“I feel great about the victory because training is going really really good,” said Sharika Nelvis in her post-race interview. Sharika, the former NCAA champion, won the women’s 100m hurdles title in 12.65 seconds (-1.7 mps) at the 2015 Adidas Grand Prix Meet (New York Diamond League) held last Saturday, June 13 at Icahn Stadium on Randall Island. Sharika finished ahead of Britain’s Tiffany Porter (12.81), Jamaica’s Danielle Williams (12.89) and American Lolo Jones (12.95).
With a triple-gear burst of speed on the last lap, Grant Fisher of Michigan, who became the seventh prep to run sub-4:00 mile on June 4, repeated as adidas Grand Prix Dream Mile champion on June 13 in New York. Saying that the aura of the IAAF Diamond League meet made him feel like a professional, Fisher, a Stanford-bound senior, ran flawlessly in 4:01.73 on a warm and windy day at Icahn Stadium. Fisher extended his two-year undefeated streak in high school competition with one more scholastic race left: the two mile in this Saturday’s Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle. After that, Fisher will run the 1500 meters at the junior national championships, June 25-27, in Eugene, Oregon.
The Hoosiers fell short at the NCAA Outdoor National Championships this weekend, as all three athletes failed to qualify for final heats and top-eight positions in Eugene, Ore.
Chiaraviglio 570, Bravo 45.26
LIMA (PER, Jun 12): The 49th South American Championships started in Lima with Brazilian javelin record 81.22 by Julio Miranda de Oliveira during first day. Second Argentinian Braian Toledo 79.34. Another top mark in pole vault 570 by German Chiaraviglio of Argentina, just 1 cm under his national record back from 2006. Fast 400 m was won by Albert Bravo of Venezuela 45.26 (missed his national record from altitude only by 0.05). Second Hederson Alves from Brazil 45.57 and third another Venezuela runner Freddy Mezones 45.67. Good distances by women, Muriel Coneo of Colombia 4:10.14 in the 1500 m and Peru´s Ines Melchor 32:28.87 in the 10 000 m ahead of Maria Pastuna of Ecuador 32:51.33. Geisa Coutinho was the favorite women 400 m winner in 53.07.
Earlier this week, before what would be their first appearance together on camera for a site known as TrackTown Live, Demi Payne sent a Facebook message to Sandi Morris. “Well, we’re about to go on camera,” Payne wrote to her ostensible NCAA pole vault rival. “How should we act?”
INDIANAPOLIS -- Bright lights and big stars are set to shine boldly as the 2015 USATF Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony makes the move to New York City this fall, USA Track & Field announced June 9. With its “Black Tie and Sneakers Gala” on October 29, 2015 at the 168th Street Armory, USATF will bring together some of the most iconic athletes in our country’s history, celebrities from sports & entertainment, fans and current stars. Held at the home of the Hall of Fame within the iconic walls of the Armory on New York City’s Upper West side, the multimedia event will pay homage to athletes past and present. Award presenters will include national celebrities and Hall of Fame athletes in a black tie, red-carpet event.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Receiving the prestigious USA Track & Field Legend Coach Award in 2015 is the accomplished Dr. Joe I. Vigil, Ph.D, who has demonstrated exemplary achievement as a leader in the sport both domestically and internationally in positions at the helm of competition, as a coaching instructor and as a goodwill ambassador.
The Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix may have been hit by several high-profile withdrawals over the past 24 hours, but many of the world’s top stars will still be heading to the IAAF Diamond League meeting on Sunday (7).
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