2019 Lausanne DL Recap: Gebrhiwet Miscounts His Laps, Cheruiyot Runs 3:28 and SAFP Runs 10.74

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By LetsRun.com
July 5, 2019

The atmosphere, weather (lows 80s, still) and results were fantastic this evening as the 2019 IAAF Diamond League track and field season returned to Europe for the Athletissima meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. Noah Lyles’ 19.50 200-meter gets its own recap — LRC Noah Lyles Rips 19.50 World Leader in 200 Meters in Lausanne to Become the 4th-Fastest Man in History — but we recap everything else for you below, starting with the distances races, which were led by a fantastic men’s 1500.

Men’s 1500: Timothy Cheruiyot dominates again with 3:28 WL as Jakob Ingebrigtsen runs 3:30

Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot once again showed why he’s easily the best miler on the planet as for the 10th time in his last 11 races at a Diamond League venue, he picked up a win. Five days and 5,825 miles removed from simply going for the win in the Bowerman Mile, where he won in a modest (by his lofty standards) 3:50.49, tonight Cheruiyot wanted to run fast and he was rewarded with a 3:28.77 meeting record, the second fastest time of his career.

At the bell and finish, no one was within a second of Cheruiyot but that doesn’t mean others didn’t run fast. Teen Jakob Ingebrigtsen had the best last lap of anyone in the field, 54.9, to run lower his pb from 3:31.18 to 3:30.16 to nab second ahead of Ayanleh Souleiman (3:30.79) and big brother Filip Ingebrigtsen (3:30.82). Uganda’s Ronald Musagala ran a big 2+ second pb to set a national record of 3:31.33 in 5th (previous pb of 3:33.65) as indoor 1500 WR holder Samuel Tefera ran an outdoor PR in sixth 3:31.39 (indoor pb of 3:31.04). Messageboard poster Aussiestatman reports hat this was just the sixth race in history where six men ran under 3:31.4.

The Race

When the winning time is 3:28, a description of the race isn’t almost needed as clearly Cheruiyot went with the rabbits. 

After coming through in 54.4 at 400, Cheruiyot didn’t slow too much on the second lap as he hit 800 in 1:49.8. Only Souleiman (1:50.3), Tefera (1:50.6), and Musagala (1:50.9) were anywhere close to him. Cheruiyot kept pushing and was right behind rabbit Boaz Kiprugut, who made it to 1k in 2:17.6 (2:17.7 for Cheruiyot). The rest was Cheruiyot versus the clock. He ran his last 400 in 56.7 and last 200 in 28.2.

1500 Metres – Men – Diamond Discipline
1 Cheruiyot , Timothy KEN 3:28.77
2 Ingebrigtsen , Jakob NOR 3:30.16
3 Souleiman , Ayanleh DJI 3:30.79
4 Ingebrigtsen , Filip NOR 3:30.82
5 Musagala , Ronald UGA 3:31.33
6 Tefera , Samuel ETH 3:31.39
7 Kibet , Vincent KEN 3:33.79
8 Mechaal , Adel ESP 3:33.91
9 Wightman , Jake GBR 3:34.40
10 López , Kevin ESP 3:34.83
11 Birgen , Bethwell KEN 3:35.04
12 Wote , Aman ETH 3:36.68
13 Soget , Justus KEN 3:38.79
Kiprugut , Boaz KEN DNF
Kwemoi , Ronald KEN DNF
Sein , Timothy KEN DNF

Quick Take: It’s almost impossible to beat Cheruiyot in a fast race

Cheruiyot was out super fast today as he was ahead of world record pace at 400 (54.4) and 800 (1:49.8) meters. We’ve seen other runners collapse over the second half after going out that aggressively, and while Cheruiyot slowed, he was still able to close in 56.7 for the last lap and was never seriously threatened in the race.

The problem for everyone else in a race like today is that it’s not possible to play defense on Cheruiyot. If he wants to go out that fast, there’s nothing you can do to stop him. Only eight men in history have ever run 3:28.77 or faster.

