Lehata improves Lesotho record as Algerian Bettiche breaks new ground in Marrakech-World Challenge

Mosito Lehata improved his Lesotho 100m record

Mosito Lehata improved his Lesotho 100m record


LESOTHO’S Mosito Lehata and Algerian Amine Bettiche set national records at the IAAF World Challenge Series in Marrakech Morocco on Sunday (08 June).
Indications are that Morocco intent to host a highly successful Africa Senior Championships from 10-14 August. Outstanding performances were recorded on the fast track at the brand new stadium designated to be the main venue for the competition.
Although placed fourth overall Lesotho’s Lehata clocked 10.23 seconds to improve his Lesotho 100m record by three hundredths of a second. He later placed third in 200m in 20.44 just 0.07 seconds off his national record.
Nigerian African champions Tosin Oke won men's triple jump

Nigerian African champions Tosin Oke won men’s triple jump


Several African champions were in action at this venue set for the African championships. The most successful was Nigeria Tosin Oke who prevailed in the triple jump in 16.62m. Other included Botswana’s three time champions Kabelo Kgosiemang (high jump), South African Simon Magakwe (100m).
African champion Amy Sene was the African best placed in women's hammer throw

African champion Amy Sene was the African best placed in women’s hammer throw


Senegalese African champions Amy Seye was the best placed African in the hammer throw. The event is included in the IAAF World hammer throw Challenge. Morocco’s Soukaina Zakkour’s throw of 51.74m her lifetime best.
Ethiopian Hiwot Ayalew prevailed in women's 3000m steeplechase

Ethiopian Hiwot Ayalew prevailed in women’s 3000m steeplechase


Ethiopian All Africa Games champion Hiwot Ayalew prevailed in women’s 3000m steeplechase in 9:24.11. Her pace propelled Amina Bettiche (9:34.20) to an Algerian record.
Wenda Nel improved her 400m hurdles best with a winning time of 54.82

Wenda Nel improved her 400m hurdles best with a winning time of 54.82


South African Wend Nel run a life time best of 54.82 to triumph in women’s 400m hurdles. 17 year old Ethiopian World Youth Champion Dawit Seyaum claimed victory in women’s 1500m in a life time best of 3:59.53
Meanwhile Ethiopian Mohammed Aman clocked 1:45.58 to narrowly edged Sudan’s Abubakar and win 800m. Kenyan Clement Kemboi Kimutai and Moroccan Sadik Mikhou won men’s 3000m steeplechase and 1500m respectively.
SELECTED LEADING RESULTS FROM THE 2014 IAAF WORLD CHALLENGE SERIES IN HENGELO NETHERLANDS ON 08 JUNE
NOTE
H denotes times run in heats. The athlete did not make it to the final.
PB denotes Personal Best
MR denotes Meet Record
NR denotes National Record
WL denotes World Leading Performance this year
MEN
100m (+1.6)
4 Gerald Phiri (Zambia) 10.17; 6 Mosito Lehata (Lesotho) 10.23 PB/NR; 7 Simon Magakwe (South Africa) 10.24; 9 Aziz Ouhadi (Morocco) 10.31
200m (-0.5)
3 Mosito Lehata (Lesotho) 20.44; 4 Simon Magakwe (South Africa) 20.56; 5 Isaac Makwala (Botswana) 20.69; 7 Aziz Ouhadi (Morocco) 20.69; 8 Mohamed Ashour Khouaja (Libya) 21.06
800m
1 Mohammed Aman (Ethiopia) 1:45.58; 2 Abubakar Kaki (Sudan) 1:45.61; 3 Amine El Manaoui (Morocco) 1:46.27; 4 Yassine Hathat (Algeria) 1:46.59; 6 Samir Jamma (Morocco) 1:47.17; 8 Nader Belhanbel (Morocco) 1:47.90
1500m
1 Sadik Mikhou (Morocco) 3:34.36; 3 Yassin Bensghir (Morocco) 3:34.08; 3 Aman Wote (Ethiopia) 3:34.80; 5 Imed Touil (Algeria) 3:37:51;7 Younes Essalhi (Morocco) 3:37.51; 8; Abdlhadi Labali (Morocco) 3:37.52; 9 Abedlaati Iguider (Morocco) 3:38.26; 11 Zakaria Mazouzi (Morocco) 3:39.15; 13 Fouad Elkaam Morocco) 3:42.63; 15 Zebene Alemayehu (Ethiopia) 3:49.85
3000m Steeplechase
1 Clement Kemboi Kimutai (Kenya) 8:18.73; 2 Brahim Taleb (Morocco) 8:20.20; 3 Haron Lagat (Kenya) 8:22.46; 4 John Kibet Koch (Kenya) 8:23.33; 7 Jaouad Chemlal (Morocco) 8:29.42;8 Hicham Bouchicha (Algeria) 8:32.03; 11 Birhan Getahun (Ethiopia) 837.25; 12 Habtamu Fayisa (Ethiopia) 8:38.48; 13 Abdelhamid Zerrifi (Algeria) 8:39.62; 16 Zacharia Kiprotich (Uganda) 9:05.50
5000m
2 Illias Fifa (Morocco) 13:14.89 PB; 3 Vincent Rono (Kenya) 13:16.42; 4 Hicham Bellani (Morocco) 13:22.72; 5 Tesfayee Cheru (Ethiopia) 13:25.33; 6 Muktar Edris (Ethiopia) 13:30.39; 7 Dejene Gonfa (Ethiopia) 13:30.68; 8 Yasin Haji (Ethiopia) 13:32.20; 9 El Hassan Elabbassi (Morocco) 13:33.95; 11Gideon Mwangi Gathimbi (Kenya) 13:39.34; 12 Imane Merga (Ethiopia) 13:41.61; 14 Moss Kibet (Uganda) 13:47.96; 15 Menor Maru (Ethiopia) 14:22.66
Triple Jump
1 Tosin Oke (Nigeria) 16.62 (+2.7); 7 Godfrey Mokoena (South Africa) 16.17 (+2.0); 9 Adil Gandou (Morocco) 15.82 (-0.6)
High Jump
6 Kabelo Kgosiemang (Botswana) 2.20
WOMEN
200m (-1.0)
8 Lamiae Lhabze (Morocco) 25.39
400m Hurdles
1 Wenda Nel (South Africa) 54.82 PB; 2 Hayat Lambarki (Morocco) 58.46
800m
3 Malika Akaoui (Morocco) 2:02.13 8 Dureti Edao (Ethiopia) 2:04.13; 9 Fantu Magiso (Ethiopia) 2:06.26
1500m
1 Dawit Seyaum (Ethiopia) 3:59.53 PB; 4 Rababi Arafi (Morocco) 4:06.32; 5 Siham Hilali (Morocco) 4:06.55; 7 Sane El Otmani (Morocco) 4:12.37; 8 Tigista Gashew (Ethiopia) 4:15.52; 9 Ibtissam Ait Elbatoui (Morocco) 4:24.44
3000m steeplechase
1 Hiwot Ayalew (Ethiopia) 9:24.11; 2 Ruth Chebet (Kenya) 9:27.90; 3 Salima Alami Elouali (Morocco) 09:32.23 PB; 4 Amina Bittiche (Algeria) 9:34.20 PB/NR; 5 Etenesh Diro (Ethiopia) 9:39.00; 6 Birtukan Adamu (Ethiopia) 9:42.24; 8 Mekdes Bekele (Ethiopia) 9:47.44; 10 Fadwa Madane Sidi (Morocco) 11:05.74
Long Jump
8 Jamaa Chnaik (Morocco) 6.10 (+1.2)
Hammer
7 Amy Sene (Senegal) 68.24; 9 Soukaina Zakkour (Morocco) 51.74 PB;

