News from around the World- EME News (Mar 25, 2018)
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News from around the World- EME News (Mar 25, 2018)

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EME NEWS (MAR 25, 2018)
Walsh 22.67 AR, WL
AUCKLAND (NZL, Mar 25): World indoor and outdoor shot put champion Tom Walsh is in superb shape. At the Sir Graeme Douglas International Track & Field Challenge in West Auckland he achieved a very special Oceanian record and World 22.67 in second round. It is also the best throw since 2003 and sixth equal all-time. Second place for Ryan Whiting 20.99 over Poland´s Konrad Bukowiecki 20.75. Valerie Adams improved again to post a best of 18.48 in the women’s shot put, the same distance as Canadian Brittany Crew, but winning the completion with a superior second best throw (18.30 to 18.24). Cameron Chalmers of Guernsey won the 400 m in 46.45. Pole vaulter Eliza McCartney now sets herself such high standards, that she was slightly disappointed with her winning height of 475 and after she attempted national record height 485. The Sir John Walker Junior mile went to the son of ones of Walkers adversaries, Theo Quax in a personal best of 4:08.16. The meeting was the final event in the Athletics NZ International Series and brings down the curtain on the senior domestic summer track and field season. With the help from NZ Athletics website.
Sutume Asefa 67:54 PB
MILAN (ITA, Mar 25): Ethiopia’s Sutume Asefa clocked the Stramilano half-marathon’s second fastest ever women’s time, missing the course record by 12 seconds with a PB 67:54. After going through 10km in 32:33, the 2:24:00 marathoner went on to complete victory by more than two minutes from Kenya’s Ruth Waithera (70:15 PB) and Pauline Esikon (72:37). Felix Kibitok of Kenya was winner overall of this 47th edition, crossing the line in a PB 60:11. Earlier nine had gone through 10km in 28:50, but the winner pulled away from Mogos Shumay of Eritrea (60:40 PB) and Paul Mwangi of Kenya (60:42 PB). Alice Gaggi (73:40) and Pietro Bomprezzi (66:55) were top Italians.
S. Kiprop 59:44 debut
VENLO (NED, Mar 25): Running his first half-marathon on record, according to Tilastopaja, Kenya’s Stephen Kiprop took the Venloop win in 59:44. Compatriot Victor Chumo was second in 60:10, ahead of Uganda’s Abdallah Kibet Mande (60:14). Nancy Kiprop made it a Kenyan one-two, clocking 67:49 ahead of Ethiopia’s Melet Kejeta (68:41). Joy Kemuma Loce was third in 69:02. Bert van Nunen (63:50) and Andrea Deelstra (73:58) were top athletes from the home nation.
Okagbare 22.04 AR and WL
ABILENE (USA, Mar 24): Sensational African 200 m record by Blessing Okagbare from Nigeria with 22.04 World lead (+0.5). Former official mark was 22.07 by Mary Onyali also from Nigeria from Zurich meet in 1996. Okagbare´s former top mark was 22.23 from 2014. At Wes Kittley Invitational to note also another interesting mark by a Nigerian, Fabian Edoki improved in long jump to 810 (+1.6). Second Jamaican Odaine Lewis 808 (+2.1, legal 790 +1.6 PB) and third Lutalo Boyce 803 (+1.6) PB. Universiade finalist Emmanuel Yeboah from Ghana achieved 10.29 (+0.6) in the 100 m and Spanish Francisco Javier Lopez windy 13.67 (+2.9) over the hurdles. 
Fast Jamaican talents
KINGSTON (JAM, Mar 24): The Boys and Girls Schools championships ended as Calabar High School claimed their seventh straight hold on the Mortimer Geddes Trophy for boys while Edwin Allen High made it five in a row and six in seven years on the girls’ side. Kevona Davis confirmed her special position with another Jamaican U18 record when winning the 200 m in her category with 22.72 (+0.8). Dejour Russell who is Gold Coast bound won the 110 m hurdles (99 cm) with new PB 13.10 (-0.8) over Orlando Bennett 13.30. Christophe Taylor posted 20.35 in the 200 m (0.0) clearly over Anthony Carpenter 20.92. And Carpenter despite 45.47 PB did not win the 400 m, here the top place for Dashawn Morris 45.09 PB. Calabar High won the 4x100 m in 39.17 and initially also the 4x400 m in would be meet record 3:05.60 but the team was disqualified for using Evaldo Whitehorne in four events, with ISSA allowing a maximum of three. Also to note Lushane Wilson 220 in high jump and in the girls U20 Shiann Salmon after hurdles winning also the 400 m in 52.05 with Amoi Brown getting 100 m hurdles in 13.26 (+0.1). In the U16 category the 100 m record holder Sachin Dennis lost in 200 m with 20.95 to Antonio Watson 20.90 (+1.2). In the girls 100 m hurdles (76) Ray-Donna Lee posted 12.95 win, also all-time best for the U16 category.
