Sunday, January 31, 2016

C.J. Anderson (Jesse Bethel HS, Vallejo; Laney College, Oakland; California 2011-12; Denver Broncos)

  C.J. Anderson
C.J. Anderson
Player Profile
Vallejo, CA
Last College:
Laney College/Bethel HS
Height / Weight:
5-11 / 210

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JC Video Highlights | Career Photo GalleryFeatures: Game Program Feature 2012

AFTER CAL: Participated in the 2013 NFL Combine, ranking among the event's top running backs in the 20-yard shuttle (T3rd, 4.12), broad jump (T13th, 119.0") and 40-yard dash (4.60) ... also competed at the combine in the vertical jump (32.0"), 3 cone drill (7.15) and bench press (17 reps of 225 pounds) ... improved his 40-yard time at Cal's 2013 Pro Day with scouts in attendance clocking him in a hand-timed range of 4.49 - 4.52 ... participated at the 2013 San Francisco 49ers Local Pro Day. CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Played in all 25 games possible with two starts during his two campaigns at Cal from 2011-12 after transferring for his final two seasons of collegiate eligibility following two seasons at Laney College ... finished his Cal career with 1,135 yards rushing on 198 carries for an average of 5.73 yards per rush while scoring 12 touchdowns on the ground ... longest career rush was a 68-yard TD run vs. UCLA as a 2012 senior ... added 22 receptions for 350 yards and two touchdown catches to give him a total of 84 points on 14 TDs ... longest caree reception was a 74-yard TD catch at Arizona State as a 2011 junior ... posted 1,505 all purpose yards (1135 rushing, 350 receiving, 20 kick return) ... had three career 100-yard rushing games, all as a 2012 senior ... threw an incomplete on his lone pass attempt. 2012 (Game-by-Game Stats): Played in all 12 games with his lone two career starts as he mostly split the primary tailback position with Isi Sofele as the two were listed on the depth chart as co-starters all season ... led the Bears with 790 rushing yards on 126 carries (second behind Sofele), both career highs, while sharing the team lead along with Sofele with four rushing touchdowns to be named Cal's Most Valuable Back on the offensive side of the ball ... combined with Sofele (757 yards) for 1,547 yards rushing to give Cal 1,500 or more rushing yards by its top two rushers for the 10th consecutive campaign ... averaged 65.83 rushing yards per game to rank 10th in the Pac-12 and 99th nationally at the end of the regular season ... posted an average of 6.27 yards per rush that was the fourth highest among the conference's top 12 rushers ... added 15 catches for 164 yards (both fifth on the team) and one touchdown reception ... finished with 954 all purpose yards (790 rushing, 164 receiving) to rank third on the team ... ranked third on the team with 30 points on a total of five scores ... posted career highs of 160 yards rushing, 22 carries and 171 all purpose yards (160 rushing, 11 receiving) against Washington, including a 64-yard run that was the second-longest of his career ... had previous career bests of 21 carries and 151 rushing yards vs. UCLA with a career-long 68-yard run and a total of 163 all purpose yards (151 rushing, 12 receiving) ... other 100-yard rushing game came with a 112-yard effort at Washington State in which he tallied a career-high-tying two touchdowns ... led the team in rushing in each of those three contests as well as in the season opener vs. Nevada (14 carries, 66 yards) and at USC (five carries, 32 yards) to make him the team's leading rusher five times to tie with Sofele ... other rushing totals included Arizona State (eight carries, 78 yards), Oregon State (11 rushes, 61 yards), Oregon (11 rushes, 56 yards), Southern Utah (five rushes, 46 yards, 1 TD), Ohio State (four rushes, 13 yards), Utah (three rushes, 10 yards) and Stanford (seven rushes, five yards) ... posted a career-high four receptions for a season-high 65 receiving yards at Ohio State, including a season-long 35-yarder ... added three receptions for 24 yards vs. Stanford and a pair of receptions on three occasions vs. Oregon (33 yards), vs. UCLA (12 yards) and vs. Washington (11 yards), picking up his lone receiving touchdown of the season against the Bruins ... had single receptions against Nevada (12 yards) and at USC (seven yards) ... was involved with seven plays from the line of scrimmage that went for 20 or more yards (five rushing, two receiving) to rank tied for fourth on the club ... named a CFPA Honorable Mention Running Back Performer of the Week for his performance against UCLA and was a MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Pac-12 Player of the Week nominee for his effort the following game at Washington State ... led all rushers with 85 yards on 14 carries in the spring game, including a 14-yard touchdown run. 2011 (Game-by-Game Stats): Played in all 13 games off the bench and rushed 72 times for 345 yards and a career-high eight touchdowns (all second on the team to Isi Sofele) ... combined with Sofele (1,322 yards, 10 TDs) for 1,667 yards rushing to give Cal 1,500 or more rushing yards by its top two rushers for the ninth consecutive campaign ... added seven receptions for 186 yards and a touchdown that came on a 74-yard pass from Zach Maynard at Arizona State, with Anderson covering the final 60 yards after the catch to give Cal a 41-31 lead in the third quarter ... second on the team in total touchdowns with nine and third in scoring with 54 points ... third