Van Niekerk, Biwott, Kangogo triumph in Hengelo-IAAF World Challenge Series

South African Wade van Niekerk begun his 2014  European tour with victory in Hengelo Netherlands on Sunday (08 June)

South African Wade van Niekerk (No 251) begun his 2014 European tour with victory in Hengelo Netherlands on Sunday (08 June)


WAYDE van Niekerk of South African triumphed in 400m at the IAAF World Challenge Series meeting in Hengelo Netherlands on Sunday (08 June).
Van Niekerk’s winning time 45.07 seconds is his second best this season. Earlier on he retained his national title with a life time best of 44.92 in April.
Kenyan Robert Biwott (no 178) prevailed in the 800m at the IAAF World Series meeting in Hengelo Netherlands on Sunday

Kenyan Robert Biwott (no 178) prevailed in the 800m at the IAAF World Series meeting in Hengelo Netherlands on Sunday


Meanwhile Kenyan world youth 1500m champion Robert Kiptoo Biwott prevailed in the shorter 800m in 1:44.75. Cornelius Kipruto Kangogo carried the day in 30000m in 7:41.27. South African Cornel Fredericks was third in 400m hurdles.
SELECTED LEADING RESULTS FROM THE IAAF WORLD CHALLENGE SERIES IN HENGELO NETHERLANDS ON 08 JUNE 2014
NOTE
H denotes times run in heats. The athlete did not make it to the final.
PB denotes Personal Best
MR denotes Meet Record
NR denotes National Record
WL denotes World Leading Performance this year
MEN
100m (+0.1) H
4 Akani Simbine (South Africa) 10.34
400m
1 Wade van Niekerk (South Africa) 45.07
400m Hurdles
3 Cornel Fredericks (South Africa) 49.31; 6 Louis Jacobus van Zyl (South Africa) 50.57; 8 Wouter le Roux 57.08
800m
1 Robert Kiptoo Biwott (Kenya) 1:44.75; 2 Ronald Musagala (Uganda) 1:45.37 PB from 71 kam last year; 4 Abraham Kiplagat (Kenya) 1:46.13; 8 Patrick Kiprotich Ronoh (Kenya) 1:46.85
3000m
1 Cornelius Kipruto Kangogo (Kenya) 7:41.27; 2 Augustine Kiprono Choge (Kenya) 7:41.57; 4 Mekonnen Gebrmedhin (Ethiopia) 7:42.90; 5 Soufiyan Bouqanter (Morocco) 7:43.33 PB; 6 Abdi Bashir (Somalia) 7:44.12 PB; 7 Phillip Kipyego (Uganda) 7:44.14 PB; 8 Elroy Gelant (South Africa) 7:44.20;10 Teshome Dirirsa (Ethiopia) 7:46.92; 11 Abdallah Kibet Mande (Uganda) 7:48.12 PB; 13 Berhanu Legese (Ethiopia) 7:51.09; 15 Meresa Kahsay (Ethiopia) 7:59.53; 16 Chalachew Shimels (Ethiopia) 8:16.19
Long Jump
4 Zarch Visser (South Africa) 8.07 (-0.2); 11 Ngondizashe Makusha (Zimbabwe) 7.65 (+1.7)
High Jump
4 Younes Ali Mohd Idriss (Sudan) 2.23
Discus
10 Victor Hogan (South Africa) 61.49
WOMEN
800m
2 Winne Nanyondo (Uganda) 1:59.39 PB??; 9 Caster Semenya (South Africa) 2:06.35
1500m
4 Gudaf Tsegay (Ethiopia) 4:03.21; 5 Axumawit Embay (Ethiopia) 4:04.10; 7 Irene Jelagat (Kenya) 4:04.83;

