Tianna Madison on ESPN, 2012 USA Indoor, photo by PhotoRun.net
Will Claye, 2012 USA Indoors, photo by PhotoRun.net
Leonel Manzano, Matthew Centrowitz, 2012 USA Indoors,
photo by PhotoRun.net
Aries Merritt, Dexter Faulk, Kevin Craddock, Osaghae, 2012 USA Indoors,
photo by PhotoRun.net
Chaunte Howard Lowe, 2012 USA Indoors, photo by PhotoRun.net
I was at the Brooks PR Invite on Sunday night, in Seattle and it was better than last year. Come on, when have you seen a high school girl run 7.21 for 60 meters? Or two high school boys run 46.06, 46.07 for 400 meters, breaking the Dempsey record? Miles in 4:43.28 and 4:07.12 ended the evening! Watch for our coverage tomorrow!
Sanya 50.71, Kimmons 6.45, Castlin 7.84, Madison 7.02
ALBUQUERQUE (USA, Feb 26): Four world leading marks highlighted the
second day of US Championships. First Sanya Richards-Ross on her
birthday day (and wedding anniversary) clocked top mark 2012 and her
indoor PB at the 400 m 50.71. Her former top mark indoors was 8 years
old (50.82 in 2004). Good depth as second Natasha Hastings achieved
51.66 and third Deedee Trotter 51.68. Fastest 60 m of the year by Trell
Kimmons 6.45 ahead of Justin Gatlin 6.47. The former olympic and world
winner is so making his second indoor team after winning the world title
in 2003 in Birmingham. Tianna Madison confirmed her number one position
in the world in the women 60 m with equaling her WL of 7.02. Second
Barbara Pierre improved to 7.06, third Kya Brookins 7.14. Kristi Castlin
won the women hurdles in world leading 7.84 life-time best ahead of
surprise qualifier Vanneisha Ivy 7.93 PB. Favorite Yvette Lewis false
started and long jump winner Janay DeLoach (7.98 PB in semis) was 7th in
8.18. Drama in menÂ´s 60 m hurdles as Dexter Faulk false started as
world leader and favorites Terrence Trammell (3rd 7.51) and David Oliver
(5th 7.56) did not make the team. Aries Merritt won with fast 7.43
ahead of Kevin Craddock 7.46, for both personal bests. In menÂ´s 400 m
Gil Roberts equaled his second fastest of the year 45.39 beating Calvin
Smith 45.96 and Frankie Wright 46.07. Chaunte Lowe as second in the
world cleared in high jump this year over 2 meters. Her first ever
indoor 2+ was 202 in third attempt, also new US indoor record and meet
best. She tried at 204 then and afterwards managed 6th in the long jump
639. This event was won by Janay DeLoach 689 ahead of Brittney Reese
686, both marks already in first round. Funmi Jimoh tried and in last
attempt got respectable 681. DeLoach mark is second in the world this
year, but the leader Russian Olga Kucherenko is not travelling to
Istanbul, so she will be the top one entered. Jill Camarena-Williams
beat in solid shot put battle with 19.56 Michelle Carter who got indoor
PB 19.27. More sensation in menÂ´s shot put as title defender Christian
Cantwell did not qualify, 21.53 was enough for third. Winner Reese Hoffa
achieved 21.75 ahead of Ryan Whiting 21.60. Impressive shape by Brad
Walker who cleared 586 and tried at six meters in the pole vault. But he
might be the lone entry in Istanbul. Ashton Eaton won the long jump
with overall best 806 ahead of Will Claye 802 and Norris Frederick 799.
It is expected that due to heavy heptathlon schedule Eaton will not
compete in the long jump in Istanbul and third Frederick is not having
the necessary standard (815). In distances Jenny Simpson got her second
title after 3000 m also in the 1500 m in 4:15.04 ahead of Brenda
Martinez 4:15.11. Erica Moore with indoor PB 2:01.08 was the best in the
800 m. Duane Solomon won the menÂ´s 800 m in 1:48.58 and in the 1500 m
after nice fight Leo Manzano won in 3:48.05 ahead of world medalist Matt
Centrowitz 3:48.16 and another third place for Galen Rupp 3:48.44.
NATIONAL INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (2nd day, Feb 26)
GERMANY (Karlsruhe): Great Pole vault here as Bjorn Otto improves to 592
ahead of Malte Mohr 587 PB and Raphael Holzdeppe 582. Otto tried at new
German record height of 601. Impressive also 232 clearance by 2009
World medalist Raul Spank (tries at 235) in the high jump. Ariane Friedrich went over 191
to win the women high jump (she improved in all four meets of the
indoor season so far). In races Aleixo Platini Menga was the fastest in
the 200 m 20.94, in women race Cathleen Tschirch 23.21 ahead of Anne
Mollinger 23.38. In the 400 m wins for new names Miguel Rigau 46.90
(46.86 in heats) and Esther Cremer 52.45. Carolin Walter was the best in
women 800 m 2:01.29 PB. Men of TV Wattenscheid clocked new German
record at 4×200 m 1:23.90.
