Jakob Ingebrigtsen, 2018 Berlin, photo by Getty Images/Berlin 2018
World U20 record for J. Ingebrigtsen
BAERUM (NOR, Feb 10): Sweden won both the men’s and women’s matches at the Nordenkampen against Norway, Finland and a combined team from Denmark and Iceland. There were good marks in the pole vault as Michaela Meijer set a Swedish record of 4.75m while teammate Melker Svard Jackobsson improved his lifetime best to 5.82m ahead of Norway’s European U18 champion Pal Haugen Lillefosse who cleared a national U20 record of 5.56m. There were also records for Norway on the track: Karoline Bjerkeli Grovdal broke Ingrid Kristiansen’s long-standing national indoor 3000m record with 8:44.68 and Jakob Ingebrigtsen opened his season by smashing the World indoor U20 record with a European-leading 3:36.21 in the 1500m, also a Norwegian record. Jakob’s older brother Filip also won the 3000m in 7:49.73. World and European 400m hurdles champion Karsten Warholm just missed his national record in the 400m flat with victory in 45.65. Other top marks from the victorious Swedish team included Thobias Nilsson Montler’s 8.05m in the long jump and Fanny Roos winning the shot put with 17.94m. Elsewhere, there was a Finnish double in the 60m hurdles courtesy of Reetta Hurske (8.07) and Elmo Lakka (7.70) and Matilde Kramer won the women’s 60m in an equal Danish record of 7.34. Erika Kinsey won high jump 190 and Marcus Thomsen shot put 20.30.