Birech surprise winner in steeplechase as Aman, Dibaba and Kiplagat prevailed in Rome-Diamond League

Kenyan Jairus Kipchoge Birech upstaged his more accomplished countrymen to win the 3000m steeplechase

Kenyan Jairus Kipchoge Birech upstaged his more accomplished countrymen to win the 3000m steeplechase


JAIRUS Kipchoge Birech of Kenya upstaged his more famous countrymen to triumph in 3000m steeplechase in convincing style at the IAAF Diamond League on Thursday (05 June).
Running in front for most of the race Birech carried the day in an event where Kenyans accounted for half of the 18 entries. His winning time was 8:06.20. His more famous compatriots Paul Kipsiele Koech, Brimin Kiprop Kipruto and African champion Abel Kiprop Mutai followed him across the finish line.
Ethiopian World Indoor Champions Mohammed Aman's 800m victory makes him the most consistent athlete at the top in the two lap race so far this year

Ethiopian World Indoor Champions Mohammed Aman’s 800m victory makes him the most consistent athlete at the top in the two lap race so far this year


Ethiopian world Indoor champion Mohammed Aman clocked 1:44.24 to edged Sudan’s Abubaker Kaki and win men’s 800m. Aman’s consistency could see him achieve some important victories.
Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) run the world leading time of 14:34.99 in women's 5000m

Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) run the world leading time of 14:34.99 in women’s 5000m


Meanwhile another World Indoor 3000m champions Genzebe Dibaba and Almaz Ayana mad it a 1-2 Ethiopian victory in women’s 5000m. Dibaba’s 14:34.99 is the quickest time in the event this year. Kenyans Viola Jelagat Kibiwot and World championships silver medalists Mercy Cherono accounted for the next two places.
Kenyan Silas Kiplagat won a keenly contested men's 1500m in Rome

Kenyan Silas Kiplagat won a keenly contested men’s 1500m in Rome


The intensity of the contest in men’s 1500m was the main ingredient in the Kenyan Silas Kiplagat winning the event in a fast time of 3:30.44. Djibouti’s Ayanleh Souleiman followed in second place and Kenyan World champions Asbel Kiprop placed third.
SELECTED LEADING RESULTS FROM IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE IN ROME ITALY 05 JUNE 2014
NOTE
PB denotes Personal Best
MR denotes Meet Record
NR denotes National Record
WL denotes World Leading Performance this year
MEN
100m (+0.4)
6 Simon Magakwe (South Africa) 10.20; 7 Gerald Phiri (Zambia) 10.23
400m
4 Isaac Makwala (Botswana) 45.22
800m
1 Mohammed Aman (Ethiopia) 1:44.24; 2 Abubakar Kaki (Sudan) 1:44.57; 5 Job Koech Kinyor (Kenya) 1:44.90; 7 Nader Belhanbel (Morocco) 1:45.37 PB
1500m
1 Silas Kiplagat (Kenya) 3:30.44; Ayanleh Souleiman (Djibouti) 3:31.19; 3 Asbel Kiprop (Kenya) 3:31.89; 5 Abedlaati Iguider (Morocco) 3:32.09; 6 Collins Cheboi (Kenya) 3:32.35; 7 Aman Wote (Ethiopia) 3:33.96; 8 Johan Cronje (South Africa) 3:34.90; 9 Taoufik Makhloufi (Algeria) 3:35.12;11 Zakaria Mazouzi (Morocco) 3:35.81; 13 Fouad Elkaam (Morocco) 3:36.50
3000m Steeplechase
1 Jairus Kipchoge Birech (Kenya) 8:08.20; Paul Kipsiele Koech (Kenya) 8:10.53; 3 Brimin Kiprop Kipruto (Kenya) 8:11.39; 4 Abel Kiprop Mutai (Kenya) 8:15.83; 6 Clement Kemboi Kimutai (Kenya) 8:16.96 PB; 8 Hamid Ezzine (Morocco) 8:18.03; 9 Lawrence Kemboi Kipsang (Kenya) 8:19.90 PB; 10 Gilbert Kiplangat Kirui (Kenya) 8:20.11; 11 Jaouad Chemlal (Morocco) 8:20.92
Discus
10 Victor Hogan (South Africa) 59.22
WOMEN
100m (+0.5)
7 Murielle Ahoure (Ivory Coast) 11.18
800m
1 Eunice Sum (Kenya) 1:59.49; 6 Malika Akkaoui (Morocco) 2:00.58; 9 Janeth Jepkosgei (Kenya) 2:01.70; 10 Caster Semenya (South Africa) 2:02.66; 12 Fantu Magiso (Ethiopia) 2:12.26
5000m
1 Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) 14:34.99; 2 Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia) 14:37.16; 3 Viola Jelagat Kibiwot (Kenya) 14:40.05; 4 Mercy Cherono (Kenya) 14:43.11; 5 Janet Kisa (Kenya) 14:52.59 PB; 6 Alemetu Haroye (Ethiopia) 14:52.67 PB; 8 Agnes Jebet Tirop (Kenya) 15:00.19; 9 Irene Jelagat (Kenya) 15:01.73 PB;12 Hiwot Ayalew (Ethiopia) 15:09.64; 13 Etagegne Woldu (Ethiopia) 15:11.42; 16 Nadia Noujani (Morocco) 15:38.62; 17 Haftamnesh Tesfay (Ethiopia) 15:39.10; 18 Enatnesg Alamrew (Ethiopia) 15:45.76

