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EME NEWS (APR 28, 2018)
McLaughlin 53.60 WJR
FAYETTEVILLE (USA, Apr 27): From 1st day of National Relay Championships a World U20 record is reported. Talented and versatile sprinter Sydney McLaughlin debuted in her specialty in the season so fast than never. Her 53.60 PB is not only World lead but also improvement of her former global junior mark 53.82 from last year US Championships in Sacramento. Also interesting to note the top shape of female sprinter Shania Collins. She clocked 11.10 (+1.1) in the 100 m and 22.57 (+1.6) in the 200 m, both personal bests. Ka´Tya Seymour won the other heat in 11.24 (+1.6) ahead of indoor surprise Javianne Oliver 11.29. In the 200 m second Puertorican hurdler Jasmine Camacho-Quinn 22.69 new personal best (she also won the hurdles in windy 12.53 +2.6). In men 100 m Kenzo Cotton 10.19 (+1.7) and Japanese Hakim Sani-Brown 20.64 (+1.4) in the 200 m. Nathan Strother won the 400 m in 45.01 and Daniel Roberts 110 m hurdles 13.53 (+1.4) with Jamaican Kemar Mowatt 49.80 at 400 m hurdles. 2016 World Indoor champion Marquis Dendy achieved 796 (+3.0) in long jump. Sharika Barnett won the 400 m in 51.50.
Bougard 6327 World lead
FLORENCE (ITA, Apr 28): Norway’s Martin Roe (8228) and American Erica Bougard (6327 World lead) took victories in the Multi-Stars Trofeo Zerneri Acciai, an IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting. Roe’s performance was a national record. After leading overnight, he came in with a PB-equalling 15.15 in the hurdles, 48.26m in the discus, an outdoor best of 4.75m in the pole vault, 66.64m in the javelin and 4:40.97 in the 1500m. Belarus Yury Yaremich was second with 7985 and Estonia’s Taavi Tsernjavski was third with 7873. Bougard extended her overnight lead with a 6.12m long jump before throwing the javelin a PB 42.63m and running 2:11.35 in the 800m. Compatriot Alex Golchenour was second with 6063 and Portugal’s Lecabela Quaresma was third with 5886.
US FRIDAY (Apr 27)
PHILADELPHIA: From Penn Relays Friday to report Austin Drogsma 20.19 in shot put.
DES MOINES: World Champion Sam Kendricks cleared 583 in the pole vault on Friday at Drake Relays. Behind him Chris Nilsen 578 and Scott Houston 570 with 2015 World champion Shawn Barber fourth 550. Jenny Simpson clocked 9:16.78 in the 2 miles with 8:43.39 3000 m split, both World leads. Rachel Schneider as second 9:31.89 (8:56.75) and Brenda Martinez as third 9:32.82 (8:57.30). Vashti Cunningham won elite high jump 194 over Inika McPherson 191 and Commonwealth Gold medalist Levern Spencer 188. In the college 100 m heats Waseem Williams 10.24 (+1.8) and windy 10.14 (+2.6) by Riak Reese.
JACKSONVILLE: At North Florida Invitational Jeanine Williams was timed with 12.89 (+1.8) in the 100 m hurdles.
LUBBOCK: Red Raider Shooutout meet had Nigerian Divine Oduduru winning the 200 m in 20.15 (+1.0) over Terrell Smith 20.42. In the 4x100 m Texas Tech with Oduduru achieved 39.01. Blessing Okagbare confirmed top shape with 22.43 (+1.2) in the 200 m. Tejaswin Shankar equaled national record of India with 229 high jump clearance. Antoine Llyod won hurdles with 13.65 (+0.5).
BERKELEY: British record holder Sophie Hitchon achieved 73.22 in hammer at Brutus Hamilton meet.
LITTLETON:  At Liberty Bell Invitational meet young talent Arria Minor (17) clocked 11.50 (-0.1), 23.42 (0.0) and 53.40 in all three sprints.
