News from around the World- EME News (April 1, 2018)
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News from around the World- EME News (April 1, 2018)

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EME NEWS (APR 1, 2018)
Lavillenie, Barber and Duplantis (WJR) 592
AUSTIN (USA, Mar 31): The 91st Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays last day was highlighted by top pole vault competitions. Renaud Lavillenie with Shawn Barber and young Mondo Duplantis all cleared World leading 592. Tie for first for Lavillenie and Barber, Duplantis was third on count back. For Duplantis also World U20 record, Barber just 1 cm below his Canadian outdoor record. All three attempted 602. World lead also in women pole vault by Jenn Suhr with 483. Behind her 18 years old Swede Lisa Gunnarsson improved to 460 (national U20 record and ties third best ever in the category), third Alexis Jacobus 455. In men B competition also superb 580 PB´s by Chris Nilsen and Devin King. More World leads in women relays. LSU clocked 42.66 in the 4x100 m and USA Red 3:26.16 in the 4x400 m ahead of USA Blue 3:27.32. The Texas A&M women pulled away with Sammy Watson on the anchor leg. Watson split 2:05.60 as the Aggies produced a meet, facility and school record time of 8:29.25 in claiming their first title in 4x800 m. In men relays Houston posted 38.92 over LSU also 38.92, in the 4x400 m Texas AM 3:02.74. Jeron Robinson cleared World lead 231 in high jump, Jarvis Gotch leaped to windy 820 (+2.4) in the long jump ahead of Charles Brown 816 (+2.6). Serena Brown improved Bahamian discus record to 60.39. Sprints were wind-aided. But still top quality 10.72 (+2.7) by Blessing Okagbare ahead of Mikiah Brisco 10.99, in another race Aleia Hobbs 10.86 (+3.7) over Kortnei Johnson 10.98. In the 200 m Gabrielle Thomas 22.13 (+4.6) and hurdles 12.64 (+3.3) by Jamaican Rushelle Burton. The only lucky was US indoor record holder Elijah Hall who clocked his outdoor PB 20.11 (+1.6) in the 200 m over Dedric Dukes 20.27. In the 100 m Cameron Burrell 10.01 (+4.1) and Christian Lyon 10.00 (+3.6), in the hurdles Jamaican Damion Thomas 13.43 (+3.6).
Florida 3:01.00 WL
GAINESVILLE (USA, Mar 31): Final day of Florida Relays saw men´s 4x400 m World lead. Florida got 3:01.00 (Fasasi, Holloway, Sawyers and Vedel). In the invitational one Pure Athletics (Verburg, N. Lyles, McQuay and J. Lyles) achieved 3:03.00 over USA Blue 3:03.44 and USA White (with L. Merritt on 2nd leg) 3:03.69. In women 4x400 m Kentucky (Ross, Camacho-Quinn, McLaughlin, Clarke) achieved 3:26.92 over Purdue 3:28.52, in the Invitational race USA Red 3:27.07 (Jefferson, Beard, Wimbley, Seymour). In the 4x100 m Dominican Republic in 38.89 beat USA Red (Gatlin, Spearmon, M. Mitchell, Atkins) 38.96 and USA White (I. Young, J. Walker, Friday, Belcher) also 38.96. Interesting 6th Netherlands 39.17. In women 4x100 m Kentucky 43.13 over Miami 43.76 and USA Red 43.76. Also Tray Oates cleared life-time best 566 in the pole vault, Austin Droogsma 20.32 PB in shot put and Czech Marek Barta 61.13 in discus.
Kiptum 2:06:29 CR in Korea
DAEGU (KOR, Apr 1): Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum won the Daegu Marathon in a fast 2:06:29 course record ahead of teammate Evans Korir (2:06:35 PB) and Peter Some (2:06:49). Janet Rono made it a Kenyan double in the women’s race in 2:28:01 ahead of home favourite Ahn Seul-Ki who improved her PB from 2:32:15 to 2:28:17. Reigning champion Pamela Rotich finished third in 2:28:45
J. Robertson 27:28 in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (USA, Apr 1): New Zealand’s Jake Robertson defended his title in the Crescent City Classic 10K in New Orleans in 27:28, equalling his twin brother Zane’s national and Oceanian record at the distance. Robertson took a gun-to-tape win ahead of Kenyans John Muriti (28:14) and Edwin Soi (28:18). Reid Buchanan was the top American in fourth in 28:56 while Bernard Lagat finished seventh in 30:23. Kenya’s Monicah Ngige won the women’s race in 32:05 ahead of teammate Ivene Chepkemoi (32:27) with top Ethiopian steeplechaser Hiwot Ayalew third in 32:31. Sarah Pagano was the leading American finisher in fifth in 33:06.
PARIS (FRA): Kenya’s reigning champion Paul Lonyangata (2:06:10 PB) will defend his title in the Paris Marathon on 8 April. He will face a line-up including Ethiopians Yemane Tsegay (2:04:48 PB), Markos Geneti (2:04:54 PB), Eliud Kiptanui (2:04:54 PB), Limineh Getachew (2:06:49 PB) and Yenew Alamirew (2:08:56 PB) and fellow Kenyans Mark Kiptoo (2:06:00 PB), Erick Ndiema (2:06:07 PB), Mathew Kisorio (2:06:33 PB), Micah Kogo (2:06:56 PB) and Solomon Yego (2:07:12 PB). The women’s line-up includes Ethiopian veteran Amane Gobena (2:21:51 PB) and Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich, who won the Istanbul Marathon last November on her debut in 2:22:36. After two DNFs last year, Betsy Saina will attempt the distance again.
