Welcome to the 2011 adidas Grand Prix NYC. This morning, 7,000 women ran the NYRR Mini 10k, celebrating its 40th year. Linet Masai won that race, hitting the mile in 5:31, then dropping a 4:51 bomb between two and three miles, hitting 5k in 16:04, and flying away from the field, hitting 8k in 25:22, six miles in 30:26 and a final time of 31:40! Jack Waitz, the husband of the late Grete Waitz, made history as he become the first official male finisher, running just above 47 minutes!
Please remember that both the Mini this morning and the adidas Grand Prix NYC are dedicated to the memory and legacy of Grete Waitz, the Norwegian distance runner who influenced women’s running and the development of women’s marathoning, with her exceptional running, love of the sport and pure class. Consider her today while you are watching the event! Check back with us today to keep track of the various disciplines in our sport of track & field athletics!
The adidas Grand Prix was a fine athletics meeting that had to deal with the cards that it was given, namely, the weather, and in the ultimate race, the Men’s 100 meters, three false starts altered what should have been a tremendously fast race. In the end, the battle between Tyson Gay and Steve Mullings will only add to the excitement of the meet!
The best race of the day was the high school Boys adidas Golden Spikes Mile, where Lukas Verzbicas, fresh off his two mile record last weekend, became only the second high school boy to break four minutes in a high school race, and only fifth high school boy miler to break four minutes. Meeting him after the race? None other than the ONLY other man to break four minutes in a high school only race: Jim Ryun!
Watch for more on Sunday!
As she did in Eugene at the Nike Pre Classic, Christina Obergfoll dominated her event. With a series of 60.66m, 63.47m, and 64.43m, plus three fouls, Obergfoll won the competition, set three meet records and put the Stadium record over 211-4, with her fine 64.43m.
Sunette Viljoen of South Africa was second, with a series of 59.65m, 59.39m, 60.39m, foul, foul. Rachel Yurkovich took third with 55.45m, 57.12m foul, foul, 56.63m, 58.43m.
Jarmila Klimesova took fourth with a series of 52.96m, 52.85m, 54.91m, 54.22m, 55.87m, and 57.17m.
Alicia Deshasier finished in fifth, her series: 53.12m, 55.19m, foul, foul, 55.70m, 53.61m.
Kara Patterson finished sixth, fouled twice, then cleared 52.38m, fouled twice, then cleared 54.62m.
2008 Olympic champion Stephanie Brown Trafton opened this one in style with a throw of 206-5, or 62.94m. Her series was 62.94m, 60.07m, 61.26m, and three fouls. Brown Trafton would hold on to win.
Gia Lewis-Smallwood took over second with her last attempt of 59.89m. Her series was 56.06m, 57.83m, 57.87m, two fouls and her 59.89m.
Aretha Thurmond threw 59.33m in her second round to take over second. Her series was 58.46m, 59.33m, 56.94m, 59.38m,and two fouls.
Suzy Powell-Roos, the AR holder in discus, finished sixth in 57.89m.
adidas Grand Prix
New York City, NY, 11/06/2011
Men’s 100 meters
In a race marred by three false starts, the likes of what one sees in junior high track meets, what could have been a fascinating battle between Steve Mullings and Tyson Gay became an even stranger race. Mullings, he of the 9.80 at Nike Pre last week, got out well. Tyson Gay, with one of his worst starts in ages, showed how tough he was by just turning off an afterburner, and while being out of the race at 50 meters, lost the race to Mullings’ lean, 10.26 to 10.26.
100 Metres – Men Race 1 Wind: -3.4 m/s
1 Mullings , Steve JAM 10.26 4
2 Gay , Tyson USA 10.26 2
3 Bledman , Keston TRI 10.33 1
4 Ashmeade , Nickel JAM 10.36
5 Rodgers , Mike USA 10.38
6 Kimmons , Trell USA 10.51
Thompson , Richard TRI DQ
Padgett , Travis USA DQ
Edwards , Monzavous USA DQ
100 Metres – Men Race 2 Wind: -1.5 m/s
1 Roach , Kimmari JAM 10.50
2 Sorrillo , Rondel TRI 10.53
3 Burns , Marc TRI 10.56
4 Dixon , Leroy USA 10.56
5 Smyth , Jason IRL 10.60
Men’s 400 meters
After two seasons, Jeremy Wariner is back. Showing the agility of a veteran, Wariner, went by Gonzales and Bartholemew, holding them off, 45.13 to 45.16 to 45.17.
