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Weekend Roundup - April 1, 2019


The collegiate outdoor season went into overdrive, with relay carnivals at Florida, Texas and Raleigh offering up impressive early-season marks, and Stanford was its usual ideal setting for fast distance races.


— All the 80+ year olds had outstanding performances, but perhaps in her last WMA event, Irene Obera earned 3 individual WRs and 1 relay WR for five gold and three silver medals, bringing her overall WAVA/WMA world championship medal count to 73, forty-nine of them gold. Click here for more on WMA Indoor Championships in Torun, Poland.



Grant Holloway and Daniel Roberts reprised their titanic hurdles battle from the NCAA indoor championships, with Florida’s Holloway coming away with a 13.28 world-leading win, .02 ahead of Kentucky’s Roberts. The Gator star also contributed a 44.15 4x400m anchor leg that pulled his team from fifth to second.

— North Carolina A&T’s Trevor Stewart had an outdoor world-leading 45.18 in the 400m, a lifetime best by a tenth of a second. Florida’s Sharrika Barnett matched that feat in the women’s 400m with a 50.96.

—NCAA indoor bronze medalist Anavia Battle of Ohio State zipped to a 22.54 world leader in the 200m, a PR by more than a quarter-second.

— High schooler Tamari Davis ran a world youth leader in the 100m with her 11.27.



— Ageless Jenn Suhr cleared an outdoor world-leading 4.91m/16-1.25 to win the women’s pole vault.

— LSU freshman Sha’Carri Richardson ran the fastest U20 100m in any conditions by an American, riding a 4.3 wind to a 10.91. Her Tiger teammate Tonea Marshall rocketed to the top of the world 100H list with her 12.96.

— In becoming the first athlete from the host school to win the heptathlon, Ashtin Zamzow of Texas scored 6,148 points, moving he to No. 7 on the all-time U.S. collegian list. A 53.01m/173-11 bomb in the javelin was the key to Zamzow’s first 6K score.

— Emerging prep star Matthew Boling soared out to 26-3.5 to win the long jump and take over the No. 7 spot on the all-time high school list. The Houston Strake Jesuit senior also won the 100m with a windy 10.20 and had a 4x100m anchor leg for the ages to help his squad to gold in 40.86.



— Notre Dame freshman Danny Kilrea became the No. 9 all-time U.S. junior in the 10,000m with a 28:55.25.

— Two-time Pan Am Games steeplechaser Donnie Cowart ran an outdoor U.S.-leading 13:40.84 in the 5,000m.



Emily Sisson’s 30:49.57 to win the 10,000m made her the third-fastest American woman ever and gave her the 2019 world lead. Runner-up Molly Huddle, the American record holder, notched the ninth-fastest performance by an American with a 30:58.46.

— In her first competition for Washington, Olivia Gruver set a collegiate outdoor record in the pole vault at 4.73m/15-6.25. She won the NCAA outdoor title for Kentucky last year.

Conner Mantz of BYU ran a world-leading 28:18.18 to win the men’s 10,000m.

— South Dakota’s Rachel King took over the U.S. lead in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase with a 9:54.44, a PR by more than three seconds.

— Toyota USATF Indoor champion Vashti Cunningham opened her outdoor campaign with a U.S.-leading 1.94m/6-4.25 leap.

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