EME NEWS (APR 14, 2018)
England wins both 4x100 m relays in World leads
GOLD COAST (AUS, Apr 14): Kenyans Elijah Manangoi and Timothy Cheruiyot repeated their one-two from last year’s World Championships on the final day of stadium track and field action at the Commonwealth Games. Manangoi ran 3:34.78 as Cheruiyot was on 3:35.17. Scotland’s Jake Wightman won bronze in 3:35.97. World champion Hellen Obiri won a tactical 5000 m in 15:13.11, chased closely until the final straight by team-mate Margaret Kipkemboi (15:15.28). England’s Laura Weightman won bronze in 15:25.84 . India’s Neeraj Chopra took the javelin with 86.47m - a season’s best and one centimetre below the world junior record he set two years ago. Australia’s Hamish Peacock took silver with 82.59m and Grenada’s Anderson Peters the bronze with 82.20m. In her fourth Games, high jumper Levern Spencer took her and Saint Lucia’s first Commonwealth gold, clearing 1.95m (WL) to beat England’s Morgan Lake (1.93m) and Australia’s Nicola McDermott (1.91m PB). England took both sprint relays. The quartet of Reuben Arthur, Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey combined to run 38.13 (WL) ahead of South Africa (38.24 NR) and Jamaica (38.35). On the women’s side, Asha Philip, Dina Asher-Smith, Bianca Williams and Lorraine Ugen clocked 42.46 (WL) - the fastest ever by a team representing England. Jamaica won silver with 42.52 and Nigeria the bronze (42.75). Jamaica won the women’s 4x400m in a world lead 3:24.00 through Christine Day, Anastasia Le Roy, Janieve Russell and Stephenie McPherson. Nigeria took second with 3:25.29 and Amantle Montsho moved Botswana from fifth to third on the final leg with the quickest split overall of 49.59, bringing home a national record 3:26.86. Botswana took the men’s race, in which the medallist were separated by less than two tenths. Leaname Maotoanong, Babaloki Thebe, Onkabetse Nkobolo and Isaac Makwala got the baton round in 3:01.78 to win from Bahamas (3:01.92) and Jamaica (3:01.97). Guyana’s Troy Doris took the triple jump win with 16.88m.
Holloway 13.16 WL
GAINESVILLE (USA, Apr 13): At Tom Jones Memorial NCAA Champion Grant Holloway clocked World leading PB 13.16 (+1.9) in the 110 m hurdles over Ruebin Walters of Trinidad 13.31 and Brazilian Gabriel Constantino 13.38. Fast 100 m 11.04 (+0.2) for World champion Tori Bowie was another highlight ahead of Dutch sprinters Jamile Samuel 11.23 and Naomi Sedney 11.24. In the 200 m former World champion LaShawn Merritt clocked 20.48 (+0.3) ahead of other top names Churandy Martina 20.58 and Wallace Spearmon 20.64. Windy faster times for Ecuador´s Alex Quinonez 20.26 (+3.5) and Andre Ewers 20.05 (+3.1). Women 200 m had Joanna Atkins 22.75 (-0.4) over Samuel 22.83, but in another race PB for Tamara Clark 22.57 (-0.7). World Indoor silver winner Shakima Wimbley won the 400 m in 50.18 PB ahead of Jessica Beard 50.75. Josephus Lyles clocked 45.28 PB in men´s 400 m ahead of triple star Christian Taylor 45.44 as hurdles World champion and Olympic winner Kerron Clement won his race in 46.33. Noah Lyles won the 100 m in windy 9.86 (+4.1) over Isiah Young 9.92 and Alonso Edward 10.05. Fastest legal time 10.12 (+0.9) for Keitavious Walter, in other race Brazilian Jorge Vides 10.18 (+0.4). Annsert Whyte from Jamaica clocked 49.36 in the 400 m hurdles, his country-mate Clayton Brown went over 224 in the high jump. In the relays USA Blue won men´s 4x100 m in 38.73 and Florida the 4x400 m 3:03.07. On the women side Netherlands 43.04 and USA Blue 3:29.54.