But the problem for Cheruiyot is at Worlds there are no rabbits. That makes him more vulnerable than on the DL circuit where he rarely loses (though he did manage to break everyone except training partner Elijah Manangoi — who skipped this race — in the 2017 World Championship final).

If we compare Cheruiyot and Jakob Ingebrigtsen’s splits today, the two were miles apart at 1100 but Ingebrigtsen had the best last lap by a lot and often the person with the best last lap wins Worlds.

Splits
Cheruiyot: 40.1, 55.9, 56.1, 56.7
Ingebrigtsen: 41.9, 57.0, 56.4, 54.9

Quick Take: Jakob Ingebrigtsen’s racing instincts are superb, but did he cost himself sub-3:30 today?

In his young career, Ingebrigtsen has shown himself to be a natural racer, and his instincts were once again on point today as he smartly chose to hang back early before working his way up the pack and closing well to run a 3:30.16 personal best. While it’s no longer a surprise to see Ingebrigtsen at the front of races, the fact that he’s running 3:30 and finishing second in Diamond Leagues at the age of 18 is simply astounding.

For context, only two Americans — Bernard Lagat and Sydney Maree — have ever run faster than Ingebrigtsen did today. If Ingebrigtsen were American, he’d be getting ready for his freshman year of college right now (or maybe his sophomore year; he was born in September 2000).

The only complaint we have is that Ingebrigtsen seemed to shut it down just before the line, looking behind him multiple times. If he had really run hard and leaned at the line, he may have been able to join the sub-3:30 club today.

Quick Take: Will Monaco be as fast this year?

In six of the past seven years, the 1500 world lead has been set in Monaco. But with the world’s best miler, Cheruiyot, running 3:28.77 today and skipping Monaco next week, that may not be the case in 2019. Monaco still features a talented field, with the Ingebrigtsens, Matthew Centrowitz, Samuel Tefera, and Josh Kerr all among the entries, but will they be able to run as fast without Cheruiyot to tow them along?

Today’s race may have served as the Monaco of 2019 as three of the top six set PRs and six men ran 3:31.39 or faster.

Men’s 5000: Kejelcha wins as Gebrhiwet kicks a lap early

For the second year in a row, the men’s 5,000 meters in Lausanne produced a truly bizarre conclusion. Exactly one year ago, Selemon Barega clipped Yomif Kejelcha from behind with on the final turn, causing Kejelcha to fall and, in the process, attempt to yank Barega’s shorts down, ruining both men’s chances at victory.

The pace was hot early (4:08.7 for the first racers at 1600, 12:57 pace), with American Paul Chelimo right up on the pacers. But many of the men in this field — including Chelimo — were doubling back from the 2-mile at the Pre Classic just five days ago, a race held 5,800 miles and nine time zones from Lausanne. Kejelcha and Barega were both content to sit at the back of the pack, in 17th and 18th, respectively (not counting pacemakers).

So perhaps it came as no surprise that the pack began to bunch up just before 3k (7:52.3 for first racer Hagos Gebrhiwet of Ethiopia), with 16 men still in contention. Chelimo moved to the lead shortly thereafter, but showed no intention of pushing the pace; just after 2 miles, Switzerland’s Julien Wanders moved onto his shoulder and began wind his arm up like a windmill, both to pump up the home crowd and encourage the field to get the pace going.

While the crowd responded, the field did not, as they hit a mile to go on the heels of a glacial 67.74 lap. The lead would trade hands a few more times over the penultimate kilometer, which was run in 2:42 and did little to break up the pack.

It wasn’t until 700 meters to go that things really got going. And then they really got going. Entering the backstretch of the penultimate lap, Gebrhiwet made a massive acceleration to the front of the pack; within the span of 100 meters, he had put eight meters on Kejelcha, who had separated from the pack as the only man who had even attempted to counter the move.

Gebrhiwet continued to widen his lead, stretching it to 20 meters by the bell, at which point his lap split flashed on the screen: 54.55, unheard of for the penultimate lap in a 5k. Could Gebrhiwet possibly keep this up?

