“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).
Pedro Pablo Pichardo stamped his authority on the triple jump competition from his very first jump and ended up improving both the meeting and stadium records with his winning effort of 17.96m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rome on Thursday (4). The 21-year-old Cuban may not yet have surpassed Jonathan Edwards’ long-standing world record of 18.29m but he did beat one of the Briton’s slightly inferior marks, the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea meeting record of 17.60m which had stood since 1998.
Following their fantastic feats already in this season’s IAAF Diamond League, all eyes will be on Renaud Lavillenie and Pedro Pablo Pichardo at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea meeting in Rome on Thursday (4). Lavillenie went over an IAAF Diamond League pole vault record of 6.05m in Eugene on Saturday, rising to equal second on the world all-time outdoor list.
EUGENE, Oregon -- Two world leaders highlighted Friday night at the Nike Prefontaine Classic, as Americans Tianna Bartoletta and Joe Kovacs dazzled the “Distance Night” crowd at Historic Hayward Field.
EUGENE, Oregon -- The 41st Nike Prefontaine Classic did not disappoint, as 15 world leads and six meet records went down over two days of action at Historic Hayward Field.
EUGENE, Oregon -- With a field brimming with Olympians and an atmosphere where sellouts are a near-guarantee, the 41st Nike Prefontaine Classic is set for impressive performances and previews of the USATF Outdoor Championships and IAAF World Championships.
100 m field at Pre - EUGENE (USA): The 100 m field at Prefontaine Classic has three members of the US team which won the IAAF World Relays and clocked national record. Mike Rodgers, Tyson Gay and Ryan Bailey (the fourth Gatlin is in 200 m). Jamaica has Nesta Carter, Trinidad and Tobago Richard Thompson.
Canada’s world silver medallist Brianne Theisen Eaton will contest her first heptathlon of the year this weekend at the Hypo Meeting in Gotzis.
But first she talks about the best things in her life.
The best piece of coaching advice
What has resonated with me is it is better to get to the line 80% in shape but 100% healthy rather than 100% in shape and 80% healthy. It always used to scare me to think I could go into an event in only 80% shape. Yet from experience it is so much harder to compete at your best when you have a nagging injury. As long as you are 100% healthy, a combination of the adrenaline and competition can compensate for your lack of fitness and you can achieve some amazing things.
BOULDER — Meskerem Assefa of Ethiopia used a surge just before the 5-mile mark of the Bolder Boulder 10K to pull away from Kenya's Risper Gesabwa and win the elite women's race.
Her teammates, Amane Gobena and Makida Abdela, finished second and fifth overall, leading the Ethiopians to a first-place team with eight points.
It is expected that every one of the 15,000 seats in Ostrava’s newly revamped Mestsky Stadium will be filled on Tuesday (26), largely due to the presence of one man: Usain Bolt.
The multiple world and Olympic medallist is no stranger to the Golden Spike meeting, having made six appearances at the IAAF World Challenge competition.
Kirani James for Rabat
RABAT (MAR): Top stars of the 8th edition of the Meeting International Mohammed VI in Rabat (IAAF World Challenge) on June 14 will be world stars like Kirani James from Grenada in the 400 m. Kenyan DL winner Silas Kiplagat (1500 m) and Jairus Birech (3000 m steeple). French Pascal Martinot-Lagarde is scheduled for 110 m hurdles, in high jump World and European Champion Bohdan Bondarenko. On the women side US Allyson Felix in her first top 400 m of the season and returning Kenyan World champion Vivian Cheruiyot in the 3000 m. Poland´s Adam Kszczot will have African opponents in the 800 m, South African Khotso Mokoena looks to be long jump favorite, best African javelin throwers Ihab Abdelrahman and Julius Yego will face some top European throwers. Men hammer as part of IAAF HT Challenge will have the top two in the World Krisztian Pars and Pawel Fajdek. In-shape Ukrainian Anna Mishchenko and Albanian record holder Luiza Gega will have some top opposition in women 1500 m, fresh DL winner Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou will be the star of women pole vault.
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