USA RULES IN WOMEN 4X1 AND 4X4,
WINS MEN 4X1
Apr 30): Nearly 50 000 spectators followed the six races of USA vs. The World relays (48 531)
with total three day attendance being 110 087. USA
got 3 wins, Jamaica 2 and Morocco
remained with one. Three world leads were registered (men 4×1, women 4×1, 4×4)
by teams packed with world stars. In highly anticipated menÂ´s 4×100 m Jamaica won
after excellent start of Asafa Powell (followed by Michael Frater, Nesta Carter
and Steve Mullings) in 38.33. Second USA Red (Dix, Spearmon, Kimmons, Rodgers
38.43) and third USA Blue (Gatlin, Patton, Crawford, I. Williams, 38.66). USA
Red provided a thrilling victory in the 4×400 relay, running even with the Bahamas after
the first two legs Bershawn Jackson (45.58) opened up a lead for USA Red in the
third leg and Angelo Taylor (45.49) brought it home in 3:02.40 for the victory.
Quentin Summers and Jamal Torrence (44.9) provided the first two legs in the USA win. Second
Bahamas 3:02.79 (R. Miller,
Mathieu, A. Williams, Ch. Brown 44.82) and third Grenada in national record 3:04.69
(Kirani James 44.6 in
second leg). USA Blue was only fourth 3:05.99 ahead of Jamaica
also won the women’s 4×400 as Sanya Richards-Ross (51.18) held off charges from
USA Blue to lead her Red team to victory in 3:22.92. She was joined on the
victory stand by Debbie Dunn (51.1), Allyson Felix (50.3) and Natasha Hastings
(50.30). Second USA Blue (Trotter, McCorory 49.8, Baker, Hargrove) in 3:23.17
and third Jamaica
3:23.82 (S. Williams, N. Williams-Mills 50.4, Day, Spencer 50.59) 3:23.82. On
the women’s side, USA earned the victory as Lauryn Williams,
Allyson Felix Marshevet Myers and Carmelita Jeter outlasted USA Blue once again
with their finish of 42.28, a new meet and stadium record. Second USA Blue
(Asumnu, Mik. Barber, B. Knight, A. Anderson) in 42.64 still over Jamaica
(Stewart, Simpson, Bailey, Fraser-Pryce) 42.74. In the women’s sprint medley Jamaica won
going away, taking the event in 3:34.64, over three seconds faster than USA
Red. Simone Facey led off and was followed by Kerron Stewart, Melaine Walker
(51.3) and Kenia Sinclair (1:57.06). Winning time missed the world best only by
0.08. Second USA Red 3:37.81
(with Phoebe Wright anchor leg 1:59.25) ahead of USA Blue 3:43.17 and Russia 3:44.04.
Finally in the USA vs. the
World men’s distance medley relays it was Morocco who earned the victory,
finishing in 9:17.48, 0.18 seconds ahead of the Australian team which came in
second. Mohammed Moustaoui led off, followed by Marouan Maadadi, Mohammed
Laalou and Amine Laalou (3:53.09 last leg). Second Australia
9:17.56 and third USA
Red 9:18.09 (Bernard Lagat opening the race in 2:48.30).
WARINER 45.19, WINS FOR OFILI AND
DES MOINES (USA,
Apr 30): The Drake Stadium 14 504 crowd (46th consecutive Saturday sell out as
Des Moines Register inform) saw Jeremy Wariner winning the 400 m in 45.19 at the 102nd
Drake Relays. Second Greg Nixon 45.98 ahead of French Teddy Venel 46.02. In the expected mile Boaz Lalang of Kenya won
in 3:58.26 over South African Peter van der Westhuizen 3:58.33, Chris OÂ´Hare
3:58.77 and favorite Alan Webb 3:58.77 (761 and 764 in thousands). In women
hurdles British new income Tiffany Ofili clocked windy 12.66 (+2.2, well under UK record
12.80) and beat home hero Lolo Jones (12.80) and Ginnie Crawford (12.87). Also
the latest British athlete Shana Cox won the 400 m (51.78) over Mary
Wineberg (51.79). US
steeple record holder Jenny Simpson won the 1500 m (4:09.56). Dusty
Jonas cleared 231 (tied the meet record) to win the high jump over Erik Kynard
also 231 (outdoor PB). Third a tie for Jamie Nieto and Ricky Robertson (228).