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Makwala, Nel, Couto, Gobe, Rosun, Uri-Khob shine in Tlokwe, shaping up for Marrakech. Makwala debut at Diamond League in Rome today

African champion Isaac Makwala set a Botswana 400m record in Tlokwe. he makes his IAAF Diamond League debut in Rome Italy today

African champion Isaac Makwala set a Botswana 400m record in Tlokwe. he makes his IAAF Diamond League debut in Rome Italy today


BOTSWANA’S African 400m champion Isaac Makwala aims to build on his vastly improved form at his maiden appearance in the IAAF Diamond League in Rome Italy tonight Thursday (5 June).
Makwala arrives on the big stage having set a new Botswana national record of 44.92 seconds at the South Africa Open Championships in Tlokwe (formerly Potchefstroom) on 10 May. The old mark of 45.23 was run by Molefe California who is now serves on the Botswana Olympics Committee.
Makwala’s winning time was an improved personal best from 45.25 when he clinched the gold medal at the 2012 African Senior Athletics Championships Championship in Porto Novo Benin.
“Until this year I have never started a season on such a high. I opened up with a 46.0 at home before running 45.49 in Mauritius in April”.
“With the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (Scotland) in July I hope to win a medal before I defend my title at the African championships in Marrakech (Morocco) in August. My goal is to represent Africa at the IAAF Continental Cup in September,” says Makwala.
Botswana's 400m sprints training partners Pako Seribe (in orange vest) and Isaac Makwala (in blue vest) each set personal best this year. They aim to take on the best.

Botswana’s 400m sprints training partners Pako Seribe (in orange vest) and Isaac Makwala (in blue vest) each set personal best this year. They aim to take on the best.


In Tlokwe Makwala’s training partner Pako Seribe was runner up in a life time best of 45.04. The former African Junior champion in the one lap race has a previous best of 45.41 run in diamond producing mine at Orapa in north central Botswana two years ago.
“Makwala and I help each other improve during training. We cruised through the heats and semifinals and you see what we did in the finals. We are ready to face the world,” Seribe declared. He says he has a date with history.
“As a junior I was still a student so apart from the African Junior Championships, I could not perform well as I had to study and pass my school examinations. Now that I am done with school my focus is on training. I think a sub 45 seconds is possible this year,” Seribe explains.
South African Wenda Nel reckons she has a lot more to achieve in the 400m hurdles this year.

South African Wenda Nel reckons she has a lot more to achieve in the 400m hurdles this year.


Meanwhile in Tlokwe, South African Wenda Nel improved her life time best in 400m flat in a winning time of 52.53 seconds. Her previous best was 53.36. Nel heads off Europe next week in search of improving her 400m hurdles personal best of 54.92 seconds attained when she regained her national title in April.
“I am very happy to break the 53 seconds barrier as planned. I like to compare my performances in the 400m to the hurdles. Now I feel confident that I will further improve my time in the 400m hurdles,” says the All Africa Games 400m hurdles silver medalist.
Kurt Couto carry's on his shoulder the heavy burden of placing Mozambique on the medal table at the African championships

Kurt Couto carry’s on his shoulder the heavy burden of placing Mozambique on the medal table at the African championships


Mozambique’s Kurt Couto prevailed in men’s 400m hurdles in 49.56 seconds. It is his first sub 50 seconds since 2012.
“Last year I was plagued with injury. So in terms of time I am happy. However I have a few technical aspects to improve on,” Couto began.
A former World Student Games silver and bronze medalist, Couto fell down during the final and missed out on a medal at the 2012 Africa Championships in Porto Novo Benin. This time he is keen on rectifying his technique as he has taken over the mantle of Mozambique’s top competitive athlete from the legendary but now retired Maria Mutola.
The pressure to fit into Mutola shoes increased when he clinched the silver medal at the All Africa Games in Maputo. He was the only Mozambican medalist in athletics at the Games.
“Fitting into Maria’s shoes is a tall order. I have to train hard and aim for a gold medal in Marrakech. I have to rise to the occasion and put Mozambique on the map at the African championships in August,” Couto declared.
Botswana's ittle-know Takobana Gabo could be a revelation at the Africa Championships in Marrakech

Botswana’s ittle-know Takobana Gabo could be a revelation at the Africa Championships in Marrakech