COLOMBO (SRI, Apr 27): At Asian Games Trials of Sri Lankan athletes national 200 m record by Vinoj Suranjaya Silva 20.68 (+1.5). Danushka Sadaruwan Priyarathne leaped to 799 (+1.1) in the long jump.
COLOMBO (SRI, Apr 23-26): At Sri Lankan Age-Group Champs Ushan Thiwanka Perera cleared 220 in high jump and S.Aruna Darshana achieved 46.59 in the U20 400 m.
DRÁMA (GRE, Apr 28): Promising outdoor débuts in the Interclub Championships for Konstadínos Douvalídis, who won the 110m hurdles in 13.41 (+0.6), and for Konstadínos Baniótis, who cleared 224 in high jump.
THESSALONÍKI (GRE, Apr 28): Sofía Ifantídou achieved here 57.50 in the javelin (her main focus for 2018) during the Interclub Champs. To note also the return of 2015 European Indoors silver medallist Adónios Mástoras who jumped 210. He last competed in August 2015, but serious injuries halted his progress for almost 3 years.
ATHÍNA (ELLINIKÓ) (GRE, Apr 28): Panayiótis Trivizás won the 100 in 10.43 (+0.3) after clocking a wind-assisted 10.36 (+3.5) in the heats of the Interclub Champs.
BREST (BLR, Apr 28): European junior fourth placer 2017 Dzmitry Karpuk improved Belarussian U20 record in shot put by more than one meter, when he won his event with 21.44m (6kg implement) during second day of Shukevich Memorial.
REGENSBURG (GER, Apr 27): Germany’s Miriam Rattke improved her PB to 9:12.42 in winning the 3000m in Regensburg, leichtathletik.de reports.
WEINSTADT-ENDERSBACH (GER, Apr 28): Hanna Klein won the 800m in Weinstadt-Endersbach in 2:02.35, leichtathletik.de reports.
ELCHE (ESP, Apr 28): At Spanish Clubs Omar Cisneros clocked 49.88 in the 400 m hurdles.
LUCCA (ITA, Apr 28): Simone Falloni achieved here 74.55 in hammer.
SAVONA (ITA, Apr 28): Top shape by 400 m hurdler Ayomide Folorunso who improved in the 150 m to 17.78 (-0.7).
FORMIA (ITA, Apr 28): Fast 300 m hurdles by Jose Bencosme 35.32 PB, in 200 m hurdles Lorenzo Perini 23.17 (-1.6).
LOMZA (POL, Apr 28): Polish track 10 000 m titles to Katarzyna Rutkowska for 3rd time 33:24.08 and Tomasz Grycko for 2nd time 28:56.81 PB.
BRNO (CZE, Apr 28): Czech 10 000 m national wins for Moira Stewartova 35:52.37 and Lukas Olejnicek 31:30.26.
HIROSHIMA (JPN, Apr 28): 52nd Oda Memorial started with 5000 m races. Jonathan Ndiku won in 13.34.46 and Rosemary Wanjiru World leading 15:08.61.
JOHANNESBURG (RSA, Apr 28): Final day of African Southern Region U20 and U18 Championshoips had South African top winning results. Thando Dlodlo U20 200 m in 20.70 (+2.5) and Luke Davids U18 in 20.81 (+1.7). In the 400 m hurdles World U18 Champion Sokwakhana Zazini 49.99 and Zenzey Van der Walt 57.39. In the U18 girls 200 m Nicola Van der Merwe 23.86 (+1.3) and in U20 boys (6 kg) shot put 21.65 national record by Kyle Blignaut. South Africa achieved in U20 boys 39.33 in the 4x100 m what is African U20 record.