on the club with 345 yards of total offense (all rushing) and fourth with 551 all purpose yards (345 rushing, 186 receiving, 20 kick return) ... used often in short-yardage and goal line situations but also came on strong overall at the end of the regular season with 195 of his 345 rushing yards, four of his eight rushing scores, five of his seven receptions, 167 of his 186 receiving yards and his lone touchdown reception coming in the final four regular-season contests ... was involved with six plays from the line of scrimmage that went for 20 or more yards (three rushing, three receiving) to rank fifth on the club ... scored single rushing touchdowns in three consecutive games at Colorado, vs. Presbyterian and at Washington, in back-to-back contests at UCLA and vs. Washington State, and then had one rushing touchdown at Stanford and a career-high-tying two at Arizona State in the final two games of the regular season ... had a huge contest at Arizona State with a team season-high 18 points as the only Cal player to score three touchdowns in a game in 2011 that was also his career high and tied for the second-most in a contest by a Pac-12 player in 2011, with scoring runs of one and three yards in addition to his 74-yard TD reception that was the team's second-longest play from the line of scrimmage of the season ... finished with a season-high 122 all purpose yards vs. Arizona State, also rushing for 48 yards on 10 carries, with his two scoring runs a season high and a career high, and tying a team season high, and his 74 receiving yards a season best and Cal season game high ... posted season highs of 14 rushes and 96 rushing yards vs. Oregon State, while adding one reception for 22 yards to total 118 all purpose yards, while also recording the lone tackle of his career in a game in which he also had TD runs of 44 and 19 yards called back due to penalties ... rushed four times for 51 yards vs. Washington State, including a season-long 34-yarder and a five-yard touchdown ... had a season-high three catches for 71 yards at Stanford, including a 39-yarder that was his second-longest catch of the campaign while his scoring run was a one-yarder with 0:14 remaining in the game that cut Stanford's lead to 31-28 after Giorgio Tavecchio's extra point ... had six rushes for 45 yards to go with his rushing TD vs. Presbyterian, while picking up 33 yards on four carries including his key rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter at Colorado ... rushed eight times for 29 yards at Oregon, three times for 13 yards at Utah, twice for 10 yards against Presbyterian, seven times for nine yards along with his score at Washington and twice for five yards at USC when he also had an 18-yard catch ... limited to two yards on four rushes on three occasions (at UCLA, at Stanford, vs. Texas in the Holiday Bowl) but did manage to score a rushing touchdown in both the UCLA and Stanford games. LANEY COLLEGE: A three-star recruit according to Rivals ... second in the state of California and the NorCal conference leader in rushing as a sophomore in 2010, racking up 1,644 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground (No. 9 California) on 206 rushes for an average of 7.4 yards per carry (No. 10 California) to earn first-team All-American, All-State and All-NorCal Conference honors ... also finished with 1,718 all purpose yards as a sophomore and ranked fourth in the state with an average of 171.8 all purpose yards per game ... rushed for 693 yards and three touchdowns for an average of 6.1 yards per carry as a freshman for an 8-2 team. BETHEL HS: Rushed for nearly 4,000 yards during his prep career as he led his squad to four consecutive playoff appearances, including a spot in the Sac-Joaquin Section title game as a junior in 2007 when he was named the Vallejo Times Herald Athlete of the Year ... two-time Vallejo Times Herald MVP and first-team selection, while also picking up first-team All-Solano County Athletic Conference honors in both his junior and senior campaigns ... moved to running back as a senior after playing quarterback in an option offensive during his junior campaign and rushed for 1,623 yards and 23 touchdowns on the ground, while also contributing two interceptions on defense ... posted 1,297 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns on the ground and completed 44-of-91 passes for 785 yards and 11 scores as a junior ... first Bethel player to sign with and play for a Pac-12 school. PERSONAL: Full name is Cortrelle Javon Anderson ... born February 10, 1991 ... parents are Neva and Barbara Gaddies ... wears No. 9 in honor of a high school friend by the name of Mike Pennerman, who died as a result of injuries he suffered in a high school football game ... major is interdisciplinary studies. CAREER STATISTICS
Rushes: 22 (vs. Washington, 2012)
Rushing Yards: 160 (vs. Washington, 2012)
Rushing TDs: 2 (twice, last at Washington State, 2012)
Long Rush: 68TD (vs. UCLA, 2012)
Receptions: 4 (vs. Ohio State, 2012)
Receiving Yards: 74 (at Arizona State, 2011)
Receiving TDs: 1 (twice, last vs. UCLA, 2012)
Long Reception: 74TD (at Arizona State, 2011)
Pass Attempts: 1 (at USC, 2012)
Kick Returns: 1 (Holiday Bowl vs. Texas, 2011)
Kick Return Yards: 20 (Holiday Bowl vs. Texas, 2011)
Long Kick Return: 20 (Holiday Bowl vs. Texas, 2011)
All Purpose Yards: 171 (vs. Washington, 2012)
Tackles: 1 (vs. Oregon State, 2011)
Points: 18 (at Arizona State, 2011) LAST UPDATED: April 22, 2013