ROTTERDAM (NED): Eight athletes with sub-2:07 PBs will compete in the Rotterdam Marathon on 8 April. The line-up is headed by Ethiopians Getu Feleke (2:04:50 PB), Mule Wasihun (2:05:39 PB), former winner Abera Kuma (2:05:56 PB) and Kelkie Gezahegh (2:06:56 PB) and Kenyans Laban Korir (2:05:54 PB), Marius Kipserem (2:06:11 PB), Felix Kirwa (2:06:13 PB) and Festus Talam (2:06:13 PB). In the women’s race, Kenya’s Visiline Jepkesho (2:21:37 PB) faces Japanese veteran Kayoko Fukushi (2:22:17 PB) and Ethiopia’s Biruktayit Eshetu (2:23:51 PB).
NAIROBI (KEN): Olympic winner Vivian Cheruiyot said she will only retire if she wins the marathon gold in Tokyo 2020. Informs Daily Nation. Speaking during the colourful launch of the Oslo Petrol Station, her family’s investment along the Eldoret-Nairobi highway, Cheruiyot said she believes that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will give her a perfect opportunity to bow out in style after a stellar career.
PARIS (FRA): President of French federation FFA Andre Giraud said for Le Parisien Sunday that the national body will investigate the two cases of sexual violence in relation to coaches in athletics as reported by Le Monde.
HAMBURG (GER):  Strong elite field is prepared for the Haspa Marathon Hamburg on April 29. The fastest in Emmanuel Mutai with 2:03:13 PB, also with him Olympic winner 2012 Stephen Kiprotich and Sammy Kitwara with more Kenyans Vincent Kipruto and Stephen Chebogut. Ethiopian group leader is Ayele Abshero with 2:04:23 best and Solomon Deksisa. 2014 winner Shumi Dechasa with 2:06:43 achieved here national record for Bahrain.  In women field so far 6 runners with sub 2:30 bests. On top Sweden´s Isabellah Andersson with 2:23:41 national record and she plans to qualify for Berlin in Hamburg. Shitaye Eshete from Bahrain has 2:25:36, Kenyan Sylvia Kibet 2:26:16 and Namibia´s Beata Naigambo 2:26:57. From Portugal comes Filomena Costa (2:28:00).
RALEIGH: Colin Schultz posted as winner of his 1500 m heat at Raleigh Relays 3:44.16 what is North American U16 record. In women 800 m Claudia Saunders 2:02.86.
OXFORD: At Ole Miss Invite in sprints Devin Quinn (21) equaled his 100 m PB 10.20 (+1.4) and improved in the 200 m to 20.45 (+1.5). David Kendziera posted windy 13.46 (+2.1) in the hurdles.
SAN MARCOS: Big improvement for Katara Nelson at Bobcat Invitational in women 200 m to 23.04 (+1.4).
PALO ALTO: Botswana´s 800 m star Nijel Amos clocked very good 1:44.65 in the 800 m to highlight the final day of Stanford Invitational. Nate Richartz cleared 555 in the pole vault and in the high school high jump Jake Grimsman 221. Olympic hurdles winner Brianna Rollins-McNeal won the 200 m in her fastest since 2013 23.12 (+0.9). Valarie Allman won discus with 60.65.
WESTWOOD: Ashley Henderson clocked 23.13 (+0.8) in women 200 m at the Bob Larsen Distance Carnival.
NASSAU (BAH, Mar 31): 47th Carifta Games started with home Joel Johnson winning the U20 boys 100 m in national junior record 10.31 (+1.1). Jamaican Dashawn Morris won the 400 m in 46.58 and also Jamaican girls 100 m win by Michae Harriott 11.39 (+1.2) PB along with discus 63.77 by Roja Stone (1.75 kg). In the U17 girls finals meet record for super talent 15 years old Briana Williams from Jamaica 11.27 (+1.6) and Megan Moss also a meet record in the 400 m 53.19.
BUENOS AIRES (ARG, Mar 31): Otilio Rosa from Dominican Republic who is based here clocked in the 200 m windy 20.81 (+2.6).
BERKANE (MAR, Apr 1): Bahrain´s Hassan El Abbassi won the Berkane Half Marathon in 61:57 ahead of Kenyans Emmanuel Kipkemboi 62:03 and Daniel Kemoi 62:27. Gudeto Gemeda from Ethiopia topped women in 70:39. From Carole Fuchs.
AVILES (ESP, Apr 1): Aitor Fernandez in 4:26 and Beatriz Alvarez 5:09 were the winners of the 31st Road Mile here.
MEXICO CITY (MEX, Mar 30-31): At the national meet Cesar Ramirez clocked 20.78 (-0.5) in the 200 m and Valente Mendoza 45.96 PB in the 400 m ahead of 16 years old Luis Aviles who clocked superb 46.04 what is national record for all U20 categories. Genaro Rodriguez posted Mexican record 13.64 (0.0) in the hurdles and Roberto Vilches still U20 jumper went over 224 in the high jump.
MUZZANA DEL TURGNANO (ITA, Apr 1): Ethiopia’s Gedamnesh Mekuan won the Prova Coppa Friuli 10K in 33:11.
SUNSHINE COAST (AUS): The competition where Holly Bradshaw cleared 470 in the pole vault was not held with a permit nor under regular competition conditions so it should be regarded as a training “competition” and no performances from it should be recognised for statistical purposes. Informs Brian Roe.
PADERBORN (GER): Winning time of Dorcas Jepchirchir was 31:00 PB and not 31:19. Her 5km split was 15:23.
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