Gold Coast Diary: Dani Stevens, 64.02 meters, Dina Asher-Smith, 22.90

Asher_Dina-LondonDL15.jpgDina Asher Smith, photo by
Stevens 64.02, Asher-Smith 22.90
BRISBANE (AUS, Mar 22): Former world discus champion Dani Stevens warmed up for the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast next month with 64.02m in the discus at the Brisbane Summer of Athletics Grand Prix meet. European 200m champion Dina Asher-Smith won the 200m in 22.90 into a 1.5 m/s headwind and Japan's Ryota Yamagata clocked a fast 10.15 in the 100m. There was an Australian one-two in the men's 800m courtesy of Joshua Ralph (1:47.53) and Dylan Stenson (1:47.88) while Olympic 1500m champion Matt Centrowitz faded to sixth in 1:53.25. Elsewhere on the track, there were one-lap wins for Japan's Julian Walsh in the 400m flat (46.29) and Jack Green in the 400m hurdles (50.24), Georgia Griffiths won a solo 1500m in 4:11.97 and Pat Tiernan won the 5000m in 13:40.98. There was a good quality hammer with Chris Bennett going out to 75.11m to defeat Australia's Matthew Denny (74.77m) and Kurtis Marschall cleared 5.40m in the pole vault. Jamaican Tajay Gayle won the long jump 789, in other sprints Canadians Crystal Emmanuel 11.43 in women 100 m and Aaron Brown 20.95 in the men´s 200 m.

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