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Murto clears pole vault world junior record of 4.71m (15-5 1/2) in Zweibrucken

31 JAN 2016 Report Zweibrucken, Germany

Murto clears pole vault world junior record of 4.71m (15-5 1/2) in Zweibrucken

Less than 24 hours after Jenn Suhr improved her pole vault world indoor record to 5.03m, Finland’s rising star Wilma Murto from Finland smashed the world junior record and raised the standard by seven centimetres in two increments to 4.71m in the German city of Zweibrucken on Sunday (31).
The 17-year-old started the year with a best of 4.45m but had already cleared national records of 4.50m and 4.55m in competitions earlier in January – the latter competition two weeks ago on home soil in Turku, which saw her rise to fourth in the all-time junior indoor lists – but Murto has now made the leap into bonafide world-class territory.
Murto went clear at the first time of asking over 4.25m, 4.35m, 4.45m before running into some trouble at 4.55m, which she needed three attempts to negotiate.
Having equalled her personal best but with the seasoned Swiss international and record holder Nicole Buchler still in the competition, she then went straight over 4.65m to add one centimetre to the world junior record set by New Zealand’s Eliza McCartney outdoors last month.
Bucher, 15 years Murto’s senior, also cleared 4.65m on her second attempt – the third best performance of her career – so the bar went higher still.
On her second attempt, Murto sailed cleanly over 4.71m to suggest there is still more to come this winter and take the victory after Buchler failed on all three of her attempts at what would have been a Swiss indoor record.
With nothing to lose, after two world junior records in one competition, Murto had the bar raised to 4.77m but called it a day after two unsuccessful attempts.
Into the bargain, Murto also added 11cm to the Finnish record which had been held by Minna Nikkanen, who finished third on Sunday with 4.45m.
The calibre of Murto’s performance was made all the more impressive by the fact her poles didn’t make her flight from Finland, which caused her to plaintively comment via social media, and she was only repatriated with them just before the start of the competition.
Competing in his training base, 2013 world champion Raphael Holzdeppe chalked up another victory this winter with a clearance at his opening height of 5.71m to win ahead of Poland’s Robert Sobera and France’s Kevin Menaldo who both cleared 5.61m.
Holzdeppe, who had three unsuccessful attempts at 5.87m in Zweibrucken, goes head-to-head with the 2015 world champion, Canada’s Shawn Barber, in his next competition in Dusseldorf on Wednesday.
Qatar’s reigning world indoor champion Mutaz Essa Barshim opened his 2016 season with a world-leading 2.34m clearance in Malmo, Sweden, on Sunday before attempting 2.38m.
Barshim has said he is planning to compete sparingly in the build-up to the Olympic Games but that he is intending to compete at the Asian Indoor Championships held on home soil in Doha next month on the road to the IAAF World Indoor Championships where he will defend the title he won in Poland two years ago.
Another notable result in Malmo was the 6.64m women's long jump win by 2015 world championships finalist Khaddi Sagnia, just two centimetres short of her recent indoor best.
Steven Mills for the IAAF

Camel City Elite Meet Produces World-Leading Performances and More

Camel City Post-Race Press Release
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JDL Fast Track   Today, 8:22pm

