2019 USATF Indoors Diary: Brown 35.95 WL, Crouser, 22.22m

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Brown 35.95 WL, Crouser 22.22
STATEN ISLAND (USA, Feb 23): Fast women 300 m highlighted second day of US Indoor Championships. Brittany Brown clocked World leading 35.95 (also 6th best performer ever) ahead of Gabby Thomas 35.98 (7th best perfomer ever) and young Kayla Davis 37.46 U18 All-time indoor best. Men 300 m was not that fast with Dontavius Wright getting 32.81 as winner. Another top mark of the day was the 22.22 in shot put by Olympic winner Ryan Crouser (missed his WL by 11 cm) over 2015 World champion Joe Kovacs 21.40 (missed indoor PB only by 6 cm) and third Nigerian Josh Awotunde 20.63. Coleen Quigley beat in the mile Shelby Houlihan 4:29.47 to 4:29.92 with Cory McGee close third 4:30.14. Men 2 miles had surprise overall winner Drew Hunter from B race 8:25.29 WL as the winner of the top heat Eric Avila clocked 8:32.41. In other technical events wins for Jeron Robinson 224 and Vashti Cunningham 196 in high jump, Jordan Downs 773 and Kate Hall 651 in long jump with Andrew Irwin clearing 580 to win the pole vault and Tim Ehrhardt 5868 PB in heptathlon. From prelims to note Ajee Wilson 2:37.96 PB in the 1000 m, U18 All-time indoor best in the women 600 m 1:26.23 by Athing Mu. In men´s 600 m prelims Donovan Brazier 1:15.64, Clayton Murphy 2:20.23 in the 1000 m and Demek Kemp was the fastest in men´s 60 m heats 6.61. Alex Donigian who runs for Armenia clocked 6.64 National record.
Cunningham_Vashti1i-USAi19.JPGVashti Cunningham, 1.96m, photo by PhotoRun.net

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