2019 NCAA Diary: On Day 1, Nilsen upsets Mondo, winning in 5.95m, Daniel Roberts 13.06 WL (June 5)

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Nilsen 595, Roberts 13.06 WL


AUSTIN (USA, Jun 5): NCAA Division 1 Championships started with first men´s day. Sensational improvement for Chris Nilsen in pole vault 595 beating Mondo Duplantis 580 and Clayton Fritsch 575 PB. Four other vaulters cleared 570 (Lightfoot, Carr, Bradford, Bray). In long jump versatile JuVaughn Harrison 820 PB (+0.7) beating Trumaine Jefferson 816 PB (+1.6) and French Yann Randrianasolo windy 812 (+2.3, legal 808 +1.4). Another top mark was the national record for Grenada´s Anderson Peters 86.62 in javelin. Daniel Haugh won the hammer 74.63 and Adrian Piperi shot 21.11 PB over Dutch Denzel Comenentia 20.77. Daniel Roberts clocked World leading 13.06 (+0.9) in the 110 m hurdles heats, Grant Holloway won the other heat in 13.16 (+1.8). In the 100 m heats Mario Burke from Barbados got his first sub 10 in 9.98 (+1.3) and behind him Devin Quinn 10.01, Ghana´s Joseph Amoah 10.01 also and Davon DeMoss 10.05, for all also personal bests. The other two heats were wind-aided. Cravon Gillespie 10.01 (+2.6) and Divine Oduduru 9.96 (+2.4) over Hakim Sani Brown 9.96. In the 200 m heats Oduduru 19.97 (+2.0) and Amoah 20.08 national record for Ghana, in third Burke 20.08 PB ahead of Micaiah Harris 20.09 PB and Andrew Hudson also 20.09. Sub 45 in heats of 400 m by Kahmari Montgomery 44.80 and Trevor Stewart 44.84, in the 400 m hurdles heats best time 49.01 by Quincy Hall and in the 800 m Bryce Hoppel 1:45.26 PB. In 4x100 m top winners of three heats, Florida 38.35, Florida State 38.43 and LSU 38.37. In the 4x400 m best time for Texas AM 3:01.26 with Iowa getting 3:01.99.

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