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Weekend Roundup - May 15, 2017


Lyles, Kendricks & Jackson take home valuable Diamond League wins in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, China -- Two-time IAAF World Junior Championships gold medalist Noah Lyles shaved nearly .20 seconds off of his personal best to cruise to a victory in the men’s 200m at the Shanghai Diamond League, equaling Wayde van Niekerk’s world lead of 19.90.

2016 Olympic bronze medalist Sam Kendricks won his fourth Diamond League meeting of his career, clearing 5.88m/19-3.50 on his second attempt. Kendricks was also the victor in the 2016 Diamond League meeting in Shanghai.

2008 Olympic bronze medalist Bershawn Jackson continued his retirement tour in style, clocking a meet record 48.63 to win the men’s 400m hurdles, eclipsing fellow U.S. Olympian Michael Tinsley’s previous record of 48.77 from 2014.

Randall wins bronze at Pan American Race Walk Cup

LIMA, Peru -- Susan Randall led the way for Team USATF at the 2017 Pan American Race Walk Cup in Lima, Peru this weekend, taking bronze in the women’s 50 km in 5:02:10.

The top USATF finishers in each of the championship events were Emmanuel Corvera in the men’s 20 km (17th - 1:26:58), two-time Olympian Maria Michta-Coffey in the women’s 20 km (15th - 1:35:59), Matthew Forgues in the men’s 50 km (11th - 4:29:14), Juan Moscoso in the junior men’s 10 km (20th - 48:43) and Lauren Harris in the junior women’s 10 km (11th - 51:08).

Full results can be found here.

Conference Championships see world leads, collegiate history

EUGENE, Oregon and COLUMBIA, South Carolina -- Rio Olympic 200m finalist Deajah Stevens notched an impressive double sprint victory to highlight the two-day Pac-12 Championships in Eugene, Oregon, on Sunday.

The 21-year-old dominated the 200m in 22.09 to equal the world lead, a lifetime best that bested her previous 22.25 PB set at the U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field last year. Less than an hour earlier, Stevens clocked 11.05 (+1.4) to lead a 100m podium sweep for Oregon, with fellow Olympian Ariana Washington and UO teammate Hannah Cunliffe second and third in 11.10 and 11.11 respectively.

At the SEC Outdoor Championships hosted by the University of South Carolina, Texas A&M’s Fred Kerley smashed his personal best and notched the second-fastest time in collegiate history in 44.09. He is now 11th on the U.S. all-time list and 17th all-time on the world list.

Olympian Christian Coleman became the first collegian to run wind-legal times of sub-10 (100m) and sub-20 (200m) at a single meet, winning both the 100m and 200m at SEC Outdoors. Coleman won the 100m in 9.97 and the 200m in 19.98.

Queen Harrison appears on TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” ahead of wedding to Will Claye

NEW YORK CITY -- 2008 Olympic hurdler Queen Harrison visited the famous Kleinfeld Bridal boutique in New York City to find the wedding dress of her dreams for next year’s nuptials to Rio Olympic silver medalist Will Claye, on Sunday’s episode of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress.” Harrison was joined by her mother and several sisters to offer advice during the search.

Claye proposed by jumping into the stands immediately following his performance at the Rio Olympic Games last summer.

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