Fascinating in this mix was Oscar Pistorious, a man who asks no quarter, who, with two artificial limbs ran 45.89, getting closer and closer to his Olympic Standard of 45.22.
400 Metres – Men Race 1
1 Wariner , Jeremy USA 45.13 4
2 Gonzales , Jermaine JAM 45.16 2
3 Bartholomew , Rondell GRN 45.17 1
4 Brown , Chris BAH 45.50
5 Pistorius , Oscar RSA 45.69
6 BorlâˆšÂ©e , KâˆšÂ©vin BEL 45.86
7 Quow , Renny TRI 46.39
8 Chambers , Ricardo JAM 46.74
400 Metres – Men Race 2
Michael Bingham ran a smart race, taking this second 400 meters in a seasonal best of 45.42.
1 Bingham , Michael GBR 45.42
2 Hurtault , Erison DMA 46.30
3 Torrance , Jamaal USA 46.61
4 Gillick , David IRL 46.64
5 Desta , Bereket ETH 47.46
6 Witherspoon , Reggie USA 48.02
Larry , Lionel USA DNF
Men’s 800 meters
Going out in 50.9, the race was already changed as Abukaker Kaki dropped on the track at 250 meters, writhing in pain. Alfred Yego, a Kenyan training in Italy, took advantage of the strange race and ran the last fifty meters better than anyone, with his fine 1:46.57. I seen Yego as a Daegu threat.
800 Metres – Men Race 1
1 Yego , Alfred Kirwa KEN 1:46.57 4
2 Mulaudzi , Mbulaeni RSA 1:46.68 2
3 Lalang , Boaz Kiplagat KEN 1:46.75 1
4 Renshaw , Lachlan AUS 1:47.33
5 Som , Bram NED 1:47.34
6 Williams , Karjuan USA 1:47.59
7 Novak , Rob USA 1:47.67
Kaki , Abubaker SUD DNF
Scherer , Matthew USA DNF
Men’s 800 meters, Race B
Kyle Miller is continuing to improve, running a pb of 1:47.27, with a good race and
some fine tuning for the US champs in two weeks.
800 Metres – Men Race 2
Miller , Kyle USA 1:47.27
2 Ellerton , Andrew CAN 1:47.71
3 Joseph , Moise HAI 1:48.09
4 Everett , Tevan USA 1:48.20
5 Gagnon , Brian USA 1:48.63
6 Emrani , Dustin ISR 1:48.95
7 Mutekanga , Julius UGA 1:49.07
8 Oliver , Darryll USA 1:49.57
9 Solares , Pablo MEX 1:50.30
10 Bascom , Deon GUY 1:52.75
11 Rutt , Michael USA 1:53.23
12 Mahoney , Brendon USA 1:54.47
Men’s 1,500 meters
David Torrence is showing that he may be the most dangerous miler in America, with this gutt wrenching win over Nick Willis, the Oly silver medalist, who is in the best form of his life at this time of the year.
1500 Metres – Men
1 Torrence , David USA 3:36.15
2 Willis , Nicholas NZL 3:36.46
3 Ndiku , Caleb Mwangangi KEN 3:37.04
4 Legesse , Henok ETH 3:37.47
5 Brannen , Nathan CAN 3:38.52
6 Lomong , Lopez USA 3:38.90
7 Manzano , Leonel USA 3:39.71
8 McNamara , Jordan USA 3:41.92
9 Myers , Rob USA 3:43.97
10 Emanuel , Lee GBR 3:44.63
11 Leer , Will USA 3:45.14
12 Curtis , Robert USA 3:55.98
Krummenacker , David USA DNF
Men’s 5000 meters
In a race that kept sub 13 minute pace through 3,000 meters (7:57.98), the race came down to furious kicking as Bernard Lagat just flew down the stretch, past Tariku Bekele, but just off Dejen Gebremeskel. Know that Lagat is in top of his form and he should be high on the podium at both the US champs and Deagu.
