Brianna Rollins, 12.26, Brigitta Barrett, 2.04, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

The USA outdoor Championships are over, but the results will be discussed all week long. Saturday, June 22 was a day that saw four ARs, and a WL in the high jump. Alfons Juck gives us more details on the third day of the US championships, and the American records set that day.


Rollins 12.26, Barrett 204
DES MOINES (USA, Jun 22): Three women attacked the record books in an outstanding day of competition that saw Brianna Rollins and Michelle Carter each set an American Record, while Amanda Bingson did so twice on the third day of senior competition at Drake Stadium. Michael Tinsley added world lead in men 400 m hurdles and Brigetta Barrett in high jump. It was US Super Saturday. Rollins the former Clemson runner roared into the record books with a stunning 12.26 that left a high-quality field in her wake and demolished the 13-year-old American Record of 12.33, set at the 2000 Olympic Trials by Gail Devers. Rollins' time is the equal fourth-fastest in world history and is only .05 off the 25-year-old World record, held by Bulgaria's Yordanka Donkova. She clocked already in semis windy 12.30 (+2.8). Behind Rollins, Queen Harrison became the equal-sixth best performer in U.S. history with her 12.43 in second place and former USC star Nia Ali set a lifetime best with her 12.48 in third. 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Kellie Wells was fourth at 12.54 and popular Lolo Jones fifth 12.55. Reigning Diamond League champion Dawn Harper Nelson has an automatic bye to the World Championships, where she will be joined by Rollins, Harrison and Ali. Coming into the Outdoor Championships, Bingson had the fourth best throw in the country this year, but that quickly changed on Saturday as she became the best American hammer thrower of all time. Bingson first threw an American Record on her second attempt at 74.92, quickly followed by an even better mark of 75.73. Jeneva McCall finished second from her first throw of 74.00 and Amber Campbell took third on her last throw of 73.03. Carter had the throw of her career in the women's shot put to add her name to the American record books 20.24.  Fellow 2012 Olympian Tia Brooks finished second 18.83 and the University of Arizona's Alyssa Hasslen third 18.10. Brigetta Barrett won her second USA Outdoor title with a personal best jump of 204 in the women's high jump.  2011 World Championships teammate Inika McPherson finished second in 192. 2012 Olympic champion and world record holder Ashton Eaton moved into the lead in the men's decathlon after the discus and scored at the end 8291 points. Last year's World Junior champion Gunnar Nixon was painfully close to the Moscow A standard, but fell two points short as he tallied 8,198 for second. Washington's Jeremy Taiwo, who met the A standard with his second-place 8,239 at the NCAA championships, gutted out a 4:20.29 in the final event to slip past Gray Horn for third with 7925. Olympic bronze medalist Janay Deloach Soukup won her first USA Outdoor title on her first jump of the day 689. Tori Polk finished second 680 and Funmi Jimoh rounded out the podium in third 671. After winning the past five USA Outdoor titles, Brittney Reese fouled on all three of her attempts, but as the reigning World champion, she has an automatic bye to Moscow. The women's 1500 m was a tactical race with Treniere Moser 4:28.62 and 17 year old Mary Cain qualifying 4:28.76. Cory McGee finished third and can chase the A or B standard to make the World Championship team. Men was also tactitcal in winds with Matt Centrowitz getting the nod 3:45.17 ahead of Leo Manzano 3:45.35 and Lopez Lomong 3:45.69. The latter two still needing the A qualifier. Olympic silver medalist Michael Tinsley made a late charge in the 400 m hurdles, taking the lead over the final barrier to win his second straight national title with the fastest time in the world at 47.96. Previous world-leader Johnny Dutch made the early running in lane three, but Tinsley and two-time World champion Kerron Clement pushed the pace at the 200 m mark and down the stretch those three were joined by 2005 World champ Bershawn Jackson with Clement edging Jackson 48.05-48.09 for second. Dutch ended up fourth at 48.21. Nicole Bush led from the gun in the women's 3000 m steeple and won in 9:44.53. 2008 Olympic 4x400m gold medalist Natasha Hastings took an early lead and went on to run the second fastest time of her career to win her first national outdoor title in the 400 at 49.94, holding off a mad dash over the final 50 by Francena McCorory lifetime best 50.01, and NCAA champion Ashley Spencer as third 50.58. Reigning Olympic champion Sanya Richards-Ross continued her comeback from foot surgery with a sixth-place finish in 51.92, running the race in flats instead of spikes, she might run the relay in Moscow. 2008 Olympic gold medalist LaShawn Merritt won his fourth U.S. national title and second in a row with a season-best 44.21 with reigning Olympic champion Kirani James of Grenada watching in the stands. Behind Merritt, a pair with Florida Gator connections claimed the next two Moscow spots. 2012 Olympic 4x400 silver medalist and NCAA 400m winner Tony McQuay clocked 44.74 for second, and freshman Arman Hall the 2011 World Youth champion and gold medalist on Team USA's gold medal 4x400 at World Juniors last year, was third at 45.01. With USATF web text.

