EME NEWS (MAR 10, 2018)
Norman 44.52 WR
COLLEGE STATION (USA, Mar 10): World Indoor record is reported from the NCAA Championships. 2016 World U20 200 m champion Michael Norman achieved 44.52 to win the title. The University of South Carolina student had seen Auburn University’s Akeem Bloomfield clock a Jamaican indoor record of 44.86 in the first race of the two-heat final just moments before. 20-year-old Norman, contesting just his third indoor 400m race to date, breezed through the first lap in 21.33 and maintained his lead to cross the line in 44.52. His winning time took 0.05 off the previous world indoor record set by Kerron Clement at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville. Minutes after the men’s 400m final, Kendall Ellis won the women’s race in a North American indoor record of 50.34. Sydney McLaughlin then won the second heat of the two-race final in a world U20 record of 50.36. From the IAAF. Full report from 2nd day will appear in Sunday´s EME NEWS.
Fajdek and Stahl winning
LEIRIA (POR, Mar 10): On the first day of the European Throwing Cup, Poland’s Pawel Fajdek and Sweden’s Daniel Stahl both opened their seasons with winning performances. Fajdek went out to 77.30m in the last round of the hammer to defeat Slovakia’s Marcel Lomnicky (75.97m) and Turkey’s Ozkan Baltaci (75.71m) while Stahl led a Swedish one-two in the discus with 66.81m in the first round ahead of teammate Simon Pettersson (65.81m). Olympic champion Christoph Harting could only produce one valid throw: 62.88 in round four to finish fourth. World indoor champion Anita Marton from Hungary produced the three best throws of the shot put competition (19.12m, 18.63m and 18.55m) to defeat Belarus’ Aliona Dubitskaya (18.47m) and Moldova’s Dimitriana Surdu (18.45m) but there was a surprise in the javelin as Norway’s Sigrid Borge, 22, produced the second best mark of her career with 62.42m to defeat Germans Christin Hussong (60.02m) and Katharina Molitor (59.80m) with Slovenia’s Martina Ratej fourth (59.28m). In the U23 competitions, Turkey’s Eda Tugsuz went out to 60.92m and heptathlete Alina Shukh produced an excellent 55.02m, former world U20 champion Martin Markovic from Croatia extend his PB to 63.24m to win the U23 discus and Hungary’s Bence Halasz won the U23 hammer with 74.83m.
Fast 200 m prelims Hall 20.26 and Thomas with Irby 22.66
COLLEGE STATION (USA, Mar 9): NCAA Division I Championships first day had Will Williams winning the long jump 819 PB over Grant Holloway 813 (was also fastest in 60mhurdles prelims 7.58) and Charles Brown 812. New Saudi Arabian record by Hussain Al-Hizam in pole vault 570 (over Chris Nilsen and Deakin Volz both 560) and Egyptian shot put win for Mostafa Hassan who with 20.86 defended his title (beating Dutch Denzel Comenentia 20.29 and Nigerian Josh Awotunde 20.15). Canadian Justyn Knight won the 5000 m in 14:14.07. In women finals Kate Hall long jump 673 (over triple record holder Keturah Orji 652), Maggie Ewen shot put 18.49 and Nicole Greene 187 in high jump. Taliyah Brooks scored 4572 points in pentathlon. Karissa Schwiezer got the 5000 m in 15:43.23. In prelims Raheem Chambers and Elijah Hall 6.56, Hall also clocked super fast 20.26 in the 200 m, Michael Norman 45.56 in the 400 m. On the women side Gabrielle Thomas equaled World lead 22.66, the same for Linna Irby and Sydney McLaughlin PB 22.68, she was fastest in 400 m heats 51.34 ahead of Sharrika Barnett 51.49 and Lynna Irby 51.51 with Kendall Ellis 51.59. Aleia Hobbs was the fastest in 60 m heats 7.12 and Payton Chadwick 7.93 in the hurdles.
Huddle fast 47:50
JACKSONVILLE (USA, Mar 10): Molly Huddle put on a dominating display to win the USATF 15 km Championships in Jacksonville, Florida in a fast 47:50 (31:46 at 10km) ahead of Jordan Hasay (48:40) and Molly Seidel (49:20). Leonard Korir won the men’s title in 43:06 from Sam Chelanga (43:15) and Martin Hehir (43:19). Huddle and Hasay will both race in the Boston Marathon next month.
LISBON (POR): World record-holder Zersenay Tadese will compete in the Lisbon Half Marathon on Sunday, informs organisers. Tadese set the still-standing world record of 58:23 in this race in 2010 and will be looking to regain the title he last won back in 2012. The field also includes eight more athletes with sub-one hour PBs, including Kenyans Sammy Kitwara (58:48 PB), Stanley Biwott (58:56 PB) and James Wangari (59:07 PB) and New Zealand’s Zane Robertson (59:47 PB). Former world and Olympic marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich from Uganda (61:15 PB) is also in the line-up. Three sub-68 minute competitors will line up in the women’s race: Kenyans Paskalia Chepkorir (67:17 PB) and Magdalyne Masai (67:31 PB) and Ethiopia’s former world 10,000m bronze medallist Belaynesh Oljira (67:27 PB). Top steeplechaser Hiwot Ayalew will make her debut at the distance.