ZHUKOVSKIY (RUS, Apr 28): At Russia Cross-Country Championships wins for Aleksey Vikulov at 8 km (23:22) one second ahead of Andrey Leyman 23:23 and another second ahead of Mikhail Strelkov 23:24. Aleksey Popov won the 4 km in 11:19. Aleksandra Gulyayeva topped women 5 km 16:04 six seconds ahead of Yekaterina Sokolenko 16:10 and Alla Kulyatina 16:12. In the short 2 km title for Marina Pospelova in 5:58.
BERGEN (NOR, Apr 28): Britain’s Jonathan Albon (2:30:30) and Margunn Bye Tøsdal (3:03:16) took the wins at the Bergen City Marathon.
GIJON (ESP, Apr 28): Morocco’s Said Aitadi (62:39) and Gemma Martin Borgas (74:51) took wins at the Gijon Half-marathon. Morocco made it a one-two in the men’s race via Mourad Marofit (63:17), while Sergio Sanchez was third with 64:20.
ATTNANG (AUT, Apr 28): The 34th edition of the road mile in Austria had Abdelali Razyn of Morocco winning in 4:08.68 ahead of Briton Philip William Norman 4:08.90. Third Josh Carr also from Great Britain 4:09.82.
BIRSTONAS (LTU, Apr 28): Birstonas 32nd walking event saw Živilė Vaiciukevičiūtė 45:36 and Artur Mastianica 41:27 winning the 10 km races.
PARIS (FRA): European 100m bronze medallist Jimmy Vicaut says he will concentrate on the shorter sprint until he “finds the key” to the 200m, L’Equipe reports.
CANBERRA (AUS): Peter Norman, the Australian sprinter who shared the podium with the two “black power salute” athletes at the 1968 Olympics, has received a posthumous Order of Merit from the Australian Olympic Committee. Norman, who died in 2006, wore a badge supporting human rights while USA’s Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the 200m gold and silver medallists, raised a black-gloved fist in protest against race discrimination. He was later punished for his actions. BBC reports.
REHLINGEN (GER): World javelin champion Johanne Vetter has been confirmed for the International Rehlinger Pfingstsportfest on newly laid runway on 20 May. Former world champion  Raphael Holzdeppe will meet Robert Sobera in the pole vault, leichtathletik.de reports.
MONTREAL (CAN): Italy top the list of countries with the most doping cases in 2016, a new report has revealed, while athletics produced more than any other sport. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) focused on Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) rather than failed tests which did not necessarily result in a sanction. Italian athletes accounted for 147 cases, a huge total in comparison with the 86 registered by second placed France.  Athletics comfortably registered the most cases of any individual sport, with 205. It was followed by bodybuilding with 183, cycling with 165 and weightlifting with 116. The report did not detail which substances the athletes had tested positive for, but the cases resulted from in and out-of-competition tests as well as intelligence-led testing. Informs insidethegames.
TILBURG (NED): A delegation from European Athletics headed by European Athletics vice president Frank Hensel visited Tilburg for a two-day site visit ahead of the SPAR European Cross Country Championships on 9 December. The 25th edition will take place on a traditional cross country course at the Safaripark Beekse Bergen. The park opened a new Safari Resort only last week. After the two-day visit, Hensel said he was pleased with the pace of preparations ahead of the championships. Tickets will also go on sale soon.
MOSCOW (RUS): The RUSADA is conducting an investigation into the participation of race walking coach Viktor Chegin who is banned for life in training activities of Russian walkers, reports the organization's official website. On April 20, Chegin was observed in the athletes’ training camp in Kyrgyzstan during the practice of national team. Now athletes, who were at the training next to Chegin, should submit a explanation to RUSADA within 14 days.