SPAIN (Sabadell): The distances were as usual tactical affairs.
Francisco Javier Abad was the surprise 1500 m winner in 3:44.16 over
David Bustos 3:44.25, Alvaro Rodriguez 3:45.06 and Miguel Quesada
3:46.01. In the 800 m even slower 1:50.16 for Kevin Lopez ahead of Luis
Alberto Marco 1:50.39 and Antonio Reina 1:50.52. Mark Ujakpor won the
400 m in 46.97. Cuban guest Alexis Copello won the triple jump (17.02).
In women events Concepcion Montaner 654 in the long jump and Ursula Ruiz
17.63 shot put PB ahead of Cuban favorite Misleidys Gonzalez 17.57.
FRANCE (Aubiere): Yannick Fonsat got European lead at 200 m 20.82.
Mickael Hanany cleared 226 in the high jump. Nicolas Gomont won the long
jump battle with 805 ahead of Ndiss Badji of Senegal 797 and Salim
Sdiri 794. Solid also the 5891 points by Bastien Auziel in the
heptathlon. In women events Myriam Soumare showed top shape with
European lead 23.11 ahead of Lina Jacques-Sebastian 23.15. Nathalie
Marie-Nely won the triple jump 14.01 and Blandine Maissonier scored 4339
points in the pentathlon. Good pole vault fight when Vanessa Boslak
tied with young Briton Karie Byres for first 442 and third Marie-Leonore
Tavares improved the Portugal record to 442 cm.
ITALY (Ancona): Silvano Chesani improved to 231 olympic standard here
what was the best result of the day. In the expected 60 m young Michele
Tumi clocked 6.64 over Simone Collio 6.69. Lorenzo Valentini won the 400
m in 46.88 and young Andrea Chiari improved to 16.85 to win the triple
jump. In women events Simona La Mantia got 14.05 in the triple jump,
Elisa Cusma her second title in the 800 m 2:04.97, Silvia Weissteiner
9:01.35 in the 3000 m and Audrey Alloh 7.39 (and 7.36 in semis) in the
POLAND (Spala): 2009 World champion Anna Rogowska cleared 471 in second
attempt to win the women pole vault. It is for her a season best, but
she is not travelling to Istanbul. Second Joanna Piwowarska 440 over
Monika Pyrek 430. Olympic finalist 2008 Artur Noga clocked 7.65 at 60 m
hurdles and with second Dominik Bochenek 7.68 both qualified for Turkey.
Jakub Krzewina won the 400 m after fast heat in 46.92. Solid walks as
usual for Dawid Tomala 19:20.12 at 5000 m and Paulina Buziak 12:38.84 at
the 3000 m, for both personal bests.
CZECH REPUBLIC (Praha): Jan Kudlicka tried in the Stromovka Hall at
Istanbul standard 572, but not succesfull, his winning mark was 555.
Jaroslav Baba this time cleared 220 to win. Denisa Rosolova after beeing
third in the 60 m won the 200 m in 23.73. Hurdler Zuzana Hejnova was
the best in the 400 m in 53.58 over 800 m specialist Lenka Masna 53.73.
Theodor Jares was the best in the 400 m 47.19.
SLOVAKIA (Bratislava): Peter Horak cleared 221 and was already the
winner here and then went directly to Istanbul standard of 229 and had
good tries. His main home rival Michal Kabelka did not jump due to light
foot injury in the warm-up. Jana Veldakova won another long jump title
LATVIA (Kuldiga): From first day on Saturday to note Aiga Grabuste
leaping to 643 in the long jump. Janis Lietis won 200 m (21.65) and 400 m
(47.10) and another double winner Elvijs Misans in long jump (774) and
triple jump (16.05).
NETHERLANDS (Apeldoorn): European junior champion Dafne Schippers again
improved in the 60 m to fast 7.19. Brian Mariano won the menÂ´s 60 m in
6.71. Also to note the 8.13 by Sharona Bakker in the 60 m hurdles and
Dennis Spillekom 46.97 in the 400 m. Thijmen Kupers improved to 1:48.71
in the 800 m.
DENMARK (Skive): Martin Krabbe achieved the best male result here with
6.73 in the 60 m. Also to note the 47.01 in the 400 m by Nick
Ekelund-Arenandor. Caroline Bonde Holm cleared 425 in the women pole
BELGIUM (Gent): This was one day event and Eline Berings won two titles.
