Glasgow Day 2, Sprints & Field Events: Michelle-Lee Ahye Keeps Winning And Dafne Schippers Is The Netherlands’ Version Of Ashton Eaton

Ahye remained perfect in the 100 while Schippers, who took bronze in the heptathlon at Worlds last year, won the 200 over Allyson Felix and set two national records in the span of two hours. There were also wins for Christian Taylor (triple jump), Jeff Henderson (long jump) and Blanka Vlasic (high jump).

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By LetsRun.com
July 12, 2014

There was plenty of non-distance action on Saturday as the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix wrapped up its second and final day of competition. Michelle-Lee Ahye remained undefeated in the women’s 100 while Dafne Schippers — the Netherlands’ version of Ashton Eaton — followed up a national record in the 100 with a win in the 200 over Allyson Felix. Americans Christian Taylor and Jeff Henderson won the triple and long jumps, respectively, while Blanka Vlasic won again in the women’s high jump. We’ve recap all that and much more below.

For the recap of the other events, go to our Glasgow DL Special Section.

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Isaac Makwala wins

Isaac Makwala wins

Men’s 400 -Isaac Makwala Stay Hot

The recent red-hot running of Botswana’s Isaac Makwala continued as he won the men’s 400 as expected in 44.71. The 27-year-old Makwala had a 45.25 pb coming into the year but in his last three races had run 45.22 (4th in Rome) and a national record of 44.83 (2nd in Ostrava). In a small meet in in Switzerland last week, he took it to another level, running 44.01 and 19.96 for 200 on the same day.

There were two other stories of note. Mawkala’s compatriot, 2012 Olympic 800 silver medallist Nijel Amos, dropped down to 400 and struggled in an inside lane as he was last in 46.34, well off hs pb of 45.56.

The Brits, meanwhile, were thrilled by the big breakthrough that 19-year old Matthew Hudson-Smith put up to get third in 44.97, the second fastest time on the year by a European. Hudson-Smith had a pb of just 45.80 coming in and had been gutted when he false started at the European Championship trials.

An ecstatic Matthew Hudson-Smith

An ecstatic Matthew Hudson-Smith

“I have no idea (what I was just did). I’m in shock. Literally that’s crazy,” said Hudson-Smith to the BBC after the meet. “The whole aim was to go Zurich.”

Hudson-Smith now seems likely to get the third individual spot for Europeans, which means that former NCAA champ Michael Bingham (2009 Wake Forest) will be the odd man out.

ANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME
1 MAKWALA Isaac BOT 44.71 0.173
2 BROWN Christopher BAH 44.94 0.180
3 HUDSON-SMITH Matthew GBR 44.97 PB 0.158
4 SANTOS Luguelín DOM 45.14 0.176
5 ROONEY Martyn GBR 45.17 0.168
6 WILLIAMS Conrad GBR 45.46 SB 0.226
7 BORLÉE Kevin BEL 45.73 0.147
8 AMOS Nijel BOT 46.34 0.204
Michelle-Lee Ahye  blows a kiss after winning

Michelle-Lee Ahye blows a kiss after winning

Women’s 100 – Michelle-Lee Ahye Stays Undefeated, SAFP Looks Much Better

The perfect season of Trinidad & Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye continued as she got the win over a star-studded field in 11.01. That’s nine 100m finals for Ahye this year and nine wins.

Double Olympic champ Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, returning from a minor injury that caused her to miss the adidas Grand Prix and essentially the month of June, got out well here and race much better than she did in Paris a week ago where she ran a 22.63. SAFP challenged Ahye early here but Ahye was able to seize the lead when it mattered most.

After the race, Fraser-Pryce told the BBC, “I’m really excited. It’s been a rough two months coming in but I executed today.”

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME
1 AHYE Michelle-Lee TTO 11.01 0.133
2 FRASER-PRYCE Shelly-Ann JAM 11.10 SB 0.151
3 AHOURE Murielle CIV 11.17 0.161
4 STEWART Kerron JAM 11.22 0.161
5 FACEY Simone JAM 11.30 0.163
6 JETER Carmelita USA 11.33 SB 0.139
7 SAILER Verena GER 11.33 0.151
8 NELSON Ashleigh GBR 11.36 0.173
9 PHILIP Asha GBR 11.51 0.143

There was also a very competitive B section featuring the last two U.S. champs, Tianna Bartoletta and English Gardner. The Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers got a big win there, breaking a 28-year-old national record to run 11.03, which almost would have won the A section.

It’s incredible to us that the last two US champs weren’t in the top section and the times they ran today proved that the meet organizers made a mistake.