EME NEWS (APR 27, 2018)
BERLIN (GER): Torun will host the 2021 European Indoor Championships, reports European Athletics. The Polish city beat off opposition from Apeldoorn in Netherlands. Torun, site of the annual IAAF Indoor  Tour event, lost out to Glasgow in a bid to stage the 2019 event and more recently to Nanjing in seeking to stage the 2020 World Indoors. Henryk Olszewski, Polish Athletics Federation president, said: “This is a great moment for athletics and sport in general in Poland. It’s been over four decades since Poland last hosted the European Athletics Indoor Championships and we were determined to bring them back in 2021. It was a fantastic team effort by our delegation and I think I can speak on their behalf in saying that Torun will not disappoint.” European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen said: "It’s time for Torun! I would like to congratulate both cities for their excellent presentations and visions for the Indoor Championships. In the end there can only be one winner, of course, and European Athletics is delighted to have the opportunity to work with the city of Torun over the next three years to deliver what I am confident will be world-class championships." Torun received 11 votes from the European Athletics Council to Apeldoorn's 4 votes.
BERLIN (GER): World’s leading athletic footwear and apparel company Nike has been announced by European Athletics as Official Partner of the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships. “Berlin, the European Championships and Nike are great match for each other. A world class sporting event supported by the leading manufacturer of athletic footwear and apparel, in a world-class city – the eyes of Europe and beyond will be on us this August and together we will not fail to deliver,” said European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen.
BERLIN (GER):  German middle distance runner Konstanze Klosterhalfen and world 400m hurdles champion Karsten Warholm from Norway said on Friday they are eager to fight for European glory this August at the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships.  “To be taking part in the European Athletics Championships is already a big thrill,” said Klosterhalfen. “But to do so on home soil in Berlin and then hopefully do one better than my silver from the indoors last year is an amazing opportunity that I am really looking forward to.”  Warholm concurred: “I am really looking forward to running in Berlin. I visited the stadium with my grandfather just a few years ago and it is an incredible place. Back then I was at a level when I could only dream of running on that famous track and now suddenly I have the chance to win gold there in August against the best in Europe. All I can do is run as fast as I can and hope it is good enough to beat my opponents.”
DUSSELDORF (GER): Olympic fifth-placer Volha Mazuronak starts as the favourite for the Dusseldorf Marathon on Sunday, informs organisers. “I am well prepared but I don’t want to make a prediction regarding the time,” she said. The leading contenders in the men’s race are Kenya’s Gilbert Yegon (2:06:18 PB) and Ethiopia’s Dereje Debele (2:07:48 PB), who also holds the course record with that lifetime best.
REHLINGEN (GER): Raphael Holzdeppe and Holly Bradshaw are both confirmed for Rehlingen meet on 20 May, informs Leichtathletik.de. Holzdeppe will face reigning European champion Robert Sobera and teammate Bo Kanda Lita Baehra while Bradshaw faces Katharina Bauer.
LONDON (GBR): IAAF President Sebastian Coe said for Evening Standard the new rule on lowering testosterone levels for middle-distance runners could be extended to other events. "It may well be in the future we look further afield within other disciplines. The reason we’ve identified these distances is that it’s where there’s a biggest advantage. And this is not just coming from our medical teams but wider peer work," he said. "I am confident that we have spent a lot of time and effort on this and the analysis has been very thorough,” he said. “I am comfortable that we have done everything that we need to do to properly make a judgement on this. We’re not keeping this to ourselves. We’ve shared this all with the IOC and we’ve had discussions with the IOC.”
PRETORIA (RSA): South Africa’s ruling party African National Congress (ANC) has accused the IAAF of “blatant racism” over its new regulations on hyperandrogenism which are likely to affect Caster Semenya, informs The Guardian.
DELHI (IND): Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, who successfully challenged a similar ruling in 2015 on female athletes with naturally high testosterone levels, has offered her support to Caster Semenya, informs BBC Sport. "I have offered Semenya my legal team if she needs it. I have emailed her offering my support and help,” she said. Chand was dropped from the Indian team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games before the CAS suspended the hyperandrogenism regulation the following season.
