ATHLETICS Panorama: More world leaders, including from Mondo Duplantis and Shaunae Miller-Uibo

Star vaulter Mondo Duplantis of Sweden and LSU.

There was a lot of action in addition to the Penn and Drake Relays, and the London Marathon over the weekend, including more world leaders:

Men:
● Pole Vault: 5.94 m (19-5 3/4), Mondo Duplantis (SWE)

Women:
● 100 m: 11.10 (=), Jenna Prandini (USA)
● 200 m: 22.53, Jenna Prandini (USA)
● 400 m: 49.05, Shaunae Miller-Uibo (BAH)
● Mile: 4:38.19. Victoria Starcher (USA/Ripley (W.Va.) High School)
● 100 m Hurdles: 12.57, Janeek Brown (JAM)
● Long Jump: 6.90 m (22-7 3/4), Chantel Malone (IVB)

Miller-Uibo’s mark is amazing for so early in the year; she won the Tom Jones Memorial in Gainesville, Florida over reigning U.S. champ Shakima Wimbley by 2.27 seconds!

At the IAAF World Challenge series opener – the Gran Premio de Brazil – in Braganca Paulista, Brazil’s Gabriel Constantino won the 110 m hurdles in a wind-aided 13.24 (+3.8 m/s) and Alison dos Santos took the 400 m hurdles in 48.84. Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi reached 21.77 m (71-5 1/4) in the shot.

The top women’s performances included Andrea Vargas (CRC) beating Americans Evonne Britton and Ebony Morrison in the 100 m hurdles in a windy 12.78 (+2.8) to 12.80-13.01. American Jessica Ramsey won the shot at 18.90 m (62–0 1/4).

At the IAAF Combined Events Challenge at the Metrostars meet in Lana (ITA), Czech Jan Dolezal won with a new lifetime best of 8,117, the only one above 8,000 points. American Annie Kunz won the women’s hep at 5,971. Summaries from Lana:

IAAF Combined Events Challenge/Multistars
Lana (ITA) ~ 27-28 April 2019
(Full results here)

Men: 1. Jan Dolezal (CZE), 8,117; 2. Kristjan Rosenberg (EST), 7,950; 3. Mathias Brugger (GER), 7,927; 4. Martin Roe (NOR), 7,917; 5. Tim Nowak (GER), 7,884; 6. Risto Lillemets (EST), 7,707; 7. Yuma Maryuma (JPN), 7,613; 8. Marek Lukas (CZE), 7,589; 9. Jean-Baptiste Nutte (BEL), 7,554; 10. Luiz de Araujo (BRA), 7.492.

Women: 1. Annie Kunz (USA), 5,971; 2. Kate O’Connor (IRL), 5,881; 3. Riley Cooks (USA), 5,873; 4. Allison Reaser (USA), 5,789; 5. Vanessa Chefer (BRA), 5,676; 6. Jessica Jemmett (GBR), 5,663; 7. Diane Marie-Hardy (FRA), 5,657; 8. tie, Marijke Esselink (NED) and Anne van der Wiel (NED), 5,646; 10. Martha Araujo (COL), 5,614.