Camel City Elite Meet Produces World-Leading Performances and More
4th edition showcased world record holders, Olympic champions and medalists as well as Olympic hopefuls in Winston-Salem, NC; nine facility records fall; professional athletes engage local school children and fans; more than $60,000 in prize money awarded across four events; Mile races kick-off Bring Back the Mile GP Tour 2016
From JDL FastTrack
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       Social Hashtag: #CamelCityElite
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The “Road to Rio” got off to a hot start in the U.S. with the 4th Camel City Invitational hosted by JDL Fast Track on January 29-30 in Winston-Salem. Highlighted amongst the collegiate and Open competition during the two-day festival, were the Camel City Elite Races on Saturday, a two-hour showcase of some of the best Track & Field athletes in the world beginning at 2:15pm EST and streamed live on RunnerSpace+.
More than 2,500 spectators came out to today’s races to witness world and U.S. leading marks, a High School record, nine facility records and two marks that tied facility records on an energetic afternoon of Track & Field. In addition, during the week many of the invited professional athletes visited local schools engaging children in physical activities and even art classes. On Friday evening, a meet and greet had fans lined up half way down the track for an hour and a half to engage with their favorite athletes and grab autographs.
Women’s Camel City 3000m
The women’s 3000 meters kicked off the Elite portion of the meet with a bang. The returning rabbit, Melissa Salerno (ASICS Furman Elite), brought the women through the first kilometer in 3:00.20 with Alexi Pappas (Nike Oregon TCE), Rachel Schneider (Under Armour)  and Wesley Frazier (NC State) closely trailing behind. With four laps to go, Kerri Gallagher (Nike), who started off the lead pack, made a move to the lead with Schneider and Frazier responding well. At 400m from the finish, Gallagher would pull away from Schneider and Frazier ultimately crossing the line in an IAAF World Championship qualifying time of 8:56.52, the third fastest time in the world this year. Schneider would also get the qualifying mark finishing in 8:58.84, while Frazier would take third in a NCAA Division I leading time of 9:01.26.
“I had talked to my coach yesterday and he said to stay strong through 2K and feel relaxed, then work hard and be a Miler in the last kilometer. So, that’s really what I tried to do. I just wanted to make sure I raced to the best of my ability and get a U.S. standard and a World standard. So, I got the job done,” said Gallagher.
Men’s Camel City 3000m presented by Salem Sports
Taking over right where the Women left off, Lawi Lalang (Nike) and Garrett Heath (Brooks Beasts TC) established the race as a quick one coming through 400m in sixty-one seconds, tucked in right behind designated rabbit, Michael Hammond (VT Elite). The high school phenom Drew Hunter (Unattached), who was aiming for the U.S. High School record at the distance started near the back and away from trouble, but never lost site of the lead pack. The leaders would come through the Mile in 4:13 as Lalang, Heath, Luis Vargas (NC State), Willy Fink (Eastern Michigan), Michael Atchoo (New Jersey/New York TC) and Hunter hung on. With one lap to go, Heath would make a definitive move past Lalang, covering his final lap in 27 seconds and crossing the line in a new facility record of 7:48.48. Lalang would finish a runner-up in 7:50.07.
“I had planned on going earlier, but you never know how you’re going to feel during a first race back on the track. But, every time I came around the curve I heard someone yelling at me and it got me moving,” Heath said.
Hunter would indeed break the high school record with a 7:59.33, previously set by future University of Oregon teammate Edward Cheserek. He also became the first prep to run under 8 minutes for 3000m.
“It feels awesome; this is a really fast track. I run best when I am either chasing people or it is a tight race. So I knew that by coming here there would be guys competing like Garrett and Lawi. I ended up running fast. So, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
Women’s Camel City 60m Hurdles presented by Champion
A star studded field toed the line with fan favorite and Olympian, Lolo Jones (ASICS), going up against 2013 IAAF World Champion Brianna Rollins (Nike). Rollins would ultimately come out on top with a 2016 best of 7.95, tying the facility record, in addition to setting the fourth fastest mark of the year.
“I try not to focus on time,” commented Rollins. “I just try to execute the best race that I can and that’s what I did. It could have been a little bit better but I’m thankful that I came out here with a season’s best. I love the competition. That is what track & field is all about: competing.”