PRAGUE (CZE): After dropping out of the Boston Marathon due to breathing problems, Galen Rupp is confirmed for the Prague Marathon on 6 May, informs organisers.  “I’m excited to be running in Prague and thankful for another opportunity to race. I’ve done a lot of great training in the last few months and I’m looking forward to the race on May 6,” said Rupp, who will face a line-up which also includes Ethiopians Sisay Lemma (2:04:08 PB) and Bazu Worku (2:05:25 PB) and Kenya’s Stephen Chemlany (2:06:24 PB). The women’s line-up is headed by Ethiopians Amane Gobena (2:21:51 PB), Belaynesh Oljira (2:24:21 PB) and Meseret Mengistu (2:23:26 PB) and former runner-up Sara Moreira from Portugal (2:24:49 PB).
HAMBURG (GER): Emmanuel Mutai has blamed stomach problems for his lack of form in recent seasons but he is targeting a top-three finish in the Hamburg Marathon on Sunday, informs organisers. “In recent years my performance was not so good. I had some problems with my stomach, but it is okay now. I want to improve on Sunday. All of us want to win, me too. But if I can’t do it then the goal is to finish in the top three. If weather conditions are good the course record is possible for one of us.“ The first group is scheduled to run split times leading to a 2:05 finish which would put Eliud Kipchoge’s course record of 2:05:30 into view.
HAMBURG (GER): Sweden’s Isabellah Anderson is the fastest entrant in the elite women’s field for the Hamburg Marathon with a 2:23:41 PB but she has modest expectations on Sunday, informs organisers. “It will be my first marathon after giving birth to my second child. My aim is to achieve the qualifying mark of 2:38:00 for the European Championships,“ she said.
NAIROBI (KEN): Eliud Kipchoge has said he has never raced in a marathon in conditions as tough as they were for the London Marathon on Sunday when he won his third title, informs the Daily Nation. "The race was tough and the weather made it worse. I have never competed in such conditions but I am happy to have won in a good time," he said.
NAIROBI (KEN): World half marathon record-holder Joyciline Jepkosgei is aiming to represent Kenya over 10,000m at the African Championships in Assela, Nigeria this August, informs the Citizen Digital. “This is my  first track competition of the year as I prepare for the August Africa Championships in Nigeria. I shall compete in the 10,000m but first I shall focus on the June 20, Kenya Defence Forces championships so that I can book my ticket,” said Jepkosgei, who won the 5000m at the Kenyan Army Championships in 16:28.7.
STANFORD (USA): Mahiedine Mekhissi will make his 5000m debut at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Stanford on 3 May, informs L’Equipe. Also entered there is Henrik and Filip from Ingebrigtsen brother with Isaac Kimeli from Belgium. Women 5000 m has interesting European entries in Meraf Bahta from Sweden, Dutch Maureen Koster and Margherita Magnani from Italy. Matt Centrowitz and Josh Kerr in both 800 and 1500 m, in the latter also Paul Chelimo with Henrik and Jakob from Ingebrigtsens.
PHILADELPHIA (USA): Nesta Carter has been named on Jamaica’s team for the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, informs the Jamaica Gleaner. Other standout names in Jamaica’s team for the USA vs. The World series include Oshane Bailey and Everton Clarke on the men’s side and Anastasia Le-Roy, Kaliese Spencer, Kerron Stewart and Sherone Simpson on the women’s side. 
TEL AVIV (ISR): After smashing the Israeli 10,000m record with 31:39.63 at the Israeli 10,000m Championships in Tel Aviv last night, Lonah Chemtai will now target the European 10,000m Cup in London on 19 May.
PRAGUE (CZE): Melly Chelimo, who this month became the fourth fastest marathoner in history at the RunCzech Prague Half, says the responsibility of motherhood has led to her six-minute improvement. The Kenyan, clocked 65:04 earlier this month, said in a story published by RunCzech: “I was just running and not focused. I feel [now] like I have more responsibility and I’m really focused. I want my baby to be okay and it gives me motivation that I have a baby. When the pace is too hard I think about my baby and people who have been supporting me, so I think that’s one of the reasons I am running faster. I know I have responsibility and someone is looking up for me.”
