A round-up of some of the latest athletics news and results from the world of the sport, including performances at the NCAA Championships and a Turkish 100m record by Jak Ali Harvey
Little 53.51 WL
The NCAA Champs in Eugene ended with a world-leading 53.51 PB by world medalist Shamier Little in the 400m hurdles among the highlights.
In the women’s triple jump there was a US record by Keturah Orji of 14.53m (+1.2), while Ariana Washington achieved a sprint double with a windy 10.95 (+2.6) 100m and legal 22.21 PB (+1.9) in the 200m.
Second place in the 100m went to Ashley Henderson with 10.96 over Morolake Akinosun’s 11.07. In the 200m, Deajah Stevens was second with a 22.25 PB and Gabrielle Thomas third with a 22.47 PB over Akinosun’s 22.54.
Courtney Okolo fulfilled her 400m favourite role with a time of 50.36 ahead of Taylor Ellis-Watson’s 50.86.
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn was the best over the sprint hurdles with a windy 12.54 (+3.8) ahead of Nigerian Tobi Amusan’s 12.79.
LSU won the short relay in 42.65 beating USC with 42.90, Oregon with 42.91 and Texas AM with 42.95. In the 4x400m, Texas with 3:27.64 was the best ahead of Arkansas’ 3:27.94.
There was an excellent 9:24.41 PB by Courtney Frerichs to win the steeple. Portugal’s Marta Freitas was the best in the 1500m with 4:09.53, just 0.01 over Elise Cranny’s 4:09.54.
Raevyn Rogers got the 800m in 2:00.75 and Dominiques Scott the 5000m in 15:57.07.
Jamaican Kimberly Williamson won the high jump with 1.88m and Kelsey Card threw a 63.52 PB in the discus over Jamaican Kellion Knibb’s 61.44m national record.
Kendell Williams scored a 6225-point PB to top the heptathlon ahead of Erica Bougard’s 6088 and Akela Jones’ 6063.
Harvey 9.92 Turkish record
There was a Turkish 100m record by former Jamaican Jak Ali Harvey who ran 9.92 (+0.9) ahead of Ukrainian Serhiy Smelyk with a 10.10 PB in Erzurum.
Turkey again improved the national 4x100m record. At the Sprint Cup meet a team of Emre Zafer Barnes, Harvey, Izzet Safer and Ramil Guliyev clocked 38.31.
There were national records also in the 4x400m for winning India with 3:02.17 and second-placed Turkey with 3:02.22. In the women’s 4x400m there was a win for India in 3:30.16.
Silva 4.65m in Germany
At the pole vault meet in Zweibrucken, Cuban world champion Yarisley Silva won with 4.65m ahead of Annika Roloff and Silke Spiegelburg, both with 4.50m.
Tobias Scherbarth won the men’s event with a clearance of 5.70m, with Valentin Lavillenie also clearing 5.70m in second.
Schwanitz 19.41m season’s best
Shot put world champion Christina Schwanitz continued her solid season opening. At the throws meet in Schapbach in rainy conditions she improved her season’s best to 19.41m. David Storl won the men’s competition with 20.84m.
Rehm leaps 7.98m
Paralympic long-jump champion Markus Rehm won his event with a jump of 7.98m at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Grosseto.
Straneo secures Olympic standard
Italy’s World and European marathon medallist Valeria Straneo achieved the Olympic standard at the 16th iWelt Marathon in Wurzburg when winning the women’s race in 2:39:50.
She was overall second best as the men’s winner achieved 2:38:49.
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