Wind:+0.9
RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME
1
NED
11.03
NR
0.155
2
USA
11.07
0.184
3
USA
11.16
0.149
4
JAM
11.34
0.162
5
AUS
11.38
0.157
6
GBR
11.40
0.160
7
GBR
11.50
SB
0.131
8
GBR
11.51
0.166
9
IRL
11.54
0.122

Women’s 100 hurdles – Queen Harrison Wins

Americans Queen Harrison and Lolo Jones went 2-3 behind Dawn Harper-Nelson at USAs and in Paris last week. With no Harper-Nelson in the field, those two were much better than everyone else, with Olympic champ Sally Pearson of Australia edging out Tiffany Porter for third.

Wind:+0.2
RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING
1
USA
12.58
0.183
11
1
img
2
USA
12.68
0.145
4
3
3
AUS
12.87
0.150
1
5
4
GBR
12.88
0.166
5
USA
12.91
0.150
6
USA
13.02
0.169
7
GER
13.04
0.190
8
DOM
13.13
0.155
9
USA
13.18
0.166

Women’s 200: Unheralded Dafne Schippers Surprises

The Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers was the surprise winner here, setting her second national record in a two-hour span to edge out Olympic champ Allyson Felix by .01 seconds, 22.34 to 22.35. Felix had the lead coming off the turn, but Schippers was relentless over the final 100 and was able to move by Felix in the final 20 meters to claim her first career DL victory.

Just two hours earlier, Schippers, 22, had broken the national record in the B section of the 100 by running 11.03 (a time that would have placed her second in the A section, though Schippers had a wind of +0.9 compared to +0.3 in the A section).

The 200 was the more impressive performance considering it was a DL event, but Schippers had already run 22.35 this year and has held the Dutch record since 2011. The 100, meanwhile, was a .06-second PR for Schippers and broke Nelli Cooman’s 28-year-old record of 11.03.

Schippers is the Netherlands’ version of Ashton Eaton. She did the heptathlon and 4×100 at both the Olympics in 2012 and Worlds last year (she won bronze in Moscow) but clearly she’s one of the world’s best sprinters right now.

Felix looked good again to take second but she’ll be disappointed to lose by .01 after losing to Blessing Okagbare by .02 last week in Paris.

Wind:+0.2
RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING
1
NED
22.34
NR
0.175
4
3
2
USA
22.35
0.193
9
2
3
NGR
22.41
0.168
11
1
img
4
GBR
22.60
PB
0.153
2
6
5
USA
22.67
0.156
6
USA
22.86
0.177
1
7
7
BAH
22.87
0.163
3
5
8
JAM
23.43
0.211

Men’s 4×100: Great Britain Wins Easily

The Great Breatain ‘A’ team had no problem in this one as they had a huge lead heading into the last leg and won going away.

RANK RELAY NATION RESULT REACTION TIME
1
GREAT BRITAIN & NI A
GBR
38.39
0.156
2
NETHERLANDS
NED
38.91
0.174
3
ALL STARS
MIX
39.28
0.182
4
AUSTRALIA
AUS
39.35
0.146
5
SCOTLAND
GBR
40.30
0.189
GREAT BRITAIN & NI B
GBR
DNF
0.148
POLAND
POL
DQ
R 170.7
0.162
WALES
GBR
DQ
R 170.7
0.175

Field events

Women’s Pole Vault – Surh Struggles as Murer Wins

Fabiana Murer, Katerina Stefanidi (PB) and Yarisley Silva all cleared 4.65 with Murer winning (she made 4.65 on her first attempt).

Olympic champ Jenn Suhr, who broke the world record indoors last year (5.02) continued to struggle outdoors.

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING 4.20 4.40 4.55 4.65 4.71 4.76
1
BRA
4.65
8
1
img
xxo
o
o
xxx
2
GRE
4.65
PB
2
4
o
o
o
xo
xxx
3
CUB
4.65
8
2
o
xo
xxo
xxx
4
USA
4.55
2
4
o
xxx
5
USA
4.40
o
o
xxx
5
GRE
4.40
4
3
o
xxx
7
GER
4.40
o
xo
xxx
8
AUS
4.40
o
xxo
xxx
8
GBR
4.40
PB
o
xxo
xxx
8
USA
4.40
xxo
xxx

Men’s Long Jump: Henderson Remains Undefeated

U.S. champ Jeff Henderson won again and is now 9-for-9 outdoors in the long jump. Henderson only had two fair jumps, but his second was good enough for the win. Though this was not a Diamond League event, Henderson has won on the circuit already in New York and Lausanne.

