• Kovacs Opens With Big PR of 22.35m in Shot, Merritt Hurdles 13.29, while James Runs WL 44.31 in 400m
World'd one of the top shot putters Joe Kovacs opened his 2015 season at the at the 13th Johnson/JJK Invitational in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday.
The 25-year-old Kovacs manged to throw 22.35m to set a new world lead and and new personal best.
The women’s shot put was won by Tia Brooks with a toss of 18.49m.
Brazilian throwers dominated women's Javelin and discus. Jucilene de Lima won the javelin with 61.23m, while Fernanda Borges took the win in discus with 62.80m.
In another meeting on US soil in Arizona at the 36th Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, world record-holder Aries Merritt won the men’s 110m hurdles in 13.29. Olympic 400m champion Kirani James opened his 2015 season with a fast 44.31 - new world lead. Bralon Taplin was second in a personal best and new NCAA lead of 44.89.
Another notable results at Sun Angel Classic came from Muna Lee who won 100m in 11.21 (0.4m/s). In the 200m Kamaria Brown posted 23.01 (0.0m/s) and South Africa’s Anaso Jobodwana in the men’s 200m in 20.38 (0.6m/s). Shelby Houlihan took the win in the women's 800m in 2:01.92. Bryan McBride won won the high jump contest with a mark of 2.26m (7-5.00).
At Texas invitational in Austin Kendra Chambers won the women's 800 in 2:01.93. See Results Here>>
In the men's 1500m at Stanford vs California dual meet, winner Thomas Joyce (CAL) set NCAA leading mark of 3;39;43 ahead of Stanford's Sean McGorthy 3;40.62. See Full Results Here>>