at 60 m to 7.34.


CHEMNITZ (GER, Jan 22): World high jump medalist Raul Spank at regional championships not only won the triple jump with a top result but was also pretty fast at 60 m hurdles with 8.02 in heats and 8.00 in the finals. He is opening the high jump season in Dresden on January 27 and will continue in Arnstadt on February 4.


ZAGREB (CRO, Jan 21): Discus European champion Sandra Perkovic competed for first time at an open indoor meet at home in the shot put after her ban ended. She won with 14.86 m.


KINGSTON (JAM, Jan 21): Carrying a torn muscle in his non-throwing shoulder, Calabar High School's Ashinia Miller improved his own national junior record, hurling the shot put an impressive 20.17 (6 kg) meters at the Big Shot meet at St Hugh's High School. Miller, whose previous record was 19.97 meters, finished ahead of teammate Federick Dacres (17.46m) and Munro College's Emmanuel Oniya (17.30m). Informs Jamaica Gleaner.


KITA-KYUSHU (JPN, Jan 22): Tenmaya in 1:46:04 won the 23rd Kitakyushu ekiden (Izumi Yuka, RIsa Shigetomo, Miku Kugio, Naoko Sakamoto, Rei Ohara). Second Kyocera 1:47:35 and third Kyudenko 1:47:50.


CULIACAN (MEX, Jan 22): Kenyan Benjamin Meto Kiplimo won the 27th Culiacan Maraton with new personal best 2:15:40. Second his team-mate Jynocel Basweti 2:16:58. Mexican Liliana Cruz was the best woman in 2:50:14:

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