Men’s Camel City 60m Hurdles presented by Visit Winston-Salem
The field in the Men’s 60m Hurdles was equally as impressive headlined by U.S. Champion  Aleec Harris (adidas) and world record holder and Olympic Champion in the Decathlon, Ashton Eaton (Nike Oregon TCE). A clean and fast start would put Harris in the lead, which he would never relinquish besting the field with a 7.65, the fourth fastest time in the world this year.
“Everything is done for the glory and we got the win,” Harris said. “Rio 2016. That is what we are trying to do and that is the focus this year.”
“I’m the guy who just got smoked,” Eaton joked. “Anytime I get to compete against these guys it’s helpful for me, they help me push the envelope for myself. I actually like getting beat because it gives me motivation. This time of year having this kind of crowd appreciate what we are doing is really awesome.”
Women’s Camel City 800m
Bull City Track’s Abby Farley, the race’s designated rabbit, took the field through 400m in 59.98 and on pace to break Heather Kampf’s (ASICS/ Team USA Minnesota) facility record of 2:04.28 set in 2014. Canada’s Melissa Bishop (Nike), Phoebe Wright (Nike) and Latavia Thomas (unattached) established themselves as the early leaders with Bishop continuing to push the pace up front once Farley had dropped. With the crowd cheering loudly for a potential sub-2:00 minute finish and Canadian record, Bishop would pull away with 200m falling just short of the barrier, but still breaking the facility record, crossing the line in 2:02.10. On a late surge, Laura Roesler (Nike) would finish second and Wright would round out the top three. 
Men’s Camel City 800m presented by Total Sports US
The men’s field was led by pacer Donnie Cowart (Saucony) at a requested pace of 52 to 53 seconds through 400m. Brandon Johnson (Nike) followed closely behind followed by collegiate Eliud Rutto (Mid. Tenn. State) and the 600m Indoor American record holder Casimir Loxsom (Brooks Beasts TC). Johnson would lead the field wire to wire finishing in 1:49.28, while Rutto (1:49.51) and a hard charging Robert Heppenstall of Wake Forest (1:50.61) would take the top three spots.
When asked about his race, Johnson commented, “I like running here, I haven’t raced in so long so this is fun and the atmosphere here is good. This is a great meet and they take care of us.”
Women’s Camel City Mile presented by Mellow Mushroom Winston-Salem
After an excellent pace setting job in the 3000m, Melissa Salerno (ASICS Furman Elite) came back to help pace another strong field. From the gun Shannon Rowbury (Nike Oregon Project) and Stephanie Garcia (New Balance) would remain on Salerno’s heals as they gapped the chase pack led by Canada’s Fiona Benson (Nike) and Heather Kampf (ASICS/Team USA Minnesota), the “Queen of the Road Mile”. The leaders would come through the halfway point at 2:12.59 where Rowbury would comfortably begin to pull away from Garcia, finishing in a world leading time of 4:26.01, while Garcia would set a lifetime best of 4:28.47. Heidi See (ASICS Furman Elite) would move into third position on a strong second half, crossing the line in 4:33.30.
“I’m just really excited to be back here at JDL and come home with another win. The crowd was amazing outside and inside the track so it was a really fun night. This year we are still in a heavy training phase we are going to have another few weeks until we start tapering for USA’s and Worlds. But, I wanted to see how tough I could be and push myself to have a good show for the fans,” Rowbury said.
Men’s Camel City Mile presented by Champion
Saucony’s Donnie Cowart took on pacing duties coming through a quarter mile in 59 seconds and the half-way mark in 1:57.89, followed by the two-way race between defending U.S. 1500m Champion Matthew Centrowitz (Nike Oregon Project) and defending Camel City Elite champion Cory Leslie (Nike / Furman Elite). Leading wire-to-wire Centrowitz would fend off a couple of late challenges by Leslie, racing to the line in 3:54.02, besting Leslie’s North Carolina and facility records from a year prior. Leslie would finish in 3:56.25, also under the old records.
After his race, Centrowitz did the Cam Newton Dab, later commenting, “when I came to Carolina Cam gave me a call and said that I had better do [the dab] leading up to the Super Bowl; so I think we all know who I am rooting for. I didn’t really know I would run 3:54 today, but Shannon showed that you can win fast here and I wanted to set myself up for that. The rabbit did a great job and hats off to Cory. He was on me the whole way and pushed me to get that fast time.”
Other Notable Performances
Brianne Theisen-Eaton (CAN / Nike Oregon TCE) - 1st place High Jump, 1.84m (6-00.50)
