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Shanghai Diamond League, Oxy High Performance Meet highlight weekend

5/20/2012
 
1. Wet conditions, four American wins in Shanghai
2. Fast times at Oxy High Performance Meet
 
Wet conditions, four American wins in Shanghai
Rain covered the track in Shanghai as American athletes picked up wins in four different events as the Samsung Diamond League made its second stop of the season in Shanghai.
 
The list of American winners included Janay DeLoach’s meet record in the women’s long jump (6.73m/22-1), Reese Hoffa leading three American men in the top four of the men’s shot put (20.98m/68-10), Chaunte Lowe claiming another victory in the women’s high jump (1.92m/6-3.5) and Angelo Taylor leading a 1-2 American finish in the men’s 400-meter hurdles (48.98).
 
Hoffa was joined in the top four of the men’s shot put by Ryan Whiting, who finished third in 20.73m/68-0.75 and Christian Cantwell, who was fourth at 20.57m/67-6. American men continue to hold the top four spots in the world in the event this season.
 
Behind 2004 Olympic gold medalist Liu Xiang competing in his hometown, Americans finished 2-3-4-5-6 in the men’s 110m hurdles, which were led by David Oliver in second at 13.13 and Jason Richardson third in 13.16.
 
2011 Jesse Owens Award winner Carmelita Jeter placed second just behind two-time Olympic 200m gold medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica in the event in a time of 22.62.
 
Justin Gaymon finished closely behind Taylor to place second in the men’s 400m hurdles in 49.07.
 
Americans picked up second and third place finishes in the men’s triple jump behind Will Claye and Christian Taylor, respectively. Claye jumped to a mark of 17.12m/56-2 and Taylor 16.96m/55-7.75.
 
Americans also picked up runner-up finishes in Shanghai from Stephanie Brown-Trafton in the women’s discus (64.20m/210-7) and Michael Rodgers in the men’s 100m (10.08).
 
Complete results from the Shanghai Diamond League can be found here.
 
Shanghai Diamond League American results
Men’s shot put: 1) Reese Hoffa, 20.98m/68-10; 3) Ryan Whiting, 20.73m/68-0.75; 4) Christian Cantwell, 20.57m/67-6; 9) Cory Martin, 18.45m/60-6.5; 10) Adam Nelson, 14.60m/47-10.75
Women’s long jump: 1) Janay DeLoach, 6.73m/22-1 (MR); 3) Funmi Jimoh, 6.53m/21-5.25
Women’s discus: 2) Stephanie Brown-Trafton, 64.20m/210-7; 6) Aretha Thurmond, 58.41m/191-7
Men’s pole vault: 4) Brad Walker, 5.55m/18-2.5; 8) Mark Hollis, 5.30m/17-4.5
Women’s high jump: 1) Chaunte Lowe, 1.92m/6-3.5; 4) Inika McPherson, 1.88m/6-2
Men’s 400m hurdles: 1) Angelo Taylor, 48.98; 2) Justin Gaymon, 49.07
Men’s 100m: 2) Michael Rodgers, 10.08; 4) Darvis Patton, 10.22
Women’s 400m hurdles: 5) Debbie Dunn, 52.80
Men’s triple jump: 2) Will Claye, 17.12m/56-2; 3) Christian Taylor, 16.96m/55-7.75
Women’s steeplechase: 12) Stephanie Garcia, 9:49.64
Women’s 200m: 2) Carmelita Jeter, 22.62; 5) Charonda Williams, 22.80; 6) Tiffany Townsend, 22.93
Men’s 110m hurdles: 2) David Oliver, 13.13; 3) Jason Richardson, 13.16; 4) Aries Merritt, 13.26; 5) Dexter Faulk, 13.43; 6) Kevin Craddock, 13.51
 
Fast times at Oxy High Performance Meet
Raced under the lights Friday evening at Occidental College in Los Angeles, Calif., the Oxy High Performance Meet showcased men’s and women’s events in the 800m, 1500m, 5000m and steeplechase.

Princeton's Donn Cabral cruised to win the steeplechase in 8:19.14, which broke the collegiate record of 8:19.27 set in 1984 by Weber State's Farley Gerber.
 
Great Britain’s Mo Farah stole many of the headlines with winning both the 1500m and 5000m, which were raced just an hour apart. Farah’s winning times were 3:34.66 and 13:12.87, respectively. American 10,000m record holder Galen Rupp finished second in the 1500m in 3:34.75.
 
Shannon Rowbury picked up the win in the women’s 1500m in 4:05.92 and Don Cabral won the men’s steeplechase in 8:19.14, which were both the fastest times in the U.S. this year.
 
Complete results from the Oxy High Performance Meet can be found here.
 
Oxy High Performance Meet results
Men’s winners
800m: Tyler Mulder, 1:45.68
1500m: Mo Farah, 3:34.66
5000m: Mo Farah, 13:12.87
Steeplechase: Donn Cabral, 8:19.14
 
Women’s winners
800m: Geena Gall, 2:00.44
1500m: Shannon Rowbury, 4:05.92
5000m: Jackie Areson, 15:14.31
Steeplechase: Bridget Franek, 9:41.96

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