Results from Indoor US & Europe, January 30, 2015, from EME News

Renaud Lavillenie cleared 5.86 in France this weekend. Christophe Lemaitre ran sub 6.60 twice on Saturday in France. And the indoor global season gets into full swing....

Christophe Lemaitre, Rome Golden Gala 2014, photo by

FAYETTEVILLE: First day of Razorback Invitational had Kyra Jefferson clocking World leading 23.06 in one of the 200 m races. Also fast Destinee Gause 23.22 with Ashton Purvis and Kamaria Brown identical 23.33, all in different races. Former college record holder Sandi Morris improved to 465 in the pole vault ahead of April Steiner-Bennett 445. In the 60 m heats fast John Teeters 6.55 and on the women side Jennifer Madu 7.34. In the men 200 m Bryce Robinson 20.78 indoor PB and Tremayne Acy (20) 20.85 PB were the fastest. Marquis Dendy leaped to 802 in the long jump and Chukwu Enekwechi improved in weight throw to 23.74. 

WARRENSBURG: Erika Kinsey from Sweden cleared 190 indoor PB at the Mule Relays in the high jump.

HOUSTON: College record holder Demi Payne was this time virtually beaten by Sandi Morris by 3 cm as she won at the Howie Ryan Invitational with 462 clearance.

BLOOMINGTON: Molly Beckwith-Ludlow the 800 specialist won the mile at the Indiana Relays in 4:37.15.

WINSTON-SALEM: In heats of women 60 m hurdles at Hilton Garden Invitational Sharik Nelvis got 8.14 and Hayley Warren of Canada 8.18 PB.

LAWRENCE: Jayhawk Classic saw World indoor relay champion Kyle Clemons winning the 600 yards in 1:09.73 over Michael Stigler 1:10.09. World junior long champion Akela Jones of Barbados scored national record in pentathlon with 4402 points (8.21-182-12.78-638-2:34.75). Long jump mark 638 is national indoor record also. Latvian Reinis Kregers won the heptathlon with life-time score 5777 points. 

UNIVERSITY PARK: Jamaican Danielle Williams won the hurdles at Penn State Invitational with 8.02 PB ahead of another Jamaican Shermaine Williams 8.14. Flings Owusu-Agyapong of Ghana won the 60 m in 7.20.

LUBBOCK: Chris Caldwell clocked World leading 55 m hurdles at Masked Rider Open first day with 7.22. In the flat 55 m sprint Jamaican World junior medalist Odean Skeen achieved the fastest time 6.19 in heats. Bradley Adkins cleared life-time best 225 in the high jump. In women sprints Janet Amponsah of Ghana won the 55 m in 6.93, in semis Diamond Gause 6.92. Le´Tristan Pledger won the 55 m hurdles 7.62, but achieved world leading 7.58 in heats.

SEATTLE: Jason Witt won the 5000 m in overall PB 13:42.08 at Washington Invitational (oversized track).

BOSTON: Women Terrier Invitational had Heather Wilson winning the mile in 4:34.95 ahead of Briton Rosie Clarke 4:35.01. Dana Giordano clocked 9:07.28 PB over 3000 m and 35 years old Jamaican Sophia Smellie clocked very good 52.99.

FINDLAY: AG Kruger achieved his season best in weight throw at Findlay Open 23.67 m.

NEW YORK: First day of Armory Track Invitational was highlighted by fast 500 by Olympic 400mHurdles finalist Georganne Moline. Her 1:08.84 is not only world lead, but also 12th fastest performer ever and best since 2010. In men 500 m Brandon McBride good 1:01.40. Jalen Miller confirmed fast shape with 6.55 PB in men 60 m semis, Desmond Lawrence got also PB in another semi 6.62. Tevin Hester was timed with 6.63 in third heat. Dondre Echols achieved life-time best 7.72 over the hurdles in heats. Personal bests for women technical events winners. Canadian Robin Bone 435 in pole vault, Erica Bougard 640 in long jump and Jill Rushin 17.07 in shot put.

MINNEAPOLIS: Leslie Brost improved her pole vault best to 441 at the Jack Johnson Classic. Jess Herauf bettered her pentathlon PB to 4289 points.

CEDAR FALLS: US Champs finalist Jeff Coover cleared 565 cm,  new life-time pole vault best at Jack Jennett Invitational.


NOVI SAD (SRB, Jan 31): Long Jump European and World medalist Ivana Spanovic clocked here new national 60 m record 7.31.

PIREAS (GRE, Jan 31): Konstadinos Douvalidis made great start into thje season with 7.63 over 60 m hurdles. He qualified so for European Indoors and missed his national record only by 0.03. In high jump Antonios Mastoras cleared 215, but winner was Kyriakos Ioannou of Cyprus with 220. This was the first competition for the two time world medallist from Cyprus, since his last year performance at Commonwealth Games.