5000 Metres – Men
1 Gebremeskel , Dejen ETH 13:05.22 4
2 Lagat , Bernard USA 13:05.46 2
3 Bekele , Tariku ETH 13:06.06 1
4 Koech , Isiah Kiplangat KEN 13:07.22
5 Barrios , Juan Luis MEX 13:09.81
6 Soi , Edwin Cheruiyot KEN 13:11.75
7 Kigen , Mike Kipruto KEN 13:12.07
8 Cragg , Alistair Ian IRL 13:12.21
9 Kipsang , Geoffrey KEN 13:12.23 &nb
10 Rotich , Lucas Kimeli KEN 13:15.38
11 Salel , Daniel Lemashon KEN 13:19.51
12 Kipkoech , Josphat Bett KEN 13:19.96
13 Komen , Daniel Kipchirchir KEN 13:20.80
14 Masai , Dennis Chepkongin KEN 13:23.53
15 True , Ben USA 13:24.11
16 Longosiwa , Thomas Pkemei KEN 13:31.20
17 Cheruiyot , John Kemboi KEN 13:38.76
18 McNeill , David AUS 13:44.04
19 Bauhs , Scott USA 13:45.94
Asmerom , Bolota USA DNF
Pierce , Jonathan USA DNF
Kipkoech , John KEN DNS
Men’s 400m hurdles
Javier Culson of Puerto Rico showed his stuff as he outleaned Bershawn Jackson, 48.50 to 48.55. David Greene, the European champ, ran a smart 49.07, as all three stopped LJ Van Zyl’s string of seven victories in 2001, with Van Zyl in fourth in 49.09.
400 Metres Hurdles – Men
1 Culson , Javier PUR 48.50 4
2 Jackson , Bershawn USA 48.55 2
3 Greene , David GBR 49.07 1
4 van Zyl , L.J. RSA 49.09
5 Gaymon , Justin USA 49.24
6 Tinsley , Micheal USA 49.46
7 Gordon , Jehue TRI 49.79
8 Dutch , Johnny USA 50.24
Men’s Pole Vault
Romain Mesnil of France won here, in 5.52m, with Brad Walker of US in second, also at the same height. Javieme Clavier of france was third in 5.42. Renaud Lavillenie, the Euro champion and WL indoors, no heighted in conditions that would have made most vaulters cry.
Pole Vault – Men
1 Mesnil , Romain FRA 5.52 4
2 Walker , Brad USA 5.52 2
3 Clavier , JâˆšÂ©râˆšÂ¥me FRA 5.42 1
4 DossâˆšÂ©vi , Damiel FRA 5.42
5 Miles , Derek &nbs
p; USA 5.22
5 Schulze , Fabian GER 5.22
7 Scott , Jeremy USA 5.22
Jeng , Alhaji SWE NM
Lavillenie , Renaud FRA NM
Mohr , Malte GER NM
Rahme , Cheyne RSA NM
Women’s Triple Jump
Phillips Idowu of GBR, the World Champion, showed how much of a competitor he is here, jumping subpar 16.67m, but, as he told me in the pre press conference, ” All I care about here is winning.” I like Idowu, he jumps with a bit of a swagger that makes his event and him interesting.
Christian Olsson, one of the greatest triple jumpers of all times, and a role model for class athlete, showed how dangerous he will be in Daegu, taking second here in absolutely cold and windy conditions, jumping 16.29m.
World Indoor record holder Tamgho did not have a good day. I am looking forward to seeing how our friends at L’Equipe write about their superstar. Teddy Tamgho was seventh in 15.55m.
Triple Jump – Men
1 Idowu , Phillips GBR 16.67 4 -1.9
2 Olsson , Christian SWE 16.29 2 -3.5
3 Sands , Leevan BAH 16.28 1 -0.7
4 Oprea , Marian ROU 16.22 -3.1
5 Davis , Walter USA 16.09 -4.8
6 Oke , Tosin NGR 15.90 -2.2
7 Tamgho , Teddy FRA 15.55 -4.4
8 Bell , Kenta USA 15.02 -3.9
9 Wilson , Aarik USA 14.54 -3.4
Marshevet Myers won here, looking like a star in tough headwind, winning in 11.36. Murielle Ahoure took second in 11.55 and Gloria Asumnu was third in 11.57.
