Heusden: Marvin Bracy wins 100m in 10.13, Powell second, Will Lear runs 3:34.49 PB, Nicole Bush runs 9:24.59 Steeple! Emma Coburn gets PB in 4:05.29! from EME News

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Marvin Bracy, USA Outdoors, photo by PhotoRun.net

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Nicole Bush, Stephanie Garcia (Bush on left, Garcia on right), 
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A. Powell second 10.15, great distances
HEUSDEN (BEL, Jul 19): The KBC Nacht (EA Classic) meet produced as usual a series of top middle and long distance result. But also former World record holder Asafa Powell improvement from Luzern to 10.15 (+0.4) enough to be second. US winner Marvin Bracy clocked 10.13. In the 400 m season best for local star Jonathan Borlee 45.37 beeing third, Trinidad winner Jarrin Solomon achieved life-time best 44.98 ahead of US Manteo Mitchell 45.12. In the 800 m fast 1:43.65 by Kenyan Olympic finalist Timothy Kitum ahead of Musaeb Bala of Qatar 1:44.12, Anthony Chemut 1:44.72 and PB for US Elijah Greer 1:44.91. US win in the 1500 m for Will Leer in 3:34.26 PB with second Pieter-Jan Hannes Belgian U23 record 3:34.49 and third Fouad El Kaam of Morocco 3:34.69. Augustine Choge topped the 5000 m in 13:06.71 over John Kipkoech 13:09.58, best European here Bashir Abdi as 10th 13:26.87. Excellent women 1500 m won by Swedish Meraf Bahta 4:03.88, second Kenyan Perine Nengampi 4:03.98 PB and third Norway´s Ingvill Makestad Bovim 4:04.11 season best. Steeple US record holder Emma Coburn improved her best to 4:05.29 as 7th. US Nicole Bush won the steeple in 9:24.59 over Kenyan Hyvin Jepkemoi 9:30.15 and improved Spanish Diana Martin to 9:33.02 as third. Fourth Jessica Furlan Canadian record 9:33.45. Her team-mate Melissa Bishop topped the 800 m 2:00.20. Nia Ali confirmed her shape is growing with fastest of the year 12.75 (+0.2) over Dutch Sharona Bakker 12.94 PB and home Anne Zagre 12.98. Belgian win for talented Nafi Thiam with 190 in the high jump on count back over Mirela Demireva of Bulgaria. More overseas wins in 200 m for Japanese Shota Hara 20.63 (-0.1) and US Johnny Dutch 49.15 400 m hurdles and Shalonda Solomon 200 m in  22.67 (+0.3) over Tiffany Townsend 22.72 and Dutch Jamile Samuel 22.88. In technical events Yasuhiro Moro of Japan won the long jump 782 (+0.6), US Chris Carter triple 16.40 (-1.2), Canadian Tim Nedow shot 20.22. In women part Fanny Smets 430 in the pole vault and Joanna Wisniewska of Poland 59.07 discus. Belgian women clocked 3:32.04 in the 4x400 m and in national 100 m Hensley Paulina achieved Dutch U23 record 10.26 (+1.4).

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