Wallace Spearmon, 14.87, Sanya Richards-Ross, 22.70, at Powerade Great CityGames Manchester, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

Wallace Spearmon, photo by PhotoRun.net

Sanya Richards-Ross, photo by PhotoRun.net

Wallace Spearmon and Sanya Richards-Ross reinforced why they will both be serious players in Eugene (June 21-July 2) and London 2012 with their wins at the Powerade GreatCity Games in Manchester. 

Spearmon ran 14.87 for 150 meters, with a half second victory of Dwain Chambers. Sanya Richards-Ross hit the 150m in 17.01, fast enough to win the 150 meter race, and pressed on, to win the 200m straight in 22.70.  
MANCHESTER (GBR, May 20): US sprint stars Wallace Spearmon and Sanya Richards-Ross produced exciting performances in their first ever appearances at the innovative Powerade CityGames, Manchester street meeting on Sunday afternoon. Spearmon disqualified after placing third at the 2008 Beijing Games showed he is in shape to atone for that huge disappointment later this summer when powering to a time of 14.87 seconds well clear of Dwain Chambers 15.27 and Marlon Devonish 15.37. This year's IAAF World Indoor 400 champion Richards-Ross passed 100m in 11.63 then 150m in 17.01 - which would have given her victory in the official race which fellow American LaShaunte Moore won in 17.05 - before rounding off her never ending dash down the track in a time of 22.71. That saw her easily despatch European Indoor 400 champion Denisa Rosolova of the Czech Republic to second place in 23.53 with Margaret Adeoye of Great Britain third clocking 23.56. European and Commonwealth 110m hurdles gold medallist Andy Turner missed out on winning a third consecutive Manchester win with former World champion Ryan Brathwaite taking the honours in 13.60 from the USA's Olympic silver medallist David Payne (13.67) and three-time German champion Matthias Bohler (13.85). Turner later returned to the track to win the 200m hurdles in 22.54 ahead of 2004 Olympic 400m hurdles gold medallist Felix Sanchez from the Dominican Republic who clocked 22.75sec with Trindad's World Junior 400m hurdles champion Jehue Gordon third in 23.00. The other track events saw Moore before her 150m success win the 100 in 11.41 from Germany's European champion Verena Sailer (11.54), Christian Malcolm took the men's title from Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut by 0.01sec in 10.46, while Norway's Jaysuma Ndure claimed the 200 in 21.27. Unfortunately a speedy 100m hurdles victory for the host nation's Jessica Ennis (12.75) ahead of top American's Dawn Harper and Danielle Carruthers was declared null and void after it was discovered because of human error, there were only nine sets of hurdles rather than the required ten put out on the track for the race. In the pole vault Lisa Ryzih went over 450 cm. Informs David Martin.
Lemaitre windy 10.05
AIX-LES-BAINS (FRA, May 20): European Champion Christophe Lemaitre achieved windy 10.05 (+2.2) at Interclubs Final Elite. David Alerte posted 20.79 (-1.2) in the 200 m. Kaba Ndiss Badji of Senegal leaped to 817 (+1.5) long jump win. Veronique Mang was the best in the 100 m in 11.40 (+1.1). 

Baptiste NR 22.49
CLERMONT (USA, May 19): Only selected results are available from this open meet in Florida. Kelly-Ann Baptiste got new national record for Trinidad 22.49. Her team-mate Rondell Sorillo got 10.20 and 10.18 in the 100 m. In of the races Irelands visually impaired Jason Smyth came close to his best with 10.24. 

Return of Abeylegesse
IZMIR (TUR, May 20): More results from second day of Turkish Clubs Super League. The mark of Fatih Avan 85.60 in the javelin is new national record. Ivet Lalova won the 200 m in 23.40 (+0.5) and Venelina Veneva cleared 195, European lead of the season. Merve Aydin achieved 2:01.05 in the 800 m, Halil Akkas won the steeple 8:30.34 and Edwin Soi the 3000 m in 7:54.65 over Polat Kemboi 7:55.07. Iryan Yildirim was the best with discus 63.96. In special invitational women 5000 m race return of olympic medalist Elvan Abeylegesse after giving birth was registered with 16:21.96. She was beaten by Layes Abdulayeva of Azerbaijan 16:05.89. 


GARBSEN (GER, May 20): German long jumper Sosthene Moguenara achieved olympic standard 676 (-0.2) at the jumping meet here. Second Melanie Bauschke 668. British guest Martyn Bernard cleared 228 in the high jump to beat German number one Raul Spank 225. Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch was the best in women high jump 190. 

LOUGHBOROUGH (GBR, May 20):  At the annual match Lawrence Okoye one day after his British record again world class with 65.20. Andrew Pozzi confirmed his improved form in 110 m hurdles with victory in 13.44 (-0.3) ahead of training partner Lawrence Clarke (13.58). Olympic A standard in javelin for Mervyn Luckwell with 82.15, Gareth Warburton won 800 m in 1:46.57 and in fifth place for Tony Whiteman 1:48.28 (world masters record). Richard Buck won 400 in 46.28. Rhys Williams won in 400 m Hurdles over Nathan Woodward (50.24 to 50.44) and Tom Parsons cleared 225 in the high jump. In women events Daegu medallist Hannah England began her year with easy 800m win in 2:02.05,  Eilidh Child posted good 55.92 in 400 m Hurdles.

ZARY (POL, May 20): At 9th Slusarski pole vault memorial Ukrainian Maksim Mazuryk cleared 562 over world champion Pawel Wojciechowski 552. 

ASSEN (NED, May 20): Patrick Van Luijk achieved 20.54 (+1.2) in the 200 m at Dutch Clubs Championships.

TOMBLAINE (FRA, May 20): Olympic winner Francoise Mbango got at Interclubs 14.07 (+0.3) in the triple jump. 

PFORZHEIM (GER, May 20): Kenyan junior runner Cornelius Kangogo was running alone 7:52.35 for 3000m in his first race ever in Europe. He was 5th in 2012 African CC Championships.

LANDQUART (SUI, May 20): Ellen Sprunger improved in the heptathlon to 6124 points.

VESZPREM (HUN, May 20): Junior Xenia Krizsan won the Hungarian heptathlon title with good 5890 points.


OMSK (RUS, May 20): Russian Half Marathon champions are Andrey Leyman 1:03:49 and Irina Permitina 1:12:34. 

SARON (ESP, May 20): Manuel Olmedo won here the road mile in 4:22 over Alvaro Rodriguez 4:23. Isabel Macias as top woman clocked 5:00. 

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