Meanwhile on the infield a Botswana’s Takobana Gobe made his presence felt with a clearance of 2.21 in men’s high jump. Clearly Botswana’s three time African champion Kabelo Kgosiemang can anticipate stiff competition right from home when he seeks to achieve an unprecedented fourth successive African title in Marrakech come August.
Jessica 'show time' Rosun is gearing up for a strong showing at the Africa championships

Jessica ‘show time’ Rosun is gearing up for a strong showing at the Africa championships


Staying on the infield in Tlokwe, Francophone Games bronze medalists Jessica ‘show time’ Rosun comfortably won women’s javelin with a throw of 49.42. She improved her personal best to 50.13m in the country’s capital Tshwane (formerly Pretoria) in April.
“We are now training and competing in Europe. My hope is to do well at the Commonwealth Games in July before going to Marrakech in August. At the last African championships in Benin I threw 45m. This time in Marrakech I expect to throw well over 50m and possibly wind up among the medalist,” Rosun revealed.
Namibian Jesse Uri-Khob reckons he is a medal potential at the African Senior Athletics Championships

Namibian Jesse Uri-Khob reckons he is a medal potential at the African Senior Athletics Championships


Back on the track in Tlokwe, Jesse Uri-Khob signaled his intention to srak a claim for glory for Namibia. He sprinted to a 10.35seconds personal best in the 100m heats in the semifinal, before claiming victory in the final in 10.43. He went on to prevail in 200m equaling his personal best of 20.87 seconds.
“My target is to at least make it to the semifinals in 100m and 200m at the Commonwealth Games. I think I have the potential to fight for a medal at the African championships,” Uri-Khob contends.
RESULTS FROM THE SOUTH AFRICA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP IN TLOKWE (FORMERLY POTCHEFSTROOM) SOUTH AFRICA 9-10 MAY
NOTE
All athletes are South African unless otherwise mentioned.
If there are less than three athletes in a result then the event was contested by a combination of junior and senior competitors. There is a separate report on the Southern Africa Region Junior Championships.
Results include only those who completed their race in the final of their event
DISQ denotes Disqualified
PB denotes Personal Best
NR denotes National Record.
ASC denotes official qualifying standard set by the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) for African Senior Athletics Championship in Marrakech Morocco from 10-14 August.
NASC denotes no official qualifying standard was set by the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) for the African Senior Athletics Championship in Marrakech Morocco from 10-14 August.
MEN
100m (+0.2)
1 Jesse Uri-Khob (Namibia) 10.43 ASC; 2 Yateya Kambepera (Botswana) 10.51; 3 Sibusiso Matsenjwa (Swaziland) 10.52; 4 Even Tjiviju (Namibia) 10.58; 5 Lebakeng Sesele 10.60; 6 Roscoe Engel 10.62; 7 Kenan Michau 10.68; 8 Mlandvo Shongwe (Swaziland) 10.74
200m (-2.1)
1 Jesse Uri-Khob (Namibia) 20.87 ASC; 2 Sibusiso Matsejwa (Swaziland) 20.95 ASC; 3 Kyle Appel 21.21 ASC; 4 Even Tjiviju (Namibia) 21.21 ASC; 5 Adiel MecLomen van Wyk (Namibia) 21.51; 6 Ernst Narib (Namibia) 21.54; 7 Thatayaone Nawa (Botswana) 21.80
400m
1 Isaac Makwala (Botswana) 44.92 PB/NR/ASC; 2 Pako Seribe (Botswana) 45.04 PB/ASC; 3 Willem de Beers 46.03 ASC; 4 Ernst Narib (Namibia) 46.17 ASC; 5 Ranti Dikgale 47.23; 6 Thandaza Zwane (Swaziland) 48.71; 7 Aron Dingoko 49.10; 8 Oscar Mavundla 50.43
110m Hurdles (-1.0)
1 Ruan de Vries 13.92 ASC; 2 Antonio Alkana 14.02 ASC; 3 Muntingh Hamman 14.25; 4 Werner Pretorius 14.48; 5 Xavier Lombardo (France) 14.86; 6 Tshepo Nyathi 14.89; 7 Shaun Bownes 14.90; 8 Ngoma Zwlitsha 14.92; 9 Fred-Charles Pieterse 15.03; 10 Gert Swanepoel 15.82
400m Hurdles
1 Kurt Couto (Mozambique) 49.56 ASC; 2 Le Roux Hamman 50.35 ASC; 3 Hardus Maritz (Namibia) 50.52 ASC; 4 Shami Eksteen 52.00; 5 Adriaan Ian Schoonwinkel 52.37; 6 Jameson Perrine (Mauritius) 52.96; 7 Larry Lombaard 53.38; 8 Lloyd Qhiba 53.92
800m
1 Jacob Rozani 1:48.15; 2 Daniel Nghipendula (Namibia) 1:49.17; 3 Hannes Naude 1:50.29; 4 Henk Beukes 1:50.90; 5 Jay-Be van Rooyen 1:51.46; 6 Fredi Geldenhuys 1:54.83; 7 Thabang Matiwane 1:55.47; 8 Jacobus Louis Smit 1:55.70; 9 Ezra Ferreira 2:02.25; 10 Mulalo Davhana 2:03.86; 11 Ewald Janse van Vuuren 2:04.13
1500m
Moeketsi Tseiso 3:52.32; 2 Thabang Matiwane 3:53.67; 3 Johannes Skrywer (Namibia) 3:54.08; 4 Mpho Mokafane 3:54.46; 5 Henry Makane 3:55.48; 6 Katdeverua Kandjou (Botswana) 3:58.18; 7 Gift Chinengundu (Zimbabwe) 3:59.41; 8 Ezra Ferreira 4:13.30
3000m Steeplechase
1 Tumelo Motlagale 9:00.40; Lucas Bothobutle 9:37.38