K. Carter no, Gay yes
DES MOINES (USA, Jun 22): In qualifying action, Isiah Young ran the fastest time of the day in the men's 200m semifinals in 20.09 with a +3.7 wind. Tyson Gay started his double with easy 20.14 (+4.3) win in his heat. Top non competing sprinters were Silmon, Dix and Gatlin from those entered. David Oliver ran 13.14 (+2.6) in the men's 110m hurdle prelims. Jeneba Tarmoh rode a strong +5.2 wind to a 22.23 in the women's 200m prelims. Allyson Felix got 22.44 (+3.2) in her heat. English Gardener and Octavious Freeman were the no-shows from those entered. Georganne Moline ran 54.82 to lead the way in the semifinals of the women's 400m hurdles where world leader Kori Carter did not compete due to illness and the current world leader will not be in Moscow.

Baptiste 10.83 NR, WL
PORT OF SPAIN (TRI, Jun 22): Olympian Kelly-Ann Baptiste won her seventh national women's 100m title in a new national record and world leading 10.83 (+1.6) to highlight the second day at the 2013 Trinidad and Tobago's World Championships Trials. Baptiste won ahead of Michelle Lee-Ahye, who lowered her personal-best for the second time on the day by clocking 11.06. Kai Selvon finished third in 11.23, with Semoy Hackett fourth in11.30. Meanwhile, Keston Bledman retained his men's crown by equaling the time he did in 2012, 9.86. However, the wind reading was +3.2. Behind him Richard Thompson (9.91) and Rondell Sorillo (9.99). Olympic bronze medallist Deon Lendore lived up to his favourite billing by winning the men's 400m title in 45.29.  Second Jarrin Solomon (45.34) and third Renny Quow (45.65). Double Olympic bronze medallist Lalonde Gordon finished fourth 45.67, while Carifta champion Machel Cedenio was fifth 46.01.

Riley hurdles, Goule sub 2 at 800 m
KINGSTON (JAM, Jun 22): Andrew Riley won the men's 110m hurdles, Natoya Goule ran her first sub 2-minute while Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was a comfortable 200m semi-finals winner at Jamaican trials on Saturday. Riley won the 110m hurdles final in 13.35 seconds over Dwight Thomas 13.45 as the top favorite and olympic medalist Hansle Parchment in warm-up went over first hurdle and landed badly (ankle).  Natoya Goule, a student at LSU, dipped under two minutes for the first time with 1:59.93, to take her first national 800m title. Demar Forbes was also impressive, taking the men's long jump title with a personal best 825. Meanwhile, Fraser-Pryce ran 22.64 by herself to qualify for the 200m final on Sunday. In the men's 200m semi-finals, Nickel Ashmeade, who was third in the 100m final, beat Olympic Games bronze medallist Warren Weir 20.07 to 20.27. Rasheed Dwyer, who ran 20.23 to win the third semi-final is the second fastest. Stephanie McPherson with 50.16, Christine Day 50.91 and Novlene Williams 50.95 were the only athletes under 51 seconds in the women's 400m semi-finals. The best male quartermilers from the semi-finals were Javere Bell 45.26, Rusheed McDonald and schoolboy Javon Francis, both 45.69. Jowayne Hibbert won the men's 800m in 1:47.76, Chad Wright the men's discus with 62.35m. From Trackalerts.

South American PV record 582
HOF (GER, Jun 22): Brazilian Augusto Dutra de Oliveira cleared at 18th Hof Pole Vault meet new South American record 582 in second attempt. He tried then at 591. Also in women competition top mark by reigning World champion Fabiana Murer with 471 clearance and attempts at 486. She was followed by Germans Martina Strutz 461 and Carolin Hingst also 461. 

Strachan 22.32 PB
NASSAU (BAH, Jun 21): At Bahamian Championships last year World junior champion Anthonique Strachan improved to 22.32 (+0.9) and clocked second fastest in the world this year. 400 m specialist Shaunae Miller as second got CAC junior record 22.45. 100 m winners were Sheniqua Ferguson 11.18 and Derrick Atkins 10.20. Chris Brown led the 400 m qualifiers with 45.47 into the finals. Bianca Stuart leaped to 661 in the long jump. Female sprinter Chandra Sturrup confirmed her retirement at age of 41. Trevorvano Mackey got the 200 m in 20.71 (+0.9) with 20.60 in heats. Cayman Islands guest Kemar Hyman clocked 10.11 (-0.3) in the 100 m in a consolation final.

