Five Best From The Weekend: Miller-Uibo Shows Range, Bromell Beats Lyles

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Until the Diamond League formally returns on Aug. 14 in Monaco, finding track results is an exercise in internet sleuthing and social media stalking. Grassroots meets that are humble in appearance have been heavy on star power as the pandemic has forced athletes to compete at venues that don’t typically house a cast of world and Olympic champions. So bootleg race videos and wind-assisted marks have become the norm in a season that certainly has no precedent.

Anyway, here are the top five performances from the weekend: 

1. Shaunae Miller-Uibo's 10.98/21.98 Double

Less than a week after Michael Norman became the second man ever to join the sub-10/20/44 club, the Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller-Uibo punched her membership card to an exclusive list of her own by clocking 10.98 in Clermont, Florida, over 100m, becoming just the fourth woman to break 11 seconds for 100m, 22 for 200m and 49 for 400m, per Jon Mulkeen.

The 2016 400m Olympic champ hadn’t run the distance since 2017, but a meager 11.17 personal best suggested that her 200m/400m range didn’t extend to the straightaway event. She changed that perception on Friday with a world-leading performance, and then followed it up nicely on Saturday with a 21.98 world leader in the more familiar 200m.

2. Trayvon Bromell's 9.90 100m

25-year-old Trayvon Bromell took another massive step forward in his comeback from injuries the last few years by running a wind-legal 9.90 in Clermont on Friday, his first sub-10 100m since the 2016 Olympic Trials. Even more impressive, however, was Bromell’s defeat of 200m world champion Noah Lyles, who ran 10.04 two lanes right of Bromell. (Bromell skipped the final, which was won by Lyles in 9.93w).

Bromell, the former 60m world indoor champion, made waves three weeks ago when he ran 10.04 a year removed from a 2019 season’s best of 10.54. This weekend showed that the Olympian is close to being back to his peak level that saw him run 9.84 as a 20-year-old.

It does look like he has some more work to do in the 200m, however, as Bromell could only manage a 21.01 clocking on Saturday in that distance. Lyles won that event in a world-leading 19.94.

3. Elaine Thomspon's 10.73w 100m

2016 Olympic 100m champion Elaine Thompson of Jamaica had a disappointing end to her 2019 as she missed the podium in Doha, but the 28-year-old is far from the twilight of her career as she clocked a 10.73 wind-assisted (+3.0) over the weekend in Kingston. Of course, she’s run faster in legal conditions (10.70), but to run 10.7 in a race in which no one else broke 11 seconds is a tough thing to do.


4. Cory McGee's 4:21 Mile

With a big move to pass training partner Emma Coburn at 300 meters to go, Cory McGee won Saturday’s Team Boss mile in Indiana in a huge 4:21.81 PB. The 28-year-old chopped off nearly six seconds from her outdoor best and answered back to Coburn after the steeple world champ beat her at the first edition of the Team Boss mile last month in Colorado.

Both Dani Jones (4:23.33) and Coburn (4:23.65) also notched personal bests, while McGee’s time puts her eighth on the U.S. outdoor all time list. 

5. Sha’Carri Richardson's 10.79w 100m

Even with some extra help from a +2.7 wind, Sha’Carri Richardson’s 10.79 100m on Thursday in Fort Worth was mighty impressive. Sure, it’s not quite as eye-popping since the 20-year-old ran a legal 10.75 as a college freshman, but Richardson struggled after her breakthrough performance last summer (she finished last in the U.S. final) so a strong run like this is a reminder of her huge potential internationally for years to come.

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Mondo Duplantis Clears 6.15m To Break Outdoor Pole Vault WR

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Mondo Duplantis has now set the indoor and outdoor pole vault world records in 2020 after the 20-year-old cleared 6.15m in his second attempt on Thursday in Rome.

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NCAA XC Champs Scheduled For March 15, But Hurdles Remain

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The NCAA Division I Council has approved a proposal to hold the cross country national championships on March 15, 2021, although conflicts with indoor and outdoor track and field could still stymie the plan, the NCAA announced on Wednesday.

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Ryan Crouser Is Having One Of The Best Seasons In Track & Field History

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If there was such a thing as a shot put video game, you could say that Ryan Crouser is putting up video game numbers in 2020. 

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Under Attack, Men's T&F Teams Are Told Not To Fight Back

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As men’s NCAA track and field programs have been cut en masse in 2020, alumni have consistently emerged as the most powerful voices of resistance against the institutions they once represented. 

University Of Minnesota Is Cutting Men's Track And Field

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Citing a projected revenue loss of $75 million, the University of Minnesota announced on Thursday that they will be cutting men’s indoor and outdoor track and field upon the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year. A formal decision is pending approval by the Board of Regents, but the move is expected to be implemented.

NCAA Oversight Committee Recommends March XC Champs

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On Wednesday, the Division I Competition Oversight Committee recommended that the NCAA Cross Country Championships take place on March 15, 2021, with field sizes of 255 per gender, according to a report from the committee.

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Johannes Vetter Launches 97.76m Javelin, Second Best In History

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2017 world champion Johannes Vetter of Germany launched the second best javelin throw in history on Sunday in Chorzów, Poland, with his massive 97.76m heave, the top mark in over 24 years.

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Peres Jepchirchir Sets Women-Only Half-Marathon WR

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Just hours after Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands broke the world one-hour record on the track in Brussels, Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya broke the women-only world record for the half-marathon in Letná Park in Prague in the elite-only Prague 21.1 KM.  The petite athlete from Kapsabet clocked 1:05:34, smashing the ratified World Athletics record of 1:06:11 set by Netsanet Gudeta at the World Athletics Half-Marathon Championships in Valencia in March, 2018.

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