2018 Zagreb Diary: Five Meeting records at Hanzekovic Memorial

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Amos_NijelR-Monaco18.jpgNijel Amos, photo by PhotoRun.net
Five meeting records
ZAGREB (CRO, Sep 4): The 68th edition of Hanzekovic Memorial meeting registered (IAAF World Challenge) in total five meeting records. But the biggest issue for the spectators was Sandra Perkovic and her back to winning ways after DL finals. She achieved good quality 67.60 over her Cuban rival and Brussels winner Yaime Perez 64.78. Meet records for World champion Luvo Manyonga in long jump (846, -0.3) and Pole vault DL winner Timur Morgunov with 576 ahead of young Norwegian talent Sondre Guttormsen 556. Third event best in technical event was the 68.17 by Fedric Dacres in discus clearly ahead of Lukas Weisshaidinger 64.50. Fast 1:44.08 by Nijel Amos in the 800 m was another MR ahead of Marcin Lewandowski 1:44.43 and three more under 1:45 and as last one Mostafa Smaili of Morocco 1:44.90 personal best. Lilian Rengeruk clocked the last meet record in women 3000 m with 8:33.37. Steeple specialist Norah Jeruto improved as second to 8:33.61 over Gudaf Tsegay 8:33.78 PB and Kalkidan Gezahegn 8:34.65 PB. Dutch European 10 000 m medalist Susan Krumins was fifth in excellent 8:37.21 ahead of Ethiopian U20 World 1500 m champion Alemaz Samuel who also clocked PB 8:37.68. Co-World leader Marie-Josee Ta Lou was the clear winner of the 100 m 11.05 (+0.5) as was Salwa Eid Naser in the 400 m 50.54 ahead of Stephenie Ann McPherson 51.20. In the fast 100 m hurdles Sharika Nelvis won in 12.65 (+0.1) beating DL winner Brianna McNeal 12.66 with Andrea Ivancevic as fourth 12.85 Croatian record and Dawn Harper-Nelson as 7th (13.25) had her last meet of the career. Orlando Ortega dominated the memorial event with 13.39 (+0.7) with European champion Pascal Martinot-Lagarde sixth 13.76. Fast 1500 m race saw reigning World champion Elijah Manangoi winning in 3:32.52 and beating the man from the Brussels 5k Yomif Kejelcha 3:32.59 PB. Third Ayanleh Souleiman 3:33.93 and Ingebrigtsen brothers were 6th (Filip 3:35.66)
and 9th (Henrik 3:36.46). Mike Rodgers was clear 100 m winner in 10.08 (+0.8) and Alonso Edward 20.17 (-0.3) ahead of Aaron Brown 20.23 in the 200 m. European champion Ramil Guliyev achieved 20.79 as fourth. Luka Janezic won the national 400 m in 46.03 and Ukrainian Anna Ryzhykova the 400 m Hurdles in 55.89.

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