World Leaders Galore, Loxim sets 600m AR! from EME News

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Casimir Loxom set a new AR for the 600 meters this weekend, running 1:15:58. Casimir's AR the best of many fine performances this weekend. Here is are some of the other highlights. 
Klucinova 4531 WL
APELDOORN (NED, Jan 25): Athletes from the Czech Republic won both the senior men's and women's competitions at the Combined Events International. Euro u23 medallist Adam Sebastian Helcelet won the men's heptathlon with 5830. There was a close battle for 2nd, with Jorge Urena of Spain (5775, Spanish U23 record) just edging Gael Querin of France (5772). The women's pentathlon was won by World outdoor finalist Eliska Klucinova, in a big new PB and World lead 4531 (8.70/186/13.69/614/2:19.02). She set new indoor PBs in the 60mH, high jump and 800m. Great Britain's Jessica Taylor also set a new best (4249), finishing second.

Zinurova 2:39.72 WL
CHELYABINSK (RUS, Jan 25): Yevgeniya Zinurova clocked world leading 2:39.72 over 1000 m to win Viktor Zhdanov memorial.

Schippers opener 7.20
APPELDOORN (NED, Jan 25): European sprint queen Dafne Schippers started the season in solid 7.20 over the 60 m over Jamile Samuel 7.25. Last year Schippers opened at the same meet with 7.28. Brian Mariano was also fast with 6.64 in the men 60 m. Jesper van der Wielen won the 1500 m in 3:44.59 and combined events star Eelco Sintnicolaas cleared 530 in the pole vault. Top women multieventers tried 60 m hurdles, Nadine Visser 8.26 and Nadine Broersen 8.39.

US 600 m best, Payne 475 WL
ALBUQUERQUE (USA, Jan 24): Sensational US 600 m indoor best for Casimir Loxsom at Lobo Invitational in favorable altitude with 1:15.58. Former best by Erik Sowinski was 1:15.62 in 2013 at Armory.  Only three runners have been ever faster.  German Nico Motchebon 1:15.12 in 1999, Poland´s Adam Kszczot 1:15.26 in 2012 and Ethiopian Mohamed Aman 1:15.31 in 2014. Second Mark Wieczorek 1:16.20. Another top mark of the meet was again a new College record for pole vaulter Demi Payne, this time with excellent 475 cm, also a World lead. Last weekend she improved the record to 463, now she added another 12 cm. Second Greek Katerini Stefanidi 442. Payne is now the third best US vaulter ever with Kylie Hutson (better Suhr and Dragila). Fast 60 m by Jamaican Jermaine Brown 6.63 ahead of Antoine Adams of St. Kitts 6.70. In other race Cameron Burrell 6.60. Ray Stewart won the hurdles 7.72 and Nick Ross the high jump 229 over Chinese Zhang Guowei 225. World and Olympic long jump winner Brittney Reese tested her speed in heats of 60 m when she won her race in 7.32. St. Vincent´s Kineke Alexander posted two wins, 23.32 in the 200 m (national indoor record) and 52.67 in the 400 m. Here second Olympic 400 m hurdles finalist Georganne Moline 53.02. Katherine Mackey topped the mile 4:36.22 ahead of Brie Felnagle 4:36.37. Women high jump win for China as Zheng Xinjuang cleared 192 and Canadian Christabel Nettey leaped to Canadian indoor record 678 in the long jump.

Bromell 6.54 WL 
LEXINGTON (USA, Jan 24): Rod McCravy Invitational was highlighted by World junior record holder Trayvon Bromell who won the 60 m in 6.54 what is his PB and equals current World leader. Second Rondell Sorrillo of Trinidad 6.57 PB, third another top junior of last year Trentavis Friday 6.60 PB and fourth Canadian Andre De Grasse 6.61 also PB. On the oversized track here (290 m) Bryce Spratling won the 400 m in 46.55, Canadian Kefri Neal big PB 1:48.52 in the 800 m and Kenyan Edward Cheserek 7:49.56 WL in the 3000 m. Fastest of the year also the 3:04.22 of Florida in the 4x400 m ahead of LSU 3:04.28. Andrew Irwin won the pole vault 561 and Jamaican Ashinia Miller achieved his first career 20+ throw in shot put with 20.31 m. He beat Europeans Croatian Stipe Zunic 19.97 and Bosnian Kemal Mesic 19.80.  World junior champion Kendall Baisden won the 400 m in 51.81 over Shakima Wimbley 51.82, for both indoor bests, but on oversized track. Morolake Akinosun won the 60 m in 7.22 over Jasmine Todd 7.26 (7.23 in heats) and Jenna Prandini also 7.26. Sasha Wallace topped the hurdles 8.16 and Keturah Orji improved US junior indoor triple jump record to 13.98. Tori Bliss won the shot 17.49 overall PB and Dominique Scott from South Africa the mile in 4:32.48 (would be South African record but the length of the oval is not allowing it). Fast women relay times Florida 3:29.58 and Arkansas 3:30.50 ahead of Texas 3:30.80. 