Immediately, the answer came: a resounding no. Gebrhiwet had miscounted his laps; rather than continue to run, he slowed to a jog as he raised his fist to the crowd, celebrating what he thought was victory. Kejelcha, suddenly gifted a massive 2.9-second lead, steamed by on the inside, and by the time Gebrhiwet figured out what was going on, it was too late and he was exhausted, running his final lap in 69.6 to fade to 10th.

Now the drama lay in whether Kejelcha, who had run his penultimate lap in a very fast 56.4, could hold off the kickers lining up behind him. Barega made a game effort, closing his last lap in 56.5, but Kejelcha’s lead was too great to overcome and Kejelcha wound up earning revenge for last year’s race in Lausanne by running 13:00.56 with a 58.3 last lap (and impressive 1:54.7 final 800).

5000 Metres – Men – Diamond Discipline
1 Kejelcha , Yomif ETH 13:00.56
2 Barega , Selemon ETH 13:01.99
3 Bekele , Telahun Haile ETH 13:03.09
4 Cheptegei , Joshua UGA 13:03.59
5 Hadis , Abadi ETH 13:04.50
6 Chelimo , Paul USA 13:05.70
7 Tanui , Paul Kipngetich KEN 13:06.10
8 Kimeli , Nicholas Kipkorir KEN 13:07.35
9 Kiplangat , Davis KEN 13:08.09
10 Gebrhiwet , Hagos ETH 13:09.59
11 Yator , Richard KEN 13:09.79
12 Fikadu , Dawit BRN 13:10.40
13 Berihu , Solomon ETH 13:11.70
14 Wanders , Julien SUI 13:13.84
15 Kidanu , Tsegay ETH 13:14.68
16 Balew , Birhanu BRN 13:17.82
17 Rop , Albert BRN 13:18.25
18 Edris , Muktar ETH 13:29.53
19 Kifle , Aron ERI 13:36.42
20 Ringer , Richard GER 13:44.58
Bouqantar , Soufiyan MAR DNF
Iguider , Abdelaati MAR DNF
Kangogo , Cornelius KEN DNF
Ndikumwenayo , Thierry BDI DNF
Molla , Getaneh ETH DNS

Quick Take: Miscounting laps can happen to even the best athletes

Gebrhiwet has no excuse for miscounting laps, but he can take solace in the fact that he’s hardly the only big name to make this mistake. Lopez Lomong did it at Payton Jordan in 2012 and Jenny Simpson did it at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in 2014. Gebrhiwet is now a member of that ignominious club.

The one silver lining? Gebrhiwet may have set a world record today for fastest penultimate lap in a 5k. If you know of anyone who has run a faster penultimate lap, let us know.

Quick Take: Credit to Josh Cox, who was on this immediately

Cox, calling the race for the Olympic Channel, figured out very quickly that Gebrhiwet may have kicked early and pointed it out on the broadcast. Kudos.

Quick Take: Paul Chelimo sneaks into the Diamond League final

This was the fourth and final 3k/5k during the regular Diamond League season, which means that we now have a list of the athletes qualified for the Diamond League final in Zurich on August 29. Paul Chelimo’s name is on that list, but only barely.

Prior to today, Chelimo’s only other DL 5k was in Shanghai on May 18th, where he finished 12th and scored no points (the 2-mile at Pre was not a DL event). Today, he finished 6th in an SB of 13:05 — not bad, considering he raced five days earlier — and, more importantly, earned three points in the DL standings to book his ticket to the final. That was barely enough, as there are three men behind him tied on two points who will miss out unless someone from the top 12 scratches.

Quick Take: Yomif Kejelcha picks up DL win #2 of 2019, but will that be enough to send him to Worlds?

Kejelcha looked very good today — to absorb a 56.4 penultimate lap and come back in 58.3 takes some ability — yet despite two DL victories, it’s unclear as of now whether he’ll be at Worlds.

Kejelcha’s camp has said that he wants to run the 5k/10k double in Doha, but at the moment he doesn’t have the standard in the 10k (he will presumably run the Ethiopian trials in Hengelo later this month) and is only the fifth-fastest Ethiopian on the year in the 5k.

