Chris O’Hare wins Millrose mile! photo by PhotoRun.net
Colleen Quigley wins Millrose Mile! photo by Photorun.net
Women 4×800 m WR, Miller-Uibo 35.45 in the 300 m
NEW YORK (USA, Feb 3): The USA 4×800 m relay team of Chrishuna Williams, Raevyn Rogers, Charlene Lipsey and Ajee’ Wilson entered Saturday’s 111th NYRR Millrose Games at The Armory focused on a world record. They did just that as they left The Armory as new owners of a world mark with 8:05.89. Former World record by Russia was 8:06.24 from 2011. The 5550 spectators at Armory Track saw another all-time best by Olympic winner Shaunae Miller-Uibo with 35.45 in the 300 m. She equaled the mark of Russian Irina Privalova from 1993. Chris O’Hare of Great Britain built up an insurmountable lead heading into the last lap of the night’s signature event, the NYRR Men’s Wanamaker Mile, to hold off runner-up Ben Blankenship andJosh Kerr. O’Hare finished with a 3:54.14 time to win his first Wanamaker Mile, just ahead of Blankenship’s 3:54.72 and Kerr’s 3:54.77. In the NYRR Women’s Wanamaker Mile, middle distance sensation Colleen Quigley 4:30.05 outstretched last year’s runner-up Kate Grace at the finish line 4:30.08. Aisha-Praught-Leer won the Fred Lebow Women’s 3000 m in Jamaican record over training partner and steeple World champion Emma Coburn 8:41.10 to 8:41.16. University of Missouri’s Karissa Schweizer finished fourth, but her 8:41.60 set a new collegiate record bettering Jenny Simpson’s NCAA’s mark of 8:42.02. Twenty-year-old high jump sensation Vashti Cunningham, the 2016 World Indoor champion, won the John Thomas Women’s High Jump with 196. Olympic gold medalist Katerina Stefanidi of Greece won her third consecutive John and Margo Catsimatidis Women’s Pole Vault title 471.The expected duel between Stefanidi and 2016 Olympic silver medalist Sandi Morris never happened. Morris was unable to compete because she suffered a back injury during warmups. Ronnie Baker won the 60 m in 6.48 over Noah Lyles 6.59 with Olympic hurdles winner Omar McLeod fifth 6.63 and legendary Asafa Powell 6th 6.69. Superb 800 m World lead by Emmanuel Korir of Kenya 1:44.21 is new African indoor record and third best performer ever with fastest 800 m indoor time since 2001. Donovan Brazier 1:45.35 and Drew Windle 1:45.53 went under 1:46. Devon Allen in 7.50 beat Aries Merritt 7.53 in the hurdles. Michael Cherry got the 400 m in 46.46. Ivory Coast World leader Murielle Ahoure beat in 7.11 World champion Tori Bowie 7.14 with Javianne Oliver third 7.15. Tobi Amusan was the best in hurdles 7.90 and Shadrack Kipchirchir 7:45.49 in 3000 m ahead of Canadian Justyn Knight 7:45.86 and Ryan Hill 7:46.65. With the help of meet website.
Shaunae Miller-Uibo equals WR for 300m! photo by PhotoRun.net
What a finish in the 3000m (Aisha Praught Leer won this one! ), photo by PhotoRun.net