FAYETTEVILLE: Kenzo Cotton clocked windy 10.12 (+2.6) in the 100 m at Arkansas Spring Invitational. Jada Baylark (20) was more lucky in women sprints with 11.10 (+1.6) and 23.17 (+1.9), both personal bests. In long jump World lead for Taliyah Brooks 678 (+1.2). Arkansas with Cotton, Denmark´s Hari and Jamaican hurdler Mowatt clocked 39.31 in the 4x100 m. Andrew Irwin cleared 560 in the pole vault.
EL PASO: World indoor finalist Tobi Amusan achieved at UTEP Springtime 11.31 (+0.6) PB in the 100 m and windy 12.79 (+2.4) in the hurdles.
LOS ANGELES: Fresh World Indoor record holder at 400 m Michael Norman won the 200 m at Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge in 20.37 (+1.0). His team 4x100 m team USC (Barnum, Morgan jr., Shinnick, Norman) was timed with fast 38.38. Nick Demaline won shot with 20.13. On the women side Twanisha Terry went 10.97 in the 100 m over Deanna Hill 10.98 but with +3.5 wind support. Kendall Ellis won the 200 m in 23.07 (-1.2) over hurdler Anna Cockrell 23.37 (outdoor PB) who topped the hurdles in 13.02 (+0.8). Also USC achieved 43.18 in women 4x100 m.
COLUMBIA: At Weems Baskin Invitational Jamaican Ashinia Miller got 20.40 in shot put and Demek Kemp clocked windy 10.27 (+2.2) in the 100 m.
ARLINGTON: Sprinter Micah Larkins equaled his 100 m PB 10.26 (+1.8) at Bobby Lane Invitational.
TEMPE: Second day of PAC 12 vs Big Ten meet registered fast 4x100 m times by LSU men 38.84 and women 42.99 World lead. Relay NCAA champion Kortnei Johnson won the 100 m in 11.20 (+0.7). In discus Briton Nicholas Percy 62.50 and versatile Maggie Ewen 60.01 (she also has 19.20 shot and 74.56 hammer).
SAN ANTONIO: Diamond Spaulding won the women 200 m at Roadrunner Invitational with outdoor PB 22.98 (+2.0) ahead of Guyana´s Brenessa Thompson 23.04. Jalen Miller won men 100 m in 10.29 (+1.4), Wil London 45.90 in the 400 m and India´s record holder Tejaswin Shankar 225 in the high jump. Matt Ludwig cleared 560 in the pole vault and Jamaican Shadae Lawrence achieved 61.08 in women discus.
SAN DIEGO: Botswana´s 800 m star Nijel Amos won the 400 m at Aztec Invitational in 45.94. Khalifah Rossier topped the 400 m with hurdles in 49.61. Ariana Washington got 11.25 (+2.0) in the 100 m ahead of Canadian Leya Buchanan 11.29 PB. Another Canadian Sage Watson won the 400 m hurdles in 56.38 and Briton Ama Pipi topped the 200 m in 23.14 (+0.6).
NORTHRIDGE: Olympic winner at 400 m hurdles Dalilah Muhammad continues to compete at other distances, at Northridge Invitational she won the 600 m in 1:28.85 PB. Relay Olympic winner Jeneba Tarmoh tried for first time the 400 m with 54.47 win. Hurdles world champion Jehue Gordon won the men´s 600 m in 1:19.79.
PRAIRIE VIEW: At AM Relays Houston (Burke, Burrell, J. Lewis, Hall) achieved 38.95 in the 4x100 m. John Lewis also posted windy 10.13 (+3.5) in the 100 m. US team with Jasmine Todd, Candyce McGrone, Ashley Spencer and Tawanna Meadows won women 4x100 m in 44.12.
CARBONDALE: Solid hammer 71.91 by DeAnna Price at Bill Cornell Classic.
GOLDEN: Samoa´s Jeremy Dodson won the 100/200 in 10.25 (+1.3) and 20.82 (-1.3) at Mines Nature´s Bakery Invite. Coming into shape before Gold Coast.
VALENCIA (ESP, Mar 24): In the mass participation race connected to World Half Marathon Champs the winners clocked solid times. Carles Castillejo 62:14 and Marta Galimany 73:13.