5000m
1 Tumelo Motlagale 14:48.35; 2 Clinton Swanepoel 14:49.82; 3 Leonard Nampala (Namibia) 14:51.32; 4 Anthony Timoteus 15:30.40; 5 Henry Makane 15:50.12; 6 Tsepo Majwafi 15:51.55; 7 Sikhalo Mthimkhulu 16:36.71; 8 Peter-Henry Mong 16:50.01
10000m
1 Vuyisile Tshoba 30:30.27; 2 Leonard Nampala 30:45.19; 3 Morketsi Tseiso 31:17.78; 4 Tshepo Leto 35:58.06
10km Race Walk
1 Moeketsi Mamarara 47:39.79; 2 Pierre Vermaak 51:48.62
Kabelo Baloyi DISQ
Long Jump
1 Larona Kosemile (Botswana) 7.54 (+2.3); 2 Ruri Rammokolodi (Botswana) 7.50 (+5.2); 3 Adiel MecLomen van Wyk (Namibia) 7.04 (+1.5);4 Marco Yzelle 6.83 (+1.2)
Triple Jump
1 Charles le Roux 15.17(-0.3); 2 Jason Sewanyana 14.86 (-1.2); 3 Marco Yzelle 13.70; Roger Haitengi (Namibia) DISQ; Shannon Winant DISQ
High Jump
1 Takobana Gobe (Botswana) 2.21 ASC; 2 Mpho Links 2.09; 3 Christo Krause 2.06; 4 Salomon Taure (Namibia) 2.00; 5 Fanie Geldenhuys 1.95; 6 Oneeleng Kebafitlhetse (Botswana) 1.90; 7 Gert Swanepoel 1.85
Pole Vault
1 Shame Rahme 5.20 ASC; 2 Heinrich Smit 4.90; 3 Juan de Swardt 4.80; 4 Ebenhauser Beukes 4.70; 5 Coleman Brits 4.60; 6 Pieter Brits 4.40; 7 Lee van Der Berg 4.20
Javelin
1 Rocco van Rooyen 77.18 ASC; 2 Philmar van Rensburg 72.53 ASC; 3 Chad Herman 69.56 ASC; 4 Jayson Henning 69.43 ASC; 5 Stephen Beukes 68.05; 6 JG Vrous 64.09; 7 LJ Basson 63.11; 8 Willem Coertzen 62.52; 9 Danie Maree 61.82; 10 Lee van Der Berg 48.66; 11 Gert Swanepoel 47.91
Discus
1 Russell Tucker 57.94 ASC; 2 Dewald van Heerden 57.64 ASC; 3 Jean Elvino Louis Pierre (Mauritius) 52.92; 4 Wilem Coertzen 43.65; 5 Rudolf van Vuuren 40.60
Shot Put
1 Jacobus Engelbrecht 19.86 ASC; 2 Tumelo Thage 17.23 ASC; 3 Johnny Botha 17.14 ASC; 4 Christiaan Stebbing 16.40; 5 Ruan Murray 15.79; 6 Nico Grobler 15.75; 7 Sylvain Louis Pierre (Mauritius) 15.16; 8 Scheepers Conradie 13.61
Hammer (7.26 kg)
1 Christiaan Harmse 70.50 ASC; 2 Christiaan Stebbing 55.70; Rudolf vanVuuren 37.09
WOMEN
100m (+0.5)
1 Melissa Hewitt 11.56 ASC; 2 Samantha Pretorius 11.72 ASC; 3 Shanice Marnce 12.03; 4 Tsaone Sebele (Botswana) 12.24; 5 Elizmari Kriel 12.29; 6 Leana du Toit 12.30; 7 Martina Mufaro Hungwe (Zimbabwe) 12.97; 8 13.41
200m (-0.6)
1 Melissa Hewitt 23.70 ASC; 2 Shanice Marce 24.56; 3 Tsaone Sebele (Bostwana) 24.58; 4 Welme van Zyl 24.77; 5 Janet Seeliger 24.88; 7 Yolandi van Aswegen 25.88; 8 Carina Swiegers 26.14
400m
1 Wenda Nel 52.53 ASC; 2 Goitseone Seleka 54.16 ASC; 3 Mariska van Dyk 55.57; 4 Carina Swiegers 56.64; 5 Soandri Meyer 56.93; 6 Rita Obisi 57.75; 7 Chante Finger 58.01
100m Hurdles (-2.0)
1 Erika Kleinhans 13.91 ASC; 2 Claudia Viljoen 14.57; 3 Elizmari Kriel 14.72; 4 Talita Vorster 15.04; 5 Carina Etsebeth 15.16; 6 Simone Rinders 16.18
400m Hurdles
1 Anneri Ebersohn 57.10 ASC; 2 Chante Finger 1:00.14; 3 Gezelle Magerman 1:00.17; 4 Chanel Leuvennink 1:02.22; 5 Cynthia Tsetsewa 1:04.32; 6 Wilme Pawson 1:07.35
800m
1 Lebogang Phalula 2:05.02 ASC; 2 Rone Reynecke 2:08.70; 3 Klaudia Moses (Namibia) 2:09.34; 4 Lavinia Haitope (Namibia) 2:10.59; 5 Michelle Redelinghuys 2:16.59; 6 Liza Kellerman 2:18.11; 7 Duanne Fourie 2:21.08; 8 Lizerie Ferreira 2:24.22
1500m
1 Lavinia Haitope (Namibia) 4:30.06; 2 Blandina Makatisi (Lesotho) 4:35.83; 3 Klaudia Moses (Namibia) 4:38.29; 4 Carina Viljoen 4:43.79; 5 Thitshaamba Ravhandalala 4:45.60; 6 Palesa Madoa 4:49.34; 7 Liza Kellerman 4:56.89; 8 Duanne Fourie 5:01.73
3000m Steeplechase NNASC
1 Thembi Baloyi 10:32.92; 2 Sunelle Coetzee 13:16.69
5000m
1 Helalia Johannes (Namibia) 16:16.04 ASC; 2 Lebo Diana Phalula 16:28.87; 3 Blandina Makatsi (Lesotho) 17:38.64; 4 Nicole van der Merwe 17:45.16
10000m
1 Helalia Johannes (Namibia) 34:00.90 ASC; 2 Blandina Makatisi (Lesotho) 36:25.02
10km Race Walk
1 Annette Koen 58:41.07; 2 Annique Cloete DISQ.
Long Jump
1 Samantha Pretorius 6.36 (+1.0) ASC; 2 Patience Ntshingila 5.89 (+1.1); 3 Nicholeen McLaren 5.52 (+1.9); 4 Susana Mafua 5.26 (+1.3); 5 Carina Swiegers 5.16 (+1.7); 6 Erika Seyama 4.89 (+1.6)
Triple Jump
1 Patience Ntshingila 12.49 (0.0); 2 Catherine Makaya (Zimbabwe) 11.57 (0.0)
High Jump
1 Erika Seyama 1.65; 2 Chanel Stone 1.60; 3 Berne Krugell 1.60
Pole Vault
1 Kasitlyn Sparks 3.80 ASC; 2 Danielle Labschagne 3.50 ASC; 3 Magda-Marie Booysen 3.00; 4 Dorita du Toit 2.80;
Javelin
1 Jessika Sharon Selma Rosun (Mauritius) 49.42 ASC; 2 Janike Kotze 48.79; 3 Sane van Zyl 48.00; 4 Olivia Merritt (Canada) 41.07
Discus
1 Maryke Oberholzer 55.73 ASC; 2 Elizna Naude 53.46 ASC; 3 Yolandi Stander 48.35; 4 Leandri Geel 47.51; 5 Bianca Conradie 44.04; 6 Ashley Nieuwenhuyzen 40.77
Shot Put
1 Wanzel Breytenbach 13.61; 2 Monique Wagner 13.07
Hammer
1 Stefanie Greyling 55.92 ASC; 2 Nanette Stapelberg 54.74 ASC; 3 Marne Minnaar 44.37

