(USA, Feb 10): Altitude world lead at 400 m for Gil Roberts with impressive
45.39 at 200 m track of Convention Center. Don Kirby Invite (1507 m altitude)
saw Roberts clocking also 20.58 in the 200 m. Jeff Demps achieved 6.55 to win
the 60 m over Ryan Milus 6.58. Last year junior English Gardner improved in the
women 60 m to 7.17 and also won the 200 m in 23.34. Canadian olympic finalist
Angela Whyte won the 60 m hurdles in 8.09. Bryan McBride bettered his best in
the high jump with 226 clearance. 20-years old Mike Woepse went over his
lifetime best 550 in the pole vault ahead of Nick Frawley (also 550). 21-years
old Jacob Thormaehlen for first time in his career went over 20 m in the shot
put with 20.25. Second Bosnian record holder Kemal Mesic 20.23 (missed his
national record from last weekend by 8 cm).
824 IN THE LONG JUMP
(USA, Feb 10): Tyson Invitational started with college programme. Fast 400 m
races as Frankie Wright clocked low-altitude world lead 45.72. In another race
Ackheem Gauntlett 46.23 and in another one Estonian Marek Niit European leading
46.28. Will Claye equaled in the long jump world leading 824 cm, for World
triple medalist also indoor PB. Second Bahamian Raymond Higgs also indoor PB
793 cm. In women 60 m Octavious Freeman improved in heats to 7.19 at 60 m and
confirmed it with 7.20 in the finals. 24-years old Chelsea Hayes leaped to
overall long jump lifetime best 660 cm. In menÂ´s 60 m the fastest Isiah Young
6.62 in heats and 6.66 in the finals.
(USA, Feb 10): Emily Infeld won the 3000 m in 9:00.13 PB at Valentine
Invitational. Mile winner Nicole Schappert at 25 years improved to 4:33.16.
Jamaican Sophia Smellie at age of 32 overall personal best at 400 m 52.65.
(USA, Feb 10): British European medalist Chris Thompson won the 5000 m at Husky
Classic in fast 13:29.94 on an oversized track (307 m) here. Second Kenyan
Kevin Chelimo 13:30.25 ahead of US Hassan Mead 13:33.42. In women 5000 m world
10k medalist Sally Kipyego of Kenya achieved oversized world lead 15:15.41.
Second Deborah Maier improved to 15:29.24.
SPRINGS (USA, Feb 10): At Air Force Invitational Hungarian Oliver Harsanyi
improved to 226 in the high jump.
(NZL, Feb 11): World champion Valerie Adams achieved 20.19 at Porritt Classic
meet. Stuart Farquhar tossed the javelin to good 80.95 and Elizabeth Lamb
improved in the high jump to 190 cm.
(JAM): Usain Bolt will not run the Camperdown Classic this Saturday as the
double sprint record holder had to leave the island in midweek for an overseas
business assignment. Jamaican media are writing.
(NZL): Radiosport.co.nz informs that shot put sensation Jacko Gill will be able
to compete at the national track and field champs next month. The teenager was
initially told he was too young for the senior shot put event, with athletes
having to be at least 19. But Athletics New Zealand Sport Manager Brett Addison
says they’ve waived the rule for Gill as he is such an exceptional case.
Championships are planned for March 23 to 25 at Waitakere.
(GER): Actually also the 4:07.55 of Anzhelika Shevchenko is a world lead,
that means five world leads in Dusseldorf on Friday night.