100 Metres – Women Wind: -3.9 m/s
1 Myers , Marshevet USA 11.36
2 Ahoure , Murielle USA 11.55
3 Asumnu , Gloria USA 11.57
4 Osayomi , Oludamola NGR 11.59
5 Williams , Lauryn USA 11.63
6 Anderson , Alexandria USA 11.63
7 Henry Robinson , Samantha JAM 11.83
8 Lee , Muna &nbs
p; USA 11.98
Okagbare , Blessing NGR DNS
Women’s 200 meters
This may have been the second best race of the entire meet! Coming off the turn, Allyson Felix ran a gutty final straight, with Bianca Knight, winner of 200 meters at Rome, right on her heels. In third, Shalonda Solomon caught Carmelita Jeter, in her first 200 meters of the year. Winning time, into a headwind, was 22.92.
200 Metres – Women Wind: -2.8 m/s
1 Felix , Allyson USA 22.92 4
2 Knight , Bianca USA 22.96 2
3 Solomon , Shalonda USA 23.03 1
4 Jeter , Carmelita USA 23.15
5 Ferguson-McKenzie , Debbie BAH 23.25
6 Williams , ChaRonda USA 23.45
7 Fraser – Price , Shelly-Ann JAM 23.52
Kaliese Spencer, who took second to LaShinda Demus in 400m hurdles last week, ran a fine 50.98 over 400m flat today, with Rosemarie Whyte in second in 51.54. DeeDee Trotter took third, in 51.87, and has to move her game up for the two week coming attraction in Eugene, the US Champs.
400 Metres – Women
1 Spencer , Kaliese JAM 50.98
2 Whyte , Rosemarie JAM 51.54
3 Trotter , Deedee USA 51.87
4 Cox , Shana USA 52.42
5 Hargrove , Monica USA 52.84
6 Magiso , Fantu ETH 53.04
7 McCorory , Francena USA 53.21
8 Day , Christine JAM 53.84
Women’s 800 meters
Molly Beckwith won here in 2:01.09, with Erica Moore in second in 2:02.06 and Jemma Simpson, who finished third in 2:02.30. Heather Kampf was pushed around a bit, but that is the nature of middle distance running.
800 Metres – Women
1 Beckwith , Molly USA 2:01.09
2 Moore , Erica USA 2:02.26
3 Simpson , Jemma GBR 2:02.30
4 Kampf , Heather USA 2:03.19
5 Hermansson Januszewski , Laura USA 2:05.18
6 Bonds , Lauren USA 2:06.34
7 McDonald , Kimarra USA 2:07.14
8 Dahl , Heidi USA 2:10.40
Miller , Heather USA DNF
Kenia Sinclair of Jamaica, with wins in Nike Pre last week at 800 meters and 1,500 meters here, is showing that her kick is quite effective and also dangerous. Morgan Uceny of the U.S. is racing into fine shape and looks to me to be one of the top choices for the 1,500 meter team. Anna Pierce raced much better than she has this season, and she should be a huge threat in Eugene, Oregon.
1500 Metres – Women
1 Sinclair , Kenia JAM 4:08.06 4
2 Uceny , Morgan USA 4:08.42 2
3 Gezahegne , Kalkidan ETH 4:08.46 1
4 Burka , Gelete ETH 4:09.84
5 Pierce , Anna USA 4:10.38
6 Clement Moser , Treniere USA 4:10.40
7 Elmore , Malindi CAN 4:10.48
8 Felnagle , Brianna USA 4:11.85
9 Kipyego , Sally KEN 4:11.89
10 Huddle , Molly USA 4:12.03
11 Chojecka , Lidia POL 4:13.00
12 Rowbury , Shannon USA 4:13.11
13 Muncan , Marina SRB 4:17.57
Shinkins , Karen IRL DNF
Milcah Chemos Cheywa, who won in Rome two weeks ago, was the winner here, in a very slow race. Sofia Assefa of Ethiopia took second in 9:27.39. and Gulnar Galkina, the Olympic champion, showed her talent in taking third. Nice run by Bridget Franek, who continues to race into shape, now leading the U.S. list. Fionnuala Britton of Ireland ran a gutty race, finishing just in front of Franek.