Fastest Ethiopians at 5,000m in 2019

  1. 12:52.98 Telahun Bekele    June 6 Rome
  2. 12:53.04 Selemon Barega  June 6 Rome
  3. 12:54.92 Hagos Gebrhiwet June 6 Rome
  4. 12:56.48 Abadi Hadis         June 6 Rome
  5. 13:00.56 Yomif Kejelcha     July 5 Lausanne

The selection process for the Ethiopian team is never totally clear, even to the athletes themselves, but time is usually an important factor. So for Kejelcha to have the #5 time by an Ethiopian this year is not good. Kejelcha could earn a spot by winning the Diamond League final, but Ethiopia already has four entries thanks to reigning world champ Muktar Edris and could only use the bye on one of them. Would they deny the world champ the chance to defend his title?

There are no more DL 5,000s on the schedule until the final, so Kejelcha may not be able to improve his time. But to leave him off the team would be foolish. He’s won both of the DL 5ks he’s entered, and missed the middle two in Rome and Oslo (3k) due to injury. To penalize Kejelcha for being injured and missing Rome — which turned out to be the fastest 5k of the year — would be a dumb move on the part of the Ethiopian federation.

“It’s been a very difficult start to the season this year,” Kejelcha said after Lausanne. “I got injured after Shanghai, it took me some time to recover and I made a return in Stanford. But my performance was so bad, I felt a lot of stress and pressure. Today’s win is a great boost to my confidence. I am hopeful soon I will achieve the qualification standards for Doha.”

Men’s 800: Wycliffe Kinyamal leads Kenyan 1-2-3 as Clayton Murphy runs seasonal best in 5th

Kenya’s Wycliffe Kinyamal who officially turned 22 on Tuesday, gave himself a nice belated birthday gift as he pulled off the upset and got his first Diamond League win of the year in a seasonal time of 1:43.78. Coming into the race, Kinyamal had just the fifth-best seasonal best of everyone in the field at 1:44.65.

Coming off the final turn, Kinymal was third behind former UTEP star Emmanuel Korir and Puerto Rico’s Wesley Vazquez, both of whom ran aggressively right behind the rabbit for the first 500 (400 in 50.67), but struggled a bit in the final 100. Vazquez, who had the lead, faded all the way to 7th (1:45.16). Korir kept things together pretty well as he ended up third a seasonal best 1:44.01 — just behind Ferguson Rotich, who went from 7th at 600 to 2nd at the finish (1:43.93), including a crazy inside pass around Vazquez in the final 100 as Kenya went 1-2-3.

Canadian Brandon McBride, who came in with the best seasonal best of anyone in the field (1:43.90) was fourth in 1:44.14 as American Clayton Murphy ran a small seasonal best of 1:44.47 for 5th (previous sb was 1:44.59).

Results
1 Kinyamal , Wyclife KEN 1:43.78
2 Rotich , Ferguson Cheruiyot KEN 1:43.93
3 Korir , Emmanuel Kipkurui KEN 1:44.01
4 McBride , Brandon CAN 1:44.14
5 Murphy , Clayton USA 1:44.47
6 Tuka , Amel BIH 1:44.87
7 Vázquez , Wesley PUR 1:45.16
8 Lewandowski , Marcin POL 1:45.23
9 Kszczot , Adam POL 1:45.75
10 Learmonth , Guy GBR 1:45.86
Abda , Harun USA DNF

Despite the 3rd-place showing, Korir was happy with the fact that he’s headed in the right direction.

“The way I started was good, the part in the middle of the race was fine. I still have problems with my leg. It will be fine at the end of next week. The race was good. I have no complaints,” said Korir to race organizers after the race.

Women’s 800: Jepkosgei wins

Nelly Jepkosgei of Kenyan, the winner in Rabat earlier this year, continued her winning ways as she won her third straight 800 of the summer, running 1:59.55 to pick up a hard-fought victory over Ugandan national record holder Halimah Nakaayi, who broke 2:00 for the first time this year (1:59.97 tonight, 1:58.39 last year).