PRETORIA (RSA): Athletics South Africa is taking action after officials illegally forced athletes to cover up their sponsors’ logos, informs the Sowetan Live.
LAUSANNE (SUI): IOC Executive Board member Nenad Lalovic has called for negotiations to resolve the deadlock surrounding Russia’s efforts to be reinstated by the IAAF and WADA. Lalovic, a WADA Foundation Board member and United World Wrestling President, suggested that a possible solution could be for acceptance of just the IOC-commissioned Schmid report rather than the WADA-run McLaren one to prove enough. Informs insidethegames.
NEW DELHI (IND): In total 31 Indian athletes (18 men + 13 women) will be taking part in athletics at the next month's Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. The team consists of two medalists from the previous edition at Glasgow in 2014, triple jumper Arpinder Singh (bronze) and discus thrower Seemankush Punia (silver), also in the team 4x400m relays men and women.
PITTSBURG (USA, Mar 9): From prelims at NCAA Division II Championships to note Canadian Mobolade Ajomale 6.60 and 20.98 in the 60/200 m and Rashard Clark 46.21 in the 400 m.
WINDSOR (CAN, Mar 9): From Canadian College Champs to note Austin Cole 33.37 in the 300 m and Regan Yee 9:08.99 in women 3000 m.
ANTEQUERA (ESP, Mar 10): Maria Vicente scored indoor all-time U18 best in girls pentathlon with 4371 points after 8.33, 175, 13.06, 611 and 2:22.77.
ISTANBUL (TUR, Mar 10): France won a U18 indoor match with 80 points over Ukraine 70, Turkey 59 and Belarus 58. Among boys French wins for Paul Chabaty hurdles 7.80 and Aurelien Larue 60 m in 6.83. Turkish U18 records for 400 m winner Ilyas Canakci 48.22 and Mehmet Celik 1:51.72 in the 800 m. Aliaksei Aleksandrovich from Belarus won the shot put 19.87 (5 kg) and from girls events to note Inci Kalkan 3000 m another Turkish U18 record 9:36.64.
FULLERTON (USA, Mar 9): Egyptian Ashraf Amgad El-Seify won the hammer at the Ben Brown Invitational with 76.81 ahead of Sean Donnelly 74.22.
PRETORIA (RSA, Mar 9-10): At Gauteng regional Schools Championships Retshidisitswe Mlenga clocked 10.31 (0.0) and 20.95 (+1.9) in the 100/200 m. In the U18 category Mikaa Mohamed achieved 10.34 and even better Sinesipho Dambile 20.79 (+0.6).
PRETORIA (RSA, Mar 9): Thembo Monareng won the Gauteng North u20 100 m title in 10.35 (-0.2).
HAMILTON (NZL, Mar 10): Best result in the 2nd day of New Zealand Championships was the 2:02.67 800 m win by Angie Petty.
ROAD AND CC RESULTS
LOUGHBOROUGH (GBR, Mar 10): In muddy conditions, former European cross country U20 medallist Mahamed Mahamed won the senior men’s 12km at the British Inter-Counties in Loughborough in 42:23 from Sam Stabler (43:12). Phoebe Law won the senior women’s 8km in 32:51 ahead of former European cross country champion Gemma Steel (33:33).
OHRDRUF (GER, Mar 10): Philipp Pflieger won the senior men’s 9.9km title at the German Cross Country Championships in 31:07 with 1500m specialist Timo Benitz winning the short course title over 4.1km in 12:44. Elena Burkard won the senior women’s 5.2km title in 17:33 ahead of Alina Reh (18:01) who fell mid-race and couldn’t make up the ground on Burkard. Reh was still crowned U23 winner and said she will be focusing on the 10,000m this summer.
SALZBURG-RIF (AUT, Mar 10): At Austrian CC Championships Peter Herzog won the men´s 10.25 km in 32:33. Sandrina Illes won the women´s 4.625 km in 16:09.
WASHINGTON (USA, Mar 10): Over 17,000 runners from age 12 to 86 took to the streets of Washington DC this weekend to participate in the 7th running of the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC Marathon & ½ Marathon. In the marathon, 27-year-old, Tyler Andrews broke the tape as the overall champion in a time of 2:20:46. Rochelle Sceats-Basil was the women’s champion with a final time of 2:55:01.
SUCUA (ECU, Mar 10): At South American Walking Championships Brazilian Erica De Sena won women 20 km in 1:30:22 ahead of Paola Bibiana Perez of Ecuador 1:30:37 and Kimberley Garcia of Peru 1:32:48. Men 20 km title remained home with Andres Chocho winning in 1:22:51 and defended his title. Second Mauricio Arteaga 1:23:13 and third Brian Pintado 1:24:16, both also from Ecuador. Colombian James Rendon won the 50 km in 4:03:42 beating home walkers David Velazquez 4:07:47 and Darwin Leon 4:13:12. Women winner was Ecuador´s Magaly Bonilla in new South American record 4:19:43. Second another home walker Johana Ordonez 4:28:58 and third Nair da Rosa of Brazil 4:38:48.