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World’s Top 3 Female Track & Field Athletes for 2010

Sanya Richards-Ross

SANYA RICHARDS-ROSS  – USA – 200 & 400 meter dash world champion

Sanya Richards-Ross (USA), the 2009 World Athlete of the Year and one of 14 IAAF Diamond League Ambassadors, participated in a media conference call this afternoon. Richards-Ross, the reigning World Champion in the 400m, who has already confirmed her participation in the inaugural IAAF Diamond League meeting in Doha (14 May), in Oslo (4 June) and Eugene (3 July). She opens her season on Saturday at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia.

 

Blanka Vlasic

BLANKA VLASIC – CRO  – HIGH JUMP

2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, UK 5th  
World Championships Osaka, Japan 1st  
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 1st  
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 1st  
Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 2nd 2.05 m (xo)
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 1st  
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 1st  
World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 1st  
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 1st 2.00 m (o)
Jessica Ennis

JESSICA ENNIS –GBR  – Pentathlon

2010 World Indoor Championships

Event Result Position Points Overall Notes
60 metre hurdles 8.04 secs 1st 1,120 1st (1,120)
High jump 1.90 m 1st 1,106 1st (2,226)
Shot put 14.01 m 5th 795 1st (3,021) Personal Best
Long jump 6.44 m 3rd 988 1st (4,009) Personal Best
800 metres 2:12.55 2nd 928 1st (4,937) Personal Best
Pentathlon     4,937 1st New World Indoor Champion, new Championship Record

 

 

May 27, 2010 Posted by | World Track & Field | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

World’s Best Decathlete, Bryan Clay, is a Castle Grad

Bryan Clay, world's best all around track & field athlete

Bryan Ezra Tsumoru Clay (born January 3, 1980) is an American decathlete.  He is the reigning Olympic  champion and was also a World  in 2005.

Clay was born in Austin, Texas  and raised in Hawaii. He is Afro-Asian. His mother, Michele Ishimoto, was a Japanese immigrant to America. His father, Greg Clay, was African-American. His parents divorced when he was in elementary school and he was raised primarily by his mother.

Clay has a younger brother, Nikolas, who was also a standout athlete on the Azusa Pacific University track team.

He graduated from James B. Castle High School (Kaneohe, Hawaii) in 1998.

Bryan Clay lead the heptathon competition in Doha, Qatar

From DOHA, Qatar -Olympic champion Bryan Clay led Trey Hardee in the heptathlon competition at the world indoor championships Saturday with only the 1,000-meter race left.

Clay matched Hardee in the pole vault with jumps of 5 meters for a 46-point lead. Aleksey Drozdov of Russia was third.

In the women’s pentathlon, Jessica Ennis of Britain was in the lead after three events. The outdoor world champion won the 60-meter hurdles and the high jump before Olympic champion Natallia Dobrynska of Ukraine won the shot put.

Ennis led with 3,021 points, 18 more than the Ukrainian.

March 13, 2010 Posted by | Events | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top 20 Women Performances at World Track & Field

Melanie Walker, Jamaica, ranks as the #1 performance

Melanie Walker, Jamaica, ranks as the #1 performance

  All-Athletics.com has ranked the top 20 performances by women at the IAAF World Championships from Berlin.

Melaine Walker 400m Hurdles
Shally-Ann Fraser 100m
United States 4x400m
Jessica Ennis Heptathlon
Blanka Vlašić High Jump
Sanya Richards 400m
Caster Semenya 800m
Allyson Felix 200m
Jamaica 4x100m
Anita Wlodarczyk Hammer Throw
Marta Domínguez 3000mSC
Brittney Reese Long
Brigitte Ann Foster-Hylton 100m Hurdles
Valerie Adams-Vili Shot Put
Steffi Nerius Javelin Throw
Kerron Stewart 100m
Linet Chepkwemoi Masai 10000m
Lashinda Demus 400m Hurdles
Yargelis Savigne Triple Jump
Shericka Williams 400m

August 23, 2009 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Best Performances at IAAF World Championships

Jessice Ennis is the world's best in the Heptathlon

Jessica Ennis is the world's best in the Heptathlon

The top 10 men and women performances at the 12th Annual IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Berlin 2009

Women      
Shally-Ann Fraser 100m 1 10.73
Jessica Ennis Heptathlon 1 6731
Sanya Richards 400m 1 49.00
Caster Semenya 800m 1 1:55.45
Marta Domínguez 3000mSC 1 9:07.32
Brigitte Ann Foster-Hylton 100m Hurdles 1 12.51
Valerie Adams-Vili Shot Put 1 20.44
Steffi Nerius Javelin Throw 1 67.30
Kerron Stewart 100m 2 10.75
Linet Chepkwemoi Masai 10000m 1 30:51.24

 

Robert Harting, Germany, discus champion

Robert Harting, Germany, discus champion

Men      
Usain Bolt 100m 1 9.58
Usain Bolt 200m 1 19.19
Ezekiel Kemboi 3000mSC 1 8:00.43
Kenenisa Bekele 10000m 1 26:46.31
Christian Cantwell Shot Put 1 22.03
Phillips Idowu Triple Jump 1 17.73
Robert Harting Discus Throw 1 69.43
Kerron Clement 400m Hurdles 1 47.91
Valeriy Borchin 20km Walk 1 1:18:41
Richard Kipkemboi Mateelong 3000mSC 2 8:00.89

August 21, 2009 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , | 2 Comments