The race for this non-DL event was well-rabbited through 400 in 57.66 and the top two racers throughout were Jepkosgei and Nakaayi as no one else in the field broke 2:01.

Ethiopia’s Diribe Welteji, who ran 1:59.74 last year at age 16 to win the World Junior title but has only run 2:02.64 this year, struggled once again and was 8th in 2:04.74.

Results
1 Jepkosgei , Nelly KEN 1:59.54
2 Nakaayi , Halimah UGA 1:59.97
3 Gajanová , Gabriela SVK 2:01.25
4 Büchel , Selina SUI 2:01.58
5 Sclabas , Delia SUI 2:03.01
6 Lindh , Lovisa SWE 2:03.60
7 Hoffmann , Lore SUI 2:04.12
8 Welteji , Diribe ETH 2:04.74
9 Velvere , Liga LAT 2:05.20
Balciunaité , Eglé LTU DNF
Kuria , Mary KEN DNS

Sprints

Women’s 100: SAFP breaks blows everyone away, runs sub-10.8 again

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce looked like her old self in running 10.73 at the Jamaican champs on June 21, but was awful last week at the Pre Classic, running 11.39 to finish in 8th place.

The 32-year-old showed that was just a blip on the radar, however, as she rebounded with a 10.74 win tonight, rocketing out of the blocks and leading a strong field in the dust. European champ Dina Asher-Smith (10.91), Prefontaine winner Marie-Josee Ta Lou (10.93), and 200m world champ Dafne Schippers (11.04) all clocked season’s bests in second, third, and fourth, but none of them were any match for Fraser-Pryce tonight.

Fraser-Pryce is now tied with Marion Jones for the most 10.75s or better in a career.

Most 10.75s or Faster
8 – Marion Jones (convicted doper), Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
5 – Elaine Thompson
4 – Florence Griffith-Joyner
3 – Carmelita Jeter
2 – Kerron Stewart
1 – Christine Arron, English Gardner, Merlene Ottey, Sha’Carri Richardson

Results +0.2 m/s
1 Fraser-Pryce , Shelly-Ann JAM 10.74
2 Asher-Smith , Dina GBR 10.91
3 Ta Lou , Marie-Josée CIV 10.93
4 Schippers , Dafne NED 11.04
5 White , Kayla USA 11.16
6 Lückenkemper , Gina GER 11.16
7 Kambundji , Mujinga SUI 11.27
8 Kora , Salomé SUI 11.29

Men’s 100: Gatlin breaks 10 again and wins

On Sunday at Prefontaine, 37-year-old Justin Gatlin broke 10 seconds in the 100 for the first time in almost two years, running 9.87 for second at Pre. Now he has broken 10 twice in the span of six days, going 9.92 to handily defeat this non-Diamond League field. Devon Allen, doubling back from a 13.35 in the 110 hurdles, finished last in 10.33, .07 off his pb.

100 Metres – Men – Promotional Event Wind: +0.2 m/s
1 Gatlin , Justin USA 9.92
2 Rodgers , Michael USA 10.01
3 Brown , Aaron CAN 10.07
4 Cissé , Arthur CIV 10.08
5 Burrell , Cameron USA 10.18
6 Quinn , Devin USA 10.19
7 Williams , Kendal USA 10.20
8 Allen , Devon USA 10.33

Women’s 400 Hurdles: Shamier Little wins as lots of people run fast

American Shamier Little had the lead heading into the final hurdle of the women’s 400 hurdles and even though she stuttered before it, she was full of momentum after it as she pulled away from her two pursuers, Zuzana Hejnova and Ashley Spencer, to win in a seasonal best of 53.74 as Hejnova and Spencer both ran 54.11 in a race where the top six all ran seasonal bests.

Quick Take: My goodness the US is really good at the 400 hurdles

Little, the three-time NCAA champ and 2015 silver medallist at Worlds, is now the third person and third American under 54 on the year. The US has four of the top five in the world in the event and one of them won’t make it to Worlds. 2017 world champ Kori Carter, who was just 7th today in 55.55, is lucky she has a bye into Worlds as she’s unlikely to finish top three at USAs.

