Noah Lyles offered another fluent demonstration at Lausanne’s Athletissima IAAF Diamond League fixture tonight (5) that he could be the next big thing in the men’s sprints as he equalled his 2018 world-leading time and personal best of 19.69 to win a 200 metres stacked with talent from his equally young compatriots.
A US triple jump record from Keturah Orji of the University of Georgia and a dominant sprint double from University of Oregon sprinter Ariana Washington highlighted the final day of the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday (11).
Just 20 years old, Shamier Little has already banked world junior, NCAA and US 400m hurdles titles. The US athlete also won a silver medal at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing and here she takes time out of her busy life to answer our personal bests questions.
Zuzana Hejnova came to Beijing to defend her world title from Moscow two year, and after an injury-stricken 2014, in the final she had to deal with the whole new generation of fast and fierce ladies.
Olympic pole vault champion Jenn Suhr kept the crowd happy when she propelled herself over a world-leading 4.82m before having three unsuccessful tries at what would have been a US record of 4.93m in Eugene on Sunday (29).
Shamier Little moved to the top of the 2015 world 400m hurdles list with her 53.74 run to win at the NCAA Championships in Eugene on Saturday (13).
At the 13th Johnson/JJK Invitational in the US town of Westwood, shot putter Joe Kovacs reached a lifetime best of 22.35m on Saturday (11), the longest distance in the world since 2010.
The cry of jubilation Shamier Little let loose on crossing the finish line in the women’s 400m hurdles might have been one of relief.
Triumph and tragedy has seemed to accompany the USA senior 4x100m teams in equal amounts in recent years but their junior counterparts showed their elders how to slickly pass the baton with two superb wins at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014 on Saturday (26).
Shamier Little redeemed herself from her disappointment in Barcelona 2012 by taking the 400m hurdles title in convincing fashion with 55.66.
Young sprinters and hurdlers rewrote the record books, while Mary Cain confirmed her serious intentions at the under-20 level at the USA Junior Championships, held in Eugene on Saturday and Sunday (5-6).