US SATURDAY RESULTS (Jan 11)
AIR FORCE ACADEMY: Olympic pole vault winner Jenn Suhr opened with 455 clearance. Second April Bennett Steiner 445 and third Greek Ekaterini Stefanidi 435. In men sprints fast 20.80 by Joe Morris in the 200 m and 7.66 over the hurdles for Brendan Ames.
CLEMSON: Tevin Hester won the 60 m at Orange and Purple Classic with solid 6.64. Jamaican Shermaine Williams won women 60 m hurdles 8.22.
HOUSTON: Fast 60 m times at Houston Opener. New fast name Leshon Collins (20 years) won the open 60 m in lifetime best 6.60 over experienced sprinters Trell Kimmons 6.62 and Ivory Williams 6.68 (6.66 in heats). In University section Cameron Burrell 6.67. Trinidad´s Michelle Lee-Ahye won the women 60 m in 7.23 (and faster 7.22 in heats). Second Tawanna Meadows 7.29 and third Jamaican 400 m runner Patricia Hall 7.49 (won the 400 m in 55.00). Another World traveler Funmi Jimoh won the long jump (624).
COLUMBIA: 2005 World champion French Ladji Doucoure won at USC Open meet the 55 m hurdles in very good 7.08 what is his personal best. It is third best time ever by an European at this distance. Faster only another French Stephane Caristan 7.01 in 1987 and Soviet Andrey Prokofyev 7.05 in 1979. World all-time best of Renaldo Nehemiah is 6.83 from 1982.
WINSTON-SALEM: Good double by relay olympic silver medalist Manteo Mitchell at Wake Forest Invitational with 6.70 PB and 21.36 at 60/200 m. British 400 m runner Shana Cox won the 200 m in 24.05 and was third at 60 m (7.62 PB).
CARBONDALE: US hammer thrower Jeneva McCall confirmed her versatility during second day of Saluki Open with shot put win (18.11).
FAIRFAX: Dominic Berger went over 60 m hurdles in fast 7.67 at Father Diamond Invite. Yvette Lewis running now for Panama achieved new national record at the same distance 8.13.
CHAMPAIGN: Kylie Hutson cleared 440 in the pole vault at the Illini Open.
BIRMINGHAM: During second day of Blazer Invite Zimbabwe´s World medalist Ngoni Makusha leaped to 810 in the long jump, his best result since 2011. Sam Kendricks cleared 561 in the pole vault. Relay olympic winner Tianna Bartoletta posted 7.28 in the 60 m final. In men 60 m Antwan Wright 6.63 PB over Michael Granger 6.69 and in the B final Hugh Graham jr. 6.66 over Marcus Rowland 6.67. In the 200 m Relay World champion from Moscow Arman Hall 20.80 indoor PB and in women hurdles Bridgette Owens 8.20. In the 4x400 m Florida clocked 3:06.11 with Hall as anchor beating Florida State 3:07.70.
OTHER RESULTS INDOOR
ANCONA (ITA, Jan 11): Marzia Caravelli opened the season with fast 8.09 in heats and 8.08 in finals at 60 m hurdles. Later she won the 200 m in 23.69, her indoor PB.
SANTANDER (ESP, Jan 11): World high jump bronze medallist Ruth Beitia opened her season with a jump of 190 at the Cántabra Athletics Federation meeting. Informs eldiariomontanes.es.
NASTOLA (FIN, Jan 11): At pole vault meet Minna Nikkanen achieved European standard for Zurich with 445 clearance. In men event Briton Max Eaves won with 555 and tried at his would-be PB 562.
BIRMINGHAM (GBR, Jan 11): Andrew Robertson won the 60 m at Midland Counties Open with 6.74 over olympic relay winner Mark Lewis-Francis 6.75.
OTHER RESULTS OUTDOOR
KINGSTON (JAM, Jan 11): In interesting 200 m duel World Youth Champion from Donetsk Michael O´Hara in 21.29 beat 4x400 m World silver winner Javon Francis 21.33 during the 10th Douglas Forrest Meet at National Stadium here.
KYOTO (JPN, Jan 12): Brett Larner informs that driven in part by a stage record by Moscow World Championships marathon 4th-placer Ryoko Kizaki, the hometown Kyoto team scored the win in a fast and competitive 32nd National Women's Ekiden under nearly perfect conditions. The season-ending women's national championship ekiden, the National Women's Ekiden features teams from each of Japan's 47 prefectures made up of junior high, high school, university and pro runners competing over 9 stages and 42.195 km broadcast live nationwide and commercial free. Kyoto clocked 2:15:32 over Gunma 2:15:39 and Okayama 2:16:13. Interestingly Tokyo only 11th in 2:19:17. Kizaki was the fastest in 4th stage 12:40 at 4 km. In the final 9th stage at 10 km Risa Shigetomo got the best 31:50 ahead of World marathon medalist Kayoko Fukushi 31:59 and Kasumi Nishihara 32:22.
TOKYO (JPN, Jan 12): In the Mari Tanigawa Half Marathon Hideshi Ikegami with 1:03:09 beat frequent runner Yuki Kawauchi 1:04:17.
KINMEN (TPE, Jan 12): Kenyan wins at the Kinmen Marathon. Samson Bungei 2:17:42 and Emily Samoei 2:39:09 over Ethiopian Taemo Shumye 2:40:32. Informs Heinrich Hubbeling.