NCAA Diaries: Edward Cheserek wins 5k, runs 3:59.30 in prelims


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COLLEGE STATION (USA, Mar 10): Several top marks during first day of NCAA Division I Championships. From finals Chris Nielsen equaled US U20 indoor record 570 in pole vault, in long jump KeAndre Bates 804, Egyptian Mostafa Hassan 21.27 in shot put. Edward Cheserek started his quest for wins with 13:41.20 in the 5000 m first place (he was also the best in mile prelims 3:59.30) ahead of Marc Scott 13:43.83. In women events Sha´keela Saunders overall PB 690 in long jump over Quanesha Burks 672 and triple specialist Keturah Orji 658. Raven Saunders improved in shot put to College record and World leading 19.56 and second Jamaican Danniel Thomas national record 18.40. Kendell Williams scored 4682 points in pentathlon what is her fourth indoor NCAA gold. Second Taliyah Brooks 4580 PB. Madeline Fagan cleared 193 PB to win high jump ahead of Greece Tatiana Gusin and Logan Boss, both 190. Fast 5000 m was won by Karissa Schweizer 15:19.14 over Erin Finn 15:27.36 and Anna Rohrer 15:29.83, personal bests for first and third.

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