FLORO (NOR, Jan 31): Fastest Norwegian Jaysuma Saidy Ndure confirmed his top position in the country with two races at 60 m timed with 6.65 and 6.62 and also a 100 m in 10.31. Poland´s Marika Popowicz won women sprints in 7.40 and 11.91 at the Fjord 1 Indoor 2015 meet.

MANCHESTER (GBR, Jan 31): Luke Cutts won the Manchester Pole Vault with 552 cm.

LEE VALLEY (GBR, Jan 31): At first day of London Games Tosin Oke won triple jump with 16.63. Women 60 m hurdles as won by Lucy Hatton with a PB 8.13 ahead of Yasmin Miller 8.23.

CHEMNITZ (GER, Jan 31): Fast sprints at regional championships. Bastian Heber 6.70 ahead of Roy Schmidt 6.71 in men 60 m, women winner Rebekka Haase 7.24. Personal bests for all three.

SAN SEBASTIAN (ESP, Jan 31): Angel David Rodriguez won the 60 m in 6.70 at the Spanish Club Championships. Second Nigerian Jonathan Nmaju 6.72 PB. In the 400 m the fastest was Nkobolo Onkabetse from Botswana indoor PB 46.86. Manuel Olmedo won the 800 m in 1:49.70 and in the shot put Yioser Toledo with 19.83 beat Carlos Tobalina 19.69. On the women side Josephine Oniya clocked 8.13 over the hurdles.

BUCURESTI (ROU, Jan 31): During first day of Romanian Championships second leg Catalin Cimpeanu showed top shape when clocking 6.63 in the 60 m. Mihai Donisan cleared 225 in the high jump. Junior top jumper Florentina Marincu won the 60 m in 7.43 (but 7.41 in heats) and Cristina Bujin achieved good 14.28 in the triple jump.

ANCONA (ITA, Jan 31): Olympic medalist Fabrizio Donato achieved here his best indoor mark in triple jump since 2012 with 16.70.

MAGGLINGEN (SUI, Jan 31): At the national meet Reto Amaru Schenkel won the 60 m in 6.71 over German Patrick Domogala 6.72 and Alex Wilson 6.73. Lea Sprunger was good in her former event, she won the 200 m in 23.55.

PORDENONE (ITA, Jan 31): At the high jump meet Alessia Trost cleared good 193 (tried at 198) before travelling to Banska Bystrica and Trinec. Second Desiree Rossit improved to 191. Men winner Eugenio Rossi achieved San Marino indoor record 222 cm. 

TURKU (FIN, Jan 31): Youth pole vaulter Wilma Murto (16) improved national junior and youth record to 431 cm. Only Greek Katerini Stefanidi at age of 15 jumped higher in Europe in the Youth category with 437 in 2005. Murto tried at 440. World youth indoor best by Chinese Zhang Yingning is 446 from 2007.

GOTEBORG (SWE, Jan 31): Odain Rose won the 60 m in 6.68 ahead of Suleyman Bah from Gambia 6.71 PB. Johan Wissman clocked 21.28 in the 200 m and Norway´s Isabelle Pedersen 8.18 over the hurdles.

SATRA (SWE, Jan 31): From here to note at Raka Sparet meet Luxemburg national shot put record 19.70 by Bob Bertemes. Talented sprinter Irene Ekelund clocked 7.39 and 23.45. Junior medalist Andreas Almgren won the 800 m in indoor PB 1:48.76 and Johan Rogestedt got 3:44.34 in the 1500 m.

VILNIUS (LTU, Jan 31): At the Lithuanian Club Championships Raivydas Stanys cleared indoor PB 228 in the high jump, Airine Palsyte this time 190 in women competition. Latvian Maris Urtans who is European 2010 bronze medalist achieved his first 20+ shot put throw since 2011 with 20.37. Dovile Dzindzaletaité won the triple 13.95 and in the 3000 m walk Brigita Virbalyté-Dimsiené 12:22.92 ahead of Neringa Aidietyté 12:56.01.

BERLIN (GER, Jan 31): Russian Yulia Stepanova who spoke during the German TV documentary about doping in Russia was competing here at the regional championships. She was competing out of the championships ranking and was second in the 1500 m in 4:26.30.

PADOVA (ITA, Jan 31): Italian shot putter Chiara Rosa achieved here 18.21 m. 

REYKJAVIK (ISL, Jan 31): New national indoor 200 m record by Kolbeinn Hodur Gunnarsson with 21.64, he improved the previous mark by 0.01. 

SASKATOON (CAN, Jan 30): Decathlon world record holder Ashton Eaton cleared 202 when winning the high jump at the KofC meet. Crystal Emmanuel clocked 6.34 in heats and finals of women 50 m. Woodrow Randall topped the men 50 m in 5.83, the same time was registered by Gavin Smellie in heats. 

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