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Weekend Roundup - July 2, 2018


Women’s Long Jump and 100m Hurdles Shine at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial in Hungary

Székesfehérvár, HUNGARY -- American athletes picked up five wins at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial in Hungary while 18 recorded top-three performances.

On her final attempt Sha’Keela Saunders (Chesapeake, Virginia) moved up from third place with a jump of 6.77m/22-2.5 to snag the win over Taliyah Brooks’ (Wichita Falls, Texas) 6.70m/21-11.75. Kendell Williams (Marietta, Georgia) landed a third place finish as she landed a 6.63m/21-9 jump in the third round.

Sharika Nelvis (Memphis, Tennessee), Kendra Harrison (Lexington, Kentucky), and Christina Manning (Waldorf, Maryland) earned the top three spots in the women’s 100m hurdles. Nelvis battled Harrison to the line to edge out her 12.58 with a 12.55. The two led comfortably while Manning finished third with a season best time of 12.65.

Raven Saunders (Charleston, South Carolina) added to the women’s success with a win in the shot put. Her fourth attempt throw of 18.79m/61-7.75 edged out Poland’s Paulina Guba by a single centimeter.

Mike Rodgers (St. Louis, Missouri) and Christian Taylor (Fayetteville, Georgia) each picked up a win on the men’s side. Rodgers won the 100m dash comfortably with a time of 10.12. Taylor led the field from his first attempt in the men’s triple jump. His 17.64m/57-10.5 leap bested the field my more than half a meter.

Women’s 400m runners Phyllis Francis (Queens, New York) and Shakima Wimbley (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) were neck and neck through the finish. The pair finished in 50.95 to tie for second place.

Dalilah Muhammad (Bayside, New York) blew across the finish line in the women’s 400m hurdles with a comfortable win of 54.46. Ashley Spencer (Indianapolis, Indiana) narrowly edged out Georganne Moline (Phoenix, Arizona) for third place with a 55.29 finish.  

Dez Bryant (Clemson, South Carolina) and Kate Grace (Santa Monica, California) picked up two more third place finishes in the women’s 100m and mile. Bryant clocked a quick 11.26 while Grace battled a stacked field and crossed the line in 4:29.33.

Michael Cherry (Chesapeake, Virginia), Bershawn Jackson (Miami, Florida), and Devon Allen (Phoenix, Arizona) round out the third place finishers. Cherry ran a 45.22 for third in the men’s 400m, Jackson finished the 400m hurdles in 49.31, and Allen ran a 13.36 for third place in the 110m hurdles.

For a full list of results click here.  

Norman takes 200m title at IAAF Diamond League - Lausanne

Lausanne, SWITZERLAND -- NCAA Champion in the 400m Michael Norman (Los Angeles, California) rose to the occasion at his debut IAAF Diamond League meet, winning the 200m in 19.84. Norman, who recently competed at USATF Outdoor Championships, narrowly beat fellow NCAA champion Rai Benjamin who ran 19.99. Click here for full story on

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