Big Second Day in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Lawson_Jarrion1-USin18.JPGJarrion Lawson, photo by PhotoRun.net

Taiwo_JeremySP1a-USind18.jpGJeremy Taiwo, photo by PhotoRun.net

ALBUQUERQUE (USA, Feb 17): Second day of US Indoors saw great long jumping by Jarrion Lawson 828 and title defender Marquis Dendy 822 with Michael Hartfield 818 and Jarvis Gotch 814 not qualifying. Pole vault had World champion Sam Kendricks with 578 qualifying only on count back over Mike Arnold also 578. Winner Scott Houston 583 PB. Erik Kynard cleared 230 (fifth title in a row) over Jeron Robinson 227 and Ricky Robertson 224. Paul Chelimo 7:57.88 and Shadrack Kipchirchir 7:58.42 were 1-2 in the 3000 m as Ryan Hill was third 7:58.69. Jeremy Taiwo scored 5935 in heptathlon ahead of Wolf Mahler 5923 PB and Devon Williams 5842. Conor McCollough with 23.84 World lead won the weight throw. In women finals Shelby Houlihan got 9:00.08 ahead of Katie Mackey 9:01.68 and steeple World champion Emma Coburn not qualifying 9:01.85. Tori Franklin won triple 14.15 and Daniella Hill shot 18.10. From heats to note Christian Coleman 6.46 and Ronnie Baker 6.46 in the 60m, also PB for Bryce Robinson 6.51. Fred Kerley posted impressive 45.18 in the 400 m, Erik Sowinski 1:47.69 in the 800 m (out Clayton Murphy) and Jarret Eaton 7.53 in hurdles heats. In women events Shakima Wimbley fastest 400 m heat time 51.39 and Courtney Okolo 51.75. In the 800 m heats Raevyn Rogers 1:59.99 and in hurdles Christina Manning 7.84, Kendra Harrison 7.87 and Sharika Nelvis 7.91 with 400 m hurdles World champ Kori Carter 8.00 PB.

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