Shot putter Tim Nedow continued the wave of momentum coming off his club record throw last week, winning the Karlsruhe Indoor Meeting in Germany on Saturday. Improving throughout the competition’s four rounds (six is standard), Nedow was able to put the shot out to 20.89 meters to win by a foot over Romania’s Andrei Gag. For the victory, Tim grabbed 10 valuable points in the new IAAF World Indoor Tour. While the tour continues Sunday in Boston, Tim will rejoin the action next Wednesday in Stockholm.
In Colorado Springs, sprinter Lauren Gale put on an excellent performance at the Air Force High School Open, winning the 400m in an indoor best 55.34 seconds. The time is the sixth fastest among high school women in the United States right now. Gale also finished second in the 200m in 24.45, slightly off her best of 24.32 set at last summer’s national youth championships.
At the Bomber Invitational at Ithaca College the women of Ottawa made an assault on the meet record book, breaking no less than seven meet bests. Record breakers included:
- Charifa Labarang Women’s 60m – 7.74
- Sophia Skorenky Women’s 500m – 1:16.87 (7th fastest in club history)
- Charlotte Gardner Women’s 800m – 2:15.46
- Chelsea Gillies Women’s 1000m – 2:54.24
- Devyani Biswal Women’s 60m Hurdles – 8.65
- Charifa Labarang, Devyani Biswal, Sophia Skorenky, Charlotte Gardner Women’s 4x200m – 1:43.32
- Colle Thompson, Christianne Lela, Caitlin Fischer, Gift Okankwu Women’s 4x400m 3:59.66
Also setting a new meet best was Remy Binns in the men’s 800m with a time of 1:55.54.