Bolt apologising to Ostrava
OSTRAVA (CZE): Star sprinter Usain Bolt apologised to organisers of 52nd Ostrava Golden Spike meeting (next week June 27) but will not come this year for planned relay participation. Bolt who is a regular to the Czech meet (part of IAAF World Challenge, competed in 2006 and then every years since 2008) was to compete there for the 7th time with fellow Racers TC club mates.  "I want to apologise to my fans in Ostrava but this year I will not be coming to the Golden Spike meeting.   Instead I will stay in Jamaica with my coach for an extra week to focus on training before coming to Europe.  I can assure you I will try my best to be back in 2014 on June 17 in an individual event. Thank you for your usual great support," he said in a statement. The 53rd edition of Ostrava meet is set for June 17 in 2014. The meet will still have next week a galaxy of stars competing (Kirani James, Mohamed Aman, Kenenisa Bekele, Conseslus Kipruto, Mutaz Barshim, Renaud Lavillenie, Robert Harting, Krisztian Pars, Vitezslav Vesely, Abeba Aregawi, Tirunesh Dibaba, Milcah Chemos, Sally Pearson, Zuzana Hejnova, Yelena Isinbayeva, Valerie Adams and Betty Heidler just to name the worlds current top ones). Men 100 m field is having six sub 10 sprinters (Chambers, Rodgers, Collins, Mvumvure, Francis, Hyman) and two top Europeans aiming for sub 10 (Vicaut, Gemili). 


BRCKO (BIH, Jun 22): Kenyan Hillary Kipchumba became the sixth consecutive winner from his country at the Vidovdan Road Race but searing temperatures of 37°C in the Bosnian town of Brcko did not allow fast times. Writes the IAAF. Kipchumba clocked 29:16 ahead of Samson Gezahai from Eritrea 29:23. The women's race was much closer. Eritrea's Letekidan Hailemariam was neck-and-neck with Tanzania's Mary Naali for much of the race, 34:43 to 34:44 for Naali.

LANGUEUX (FRA, Jun 22): Ethiopian wins at the 23rd Corrida de Langueux 10 km road race. Abera Tesfaye clocked 28:21 and Jimma Fatu 32:22. Second French marathon record holder Christelle Daunay 32:25 and third Kenyan Leonidah Mosop 32:28. Second best male runner was Kenyan Milton Kiplagat 28:23. 

DULUTH (USA, Jun 22): Grandma´s Marathon went for Kenyan Sarah Kiptoo with great personal best 2:26:31. Second Doreen Kitaka 2:30:21 and third Everlyne Langat 2:33:27 making it full Kenyan podium. Ethiopian Bazu Worku topped the men field in 2:11:14 ahead of Ernest Kebenei 2:11:45 and Eliud Ngetich 2:11:59.



MONCTON (CAN, Jun 22): Aaron Brown  won the men's 100 m in a close final with 10.25 securing his spot on the World Championship team at the Canadian Championships. Sam Effah finished second in 10.33. In the women's 100 m Crystal Emmanuel was the best in 11.48. The top three in the men's race walk all qualified earlier for the IAAF World Championship: Inaki Gomez 40:01 at the 10 km, Evan Dunfee was second in 40:19 and Benjamin Thorne third in 41:07. In the women's 1500 m Kate Van Buskirk won to punch her ticket to Moscow. Kate finished first in 4:16.45. Nicole Sifuentes and Sheila Reid were behind her 4:16.84 and 4:17.11. Shawnacy Barber, Derek Drouin and Michael Mason all entered the World Trials with IAAF World Championship A standards, needing top three placings to qualify for Worlds. Drouin won the men's high jump with a 231 with Mason in second clearing 228.  Barber cleared 540 and Brianne Theisen took the Canadian title in the heptathlon with 6399 points. From Athletics Canada release.

SAN ANTONIO (USA, Jun 22): Paralympic London 2012 400 m bronze medallist David Prince brightened up proceedings at the US Paralympic Championships in San Antonio, Texas, by setting a world record of 22.47sec in the T44 200m just 12 hours after the race was suspended due to severe weather conditions. Prince believes that his link-up with Beijing 2008 double gold medallist LaShawn Merritt of the United States and London 2012 Olympic Games gold medallist Demetrius Pinder of the Bahamas has had a significant impact on his performances.

ZAPOPAN (MEX, Jun 22): Top marks from first day of Mexican Championships. Edgar Rivera cleared 222 in the high jump and Juan Mendez got 78.43 in javelin.

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