The 2009 European indoor champion was the best in her special event 60 m
hurdles 8.11 but also won the 60 m flat in 7.49.
OTHER INDOOR RESULTS
POMBAL (POR, Feb 26): New Portugal pole vault record here for Edi Maia with 564 cm clearance.
ISTANBUL (TUR, Feb 25): Falit Kilic clocked 47.79 at another warm-up meet at the site of World Indoor Championships.
BIRMINGHAM (GBR, Feb 26): A fine double for European Junior 100 m silver
medallist Adam Gemeli who won the 60m in 6.68 and 200m in 21.20. The 60
m Hurdles was won by James Gladman with a national u20 record of 7.63.
SHEFFIELD (GBR, Feb 26): At the student championships Tremayne Gilling
won the 60m in 6.68 and Andrew Pozzi the 60 m Hurdles in 7.64.
SAN JUAN (PUR, Feb 26): Kenyan double world champion Vivian Cheruiyot
won the World Best 10 km in Puerto-Rico in personal record 30.47 in
the 10 km on the road. Her team-mate Linet Masai was third (31:15) beaten by Joyce
Chepkirui 31:09. Emily Chebet was fourth 32:03 ahead of Winnie Jepkemoi
32:19. Kenyan Sammy Kitwara in the men category won this race for third
time in 28:02. Second Vincent Chepkok in 28:11 ahead of multiple HM
world champion Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea 28:13. Micah Kogo was fourth.
BARCELONA (ESP, Feb 26): Marathon world champion Abel Kirui won the 22nd
Barcelona Half Marathon in 1:00.28 what is new course record. More
Kenyans followed Jairus Chanchima 1:00:46 and Wilfred Murgor 1:01:02.
Best European was Spanish Jaume Leiva as 12th in 1:04:04. Linet
Chepkirui was the best woman in 1:11:49. Second Emily Samoei 1:11:52 and
third Beatrice Jepchumba 1:11:58. New participation record with 12 500
ROMA (ITA, Feb 26): New Italian record registered by Valeria Straneo
1:07:46 at 38th Roma-Ostia Half Marathon. But she was not the winner,
Kenyan Florence Kiplagat clocked fast world leading 1:06:38 ahead of
Agnes Kiprop 1:07:22 PB and Tirfi Beyene of Ethiopia 1:07:43 (another
life-time best). Straneo was fourth ahead of another Italian Ana Incerti
1:08:18. Kiplagat is now third fastest perfomer ever when not counting
Lisboa 2001 and South Shields. Kenyan Philemon Limo was the best male
runner in 59:30 beating Ethiopian Shumi Dechasa 59:51 and junior Kiprop
Limo 59:55. Best European Vasiliy Matviychuk of Ukraine as 10th 1:02:13
and best Italian Stefano La Rosa as 11th in 1:02:15.
ALBUFEIRA (POR, Feb 26): The 35th edition of the CC race here (IAAF
Permit) was also a national championships competition. In the menÂ´s 12
km Kiprono Menjo of Kenya won in 35:40 ahead of Mohamed Burka of
Ethiopia 35.44 and third and national champion Manuel Damiao 35:58. Rui
Teixeira was fourth 36:01 ahead of another Kenyan Cyprian Kyui 36:03
followed by third best home Jose Rocha 36:12. Multiple European CC
winner Sergiy Lebid was 8th in 36:31. Also in women 8 km a Kenyan win
for Correti Jepkoech in 26:05 ahead of Latvian Jelena Prokopchuka 26:29
and Dulce Felix with national title 26:33. Fourth steepler Eunice
Jepkorir 26:57 ahead of Analia Rosa 26:59 and Salome Rocha 27:01. French
Sophie Duarte was 7th in 27:11. Maratona Clube de Portugal was the best
team in both races, their 20th title in last 21 years.
CARACAS (VEN, Feb 26): Jose Cardona of Colombia won the Caracas Marathon
which was also South American Championships in 2:19:23. Second Kenyan
Shadrack Maiyo 2:22:27 and third Brazilian Jose da Silva 2:24:28. In
women category the win for Brazilian Eva Maria Carvalho 2:53:21 beating
Colombian Ruby Riativa 2:53:27. 6000 runners were registered.
LA VALETTA (MLT, Feb 26): At Land Rover Malta Marathon wins for Moroccan
Mohammed Hajjy 2:19:04 and home runner Carmen Hili 3:03:16.
SANTRY (IRL, Feb 26): Irish Interclubs CC winners at 12 km Eddie
McGinley 35:09 and women 8 km Linda Byrne 25:53 ahead of Una English
LATINA (ESP, Feb 26): Kenyan Edward Kitur won the 7th Latina HM in 1:07:15, best female Saoud Kambouchia of Morocco 1:14:36.
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