Talay 8.00 WL
WIEN (AUT, Jan 25): Belarus 2012 World indoor medalist Alina Talay achieved here World leading 8.00 at 60 m hurdles, she also won the flat 60 m in 7.43. Slovenian talent Luka Janezic (will be 20 in November) improved in men 400 m to 47.08.


COLLEGE STATION: Bralon Taplin who runs for Grenada improved his indoor PB to World leading 45.78 in the 400 m at the Quadrangular here. Second Joseph Richards III 46.80. Also to note Bahamian Shavez Hart clocking 6.69 and 20.90 in sprints. In other race even faster 20.89 by David Jenkins. Jacorian Duffield cleared life-time best 228 in the high jump and Texas AM won the 4x400 m in 3:07.28. In women races to note Cierra White 23.18 indoor PB in the 200 m, Kamaria Brown 52.96 in the 400 m and Shelby Houlihan 9:03.71 overall PB in the 3000 m. 

AIR FORCE ACADEMY: Briton Steve Lewis won here the pole vault with 555, on count-back as he was followed by Victor Weirich and Joey Uhle both also 555. Irish record holder Tori Pena won the women with 435 cm. 

CLEMSON: Spencer Adams clocked solid 7.66 over 60 m Hurdles at the Bob Pollock Invitational. 2011 World Youth medalist Myasia Jacobs won the women 60 m with 7.35.

BLOOMINGTON: Molly Ludlow-Beckwith won the 600 m at the Gladstein Invitational in 1:29.76. It was first ever indoor 600 m for the sub 2 800 m runner. 

AMES: Kenyan Edwin Kemboi used the oversized track here to 1:46.94 in the 800 m. Brandon Carnes won the 60 m in 6.69.

SOUTH BEND: Fast times at the oversized track here by World junior relay champion from Eugene Tyler Brown 46.26 indoor debut in the 400 m and Christopher Giesting 1:16.70 in the 600 m. Chukwu Enekwechi got weight throw PB 24.04 m. Katie Wise sprinted to 7.31 in the 60 m and Leah O´Connor got 9:07.88 PB in the 3000 m.

NASHVILLE: Jalen Miller clocked at Vanderbilt Invitational another fast 60 m time 6.58. In the long jump World leader for Jarvis Gotch 812 (also overall PB) at Vanderbilt Invitational. Jamaican Remona Burchell won the 60 m in 7.25 and Alex Amankwah improved in the 800 m to 1:46.86 career best ahead of Cory Leslie 1:47.63, overall PB or the 3:34 miler and 8:20 steepler. The track is oversized here (300 m). 

BLACKSBURG: Ceo Ways (20) won the 400 m at Hokie Invitational in 46.73 indoor PB.

BIRMINGHAM: Sharika Nelvis won the women hurdles in 8.03 ahead of Christina Manning 8.14. Bahamian Bianca Stuart leaped to 657 in the long jump. In men 60 m Kirk Wilson was timed with 6.67 ahead of World finalist Marc Burns of Trinidad 6.70.

MADISON: NCAA Champion Michael Lihrman improved to 24.47 in weight throw also the best college throw in NCAA I class. Kelsey Card (22) achieved nice triple win at the Dual Meet with 17.13 in shot put, 57.29 indoor discus PB and 20.74 weight throw PB. 

NEW YORK: At New Balance Games Lalonde Gordon of Trinidad won the 300 m in 32.64 ahead of Jamaican Akheem Gauntlett 32.99. In the boys 300 m fast 33.40 for Rai Benjamin (17) of Antigua and Barbuda. In the women 300 m Ashley Kelly of British Virgin Islands won in 37.71 national record ahead of Samantha Edwards who clocked national record for Antigua and Barbuda 37.97. In the girls 300 m Brandee Johnson (16) achieved high quality 38.55 PB. 


