MADRID (ESP, Feb 22): Five meeting records highlighted the Meeting of Madrid (WIT Gold). At the beginning, Canadian Sarah Mitton 19.76 in the shot put beating World champion Chase Ealey at 19.64. Then fast female sprints, Reeta Hurske Finnish record of 7.79 in the 60 m hurdles beating World Indoor champion Cyrena Samba-Mayela’s 7.84 and Nadine Visser’s 7.86 followed by Niger national record of 7.08 in the 60m final by Aminatou Seyni (already in heats NR and equaled MR with 7.11).
The final act was a high class 1500 m won by US mile record holder Yared Nuguse with 3:33.69 MR and taking Spanish runners to lifetime bests, Mohamed Katir with 3:34.32 and Adel Mechaal with 3:34.82. Just missing the WL by 0.01 was US Daniel Roberts winning the 60 m hurdles in 7.39 PB followed by Cuban Roger Iribarne also a PB of 7.48 and recent US indoor champion Freddie Crittenden at 7.51. Home win for Saul Ordonez in the 800 m 1:46.22, Kenyan Amos Bett topped the 3000 m in 7:42.53, and Benin´s Noelie Yarigo the women’s 800 m with 2:01.47. Oscar Husillos confirmed top shape with a 400 m win at 45.84 ahead of Inaki Canal at 45.95 and Benjamin Lobo Vedel of Denmark at 45.98. Olympic winner Miltiadis Tentoglou won a close long jump battle with 815 (2nd best 807) over Maykel Masso’s 815 (798) and Tobias Montler’s 814. Alysha Newman topped the pole vault with 465 (and tried at WL/NR height of 484). Cubans dominated in the triple jump, Liadagmis Povea won with 14.65 over Leyanis Perez with 14.50.
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