TOP 5 RECAP: Day 2 at London Diamond League

TOP 5 RECAP: Day 2 at London Diamond League

Top 5 Recap: 2012 Aviva London Grand Prix



1. It was not the best day for American middle distance superstars Matt Centrowitz and Leo Manzano who both finished last in their heats of the 800 and the mile.  Centro ran a time of 1:48.42 in his heat of the men's 800 while Manzano came through in last place in the men's mile with a time of 4:00. 

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING
1
POL
1:44.49
 
4
2
 
2
KEN
1:44.60
 
2
6
 
3
GBR
1:45.21
 
2
6
 
4
SUD
1:46.05
 
4
2
 
5
KEN
1:46.09
 
 
 
 
6
USA
1:46.12
 
 
 
 
7
USA
1:46.14
 
 
 
 
8
GBR
1:46.56
 
 
 
 
9
GBR
1:47.70
 
 
 
 
10
KEN
1:48.06
 
 
 
 
11
USA
1:48.42
 
 
 
 
 
USA
DNF



RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT
1
KEN
3:52.44
SB
2
GBR
3:52.77
 
3
KEN
3:53.15
 
4
NZL
3:53.64
 
5
KEN
3:53.93
 
6
USA
3:54.17
SB
7
NOR
3:54.28
PB
8
AUS
3:55.86
 
9
KEN
3:57.12
 
10
GBR
3:57.90
 
11
USA
4:00.78
 
 
USA
DNF
 
 
KEN
DNF





2. It was a rare occasion today to see World Champion Sally
Pearson get beat in the women's 100m hurdles. After winning 15 of her 16 races last year and being unbeaten in 2012, Pearson was edged out at the line by Kellie Wells who won in a time of 12.57.  Wells is just coming off of a second place finish at the Trials where she ran a time of 12.77.  


RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING
1
USA
12.57
 
0.134
8
2
 
2
AUS
12.59
 
0.135
10
1
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3
USA
12.74
 
0.147
3
5
 
4
USA
12.82
 
0.183
2
6
 
5
USA
12.88
 
0.138
 
 
 
6
USA
12.90
 
0.137
 
 
 
7
CAN
12.94
 
0.162
1
8
 
 
JAM
DNS
 
 
5
3



3. 2008 Olympic Champion Christine Ohuruogu had a great performance at home in the women's 400 meters, winning the race in a season's best of 50.42.  She also beat 2011 World Champion Amantle Montsho who trailed behind her in a 50.56.
 

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING
1
GBR
50.42
SB
0.192
4
3
 
2
BOT
50.56
 
0.208
14
1
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3
JAM
51.19
 
0.174
1
6
 
4
USA
51.43
 
0.160
 
 
 
5
JAM
51.89
 
0.166
 
 
 
6
USA
52.08
 
0.249
 
 
 
7
GBR
52.38
 
0.171



4. The triple jump was dominated today by 2011 World Champ Christian Taylor who jumped 17.41.  Taylor is looking ready to go after his world leading jump of 17.63 at the Trials in Eugene.  One surprise in the event was World Silver medalist Phillips Idowu not competing.  We are unsure whether it was because of injury or not. 

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT
WIND
DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING   1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1
USA
17.41
-0.2
 
11
1
img
 
16.96
(-0.8)
17.12
(-0.6)
16.78
(-0.2)
17.24
(+0.6)
x
(+0.1)
17.41
(-0.2)
2
BAH
16.97
+0.4
 
6
2
   
16.58
(-0.7)
16.80
(+0.2)
x
(-0.2)
16.83
(+0.6)
16.97
(+0.4)
x
(+0.3)
3
NGR
16.93
+0.5
 
1
7
   
x
(-1.0)
x
(-0.1)
x
(0.0)
x
(+0.4)
16.93
(+0.5)
x
(+0.5)
4
HAI
16.85
0.0
 
 
 
   
16.15
(-1.4)
16.74
(-0.3)
16.66
(+0.1)
x
(+1.0)
16.28
(+0.2)
16.85
(0.0)
5
ITA
16.80
+0.9
 
 
 
   
15.22
(+0.2)
x
(+0.6)
16.35
(0.0)
16.36
(+0.8)
16.58
(+0.5)
16.80
(+0.9)
6
FRA
16.49
+0.9
 
