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MONACO -- South African Caster Semenya set the fastest time of the year in winning the womens 800 meters in the Herculis Diamond League meet on Friday. Cheap Cavaliers Jerseys China .Semenya pulled well clear in the home straight to finish in 1 minute, 55.33 seconds, more than one second faster than the time she set in winning a Diamond League meet at Rabat, Morocco, in May. Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi clocked 1:56.24 to take second place.We decided to take it from the start and see what we could come up with, said Semenya, who extended her overall lead in the Diamond League standings. It takes a strong character to be successful.European champion Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands dominated the womens 100 meters in 10.94 seconds, with Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica placing second in 11.12, and Carina Horn of South Africa third in 11.14.My goal was to win and thats what I did, said Schippers, whose win moved her to the top of the standings. The times not that good, but its OK for now.Alonso Edward of Panama won the mens 200 ahead of four-time European champion Christophe Lemaitre of France, while world champion Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa won the mens 400.But there was a surprise in the mens 1,500 as 20-year-old Kenyan Ronald Kwemoi won in 3:30.49 seconds, while countryman Asbel Kiprop finished sixth in 3:32.03, just behind Britains Mo Farah.Last year, Kiprop posted the third fastest time ever in 3:26.69, but could not find the right rhythm on the same Stade Louis II track.I wanted a quick pace (and) I didnt really want them to slow down so much, Kiprop said. The last 200 meters before the 1k (mark), thats where it slowed down a lot and the pack caught up.Kenyan Alfred Kipketer pulled away in the home straight to win the 800 meters in 1:44.47, narrowly holding off a late surge from Polands Adam Kszczot.Spaniard Orlando Ortega won the 110 hurdles with a season best of 13.04 seconds, finishing ahead of Frenchmen Dimitri Bascou and Pascal Martinot-Lagarde.But pre-race favorite Omar McLeod of Jamaica fell. He was off balance approaching the penultimate hurdle and his right leg clipped it, throwing him forward.I totally lost control, said McLeod, who also lost one of his running shoes. The hurdle came up real quick.Kenyan Conseslus Kipruto maintained his unbeaten Diamond League record this year in the 3,000 steeplechase, winning in 8:08.11, but had to hold on near the end as countryman Paul Kipsiele Koech pressured strongly. Barnabas Kipyego was third to complete a Kenyan 1-2-3.I could have done a faster time but I did not want to push myself to the limit, Kipruto said. I preferred to save some energy for (the Olympic Games in) Rio.In other mens events, Italian Gianmarco Tamberi won the high jump but his victory was soured when he fell heavily attempting to clear 2.41 meters.Please, no! Please, no! Tamberi shouted in anguish, with his hands over his face as his left shoe was taken off. He then lay down on the ground with his hands on his face, still crying loudly.Jamaican Damar Forbes won the long jump with a season best of 8.23 meters, narrowly beating Fabrice Lapierre of Australia.Polands Piotr Malachowski won the discus.Also, Kenyas women completed a 1-2-3 in the womens 3,000 with Hellen Obiri winning ahead of Mercy Cherono and Janet Kisa.Britains Eilidh Doyle comfortably won the 400 meter hurdles in a personal best of 54.09, finishing .54 seconds clear of American Cassandra Tate.In other womens events, Valerie Adams of New Zealand won the shot put with a season best 20.05 meters; Tatsiana Khaladovich of Belarus won the javelin; Katerina Stefanidi won the pole vault, and two-time world champion Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia won the triple jump.A minute of silence was observed to honor the victims of the attack in the nearby city of Nice, where at least 84 people were killed when a man drove a truck through a crowd on a seaside promenade on Thursday.The meet was given the go-ahead after consultation between the Monegasque Athletics Federation and Prince Albert of Monaco.All festivities were cancelled at the stadium and there was no music played. Cheap NBA Jerseys . Kyle Denbrook, a soccer player from Saint Marys University, took the CIS male athlete of the week honour. Stanley, a fourth-year business administration student from Charlottetown, scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Dalhousie on Friday and tallied again in a 1-0 win over Saint Marys on Sunday. Cheap Cavaliers Jerseys . - Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds, J. http:///...collin-sexton-jersey .com) - The Calgary Flames aim to bounce back from their first regulation home loss of the campaign on Friday night when they host a Detroit Red Wings club that they swept in three meetings a season ago. COLUMBIA, Mo. - Mizzou Cross Country junior Karissa Schweizer (Urbandale, Iowa) capped off a terrific cross country season by winning the NCAA Womens Cross Country Championship on Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind. Schweizer becomes Mizzous first female National Champion in cross country and the first in program history since Keith Bacon won the National Title in 1955. The Tiger junior becomes Mizzous 27th overall individual National Champion.Schweizer is Mizzous first All-American since 2003 when Amanda Bales finished 23rd.Schweizer stayed near the front of the pack for the majority of the race, but trailed Michigans Erin Finn down the final stretch. With the 100 meters to the finish, Schweizer kicked it into high gear and passed Finn to capture the title. Schweizer crossed the finish line at 19:41.6, 113 seconds faster than her previous personal-record time of 19:54. Cheap Swingman Cavaliers Jerseys. 4, set at the NCAA Midwest Regional.The National Title closes out Schweizers incredible junior campaign, where she became Mizzous first individual conference champion since 1997 with a SEC Championship and first regional champion since 2003 with a Midwest Regional Title. Following her success, Schweizer was named the SEC Womens Runner of the Year and NCAA Midwest Regional Womens Runner of the Year.Additionally, Schweizer was named the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2014 and earned All-America honors at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a third place finish in the 5,000m race. ' ' '
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