Ethiopian double at 5 km
BOSTON (USA, Apr 14): Hagos Gebrhiwet and Buze Diriba completed an Ethiopian double at the Boston Athletic Association 5 km. It took a photofinish to award Gebrhiwet his victory in 13:42
. The same time was given to Americans Ben True and Tommy Curtin, the second and third-placers respectively. Gebrhiwet’s win came despite his losing a couple of seconds when missing the final turn, letsrun.com
reports. Behind Diriba’s 15:22
, team-mate Fotyen Tesfay was second in 15:23
and Kenya’s Monicah Ngige was third in 15:24
. Pre-race favourites Drew Hunter and Nicole Sifuentes took the BAA Mile races. Hunter had time to celebrate as he crossed the line in 4:08.2 ahead of John Simons (4:09.0) and Daniel Herrera (4:09.2). Canada’s Sifuentes was 2.1 seconds clear of runner-up Shannon Osika as she clocked 4:37.2. Lauren Johnson was third in 4:41.3.
GOLD COAST (AUS): For the third time in CWG, England won both men and women's 4x100m. For the fifth straight time in the history of CWG W5000 KEN has won at least two medals. Last time winning distance was below 17m in CWG triple jump was back in 1990 by Marios Hadjiandreou of Cyprus and the worst since 1974. Manangoi and Tim Cheruiyot finished first and second at 1500m in CWG as well 2017 World Championships. Winner of 10 000 m Joshua Cheptegei covered the last 1000m in 2:26.32. For a reference, the 1999 World championships the last 1000m was covered in 2:25.20, which is fastest known last 1000m in the World Championships or Olympic Games. From Ken Nakamura.
GOLD COAST (AUS): Fastest splits in the 4x400 m finals were 44.3 by Botswana´s Baboloki Thebe, followed by 44.52 of Alonzo Russell of Bahamas and 44.54 Javon Francis and Isaac Makwala. Among women 49.59 by Amantle Montsho with 50.29 of Nigerian Yinka Ajayi and 50.45 of Stephenie McPherson and Janieve Russell 50.62. With the help from Mark Butler.
MONTREAL (CAN): World Anti-Doping Association vice president Linda Helleland wants the organisation to appoint an independent audit into Russia’s doping crisis. Insidethegames reports she plans to present the idea to the WADA Executive Committee and Foundation Board meetings in Montreal on May 16 and 17.
GOLD COAST (AUS): After winning the 800m-1500m double at the Commonwealth Games yesterday, Caster Semenya hinted at a step up in distance at some point. The Olympic and world 800m champion told ESPN: "If we still have speed in in  we still continue 800 metres. But if not, we'll go further because obviously we have 5K, we have 10K. I believe I can still do better. "I'm still 27, when I do my long runs I feel like I can still fit into distance running. So for me, this is more than a game."
BOSTON (USA): Chicago Marathon champion Galen Rupp says he has significantly increased his mileage as he goes in to the Boston Marathon on Monday, letsrun reports. He says he has learned from his race in Boston last year where he finished second, confessing he hit the hills too hard. “That was a lesson I definitely took and tried to use in Chicago, is make sure that I saved a little bit for that last five or six miles,” said Rupp, who said he had done more hillwork in the build-up to this race. “That’s really where the race is won and lost.”
BOSTON (USA): As she goes into the Boston Marathon as the hometown favourite on Monday, Shalane Flanagan feels she is in about the same about the same shape as when she won the New York City Marathon champion last November. Letsrun also reports she think this year will probably be her last Boston Marathon but she is not sure whether it will be the last 26-miler of her career.
ELDORET (KEN): A man has been arrested in Eldoret on suspicion of administering performance-enhancing drugs, nation.co.ke
reports. An unnamed athlete led investigators to the suspect, who runs a chemist in the Kenyan city.
SAN JUAN (PUR): APA office informs that due to reasons beyond the control of the organisation, the 2018 Americas YOG Athletics Trials which were scheduled for Cali, Colombia to be held on June 21-23 have bee changed to Managua, Nicaragua on the same date.