TORONTO (CAN): The World Anti-Doping Association has published its Anti-Doping Rule Violations Report for 2016. WADA President Sir Craig Reedie said: “The 2016 ADRVs Report makes for particularly interesting reading in combination with WADA’s 2016 Anti-Doping Testing Figures Report that was published last year. We are continuing to see the impact of intelligence-based testing, an area of increasing focus for the Agency as we strengthen our investigations and intelligence-gathering capacity. While in- and out-of-competition testing remains critical to detecting doping, recent events have shown that investigative work is becoming ever more important as we look to protect clean athletes’ rights worldwide.”
MONACO (MON): Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo says she she’d like to try the heptathlon one day. Speaking on an IAAF Diamond League teleconference, the Bahamian, whose husband is decathlete Marcel Uibo, said: “I’d like to try the heptathlon at some point in my career. When I was a young girl, I used to do the pentathlon. I was pretty decent in a lot of them, so I’d like to try them again. My coach is open to the idea and we were doing a little work with it. We might try something before the season ends. I know it’s a really tough event because my husband does the decathlon. I’d like to try something in this off year and have a little bit of fun with it. I don’t want to just sit around and do 200s and 400s my entire life.”
MONACO (MON): World javelin champion Johannes Vetter is looking forward to getting his Diamond League season under way in Doha on 4 May. The German, who lost out to compatriot Thomas Rohler in Qatar last year as the latter set a Diamond League record, told an IAAF teleconference: “I know that the surface in Doha is quite good and last year we had really good conditions with a good back wind, so hopefully we’ll have the same again this year and we’ll see how far it goes. The first meet of the season is always really special. You want to show how good you are and show the others that you are the man to beat.”
PHILADELPHIA (USA): World 100m champion Justin Gatlin heads the home squad for the USA versus The World relays at the Penn Relays on Saturday. The squad list, confirmed yesterday, also has 43.70 400m man Fred Kerley down for the long relay.
NAIROBI (KEN): Twice Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha is looking forward to his return to competition at the Shanghai Diamond League on 12 May. The Kenyan told Xinhua: "I hold China in high esteem. As a junior I started my running career with victory at the world junior championships back in 2006, though I ended up missing the Olympics due to injury. But I returned to China and won the world championships. In the Diamond League, this is special because I am coming back from injury and long layoff. I need to win to send out a statement.”
WELLINGTON (NZL): Kiwi Jake Robertson, who was fifth in the Commonwealth Games 10,000m last month, says a better routine of stretching to prevent injuries has been crucial in his 2018 campaign. Robertson, who has run 60:01 and 2:08:26 for the half and marathon respectively this year, told Athletics New Zealand website he linked up with UK-based Professor Nick Webborn to form a daily pre-hab routine of stretching and activation.
KYIV (UKR): One week before planned departure to the IAAF World Team Race Walk Championships, Ruslan Dmytrenko, former winner of these competition and Ukrainian 20 km record holder, published the explanation of his refusal to compete in Taicang. “On 26 April 2018, we received the WADA notification, which alleged suspicion of anti-doping rules violation. At the moment, we are only aware that the suspicion is based on the abnormal measures in Ruslan Dmytrenko’s blood passport. For both of us, this message has become a real shock… Suspicion is not yet an accusation or a final judgement. Nevertheless, we have made a fundamental decision to withdraw from Taicang next week,” posted Ruslan Dmytrenko and his coach Denys Tobias on their Facebook page.
