Chris Derrick leading the BUPA Great XC, photo by Daniel Vernon
Here are the results around the world for Friday, January 10, 2014...
US INDOOR RESULTS (Jan 10)
AKRON: Canadian pole vault national record holder Shawn Barber cleared 553 at the Akron Opener.
FAYETTEVILLE: World medalist Wallace Spearmon showed top early shape at Arkansas Invitational with 20.68 200 m time. It is his fastest indoor 200 m time since 2008. But the best result of the meet was in the women 600 m where Nigerian World relay 6th placer Regina George clocked impressive African record 1:25.76, the 8th fastest ever and second best non-Russian or Soviet performer. In the women 200 m talented junior Regine Williams clocked also fast 23.37, personal best over Joanna Atkins 23.59 (she was the fastest in the 400 m 52.92). Jamaican hurdles talent, Carifta Games and Schools Champs winner Omar McLeod opened his US college career with 6.73 and 7.82 first indoor races ever in the 60/60 m hurdles combination. Clayton Paros won the 400 m in 46.46.
LAWRENCE: 2007 World Champs participant Mark Jelks got 6.66 in the 60 m at the Bill Easton Classic. Relay Olympic winner Diamond Dixon improved in the 600 yards at the oversized track here with 1:21.15.
COLUMBIA: SEC Champion Markesh Woodson posted 6.69 in the 60 m at the Missouri Opener.
CARBONDALE: Traditional strong women weight throw at Saluki Open with 23.29 for Jeneva McCall and 22.27 for Gwen Berry.
COLUMBUS: Demoye Bogle improved at 60 m hurdles during Buckeye Classic meet to 7.65 and beat Donovan Robertson 7.74, also a PB.
NEW YORK: Running talent Mary Cain opened her indoor season at Gotham Cup meet in the Armory with 1:12.43 second place in the 500 m and half hour later 800 m win in 2:08.51. She competed first time in her career in indoor 500 m race, it was won by Jamaican Sophia Smellie in 1:11.63. Ajee Wilson clocked 2:50.44 in the 1000 m. In the men 300 m fast 33.30 for Jamaicans Akheem Gauntlett and Jermaine Brown. Israeli Donald Sanford clocked 47.47 in the 400 m. Tom Hopkins got 1:02.57 in the 500 m.
BIRMINGHAM: Olympic relay champion and World record holder Tianna Bartoletta opened at Blazer Invite with 7.30 in the 60 m, Nigerian Gloria Asumnu posted 7.34 in another race. St. Vincent´s Kineke Alexander got 37.82 in the 300 m, new national indoor record. Chanelle Price won the 1000 m in 2:40.03. In the men 300 m fastest 33.57 for Tucker Peabody over Trey Hadnot 33.59 and in another race 33.61 for Elvyonn Bailey. Antwan Wright clocked fastest in the 60 m prelims with 6.65, PB. James Harris cleared 223 in the high jump. Last year NCAA Indoor Champion Eddie Lovett from Virgin Islands opened with 7.82 at 60 m hurdles.
Bio: Larry Eder has had a 44 year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub 4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Track & Field to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts and RunBlogRun.
Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says:
"I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."