3000 Metres Steeplechase – Women
1 Cheywa , Milcah Chemos KEN 9:27.29 4
2 Assefa , Sofia ETH 9:27.37 2
3 Galkina , Gulnara RUS 9:29.75 1
4 Rotich , Lydia Jebet KEN 9:35.19
5 Britton , Fionnuala IRL 9:37.60
6 Franek , Bridget USA 9:38.92
7 Reilly , Stephanie IRL 9:42.91
8 Ramos , Beverly PUR 9:45.78
9 Di Crescenzo , Delilah USA 9:50.61
10 Aguilera , Lisa USA 9:51.15
11 Bush , Nicole USA 9:55.17
, Lindsay USA 9:56.81
Hyman , Mardrea JAM DNF
100 Metres Hurdles – Women Wind: -3.7 m/s
Danielle Carruthers won here in a tightly contested 100m hurdle race, as Kellie Wells was handed her first defeat of the year, Tiffany Porter finished third and LoLo Jones fought gamely. Carruthers has won two races now, very close ones, in FBK Hengelo, and now here, in adidas GP NYC. This should prove interesting for her as she goes through the rounds in Eugene in two weeks time.
1 Carruthers , Danielle USA 13.04 4
2 Wells , Kellie USA 13.06 2
3 Porter , Tiffany GBR 13.11 1
4 Jones , LoLo USA 13.22
5 Crawford , Ginnie USA 13.23
6 Felicien , Perdita CAN 13.27
7 Ennis , Jessica GBR 13.27
8 Ennis-London , Delloreen JAM 15.32
Foster-Hylton , Brigitte JAM DNF
Women’s High Jump
Emma Green of Sweden won here today in 1.94m. Blanka Vlasic did not clear 1.94m, and my Croatian friends, lip reading, noted that Blanka was not, well, happy, with her third miss. And no wonder, it is one of the lowest jumps that Ms. Vlasic has not cleared in a while. “It was a cold and windy day”, a certain children’s book starts.
High Jump – Women
1 Green , Emma SWE 1.94 4
2 Vlaâ‰ˆÂ°ic , Blanka CRO 1.90 2
3 Francis , Sheree JAM 1.82 1
3 Melfort , Melanie FRA 1.82 1
5 Spencer , Levern LCA 1.82
6 Christensen , Becky USA 1.77
7 Gordon , Sheena USA 1.77
8 Patterson , Elizabeth USA 1.70
Women’s Pole Vault
With AR record holder Jenn Suhr still on the mend, Lacy Janson and and Kylie Hutson, in rough conditions, had to go to a jump off to name the winner. Janson won with her jump of 4.27m.
Pole Vault – Women
1 Janson , Lacy USA 4.27
2 Hutson , Kylie &
nbsp; USA 4.22
Holliday , Becky USA NM
Owen , Melinda USA NM
Women’s Long Jump
In the women’s Long Jump, Funmi Jimoh took some serious jumpers down today with a fine 6.48 jump. Janay DeLoach was second with a jump of 6.41m and Brittney Reese has to look at the competition, as she took third with a jump of 6.35m. It can not be overestimated how much the cold and rain effected this competition.
Long Jump – Women
1 Jimoh , Funmi USA 6.48 4 -0.9
2 DeLoach , Janay USA 6.41 2 -1.5
3 Reese , Brittney USA 6.35 1 -2.5
4 Rybalko , Viktoriya UKR 6.33 -0.8
5 Glenn , Brianna USA 6.29 -1.9
6 Jarrett , Jovanee JAM 6.18 -2.4
7 Madison , Tianna USA 6.18 -3.1
8 Ennis , Jessica GBR 6.03 -3.5
9 VeldâˆšÂ°kovâˆšÂ° , Jana SVK 6.03 -2.5
10 Radevica , Ineta LAT 6.01 -1.8
11 Abdulai , Ruky CAN 5.96 -3.1
12 Okagbare , Blessing NGR 5.86 -2.2
13 â‰ˆâ€ panovic , Ivana SRB 3.68 -2.9
Discus Throw – Women
1 Brown Trafton , Stephanie USA 62.94 4
2 Lewis-Smallwood , Gia USA 59.89 2
3 Thurmond , Aretha USA 59.38 1
4 Wisniewska , Joanna POL 58.73
5 Glanc , Zaneta POL 57.97
6 Powell Roos , Suzanne USA 57.69
7 Pierson , Summer USA 55.13
Breisch , Becky&nbs
p; USA NM
Javelin Throw – Women
1 Obergfâˆšâˆ‚ll , Christina GER 64.43 4
2 Viljoen , Sunette RSA 60.39 2
3 Yurkovich , Rachel USA 58.43 1
4 Klimeâ‰ˆÂ°ovâˆšÂ° , Jarmila CZE 57.17
5 DeShasier , Alicia USA 55.70
6 Patterson , Kara USA 54.62
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