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Weekend Roundup - Monday, June 3, 2019


— Last year’s USATF third-placer Brooke Andersen moved to No. 3 on the all-time U.S. women’s hammer list with a 76.75m/251-9 in round four at the Iron Wood Throws Classic in Rathdrum, Idaho. All six of Andersen’s throws landed past the 73.50m/241-2 mark, and her final toss hit 76.33m/250-5.


Athing Mu, who set an American indoor record for 600m to win the Toyota USATF Championships in February, raced to the No. 6 spot on the all-time high school 800m list with a 2:01.38 at the Music City Distance Carnival in Nashville. Mu finished second in her section behind Colorado redshirt Sage Hurta, who dropped her PR to 2:00.99.


— Reigning world 3,000m steeplechase champion Emma Coburn set a season best of 4:05.24 to win the 1,500m in front of PRs by Helen Schlachtenhaufen, Cory McGee and Ce’Aira Brown. The top American man in the metric mile was Rob Napolitano, who had a season-best 3:38.48 to top PR efforts from Jake Edwards and Nick Harris. Chris Hatler won the mile with a PR 3:58.52, and Willy Fink was the 5,000m winner in 13:43.44.


Kara Winger met the World Championships women’s javelin qualifying standard with a 62.08m/203-8 to win at Halle, Germany. Darrell Hill and Joe Kovacs went 2-3 in the men’s shot put, and Sean Donnelly was third in the men’s hammer.


Solomon Simmons, runner-up in the heptathlon at the Toyota USATF Indoors in February, scored a U.S.-leading 8,139 to win the decathlon at the Texas Greatest Athlete meet in Dallas. Scott Filip also notched a PR with his 8,094 in second, and Kendall Gustafson won the women’s heptathlon with 5,913 points.


— Four Americans mounted the top of the podium at the Stockholm Diamond league meet, with wins going to Michael Norman (men’s 400m), Sam Kendricks (men’s pole vault), Ajee’ Wilson (women’s 800m) and Keni Harrison (women’s 100m hurdles). Harrison zipped to a 12.52, just ahead of a season best 12.69 from Sharika Nelvis, and Wilson controlled the two-lapper easily on the way to a 2:00.87. Norman won by more than a half-second in 44.53 over training partner Rai Benjamin, while Kendricks made the best of bad conditions to clear 5.72m/18-9.25.


Paul Chelimo set a PR of 27:43.89 to place fifth in the 10,000m, with Kirubel Erassa three spots back with a PR 27:52.75.

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