HOBART (AUS, Jan 25): Young sprinting talent Jack Hale has made a sensational Australian Athletics Tour debut at the Briggs Athletics Classic, easily winning the men's 100 m in 10.50 (+0.1) but it was the throwers that provided most of the meet highlights with numerous personal bests and a new Australian Under 20 record.  In the men's javelin, hometown hero and Glasgow Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Hamish Peacock hurled the spear to 80.77  to take the win.  New Zealand dual Olympian Stuart Farquhar was second 77.22. 18-year-old Matt Denny registered a new personal hammer best of 67.62 m. In the men's shot put, Damien Birkinhead (Vic.) was in impressive early season form, taking the win with a throw of 19.84m which also improved his personal best by 15 cm. Lauren Wells clocked 56.74 in the 400 m hurdles and in the 5000 m Brett Robinson won with 13:43.13.

ELDORET (KEN, Jan 25):  World Junior 5000 m bronze medalist Agnes Tirop and underdog Peter Emase endured a windy Sunday to win the Discovery Cross Country senior titles at the Eldoret Sports Club. In women 6 km on a soft course under intense head and a strong head wind, Tirop proved too strong for a galaxy of stars, among them marathon star Jemimah Sumgong and two times World Cross Country Championships junior gold medalist Viola Kibiwot. She clocked 19:41 to win over Purity Cherotich 19:59 and Kibiwot 20:04. The men's 10 km saw little known Emase upset big guns among them two times world 1500 m champion Asbel Kiprop, World steeple silver medalist Conseslus Kipruto. Emase won in 29:44 over Stephen Arita 29:47 and Kenneth Kipkemboi 29:51. Richard Kimunyan (23:53. 8 km) and Sandra Chebet (20:18, 6 km) won the junior races. The event was organised by athletes' agency Rosa Associati and Nike with other sponsors including Paramount Bank and Mama Chai tea company. Informs Daily Nation.

MIAMI (USA, Jan 25): Luis Rivero of Guatemala won for second time the Miami Marathon in 2:20:47. Winning the women's marathon in the last 150 meters was Alemnesh Eshetu Habtemikael of Ethiopia in 2:39:30, overtaking Maria Peralta of Argentina (2:39:32).

NEW ORLEANS (USA, Jan 25): Mike Popejoy won the Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Half Marathon in 1:05:18 over defender Ben Bruce 1:05:48. Janet Cherobon-Bawcom was the first woman in 1:12:22. Marathon winners did not had sub 2:25 or 3:00 times.

LAS PALMAS (ESP, Jan 25): New course record at 6th Gran Canaria Marathon by Kenyan Pharis Kimani in 2:14:39 ahead of another Kenyan Julius Korir 2:14:56. Ethiopian Sasho Insermu also was timed with new event best 2:34:56. Behind her South African Tanith Maxwell 2:39:43 and home Aroa Merino 2:43:56. More than 7000 participanst from 59 countries.

ROMA (ITA, Jan 25): Ahmed El Mazoury (28:57) and Laila Soufyane (34:03) were the winners at thr 16th Corsa di Miguel 10 km road race. Among walkers the winners Antonella Palmisano 41:27 and Marco de Luca with Francesco Fortunato 40:10. The times in walking could not be considered as official. 

KINGSTON (JAM, Jan 24): Jamaican discus thrower Fredrick Dacres of the University of the West Indies achieved at the Big Shot Invitational discus open record with a throw of 66.30m, and in the process established a world-leading mark at Excelsior High School yesterday. Dacres, who has just recovered from a knee surgery, also achieved the qualifying mark for the World Championships slated for Beijing, China, later this year, and he told the Jamaica Observer he is ahead of schedule.

NAIROBI (KEN, Jan 24): Philip Langat (35:47) and Cynthia Jerotich (27:01) were the winners of the Kenyan Prisons CC Championships. On the podium also Vincent Rono (36:02) and Cornelius Kangogo (36:07) in the men race, Nancy Nzisa (27:42) and Viola Jepchumba (27:50) among women. 

HUESCA (ESP, Jan 25): Eritrean Nguse Amlosom won thre 38th Memorial Alos CC race at 10.56 km in 31:03. Second European CC Champion 2013 Alemayehu Bezabeh 31:19 and third Moroccan Said Aitadi 31:33. Ethiopian Rehima Jewar topped the women 6.42 km in 22:06 ahead of Raquel Garcia 22:08 and Jacqueline Martin 22:22
LOGRONO (ESP, Jan 24): New Spanish junior javelin record by Nicolas Quijera 73.61 m. 