Obiri, Okagbare, Assefa, Nigel shine in Eugene-IAAF Diamond League

Victorious Hellen Onsando Obiri (Knya) improved her 1500m meet record from last year.

Victorious Hellen Onsando Obiri (Kenya) improved her 1500m meet record from last year.


Kenyan Hellen Onsando Obiri, Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare, Ethiopian Soffia Assefa and Botswana’s Nigel’s Amos sparked at the IAAF Diamond League in Eugene Oregon State USA on Saturday (31 May).
African athletes accounted for the bulk of world leading performances at the meet. This sets the stage for the eagerly anticipated fourth leg of the Diamond League Series due in Rome Italy on Thursday (5 June).
In Eugene Obiri prevailed in women’s 1500m in a world leading time of 3:57.05. What’s more she improved on the meet record of 3:58.58 which she ran last year.
Nigerian Blessing Okagbare (left) clocked a lifetime best of 22.23 seconds in the 200m

Nigerian Blessing Okagbare (left) clocked a lifetime best of 22.23 seconds in the 200m


Meanwhile although Okagbare placed second in women’s 200m, her result a legal time of 22.23 seconds is a life time best. Her previous mark was 22.31 run in Walnut California State USA last year.
Ethiopian Olympic bronze medalist triumphed in women's 3000m steeplchase

Ethiopian Olympic bronze medalist triumphed in women’s 3000m steeplchase


Ethiopian Olympic bronze medalist Sofia Assefa and her compatriot Hiwot Ayalew the All Africa Games champion sent out a clear message that they intend to break the dominance of Kenyan Milcah Chemos Cheywa in women’s 3000m steeplechase in Diamond League. Assefa carried the day in 9:11.39, a new meet record and the quickest time in the world this year. Ayalew clocked 9:12.89, which was also inside the old meet record of 9:13.69 by Cheywa in 2012.
Botswana's Olympic silver medalist Nigel Amos won the 800m in his quickest time  since the 2012 London Olympic final .