WARSAW (POL, Mar 25): Kenyans Ezrah Sang and Polline Njeru took wins at the Warsaw Half-marathon in warm conditions. Sang came home 15 seconds clear in 61:37. Kassa Mekashaw, who set a PB, was in turn 26 seconds ahead of Kenya’s Hillary Kiptum.  Njeru was 25 seconds clear as she clocked 70:01. Birhan Mhretu Gebrekidan was second with fellow Ethiopian Maeregu Hayelom Shegae third in 71:52.
TREVISO (ITA, Mar 25): Gilbert Kipleting gained the win with a PB of 2:12:19, coming home 70 seconds in front of fellow Kenyan Raymond Kemboi as Italy’s Yassine Kabourri was third in 2:20:03. Ethiopia’s Medina Armino was first woman in 2:33:17. Compatriot Euliter Jepchirchir was second in a PB 2:34:46, while Croatia’s Nikolina Sustic was third in 2:43:53.
TOKUSHIMA (JPN, Mar 25): Former world record-holder Wilson Kipsang coasted to victory in 2:19:35, Japan Running News reports. The 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, who was promoting his Wilson Kipsang Foundation, was just over four minutes off the course record as he beat Matsumoto Makoto of Japan into second.
CHONGQING (CHN, Mar 25): Kenya’s Kennedy Cheboror won the Chongqing Marathon in 2:13:41 ahead of Ethiopians Abayneh Ayele (2:14:12) and Regasa Mindaye (2:15:06). Meseret Legese (2:28:55) and Almaz Negede (2:30:31) took an Ethiopian one-two in the women’s race.
ZHENGZHOU (CHN, Mar 25): Elias Kemboi (2:13:53) and Ednah Mukhwana (2:30:24) took a Kenyan double in the Zhengkai Marathon.
WUXI (CHN, Mar 25): Ethiopian Birhanu Bekele Berga won the Wuxi Marathon in 2:12:50 with Kenyan Priscila Kipruto winning women in 2:33:38 PB.
MONTPELLIER (FRA, Mar 25): Moroccan Alaa Hrioued won the Montpellier Marathon in new personal best 2:16:34, women winner Beth Muthoni from Kenya 2:39:19.
ST. TROPEZ (FRA, Mar 25): Eliud Sugut from Kenya won in 2:18:33 the Marathon du golfe de Saint Tropez.
TARSUS (TUR, Mar 25): Kenyan winners at the 12th Tarsus Half Marathon. Hillary Too 63:26 and Daisy Jeptoo 71:50. Second places for Ethiopian Tilahun Negussie 64:04 and Cynthia Kosgei 72:15.
HAMILTON (CAN, Mar 25): Haron Kiptoo Sirma from Kenya won the Around the Bay 30km here in 1:35:11 with best home runner Reid Coolsaet fourth in 1:36:55.
INCHEON (KOR, Mar 25): Reuben Narry topped the rankings at Incheon Half Marathon in 63:03 ahead of Rwanda´s Jean-Marie Vianney Uwajeneza 63:12.
MOIRANS (FRA, Mar 25): Steeple European champion Yoann Kowal won the 10 km de Moirans in 28:42 ahead of Hassan Chahdi 28:53 and another star runner Mahiedine Mekhissi 28:59. Women winner Mercyline Jeronoh 32:51 over Eritrean Mekdes Woldu 32:57.
ABU DHABI (UAE, Mar 24): Birhanu Balew of Bahrain won in 29:01 the Running Abu Dhabi 10k. Second John Mwangangi 29:07 and third Moroccan Anouar El Ghouz 29:08. Ethiopians were the best in women races. Megertu Geletu 34:05 over Lemlem Girmay 34:09 and Zenewu Welesenbet 34:11.
LAKRAZZA (MAR, Mar 24): Mustapha Tachfit in 13:45 won the Lakrazza 5km over Jaouad Tougane 13:51.
OBERRIET (SUI, Mar 25): Jan Hochstrasser in 29:55 and Chiara Scherrer 34:40 (Swiss U23 record) were the winners of Swiss 10 km road championships.
CONCEPCION (URU, Mar 24): Fiorella Chappe clocked at South American GP meet new Argentinian 400 m hurdles record with 56.08. Former mark of Cora Olivero was 56.16 from 2003. Chiappe also equaled South American U23 record.
CUENCA (ECU, Mar 24): Fast sprints at Gran Prix Richard Borotto in Ecuador. Alex Quinonen 10.22 in men´s 100 m and Narcisa Landazuri 11.13 (would be PB) ahead of Angela Tenorio 11.31 in women´s 100 m. Wind speeds are not known.
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