2017 NCAA Indoor Diaries: Christian Coleman doubles 6.45 and 20.11 (60m and 200m)

Coleman_ChristianQ-USAout15.jpgChristian Coleman, USA Outdoor 2015, photo by PhotoRun.net
Coleman special double: 6.45 and 20.11
COLLEGE STATION (USA, Mar 11): Christian Coleman confirmed during final day of NCAA Division I Championships (World leads in six events) who is the fastest US collegian currently. In the 200 m he got World leading and third fastest perfomer ever 20.11. Faster only 19.92 Frankie Fredericks and 20.10 Wallace Spearmon. Over 60 m he equaled the World leading 6.45 ahead of Cameron Burrell 6.54. Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago as second overall (but winning his heat) in the 200 m got national recored 20.31 beating Just´n Thymes to superb 20.36 PB. Another World lead for Fred Kerley in the 400 m as his 44.85 PB is 4th best performer ever. Ahead of him only 44.57 Kerron Clement, 44.63 Michael Johnson and 44.80 Kirani James. Sub 46 also for Michael Cherry 45.64 and Mylik Kerley 45.75. Ariana Washington won women 200 m in 22.42 PB also a World lead with Hannah Cunliffe second 22.53 and Deanna Hill third 22.54 both life-time bests. Two fastest of the season in women 400 m as Shakima Wimbley and Kendall Ellis clocked identical 51.07 (both PB´s). Canadian Saga Watson won the other race in 51.84. And WL in sixth race of the day was the USC 3:27.03 in the women 4x400 m (3 Americans and Norway´s Amalie Iuel) over Oregon 3:27.07 (only US runners) and Texas AM 3:28.36 with Alabama 3:28.62. In men relay Texas AM 3:02.80 over Florida 3:03.52. In the women 60 m Cunliffe fulfilled favorite role in 7.14 ahead of Javianne Oliver 7.16 and Washington 7.20 PB. Hurdles winners Grant Holloway 7.58 (equaled his PB) and Sasha Wallace 7.90 beating Bahamian Devynne Charlton 7.93 to national record. Kenyan Emmanuel Korir 1:47.48 and Raevyn Rogers 2:01.09 topped the 800 m finals. In the mile events surprise men winner Briton Josh Kerr 4:03.22 and Karisa Nelson 4:31.24 personal best. Edward Cheserek was 2nd 4:05.42 but won the 3000 m in 7:55.91. In the women mile second Elinor Purrier 4:31.88 and third U20 athlete Danae Rivers 4:33.89. Women 3000 m title for Dani Jones 9:09.20 over 5k winner Karissa Schweizer 9:09.33. Trey Culver and Kyle Landon topped high jump (both 226), the same in women pole vault top two 445 (Lakan Taylor and Annie Rhodes). For all four life-time bests. Favorite wins in triple jump national record holder Keturah Orji 14.11 and Jamaican record holder Clive Pullen 16.86. Devon Williams scored career best 6177 points (7.75 hurdles) to win heptathlon over Briton Tim Duckworth 6165 national record and Estonian Karl Saluri 6051 PB.

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