Botswana’s Olympic silver medalist Nigel Amos won the 800m in his quickest time since the 2012 London Olympic final .


Botswana’s Olympic silver medalist Nigel Amos won men’s 800m in 1:63.63. This is not only his fastest time since the 2012 London Olympic final, but is also a new meet record. The old meet record of 1:43.68 was by Sudan’s Abubaker Kaki three years ago.
Other notable performances came from Djibouti’s Ayanleh Souleiman who won the one Mile in a personal best of 3:47.32 PB. Kenyan Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku triumphed in 5000m in 13:01.71, the world’s quickest 5000m this year. While Mercy Cherono was victorious in women’s two miles in 9:13.27
SELECTED LEADING RESULTS FROM IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE IN EUGENE OREGON STATE USA FROM 30-31 MAY 2014
NOTE
PB denotes Personal Best
MR denotes Meet Record
NR denotes National Record
WL denotes World Leading Performance this year
MEN
100m (+2.70
8 Simon Magakwe (South Africa) 10.13
800m A
1 Nigel Amos (Botswana) 1:43.63 WL/MR; 2 Mohammed Aman (Ethiopia) 1:43.99; 3 Abubaker Kaki (Sudan) 1:44.09; 7 David Lekuta Rudisha (Kenya) 1:44.87; 9 Alfred Kipketer (Kenya) 1:46.15
800m B
1 Job Koech Kinyor (Kenya) 1:44.70
One Mile A
1 Ayanleh Souleiman (Djibouti) 3:47.32 PB; 2 Silas Kiplagat (Kenya) 3:47.88 PB; 3 Aman Wote (Ethiopia) 3:48.60 PB/NR; 4 Abdelaati Iguider (Morocco) 3:49.09 PB; 5 James Kiplagat Magut (Kenya) 3:49.43 PB; 6 Collin Cheboi (Kenya) 3:49.56 PB; 7 Asbel Kiprop (Kenya) 3:50.26; 9 Johan Cronje (South Africa) 3:50.70 PB/NR; 10 Bethwell Birgen (Kenya) 3:51.12; 11 Taoufik Makhloufi (Algeria) 3:52.16 PB; 12 Mekonnen Gebremedhin (Ethiopia) 3:53.22
One Mile B
8 Fouad Elkaam (Morocco) 3:54.21
5000m
1 Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku (Kenya) 13:01.71 WL; 2 Yenew Alamirew (Ethiopia) 13:02.91; 3 Edwin Cheruiyot Soi (Kenya) 13:04.92; 5 Isiah Kiplangat Koech (Kenya) 13:07.55; 6 John Kipkoech (Kenya) 13:11.02; 7 Hagos Gebrhiwet (Ethiopia) 13:13.19; 8 Augustine Kiprono Choge (Kenya) 13:14.23; Girma Mecheso (Ethiopia) 13:45.25
10000m
1 Galan Rupp (USA) 26:44.36 PB/NR/WL; 2 Paul Kipnge’tich Tanui (Kenya) 26:52.36 PB; 3 Bedan Karoki (Kenya) 26:49.41 PB; 4 Stephen Sambu (Kenya) 26:54.61PB; 5 Emmanuel Kipkemei Bett (Kenya) 27:21.61; 6 Kenneth Kiprop Kipkemoi (Kenya) 27:30.94; 7 Hassan El Elabbassi (Morocco) 27:32.96; 8 Teklemariam Medhin (Eritrea) 27:38.83; 9 Birhan Nebebew (Ethiopia) 27:42.89;10 Timothy Toroitich (Uganda) 27:43.27; 11 Goitom Kifle (Eritrea) 27:43.30;13 Samuel Chelanga (Kenya) 27:59.74; 14 Leonard Korir (Kenya) 28:01.85; 15 Wilson Kiprono Too (Kenya) 28:03.21 PB
WOMEN
200m (+1.5)
2 Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria) 22.23 PB; 4 Murielle Ahoure (Ivory Coast) 22.61
400m
5 Amantle Montsho (Botswana) 50.73
1500m
1 Hellen Onando Obiri (Kenya) 3:57.05 WL/MR; 3 Faith Chepng’tich Kipyegon (Kenya) 3:58.01; 6 Eunice Jepkoech Sum (Kenya) 4:01.54 PB; 11 Siham Hilali (Morocco) 4:05.46
Two Miles
1 Mercy Cherono (Kenya) 9:13.27; 2 Viola Jelagat Kibiwott (Kenya) 9:13.48 PB; 5 Sally Jepkosgei Kipyegon (Kenya) 9:22.10; 6 Balynesh Oljira (Ethiopia) 9:23.32; 7 Margaret Wangari Muriuki (Kenya) 9:24.89; 8 Betsy Saina (Kenya) 9:26.63; 10 Buzee Diriba (Ethiopia) 9:40.01
3000m Steeplechase
1 Sofia Assefa (Ethiopia) 9:11.39 (WL/MR; 2 Hiwot Ayalew (Ethiopia) 9:12.89; 4 Etenesh Diro (Ethiopia) 9:25.69; 5 Purity Cherotich Kirui (Kenya) 9:29.18; 6 Lidya Chepkurui (Kenya) 9:32.03; 7 Fancy Cherotich (Kenya) 9:41.02; 10 Habiba Ghribi (Tunisia) 9:53.29