Top 5 Fastest 400H Women in 2019

  1. 53.61 Dalilah Muhammad USA
  2. 53.72 Sydney McLaughlin USA
  3. 53.73 Shamier Little USA
  4. 54.11 Zuzana Hejnova CZE
  5. 54.11 Ashley Spencer USA

Results

400 Metres Hurdles – Women – Diamond Discipline
1 Little , Shamier USA 53.73
2 Hejnová , Zuzana CZE 54.11
3 Spencer , Ashley USA 54.11
4 Russell , Janieve JAM 55.13
5 Sprunger , Léa SUI 55.24
6 Iuel , Amalie NOR 55.48
7 Carter , Kori USA 55.55
8 Tate , Cassandra USA 56.90

Women’s 400: Salwa Eid Naser holds off Aminatou Seyni in a thriller

The weather was very good for the sprints, and the 400m women took advantage. Naser, the 2018 Diamond League champion, got out hard and held the lead off the final turn, but Seyni, the 22-year-old from Niger who has come out of nowhere this year, has become known for her devastating final 100 meters and trailed only a few meters behind.

As expected, Seyni cut back into Naser’s lead and drew level midway down the home straight. But she couldn’t get by as Naser fought back, just managing to hold Seyni off, 49.17 to 49.19.

Naser and Seyni are now #2 and #3 on the 2019 world list behind Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s 49.05 from April.

400 Metres – Women – Diamond Discipline
1 Naser , Salwa Eid BRN 49.17
2 Seyni , Aminatou NIG 49.19
3 McPherson , Stephenie Ann JAM 50.88
4 Nielsen , Laviai GBR 51.31
5 Botlogetswe , Christine BOT 51.50
6 Swiety-Ersetic , Justyna POL 51.73
7 Okolo , Courtney USA 51.85
8 Jackson , Shericka JAM 52.35

Quick Take: Seyni could become a big story in this event

Seyni’s PR at the start of 2019 was 50.69. She lowered it to 50.24 in Rabat and has now taken a full second off with her 49.19 tonight. She’s also still learning how to race the event; though she was quicker than usual through 200 meters in Lausanne, she always has a ton of energy left for the final 100. If she paces her races better, she could go below 49 seconds, something only Miller-Uibo has done this decade. Just check out her race from Bydgoszcz on June 12, where she ran 51.11 by running a negative split of 26.2/24.9:

Tonight, Seyni went 24.4-24.8, meaning her second half was even faster than in Bydgoszcz. According to PJ Vazel, only Jarmila Kratochvilova has ever run faster than 24.8 for her second 200 in a 400.

Given Seyni’s enormous breakthrough and rapid rise to the top of the 400 and Niger’s history of producing elite athletes (i.e.: none), she could be a very big story this summer.

Men’s 110 hurdles: Orlando Ortega keeps rolling as Daniel Roberts is beaten in pro debut

Olympic silver medalist Orlando Ortega got a fairly unimpressive Diamond League win at Stanford on Sunday, running 13.24 for the win. Today he was much faster, clocking 13.05 — the fastest time run this year outside of the NCAA system.

One of the men who has gone faster is NCAA runner-up Daniel Roberts of Kentucky and now Nike, who made his professional debut today. It did not go smoothly as Roberts clattered hurdles 2 and 4, totally throwing him off, yet he still almost managed to steal the win, finishing second in 13.11. To run that fast despite a technically awful race shows just how talented Roberts is. Sub-13 could be in the cards if he gets his race straightened out.

110 Metres Hurdles – Men – Diamond Discipline Wind: +1.0 m/s
1 Ortega , Orlando ESP 13.05
2 Roberts , Daniel USA 13.11
3 Levy , Ronald JAM 13.25
4 Pozzi , Andrew GBR 13.28
5 Xie , Wenjun CHN 13.29
6 Martinot-Lagarde , Pascal FRA 13.34
7 Allen , Devon USA 13.35
8 Joseph , Jason SUI 13.80

Women’s 200: Gabby Thomas wins

In this non-DL event, former teen phenom Jodie Williams had the lead coming off the turn but Gabby Thomas, the Harvard grad, gradually came back on her over the final 100 and got the narrow in a seasonal best 22.69 in a race where the top six all ran seasonal or personal bests.

