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Weekend Roundup - February. 5, 2018

2/5/2018
 

Weekend Roundup - February 5, 2018

IAAF ratifies USA’s World U20 record in men’s 4x400m relay

The IAAF ratified Team USATF’s world U20 record of 3:00.33 in the men’s 4x400, run at the 2017 Pan American U20 Championships in Trujillo, Peru.

Zachary Shinnick (La Verne, California), Josephus Lyles (Alexandria, Virginia), Brian Herron (Atlanta, Georgia) and Sean Hooper (Keller, Texas) broke the 2004 record set by fellow Americans Brandon Johnson, LaShawn Merritt, Jason Craig and Kerron Clement (3:01.09).


Freshman McLaughlin clocks world-leading indoor 400m

LEXINGTON, Kentucky -- The 2015 world U18 400m hurdle champion Sydney McLaughlin (New Brunswick, New Jersey) clocked a 51.44 at the McCravy Memorial on her home track. The University of Kentucky freshman lowered her personal best by 0.17 while posting the world’s fastest 2018 indoor time.


Houlihan and Hall post top-5 U.S. Indoor 3000m all-time

BOSTON, Massachusetts -- U.S. Olympic 5000m finalist Shelby Houlihan (Sioux City, Iowa) ran the second fastest U.S. indoor 3000m all-time at the Scarlet and White Invitational at Boston University on Saturday. Houlihan’s 8:36.01 destroyed her personal best and now stands as the fastest time in the world this year. Rio Olympian Marielle Hall (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) crossed the line in second with a time of 8:40.20 to become the fifth fastest American ever at the distance.


Nelvis clears hurdles for world-leading time

KARLSRUHE, Germany -- Sharika Nelvis came away victorious in the 60m hurdles in Karlsruhe on the first stop of the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Tour. Nelvis’ 7.80 is a world-leading time and the sixth fastest time for an American ever. Christina Manning finished in second to Nelvis in 7.81, the eighth fastest American indoor time.


LSU’s Brisco claims second-fastest collegiate 60m

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico -- 2017 NCAA Champion in the 100m and LSU senior, Mikiah Brisco ran the second fastest 60m in collegiate history crossing the line in 7.08 on Friday at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic.


Little and Delzer successfully defend titles at USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- On a cool, rainy day in Huntsville, Texas, Sabrina Little (Robinson, Texas) and Ronnie Delzer (The Woodlands, Texas) reclaimed their USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship titles at the Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile.


Normally run on a 20 mile loop five times, the 2018 edition of Rocky Raccoon featured a modified course due to trail damage from Hurricane Harvey. After many hours of trail work and coordinating with the state park officials, race director Chris McWatters created a 25 mile loop to be run 4 times by participants. A total of 35 USATF members (6 women & 29 men) from 14 states completed the 2018 USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship.


Little completed the course in 15:23:36 to win her fourth Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile race, while Delzer took first place for the men in 14:52.37.


Click here for the full recap by Richard Bolt on Trailrunner.com.


Click here for the full recap of the 2018 NYRR Millrose Games and here for the USATF Cross Country Championships recap. To watch highlights of either meet, go to USATF.tv.




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