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Athletics | International

Hagos Gebrhiwet © Reuters

Gebrhiwet, Suhr set year's bests in Boston



Teenage Ethiopian distance runner Hagos Gebrhiwet and US Olympic pole vault champion Jenn Suhr surged to the best performances of the year in winning their specialties at the Boston Indoor grand prix on Saturday.

The 18-year-old world junior 5 000 metres record holder outran American Galen Rupp and fellow Ethiopian Dejen Gebremeskel to win the featured 3 000 metres in seven minutes, 32.87 seconds, beating American Bernard Lagat's time of 7:34.71 set hours earlier in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Rupp, runner-up to British training partner Mo Farah in the London Olympics 10 000, took second in 7:33.67, the second fastest performance by an American.

Olympic 5 000 metres silver medallist Gebremeskel was third in 7:43.32.

Suhr soared 4.76 metres on her first attempt before missing twice at an American record 4.90 metres.

"The first attempt was really good and I was just a little short," Suhr told reporters.

Three time Olympic gold medallist Tirunesh Dibaba dominated the infrequently run women's two-mile, winning in 9:13.17, but the time was much slower than she wanted.

"I was thinking of running (world record) 9:02 or 9:04 if I had the race I wanted.

"I took the pace very early, I could not run faster," Dibaba said. "I was hoping someone else would lead more but that didn't happen."

World indoor silver medallist Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast added to her success at 60 metres with a time of 7.07 seconds and American Matthew Centrowitz won the mile in 3:56.26.

SELECTED RESULTS:

Men

60m:

1. Gerald Phiri (ZAM) 6.67sec
2. Jason Rogers (SKN) 6.71
3. Kyle Stevenson (USA) 6.73

Mile:

1. Matthew Centrowitz (USA) 3:56.26
2. Will Leer (USA) 3:56.35
3. Craig Miller (USA) 3:56.85

3 000m:

1. Hagos Gebrhiwet (ETH) 7:32.87
2. Galen Rupp (USA) 7:33.67
3. Dejen Gebremeskel (ETH) 7:43.32

60m Hurdles:

1. Jeff Porter (USA) 7.62
2. Jarret Eaton (USA) 7.80
3. Eric Keddo (JAM) 7.84

Pole Vault:

1. Jordan Scott (USA) 5.35m
2. Mark Hollis (USA) 5.35m
3. Dustin Deleo (USA) 5.35m
3. Kim Yoo-suk (KOR) 5.35m

Women

60m:

1. Murielle Ahoure (IVC) 7.07sec
2. Sheri-Ann Brooks (JAM) 7.26
3. Barbara Pierre (USA) 7.26

400m:

1. Ebonie Floyd (USA) 52.51
2. Shana Cox (GBR) 53.33
3. Monica Hargrove (USA) 53.78

800m:

1. Phoebe Wright (USA) 2:03.96
2. Erica Moore (USA) 2:03.98
3. Chanelle Price (USA) 2:04.12

Mile:

1. Btissam Lakhouad (MAR) 4:39.23
2. Treniere Moser (USA) 4:39.40
3. Violah Lagat (KEN) 4:39.42

2 Miles:

1. Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 9:13.17
2. Sheila Reid (CAN) 9:37.97
3. Mary Cain (USA) 9:38.68

60m hurdles:

1. Janay Deloach (USA) 7.97
2. Tiffany Porter (GBR) 7.99
3. Nia Ali (USA) 8.11

High Jump:

1. Liz Patterson (USA) 1.83m
2. Becky Christensen (USA) 1.83m
3. Priscilla Frederick (USA) 1.78m

Pole Vault:

1. Jenn Suhr (USA) 4.76m
2. Mary Saxer (USA) 4.55m
3. Janice Keppler (USA) 4.45m



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