200 Metres – Women – Promotional Event Wind: +1.0 m/s
1 Thomas , Gabrielle USA 22.69
2 Williams , Jodie GBR 22.75
3 Strachan , Anthonique BAH 22.81
4 Nelson , Ashleigh GBR 22.85
5 Vaicule , Gunta LAT 23.08
6 Atcho , Sarah SUI 23.41
7 Safronova , Olga KAZ 23.53
8 Wei , Yongli CHN 23.68

Women’s 4 x 100: The Netherlands wins

The Netherlands team won the women’s 4×100 in 42.33, the second-best time on the year. For comparison’s sake, it took a 42.19 to win a bronze at the 2017 Worlds.

Men’s 400H Results – Promotional Event

1 Campbell , Luke GER 49.54
2 Mägi , Rasmus EST 49.54
3 Hann , Mamadou Kasse FRA 49.90
4 Hussein , Kariem SUI 50.00
5 Brand , Dany SUI 50.80
6 Mfomkpa , Alain-Hervé SUI 50.84
Bencosme De Leon , José Reynaldo ITA DNF

Field Events

Men’s Pole Vault: Piotr Lisek wins at 6.01m!!

American Sam Kendricks and Poland’s Piotr Lisek both were sensational tonight. Neither missed up through 5.95, which is quite a feat as Lisek’s pb coming in was 5.94 and Kendrick’s was 5.95. Both missed three times at 5.95, but Lisek won the jumpoff with a 4th-attempt clearance at 6.01, a Polish national record and world lead.

Lisek is the 21st man in history over six meters outdoors and the 14th at 6.01 or higher.

“This is one of the best days of my life. I’m so happy as I work so hard for these types of moments in life. We fight so hard at this level and to be able to beat Sam and Armand [Duplantis] today is a dream. Anything over 5.80 is already a victory and I remember last time I was in Lausanne I jumped 5.70 which is quite a good mark,” said Lisek. “I think one of the main factors today is that my body is in great shape and I was so focused on that last jump. I have the meeting record, the world lead, the national record and my personal best. I know all my competitors will be motivated by this and are out to beat me now.”

Pole Vault – Men – Diamond Discipline
1 Lisek , Piotr POL 6.01
2 Kendricks , Sam USA 5.95
3 Duplantis , Armand SWE 5.81
3 Lavillenie , Renaud FRA 5.81
5 Walsh , Cole USA 5.71
6 Wojciechowski , Pawel POL 5.61
7 Sene , Alioune FRA 5.61
8 Lavillenie , Valentin FRA 5.51
8 Lita Baehre , Bo Kanda GER 5.51
Braz , Thiago BRA NM

Women’s Triple: Ibargüen over Rojas

In the first matchup of the year between Caterine Ibargüen (2013/2015/2016 gold) and Yulimar Rojas (2017 gold), it was the veteran Ibargüen who got the win with a 5th-round jump of 14.89 passing the 14.82 that Rojas put up in round #2.

Triple Jump – Women – Diamond Discipline
1 Ibarguen , Caterine COL 14.89 0.0
2 Rojas , Yulimar VEN 14.82 -0.6
3 Povea , Liadagmis CUB 14.77 +0.9
4 Ricketts , Shanieka JAM 14.65 +0.2
5 Williams , Kimberly JAM 14.52 +0.6
6 Papachristou , Paraskevi GRE 14.51 +1.0
7 Saladukha , Olha UKR 14.49 +0.5
8 Rypakova , Olga KAZ 14.35 -0.1
9 Peleteiro , Ana ESP 14.16 +0.3
10 Mamona , Patrícia POR 13.94 -0.4
11 Gierisch , Kristin GER 13.88 +0.1

Women’s Shot Put: Schwanitz dominates

2015 world champ Christina Schwanitz of Germany was the only woman over 19 meters in the shot as she won with a 4th-round throw of 19.04. All five of Schwanitz’s throws were father than Brittany Crew‘s second-place throw of 18.46 as she rebounded nicely from a disappointing fifth-place showing at Pre.