Bershawn “Batman” Jackson was the third leg in the G.W. Express / Nike 4x400m Relay winning team in a time of 3:11.83
Facility Records
       Women’s Long Jump: Shakina Brooks (St. Augustine), 6.23m / 20-05.25
       Women’s Pole Vault, Katie Nageotte (unattached), 4.61m / 15-01.50
       Women’s Weight Throw, Amber Campbell (unattached), 23.58m / 77-04.50
       Women’s Triple Jump, Imani Oliver (unattached), 13.06m / 42-10.25
       Women’s 4x400 Relay, NIKE / G.W. Express ‘A’, 3:41.61
            - Shana Cox
            - T’erea Brown
            - Fawn Dorr
            - Yanique Haye-Smith
JDL FastTrack Camel City Elite
Winston-Salem, NC, Saturday, January 30, 2016
Women’s Camel City 3000m
1) Kerry Gallagher (Nike), 8:56.52, $5000*#
2) Rachel Schneider (Under Armour), 8:58.84, $2000
3) **Wesley Frazier (North Carolina St.), 9:01.26 (CL)
4) Katie Mackey (Brooks Beasts), 9:07.66, $500
5) Alexi Pappas (Nike Oregon TCE), 9:08.92 (Bishop O'Dowd HS, Oakland, CA 2008; Dartmouth 2012; Oregon 2013)
6) Erika Kemp (North Carolina St.), 9:12.71
7) Weini Kelati (Unattached), 9:19.99 (HSL)(4, 4HS) (Heritage HS, Leesburg, VA)
8) Allie Buchalski (ASICS Furman Elite), 9:40.27
9) Samantha Jones (Wake Forest), 9:44.43
Melissa Salerno (ASICS Furman Elite), DNF, (rabbit)
*Facility and event records (previous facility & event records, Deborah Maier, Brooks Beasts, 9:02.79, 2014)
#includes $1000 facility record bonus
Men’s Camel City 3000m presented by Salem Sports
1) Garrett Heath (Brooks Beasts), 7:48.48, $5000*# (Stanford 2009; Winona HS, MN 2004)
2) Lawi Lalang (Nike), 7:50.07, $2000
3) Luis Vargas (North Carolina St.), 7:54.26, 4:13.38
4) Willy Fink (Eastern Michigan), 7:56.04
5) Drew Hunter (Unattached), 7:59.33 HSR (Loudoun Valley, Purcellville, Va) HSR (old HSR 8:05.46, Edward Cheserek' (St. Benedict's, Newark 2013)(absolute HSR--old, 7:59.83 German Fernandez [Riverbank, Ca] 2008).
6) Jacob Thomson (Kentucy), 8:05.07
7) Michael Atchoo (NJ*NY TC), 8:16.20
8) Mark Derrick (North Carolina), 8:19.39
9) Austin Steagall (Mount Olive), 8:20.59
Michael Hammond, (VT Elite), DNF (rabbit)
* Facility and event records (previous facility & event records, Thomas Curtin, Virgina Tech, 7:56.10, 2015)
# includes $1000 facility record bonus
Women’s Camel City 60m Hurdles presented by Champion
1) Brianna Rollins (Nike), 7.95, $4000*
2) Nia Ali (Nike), 8.03, $2000 (USC 2011)
3) Kristi Castlin (Ciera Inc), 8.04, $1000
4) Lolo Jones (ASICS), 8.17, $500
5) Anna Cockrell (Unattached), 8.29
6) Kierre Beckles (adidas), 8.36
7) Morgan Knight (North Carolina A&T), 8.49
 * Ties facility record (Sharika Nelvis, adidas, 2015)
Men’s Camel City 60m Hurdles presented by Visit Winston-Salem
1) Aleec Harris (adidas), 7.65, $4000 (USC 2014)
2) Spencer Adams (Basics TC), 7.73 $2000
3) Dondre Echols (South Carolina), 7.74, $1000
4) Ashton Eaton (NIKE Oregon TCE), 7.77, $500
5) Jason Richardson (adidas), 7.80
6) Milan Ristic (Jus’ Running), 8.59 (Serbia; California 2014)
Women’s Camel City 800m
1) Melissa Bishop (Canada; Nike), 2:02.10, $5000*#
2) Laura Roesler (Nike), 2:03.27, $2000 (AL)
3) Phoebe Wright (Nike), 2:04.72, $1000
4) Anima Banks (Duke), 2:06.54
5) Latavia Thomas (Unattached), 2:07.22
6) Hannah Segrave (Milligan), 2:07.37
7) Elizabeth Whelan (North Carolina), 2:11.60
Abby Farley (Bull City TC), DNF (rabbit)
*Facility and event (previous Heather Kampf, ASICS / Team USA Minnesota, 2:04.28, 2014)
#includes $1000 facility record bonus
Men’s Camel City 800m presented by Total Sports US
1) Brandon Johnson, (Nike), 1:49.28, $4000 (UCLA 2007)
2) Eliud Rutto (VT), 3:58.71, 1:49.51, $2000
3) Robert Heppenstall (SC), 1:50.61
4) Ryan Martin (CA), 1:52.22, $500 (UC Santa Barbara 2012)
5) Casimir Loxsom (NC), 1:52.99
6) Immanuel Hutchinson (OR), 1:53.77
Donald Cowart (MI), DNF (rabbit)
Women’s Camel City Mile presented by Mellow Mushroom Winston-Salem
1) Shannon Rowbury (Nike Oregon Project), 4:26.01, $5000# (WL, AL)
2) Stephanie Garcia (New Balance), 4:28.47, $2000
3) Heidi See (ASICS Furman Elite), 4:33.30, $1000
4) Heather Kampf (ASICS / Team USA Minnesota), 4:36.08, $500
5) Fiona Benson (Nike), 4:38.18
6) Lauren Johnson (OR), 4:38.38
7) Megan Moye (NC), 4:43.08
8) Kate Murphy (VA), 4:43.87
Melissa Salerno (SC), DNF (rabbit)
# includes $1000 sub-4:30 bonus
Men’s Camel City Mile presented by Champion
1) Matthew Centrowitz (Nike Oregon Project), 3:54.02, $5000*# (WL, AL)
2) Cory Leslie (Nike / Furman Elite), 3:56.25, $2000
3) Graham Crawford (North Carolina St.), 4:02.72 (NCAA)
4) Brandon Hudgins (unattached), 4:06.88, $500
5) Simon Holden (Wake Forest), 4:10.95
6) Csaba Matko (Eastern Michigan), 4:11.85
7) Grant Pollock (VT Elite), 4:13.52
Donnie Cowart (NC), DNF (rabbit)
*Facility, event and absolute North Carolina state records (previous facility, event and overall state records, 3:56.99, Cory Leslie (USA / SC), 2015)
#includes $1000 facility record bonus