In duel of former world champions Adam Nelson (21.39, his best marks since
2008) beat Reese Hoffa (20.93). Jeremy Scott in windy conditions won over good
field with 562 the pole vault. Second Mark Hollis also 562 and tie for third
(Derek Miles and Mexican Giovanni Lanaro 552). Rakieem Salaam won the 100 m in 10.20 (+1.8). Antwon
Hicks posted 13.46 (-0.2) at 110
m hurdles in close race over Ty Akins (13.48) and Jeff
Porter (13.50). Terence Somerville won the university hurdles in lifetime best
13.48 (+0.7). The same in women university 100 m hurdles, new best for
Letecia Wright 12.87 (+1.5). Fast 100
m by Candice McGrone (11.17) and Tiffany Townsend
(11.19) has no wind information. Also to note Jamaican Sheree Francis clearing 190 in high jump, Kylie
Hutson 453 in
pole vault and fast 3:28.63 by Arkansas women in 4×400 m (meet record).
FAST 10 KM BY MBISHEI
MARSEILLE (FRA, May 1): Commonwealth Games fourth placer Titus Mbishei
won the Marseille 10 km
road race in fast personal best 27:32. It is third fastest 10 km road time of the year.
Second Philemon Limo the recent Prague HM winner also fast 27:35. Women winner Doris
Changeiywo achieved 33:03.
Apr 30): At the 117th Penn Relays other programme US indoor champion Omo Osaghae
finally with legal wind moved his PB to 13.35 (+1.9). TrinidadÂ´s Keston Bledman
won the olympic development 100
m in 10.20 (+1.3) over Rae Edwards (10.27). Jamaican
Carrie Russell in 11.29 (+0.4) beat in college 100 m the NCAA Indoor
Champion Kya Brookins (11.39). Miler Lauren Centrowitz achieved new outdoor
personal best and world leading 4:37.12 over the mile. In the university relays
men of LSU clocked 38.77 at 4×100 m and 1:20.62 at 4×200 m. In the 4×400 m Texas AM in 3:01.73 beat
LSU 3:02.33. Virginia
with anchor Robby Andrews nearly threatened the 1985 Penn Relays record before
finishing in 7:12.15, the second fastest time in Relays history at the 4×800 m.
RADFORD (USA, Apr
sprint record holder Obakeng Ngwigwa clocked 20.89 (+0.2) and 46.88. Fredrick
Townsend got the 110 m
hurdles at Radford Invitational (13.72, 0.0).
HATTIESBURG (USA, Apr 30): Golden Eagle Classic
saw windy 100 m
for Justin Sims (10.28, +3.9) and Chastity Riggien (11.16, +3.8).
TEMPE (USA, Apr 30): Arizona sprinter Ryan
Milus improved to 10.27 (+0.2) in the 100 m during a Dual Meet.
Apr 30): 22nd Ximena Restrepo Grand Prix meeting registered new national record
by South American champion and home athlete Brigith Merlano 13.02 (+0.7). She
had also the former mark 13.04 from 2009. Puerto-Rican Hector Carrasquilo won
the 400 m
in 46.16 ahead of Colombian young talent Bernardo Valoyes who improved the
national junior and youth record to 46.86. Daniel Pineda of Chile leaped to 794 long jump, home Paulo Villar
got the 110 m
hurdles (13.81, +0.7) and fast windy 100 m (+2.8) for Kael Becerra of Chile ahead of Isidro Montoya from Colombia 10.33.
Erika Chavez clocked new national record for Ecuador with 23.40 (+1.4) in the 200 m.
MAR DEL PLATA (ARG, Apr 30): South American hammer record holder
Jennifer Dahlgren achieved 70.45 at the next leg of South American Grand Prix.
In interesting javelin Victor Fatecha of Paraguay beat with 75.23 home young
star Braian Toledo 71.19.
BUDAPEST (HUN, Apr 30): Barnabas Bene won in close
finish the 10 000 m
track title at Vasas Stadium with 29:09.02. Second Albert Minczer 29:09.74.
Women title for U23 runner Reka Czibei 35:06.86.
VIENNA (AUT, Apr 30): Mountaing running world
champion Andrea Mayr won the Stadioncenter-Lauf at 10 km in new national mark
33:12. Former record of Eva Maria Gradwohl from 2008 was 33:36.
BRNO (CZE, Apr 30): Kenyan wins at Brno
Half-Marathon. Elisha Sawe 1:05:31 and Veronica Cheboi 1:17:29.