“It was a great day for me and a great competition. I’m very happy. I didn’t expect the consistency. During the fifth attempt one could see that I wanted to work on the technique,” said Schwanitz. “It’s my children’s birthday today. They don’t realize what happened.”

Shot Put – Women – Diamond Discipline
1 Schwanitz , Christina GER 19.04
2 Crew , Brittany CAN 18.46
3 Roos , Fanny SWE 18.41
4 Thomas-Dodd , Danniel JAM 18.36
5 Dubitskaya , Aliona BLR 18.27
6 Ealey , Chase USA 18.15
7 Guba , Paulina POL 17.67
Ramsey , Jessica USA NM

Men’s Long Jump: Echevarría wins

Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarría second-round attempt of 8.32 — just off his 8.34 seasonal best — was plenty good enough to win the long jump. American Will Claye‘s amazing recent form (he jumped 8.21 in the long and 18.14 in the triple last week) was nowhere to be seen as he only jumped 7.74.

Long Jump – Men – Diamond Discipline
1 Echevarría , Juan Miguel CUB 8.32 +0.5
2 Tentoglou , Miltiadis GRE 8.19 +0.5
3 Manyonga , Luvo RSA 8.13 +0.1
4 Gayle , Tajay JAM 8.13 -0.9
5 Samaai , Ruswahl RSA 8.08 +0.7
6 Roper , Darcy AUS 8.05 +0.7
7 Claye , Will USA 7.74 +0.6
8 Gföhler , Benjamin SUI 7.68 +1.5

Women’s Javelin: Hussong gets first DL win

The top two in the women’s javelin were both happy as Germany’s Christin Hussong got her first career DL win with a 66.59m second-round throw while Australia’s Kelsey-Lee Barber got a pb of 65.63 (previous pb of 65.61).

Javelin Throw – Women – Diamond Discipline
1 Hussong , Christin GER 66.59
2 Barber , Kelsey-Lee AUS 65.63
3 Špotáková , Barbora CZE 63.79
4 Liu , Shiying CHN 62.63
5 Khaladovich , Tatsiana BLR 62.07
6 Muze , Lina LAT 60.18
7 Rani , Annu IND 59.35
8 Gleadle , Elizabeth CAN 58.76
9 Winger , Kara USA 56.99
10 Kolak , Sara CRO 56.19
Laasma , Liina EST NM
Tugsuz , Eda TUR NM

Women’s high jump: Lasitskene extends win streak to 14

Lasitskene maintained her stranglehold on the women’s high jump with her fourth DL win of 2019, clearing 2.02 meters as 20-year-old Karyna Taranda of Belarus set a PR and tied the national record with a 2.00 clearance in second.

Lasitskene isn’t just winning every time out; she’s jumping high (in part because the women behind her are as well). This was the fifth meet in a row she’s cleared 2.00m.

High Jump – Women – Diamond Discipline
1 Lasitskene , Mariya ANA 2.02
2 Taranda , Karyna BLR 2.00
3 Demireva , Mirela BUL 1.97
4 Levchenko , Yuliya UKR 1.94
5 Licwinko , Kamila POL 1.94
6 Gerashchenko , Iryna UKR 1.94
7 Kinsey , Erika SWE 1.91
7 McDermott , Nicola AUS 1.91
9 Lang , Salome SUI 1.88

Pole Vault – Women – Promotional Event (Held Thursday)

1 Nageotte , Katie USA 4.82
2 Sidorova , Anzhelika ANA 4.72
3 Bradshaw , Holly GBR 4.72
4 Silva , Yarisley CUB 4.57
5 Meijer , Michaela SWE 4.57
5 Peinado , Robeilys VEN 4.57
7 Moser , Angelica SUI 4.47
8 Büchler , Nicole SUI 4.37
Newman , Alysha CAN NM
Stefanidi , Katerina GRE NM

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