UCLA Track and field competes with top-tier opponents at Razorback Invitational

Track and field competes with top-tier opponents at Razorback Invitational

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Fukushi wins Osaka Women's Marathon by more than six minutes in 2:22:17

31 JAN 2016 Report Osaka, Japan
courtesy IAAF

Fukushi wins Osaka Women's Marathon by more than six minutes in 2:22:17

Kayoko Fukushi won the 35th Osaka Women’s Marathon in a personal best of 2:22:17, putting more than six minutes between herself and her nearest rival at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race, and the 2013 IAAF World Championships marathon bronze medallist almost certainly clinched section for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Sunday (31).
After checking her time on the finish line clock, confirming she had beaten the Japan’s Olympic qualifying standard of 2:22:30, Fukushi was ecstatic.
“I am so happy. I am so happy,” screamed Fukushi, almost uncontrollably.
In the post-race interview, Fukushi added more calmly, “During the race, I was not sure of myself. I kept on wondering, ‘Am I going to be OK? Am I going to be OK?’”
The race started quite fast, in a bid to beat the 2:22:30 standard, in sunny conditions with the temperature at nine degrees Celsius.
The first kilometre was covered in 3:24, the second in 3:19, and the lead pack was quickly reduced to six runners – Japanese quartet Kayoko Fukushi, Risa Shigetomo, Risa Takenaka and marathon debutante Misaki Kato as well as the Kenyan pair of Selly Chepyego and Beatrice Toroitich – plus two pace makers.
“I knew the pace was fast, but I also knew I had to go with the pace,” commented Fukushi.
After six kilometres, Toroitich started to drift back; three kilometres later, Kato was the next casualty while 10km was passed in 33:23 by the remaining four leaders.
After 12 kilometres, it was obvious that 2012 Osaka winner Shigetomo was having hard time keeping up with the pace. She drifted back once before catching up with the leaders and then losing contact for good after 15km, which was passed in.49:57.
Halfway was reached in 1:10:27 – potentially putting Mizuki Noguchi's race record of 2:21:18 from 2003 within reach – but the fast pace started to take a toll after 24km.
Takenaka and then Chepyego started to drift back with only Fukushi staying close to the remaining pacemaker. 
At 25km, reached in 1:23:26, Chepyego was three second behind Fukushi, while Takenaka was another five seconds further back.
The last pacemaker dropped out at 30km and Fukushi was alone in front in her quest for a fast time.
The 30km split of 1:40:13 was more than 20 seconds ahead of the same split by 2004 Olympic champion Noguchi in 2003 but without any help, Fukushi started to slow.