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT
WIND
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1
USA
8.21
+0.8
x
(+0.8)
x
(+1.4)
7.95
(-0.3)

8.21
(+0.8)

2
USA
7.98
+1.3
x
(-0.4)
7.65
(0.0)
7.59
(-0.4)
7.98
(+1.3)
7.98
(-0.5)
x
(-0.2)
3
CHN
7.91
+0.1
7.84
(+1.7)
7.86
(-0.8)
x
(-1.8)
7.91
(+0.1)
7.78
(+0.8)
7.68
(-0.1)
4
NED
7.86
+2.1
7.56
(-1.2)
7.80
(-1.1)
7.86
(+2.1)
7.84
(+1.0)
7.86
(+0.2)
7.74
(-0.6)
5
JAM
7.75
-0.8
7.57
(-0.4)
7.45
(0.0)
x
(-0.1)
x
(+1.7)
7.57
(-0.2)
7.75
(-0.8)
6
GBR
7.71
-0.5
x
(+0.5)
x
(+0.7)
7.71
(-0.5)
x
(+1.2)
x
(+0.3)
x
(-0.9)
7
USA
7.60
+0.5
7.32
(+1.5)
7.57
(+1.3)
7.52
(0.0)
7.60
(+0.5)
7.48
(+0.2)
7.41
(-0.5)
GBR
DNS

 


Men’s Javelin: Rohler Wins For The First Time

German Thomas Rohler got his first career DL victory with a 2+ meter PR of 86.99. Rohler was in third entering the final round but uncorked a bomb at the right time to propel himself past the gold and silver medalists from Moscow, Vitezslav Vesely and Tero Pitkamaki.

 

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT
WIND
DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1
GER
86.99
PB
5
4
80.87
x
83.51
82.59
x
86.99
2
CZE
85.23
8
2
85.23
82.10
x
x
78.04
80.45
3
FIN
84.95
7
3
79.03
79.63
x
79.41
82.69
84.95
4
GER
83.97
83.66
83.97
x
80.37
x
79.91
5
FIN
82.66
76.40
77.29
x
82.66
x
80.24
6
TTO
79.62
x
77.52
76.17
79.62
x
x
7
LAT
76.24
75.96
x
76.24
x
x
73.68
NOR
NM
2
5
x
x
x
x

Women’s High Jump: Everyone Struggles but Vlasic Gets Her 2nd Straight DL Win

The field didn’t bring their “A” game today as Vlasic was  the only one to clear 1.96. That’s now two straight Diamond League wins for Vlasic as her comeback continues. This was the first meet for Olympic champ Anna Chicherova in a month and she didn’t have it.

 

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING 1.75
2.01
1.80 1.85 1.89 1.93 1.96
1
CRO
1.96
10
1
img

xxx
o
o
o
xxo
2
USA
1.93
4
4
o
o
o
xxx
3
CRO
1.93
7
2
o
o
o
xxo
xxx
4
GBR
1.89
o
o
o
xxo
xxx
5
POL
1.89
2
6
xo
xxo
xxx
6
GBR
1.80
o
xxo
xxx
7
RUS
1.75
4
4
o
r

Men’s Triple Jump: Taylor Comes Through in the Clutch

A thrilling men’s triple jump came down to the final round as Olympic champ Christian Taylor of the U.S. summoned a leap of 17.36 meters on his final attempt to take the lead. U.S. champ Will Claye, who had led entering the final round at 17.28, could only jump 17.15 on his final attempt and settled for second as Taylor won.

Taylor had quite a series as he jumped just 16.33 on his first attempt but ended up at 17.36. Remarkably, each of his last five jumps was better than the one before it.

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT
WIND
DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1
USA
17.36
+1.5
12
2
16.33
(+0.4)
16.54
(+0.5)
16.86
(-0.5)
17.00
(+0.3)
17.08
(+0.9)
17.36
(+1.5)
2
USA
17.27
+1.1
14
1
img
16.58
(+0.6)
16.83
(+0.3)
16.75
(0.0)
17.27
(+1.1)
17.09
(+0.3)
17.15
(+0.8)
3
USA
16.54
+0.4
1
6
15.86
(+1.3)
16.54
(+0.4)
16.32
(-1.4)
16.47
(+2.0)
16.32
(+1.1)
x
(+2.2)
4
NGR
16.51
+0.1
16.09
(-0.2)
16.24
(+0.8)
x
(-1.1)
x
(+0.7)
16.51
(+0.1)
16.40
(+1.2)
5
CUB
16.49
+1.4
1
6
x
(-1.1)
16.13
(-0.5)
16.49
(+1.4)
16.46
(+0.9)
x
(+2.0)
16.06
(-0.4)
6
USA
16.06
+1.2
16.06
(+1.2)
x
(-1.0)
16.01
(-0.7)

r

7
GBR
16.03
-0.3
x
(+1.1)
15.62
(+1.1)
15.79
(-1.0)
15.07
(-0.1)
16.03
(-0.3)
x
(+2.8)
8
BRA
15.89
+0.9
15.60
(-0.5)
15.89
(+0.9)
x
(-0.4)
x
(+0.2)
r
 

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