2
6
   
x
(-1.8)
16.18
(-0.7)
x
(-0.5)
16.47
(+0.9)
x
(+1.0)
16.49
(+0.9)
7
USA
16.37
+0.2
 
 
 
   
16.17
(-1.5)
x
(-1.2)
16.26
(0.0)
x
(+0.6)
x
(+0.4)
16.37
(+0.2)
8
ITA
15.87
0.0
 
 
 
   
x
(-0.7)
x
(0.0)
15.87
(0.0)
x
(+0.5)
15.57
(+1.4)
-
 
GBR
DNS
 
 
5
3
 



5. Some big personal and season bests in the women's steeplechase were hit by Ancuta Bobocel, Bridget Franek, Katarzyna Kowalska, and Ashley Higginson.  Bobocel won the race in a personal best of 9:27.24 while Franek trailed behind her in fourth place with a personal best of 9:29.53. 

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING
1
ROU
9:27.24
PB
4
3
 
2
LAT
9:28.27
NR
2
6
 
3
GBR
9:29.22
 
1
8
 
4
USA
9:29.53
PB
 
 
 
5
POL
9:34.14
SB
 
 
 
6
USA
9:34.49
PB
 
 
 
7
KEN
9:36.55
 
 
 
 
8
PUR
9:41.15
 
 
 
 
9
USA
9:45.51
 
 
 
 
10
GBR
9:53.47
PB
 
 
 
11
ETH
10:06.98
 
 
 
 
 
JAM
DNF
 
 
 
 
 
RUS
DNS
 
 

Katelyn Tuohy Shatters Mary Cain's National High School Record For 5K

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North Rockland High School, New York sophomore Katelyn Tuohy ran the fastest 5K ever for a high school girl --indoors or outdoors-- today with her winning time of 15:37.12 at the VA Showcase in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Christian Coleman Crushes 60m World Record In His Season Opener

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Today, in his first meet of the year, Christian Coleman set the bar for his season incredibly high and put the world on notice. 

Vincent Crisp Runs Fastest Collegiate Time Ever For 600 Yards

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Texas Tech junior Vincent Crisp posted the fastest indoor collegiate mark of all time over 600 yards on Friday. Competing at the Texas Tech Red Raider Invitational in Lubbock, Texas, Crisp ran 1:08.16 and held off TCU’s Derrick Mokaleng, who ran 1:08.18.

Michael Saruni Runs World Best In Indoor 600m

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On Friday night, Michael Saruni continued his hot start to 2018. The UTEP sophomore ran a world best time of 1:14.79 in the 600m at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational in Albuquerque.  

Austin, Texas, Chasing History With Olympic Trials Bid

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Austin, Texas, has hosted the NCAA track and field championships and currently stages one of the largest track meets of the calendar, the Texas Relays. The city has a robust road racing scene, bolstered by the presence of elite athletes and high-level training groups. But Austin has never hosted a USA track and field championship event — not for any distance on the roads, cross country or track and field. And certainly not the Olympic Trials. 

Justin Gatlin Switches Coaches After Investigation Uncovers Doping Scandal

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Justin Gatlin has officially begun his career after Dennis Mitchell. Reuters reported on Friday that Gatlin is being coached by Brooks Johnson in Orlando, Florida. Gatlin fired Mitchell in December after Mitchell was implicated in a doping sting facilitated by the British newspaper the Daily Telegraph. 

Robert Kigen, Felix Kandie Headline Napoli City Half Marathon

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Nobert Kigen and Felix Kandie of Kenya headline a men’s pro field aiming for a sub-60 minute performance at the fifth Napoli City Half Marathon in Naples, Italy.

Olympians, Top Collegians Clash At Larry Wieczorek Invitational

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The Larry Wieczorek Invitational this Friday and Saturday at the University of Iowa has it all: top professional athletes like Fred Kerley, Olympic champions and world record holders like Aries Merritt, and defending NCAA champions like Mikiah Brisco of LSU. 

Centro Passing On Indoors In 2018

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Olympic 1500m champion Matthew Centrowitz is skipping the indoor season and instead will race outdoors in Australia. 

20 Events You Cannot Miss at The VA Showcase!

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The 2017 VA Showcase saw 11 U.S. No. 1 performances, two national records, and its alumni went on to win a staggering 33 indoor national titles. Needless to say, it was the greatest regular season meet of all time.