RAHENY (IRL, Jan 25): At the Raheny 5 Mile, Irish Olympian Martin Fagan won in 23:36 PB, with Irish Euro Cross team member Mick Clohisey next in 23:44

HANNUT (BEL, Jan 25): Belgium's Louise Carton and Ethiopia's Dame Tasama were the winners at the Lotto Cross Cup in Hannut. Carton was a clear winner of the women's 6km race, clocking 22:04 to finish 16 seconds up on Bahrain's Tigist Gashaw, who won last weekend in Le Mans. Veele Dejaeghere of Belgium was 3rd in 22:26. The men's race was close, Tasama clocked 32:52 in the men's 10km to win by two seconds over Bahrain's Yemataw Birhanu. Further back in third was Kenya's Bernard Bett (33:30) and then the best Belgian Isaac Kimeli (33:33) and Canada's Reid Coolsaet (33:34).

RISHON LETZION (ISR, Jan 24): Euro medalist Donald Sanford competed again in the outdoor 300 m with 33.17. Olga Lenskiy in outdoor 60 m clocked national best 7.48 (+1.1).


BERLIN (GER, Jan 25): Lucas Jakubczyk won the 60 m heren in 6.70 and also clocked the fastest 200 m 21.16. Same double for Rebekka Haase 7.38 and 23.74.

LODZ (POL, Jan 24): Damian Czykier clocked here 7.77 at 60 m hurdles. 

BERGEN (NOR, Jan 24): Erik Tysse achieved life-time best in 3000 m walk indoors 11:17.33 ahead of Havard Haukenes who improved to 11:46.05. Fast Cuban Yeimer Lopez won the 800 m in 1:52.67.

BUCURESTI (ROU, Jan 25): Florentina Marincu opened the season with good 666 cm in the women long jump.

POMBAL (POR, Jan 24): At Clubs Championships Vera Santos won the 3000 m walk 13:03.49 and Patricia Mamona was the best in triple jump 13.61.

MONTREAL (CAN, Jan 24): Charles Philibert-Thiboutot won the 1500 m at McGill Team Challenge with 3:43.21, indoor PB.

CHEMNITZ (GER, Jan 25): Another indoor PB for triple World junior medalist Max Hess with 16.34 m.

CARDIFF (GBR, Jan 25): At Welsh Championships Lawrence Clarke won the 60 m hurdles in 7.73 and then a guest race in 7.69. Hannah Brier (16) won the senior 60 m title on Saturday with 7.41, a welsh junior record.

ANTEQUERA (ESP, Jan 24): European medalist Borja Vivas won here the shot put with 19.94.

VALENCIA (ESP, Jan 25): Italian Fabio Cerutti clocked 6.70 to win the 60 m, Samuel Garcia clocked 47.27 in the 400 m. 

HAMBURG (GER, Jan 25): Nadja Käther leaped to 654 in the long jump at the regional championships.

SINDELFINGEN (GER, Jan 25): Comeback of former Euroindoors winner Carolin Dietrich (formerly Nytra) after 18 months break with 8.23 in heats and 8.21 in the final of 60 m hurdles. 

LUCCA (ITA, Jan 25): Andrea Lemmi cleared overall PB at special meet with 226 cm. 

KALSRUHE (GER, Jan 25): The European U23 Champion Lena Malkus improved her indoor PB in the long jump to 649 cm. 

ZAGREB (CRO, Jan 24): Snezana Vukmirovic of Slovenia achieved here with 13.82 the standard for European Indoor Championships in triple jump. 

MADRID (ESP, Jan 24): Angel David Rodriguez clocked here 6.71 in heats and 6.76 in the final of 60 m.

MALMO (SWE, Jan 25): Khaddi Sagnia won the long jump with 666 (she also won 60 m in 7.43) over Erica Jarder 646. Both results for Sagnia are life-time bests. 

ATHLONE (IRL, Jan 25): Sam Healy set a new Irish Indoor Junior 60mH record of 7.89 at the Irish Junior Championships. He also won the long jump in 724.

NOGENT-SUR-OISE (FRA, Jan 25): 17 year old Morgan Lake won the women's u23 pentathlon at the Combined Events International Match, scoring 4448 (8.85/188/13.88/613/2:25:44). She equalled her indoor PBs in the 60mH and high jump and set new indoor PBs in the shot and long jump. Her British teammate Katie Stainton scored 3975 for 2nd. In both men's heptathlon competitions, the 2nd placer after day 1 finished on top. France's Basile Rolnin won the men's u23 competition with 5674 over his compatriot Thibault Lubineau (5594), while Maxence Pecatte of France scored 5432 to win the junior competition.

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