MONACO (MON): According to the latest IAAF newsletter, Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong has been handed a four-year suspension after testing positive for EPO last February. She remains suspended through until 2 April 2021. Sumgong is one of six Kenyans to be sanctioned for anti-doping rule violations with former 3:311500m runner Suleiman Simotwo and former world U20 1500m bronze medallist Sheila Chepngetich among the other notable names to be suspended. Russian decathlete Aleksandr Pogorelov loses all of his results from 23 August 2008 to 21 February 2010 after failing a retest from the 2008 Olympics which means he will lose his bronze medal from the 2009 World Championships (will now go to Oleksiy Kasyanov from Ukraine). All of Tatyana Chernova’s results from 17 August 2008 to 15 August 2009 have also been annulled. Also banned is women shot put Olympic finalist 2012 (5th) Liu Xiangrong of China after beeing positive at a out-of-competition test last August. Her 2 years ban will end in September 2019.
BRAZZAVILLE (CGO): The International meet of Brazzaville in Congo is back and planned for May 27 in a new stadium, a with new track and new hotel.
FIRENZE (ITA, Apr 27): Martin Roe of Norway leads the decathlon after day one at 31st Multistars Combined Events meet (IAAF CE Challenge) with 4217 points. He is followed by two Belarus athletes, Maksim Andraloits 4187 and Yury Yaremich 4132. USA is dominating  the women heptathlon with having top four positions. Erica Bougard leads with top score 3777 points (13.26-184-11.76-23.62, was best in 3 events). Second Alex Gochenour 3664 and third Annie Kunz 3454.
BREST (BLR, Apr 27): Hanna Malyshyk improved World leading mark in women hammer to 76.26 as she won during first day of the Shukevich Memorial, special annual throwing international competitions. Ukrainian Iryna Klymets was second with 71.10. In men’s field Oleg Dubitskiy achieved 74.71m over Yuriy Shayunov 74.46. Aliona Dubitskaya topped women’s shot put with 18.63m, while second Yuliya Leantsiuk and third Viktoriya Kolb had the same results of 18.03m. Tatsiana Khaladovich (59.20m) was the best in women’s javelin. Yevgeniy Bogutskiy improved Belarussian U20 record in discus throw to 63.94. 
YANETS-PODILSKYY (UKR, Apr 27): World youth silver medallist 2015 Mykhaylo Havrylyuk improved his PB to 77.20m with 6kg implement at All-Ukrainian throwing competitions. Bohdan Potrus was best in U18 category with 78.42m (also PB with 5kg implement).
ALEXANDRIA (USA, Apr 26): World U20 pole vault record holder Armand Duplantis clocked 10.57 (+2.1) in the 100 m at regional High School meet.
PONCHATOULA (USA, Apr 26): Another top high school mark was the 45.99 by Sean Burrell in the 400 m.
STUART (USA, Apr 26): In the Florida regional HS event U15 young sprinting talent Briana Williams from Jamaica won in 11.36 (+1.1) and 23.71 (+0.9).
ABILENE (USA, Apr 26): Ghana´s sprinter Emmanuel Yeboah clocked 10.21 (+1.9) in the 100 m at Oliver Jackson Open.
DES MOINES (USA, Apr 26): Top mark on Thursday at Drake Relays was the 15:23.21 by Karissa Schweizer in women 5000 m.
MUMIAS (KEN, Apr 27): AK meet number five had Samuel Chioboli from Global clocking 13:55.6 to win men’s 5000 m final.
JOHANNESBURG (RSA, Apr 27): South African talent is dominating at the CAA Southern Region U18 and U20 Championships. In the 100 m finals Rethidisitswa Mlenga won the U20 category in 10.26 (-1.5) and Mikaal-Il Mohamed U18 in 10.40 (-0.5). 400 m winners Jayson Weber 46.78 (U18) and hurdler Sokhwakhana Zazini 46.07 (U20). Silisapho Dingiswayo won the U20 110 m hurdles in 13.56 (0.0, U20 height).
FIRENZE (ITA, Apr 27): European U20 last year silver medalist Carolina Visca improved her own Italian U20 girls javelin record to 56.79.
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