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RENO (USA, Jan 16): Olympic winner Renaud Lavillenie is in top shape early in the season. In his second meet, Pole Vault Summit in Nevada, he cleared in first attempt 592 new meet record and World lead. He also tried at six meters, last year at the same meet he won with 575. "His goal was to break the meet record 591," said his coach Philippe D´Encausse who confirmed that the mission was accomplished. "It's a good performance at this time of the year," he added for L´Équipe.Second Sam Kendricks went over 586 what is new personal best and second best ever by a collegian and best by US collegian. Third Briton Steve Lewis 565. Mark Hollis as 8th did 525 and decathlon number one 2014 Trey Hardee 505 as 10th. Greek European silver medalist from Zurich Ekaterini Stefanidi won the women competition with another indoor PB 460 cm. She was followed by three jumpers with 450 Becky Holliday, Mary Saxer and Melisa Gergel.Fifth Kelsie Ahbe went over 440. In different age categories more than 1000 vaulters are competing.
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Jessica Ennis-Hill, photo by PhotoRun.net
ENNIS-HILL FOR GOTZIS COMEBACK
GOTZIS (AUT): Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will make her eagerly anticipated return to multi-event competition at the Hypo Meeting in Gotzis on , inform the organisers. The 28 year old British athlete has been largely absent from the competitive arena for the past two years due to an injury in 2013 and giving birth in 2014. Her first foray back into the 8 discipline event will be a true test as she will be joined in the field by Katarina Johnson Thompson, the defending Gotzis champion; and World heptathlon medallists Brianne Theisen-Eaton and Dafne Schippers. The women's field will also include World Junior champion Morgan Lake, bringing together the three British heptathlon stars in the same competition.