A round-up of some of the latest athletics news and results from around the world
Lawson like Owens, Brazier 1:43.55 at NCAA Champs
Jarrion Lawson did the same as Jesse Owens back in 1936 – after long jump victory on Thursday he won both sprints on Friday at the NCAA Championships, the 100m in 10.22 against a -2.3 wind and the 200m in 20.19 (-0.2).
The result of the day was a US junior 800m record 1:43.55 by Donovan Brazier. That mark is also the third best of the season in the world and the seventh best ever by a junior.
After Britain’s Nick Miller won the hammer title with a throw of 73.98m, Nick Percy claimed discus victory with a Scottish record 61.27m.
Arman Hall got the 400m in 44.82, while Devon Allen won the sprint hurdles as expected in 13.50 (-0.9) and Eric Futch improved to 48.91 to top the 400m hurdles. There was a second gold for Edward Cheserek as after his 10,000m win he also won the 5000m in 13:25.59, beating Sean McGorty’s 13:26.10.
Clayton Murphy topped the 1500 m in 3:36.38, while Mason Ferlic was timed with a 8:27.16 PB to win the steeple.
There were fast relays as usual, this time both were wins for LSU – 38.42 and 3:00.69.
After winning his 100m heat in 10.09 (+1.3) to equal his PB and then go quickest in the 200m heats with 20.17 (+0.3), Britain’s Nathaneel Mitchell-Blake suffered cramp when racing in the relay which put an end to his individual title hopes.
Stockholm full of stars
This season’s world leaders Christian Taylor, Thomas Rohler, Muktar Edris, Kendra Harrison, Ruth Jebet, Chaunte Lowe and Sandra Perkovic will not have an easy task at the Stockholm Diamond League meeting.
Four of last year’s World Championships top-five finalists are assembled in the 800m where Olympic champion David Rudisha faces 2013 World Champion Mohammed Aman, European champion Adam Kszczot, Shanghai winner Ferguson Cheruyiot and Pierre-Ambroise Bosse, who challenged Rudisha all the way to the line in last week’s tremendously fast 600m in Birmingham.
Rohler extended his javelin world lead to 89.30m when winning at the Bislett Games. Olympic xhampion Keshorn Walcott showed improved form with a 86.35m season’s best. World champion Julius Yego and Egypt’s world silver medallist Ihab Abdelrahman will also be in action.
With information from organisers.
Vicaut in Luzern
The Spitzen Leichtathletik meet in Luzern on Tuesday will have the 100m world leader, France’s Jimmy Vicaut, who equalled in Montreuil on Tuesday the European record with 9.86. He will face among others Swiss sprinter Alex Wilson and group of strong British athletes.
Swiss star Kariem Hussein runs the 400m hurdles against Dai Greene, Jehue Gordon, Javier Culson, Rhys Williams, Rasmus Magi and Omar Cisneros.
European indoor champion Selina Buchel will take on Britain’s Lynsey Sharp and Jenny Meadows in the 800m. Queen Harrison and Janay DeLoach go in the 100m hurdles against Phylicia George.
Doha and Rome winner Ameer Webb runs the 200m.
Bukowiecki targets Bydgoszcz
World junior shot put champion Konrad Bukowiecki is planning to compete in three big championships this summer.
“My schedule is very busy. Every third day is a competition so I will go for all top events: Amsterdam, Bydgoszcz and Rio. But most important is to defend my junior title at home in Bydgoszcz,” he said.
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