US FRIDAY (Apr 13)
LOUISVILLE: Waseem Williams won both sprints at Louisville Invitational with 10.18 (+4.6) and 20.62 (+2.0). Marcus Jegede got 786 (+1.4) in the long jump. Bahamian World indoor finalist Devynne Charlton won the hurdles in 12.83 (+3.5) and was second in the 100 m 11.34 (+3.4) beaten by Savannah Robinson 11.22.
MIAMI: At High School District Champs Tyrese Cooper was back after injury with 10.39 and 21.45 (-0.8) wins in the 100 and 200 m and beaten in the 400 m (47.38) by Thomas Burns (47.12).
KNOXVILLE: First day of Tennessee Relays had World record holder Kendra Harrison winning the 100 m hurdles in windy 12.40 (+3.1) over 400 m hurdles World champion Kori Carter 12.82. Javianne Oliver posted windy 11.04 (+3.5) in the 100 m ahead of super talent Sydney McLaughlin 11.07. Kayelle Clarke from Trinidad won the 200 m in 22.88, also aided by +2.6 with Oliver third in 22.98. On the men side more luck with the wind. Riad Reese won the 100 m in 10.18 (+1.6) over Ncincilili Titi of South Africa 10.19 and Mustaqeem Williams 10.22. Titi won the 200m in 20.59 (+1.5) and French Yann Randrianasolo long jump 799 PB. New personal best for Spanish javelin thrower Nicolas Quijera 79.75.
OXFORD: Jeneva Stevens won women hammer with 70.05 at Joe Walker Invite.
HAMMOND: Southeastern Relays saw Devin King 570 and Morgann Leleux 460 in the pole vault. Rodney Ruffin leaped to 794 (+1.8) PB in the long jump.
AUSTIN: Wind harmed the times at Texas Invitational during first day. Bryce Robinson posted 20.41 (+5.6) and Natasha Hastings 22.75 (+2.2) with World indoor champion Courtney Okolo third 23.34. Kenyan Michael Saruni got 1:48.39 win in the 800 m.
LA JOLLA: The programme continued here with first day of Triton Invitational where Maggie Ewen won discus 60.73 and hammer 69.02.
FAYETTEVILLE: Windy sprints at Arkansas Invitational by Marqueze Washington 10.03 (+6.9) and 20.24 (+4.1).
GREENSBORO: Fast 13.39 (+0.5) for World indoor medalist Jarret Eaton at Aggie Invitational in the 110 m hurdles.
CERRITOS: Relay Olympic winner and 400 m specialist Gil Roberts won both sprints at Cerritos Invitational with 10.47 (+2.1) and 20.83 (0.0).
SIOUX CITY: Chris Nielsen cleared 565 in the pole vault at Sioux City Relays.
PHILADELPHIA: World medalist Ajee Wilson scored a 800/1500 double at Owls Invitational with 2:01.68 and 4:12.52. Charlene Lipsey was second 2:01.91 and 4:12.69.
SANTA BARBARA: Kyle Merber led three other runners under four minutes at a meeting at Santa Barbara City College. He clocked 3:57.74 as Eric Avila was next in 3:57.91 - a hundredth ahead of Daniel Estrada. Ce'Aira Brown took the women’s race in 4:36.94.
SANTA BARBARA: Tyler Andrews broke the 38-year-old world best for 50km on the track, clocking 2 hours 46 minutes 6.8 seconds. The fastest time ever on the road is 2:43:38.
PARDUBICE (CZE, Apr 14): Kenyan winners at the Pardubice Wine Half Marathon. Bernard Matheka 65:25 and Yumes Mora 78:03. Czech titles for second placed Jiri Homolac 66:15 and Petra Kaminkova 81:01.
SUTTON COLDFIELD (GBR, Apr 14): Tonbridge AC’s men and Leeds City AC’s women won the British club road relays titles (“ERRA” relays) over 12 and six stages respectively.
CHULA VISTA (USA): One more correction provided by Lennart Julin. Ehsan Hadadi’s winning mark was actually 68.85, not 68.62. Had excellent series with four throws at 67+: 59.40 – 67.99 – 68.85 – 66.27 – 68.62 – 67.08.