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Weekend Roundup - April 3, 2017


University of Oregon women break two collegiate records at Florida Relays

GAINESVILLE, Florida -- Four Oregon Ducks, including two 2016 Olympians, shattered both the 4x100m and 4x200m relay collegiate records on Saturday at the Florida Relays. Makenzie Dunmore (Powder Springs, Georgia), Hannah Cunliffe (Federal Way, Washington), and Rio Olympians Deajah Stevens (Westchester, New York) and Ariana Washington (Signal Hill, California) broke the seven-year-old 4x200m record in 1:28.78, finishing in second behind professional athletes. They later went on to crush another collegiate record in the women’s 4x100m with a time of 42.34, running .02 faster than the 2009 record set by Texas A&M.

Click here for full results from Florida Relays.

Young athletes shine at 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays

AUSTIN, Texas -- A bevy of up-and-coming track stars raised the bar during the Texas Relays, March 30 - April 1. Texas signee Samuel Worley (New Braunfels, Texas) beat current UT sophomore Alex Rogers (New Braunfels, Texas) and former Longhorn and Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano (Austin, Texas) in the Jerry Thompson Mile. The high school senior finished in 4:00.61.

Kaylor Harris (Mesquite, Texas) won the women’s 100m, 100m hurdles and anchored the victorious Mesquite Horn High School 4x100m relay team on Saturday. The winning 45.27 4x100m was the fastest in the country this year.

On the professional athlete side, Olympian Jenn Suhr (Fredonia, New York) pole vaulted a stadium record height of 4.73m/15-6.5 and Olympian Chrishuna Williams (Dallas, Texas) set a new meet record in the 800m with a time of 2:02.25.

Also of note, high schooler Armand Duplantis, an American-Swedish dual citizen who competes for Sweden, set a world junior record in the pole vault with a height of 5.90m/19-4.25, while Grenadian Aggie Lindon Victor broke the U.S. collegiate decathlon record with a score of 8472.

Click here for full results from Texas Relays.

Shadrack Kipchirchir becomes first American to win Cooper River Bridge Run since 1991

CHARLESTON, South Carolina -- Shadrack Kipchirchir (Colorado Springs, Colorado) capitalized on a strong race strategy and a final sprint toward the end to win the Cooper River Bridge Run 10K, becoming the first U.S. citizen to do so in 16 years.

Kipchirchir stayed with the lead pack throughout most of the course and didn’t break away until the finish was in sight to finish in 28:12.

Rio Olympians triumph at 2017 Pan American Race Walking Cup Trials

PHILADELPHIA -- Maria Michta-Coffey (Farmingville, New York) will once again represent USA at the Pan American Race Walking Cup Championships in May after finishing first in the women’s 20 km trial. The 2015 member of the bronze-winning women’s senior team finished in 1:32:46. Fellow Olympian John Nunn (Bonsall, California) will also make a return appearance at the biannual event, thanks to his second-place finish in the men’s 20 km behind Puerto Rico’s Carlos Cintron Melendez in 1:27:17.

Fifteen-year-old Taylor Ewert (Beavercreek, Ohio) finished first in the women’s U20 10 km in 49:54, while eighteen-year-old Cameron Haught (Enon, Ohio) clinched the men’s race in 48:36.

The 2017 Pan American Race Walking Cup Championships will take place May 13-14 in Lima, Peru.

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