Race record out of reach

The 5km split from 30 to 35km took over 17 minutes for the first time in the race, 35km reached in 1:57:21, and the next 5km took 17:24.
With the race record starting to drift out of reach, Fukushi concentrated on beating 2:22:30 and picked the pace again.
She entered the Nagai Stadium, venue for the 2007 IAAF World Championships, with more than one minute to spare and a little over 300 metres to run before completing her task and taking her second Osaka title, after winning in 2013, clocking the fastest winning time in Osaka since Noguchi’s win 13 years ago and a personal best by 2:04.
The performance also took Fukushi up to seventh on Japan's all-time list of female marathon runners.
Misato Horie was second with 2:28:20 and Risa Takenaka was third with 2:29:14. The first overseas runner home was Lithuania’s Diana Lobacevske with 2:30:09 while Shigetomo came home fifth in 2:30:40.
Fukushi’s huge winning margin of 6:03 is not the largest in Osaka Women’s Marathon history as Ireland’s Carey May won the 1983 edition of the race by a massive 6:20.
With Kaori Yoshida already having clinched her place on the Olympic team, unless two runners go faster than Fukushi in the forthcoming Nagoya Marathon, which is very unlikely, Fukushi will be on the plane to Rio.
Fulfilling her massive potential over the classic distance has been a long time coming for the 33-year-old Fukushi.
After an impressive track career, which included setting several national records, Fukushi was considered to be a next great Japanese women’s marathon hope.
However, in her debut at the 2008 Osaka Women’s Marathon, she ran aggressively from the start and led most of the race but hit the wall hard and finished a disappointing 19th place with 2:40:54, and then did not run another marathon until 2011.
She three times ran under 2:25 between 2011 and 2015 and won a bronze medal at the world championships in Moscow but never quite produced the fast time many thought her capable of, until Sunday.
Ken Nakamura for the IAAF

David Eisenhauer Cross Country Runner of the Year

David Eisenhauer - Columbia Flier/Howard County Times
Cross County Runner of the Year

David Eisenhauer, a transfer student and Wilde Lake H.S. junior, won the 3A East regional cross country meet and went on to win second place in the 3A state meet.  David was named Columbia Flier/Howard County Times Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year.  Congratulations David!  Wilde Lake High School is proud of you and your exceptional sportsmanship.

2014 Results - NXN Southeast Regional

Event 4 Boys 5000 M ======================================================================= Name Year School Finals Points ======================================================================= Results - Men
1 Adam Barnard 15 Washington C 14:44.0 1
2 Sukhi Khosla 15 Tallahassee Lions 14:56.0 2
3 Jeremy Brown 16 Capitals XC Club 14:57.0 3
4 Franco Martins 15 Una-Martins 14:59.2
5 Alex Corbett 15 Lake Braddoc 15:00.5 4
6 Reilly Friedman 15 Una-Friedman 15:05.1
7 Kieran Tuntivate 15 Force XC 15:08.9 5
8 Stephen Garrett 15 Wilmington XC 15:09.2 6
9 Brodey Hasty 18 Brentwood XC Club 15:13.6 7
10 ethan shuley 16 Una-Shuley-K 15:18.0
11 David Eisenhauer 15 Una-Eisenhau 15:19.1 

David Eisenhauer (Wilde Lake HS, Columbia, MD) Cross Country Profile

David Eisenhauer

- Cross Country Athlete Profile
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Wilde Lake - HS
2014 Season - 12th Grade
3 Mile
215:42.1Nov 8MPSSAA 3A State Cross ...
5,000 Meters
115:36Sep 6Seahawk XC Invitationa...
116:37Sep 13Howard County Invitati...
115:57.8Sep 17Wilde Lake and Marriot...
216:44.8Sep 30Crossfire Invite
116:19Oct 8Coyote Run at High Poi...
216:59Oct 21Howard County Champion...
216:15Oct 30MPSSAA 3A East Region ...
11* 15:19.10Nov 29NXN Southeast Regional
Wilde Lake - HS
2013 Season - 11th Grade
5,000 Meters
317:12.1Sep 7Howard County Invitati...
2*16:49.33Sep 16Wilde Lake, Oakland Mi...
2* 16:11Sep 2162nd Annual Spiked Sho...
316:11.15Oct 5Gunpowder Invitational
117:11.51Oct 16Atholton, Marriotts Ri...
316:52.3Oct 22Howard County Champion...
116:40Oct 31MPSSAA 3A East Regiona...
216:15.6Nov 9MPSSAA 3A State Cross ...
Riverside Christian - HS, Yakima, Washington
2012 Season - 10th Grade
2.35 Mile
912:46Sep 8Ellensburg Invite
3 Mile
717:07Sep 22King's Cross Invitatio...
117:13Oct 4CWAC - Prosser/Toppeni...
11* 16:52.95Oct 6Sunfair Invitational (...
2* 16:48Oct 26District 5/6 1B/2B Mee...
5,000 Meters
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4* 16:47.2Nov 3WIAA B State Champions...

Season Records

2.35 Mile
201210th Grade12:46

3 Mile
201210th Grade16:48
201412th Grade15:42.1

5,000 Meters
201210th Grade16:47.2
201311th Grade16:11
201412th Grade15:19.10