Valencia meeting climbs to second position

Valencia meeting climbs to second position

The Reunión Internacional de Atletismo indoor meeting in Valencia has climbed to the second position among the 2009 indoor competitions according to the All-Athletics evaluation system.

The organizers invited good fields and the athletes produced excellent results in the 1500m and 3000m races, but there were good efforts in some other events, too.

Last week’s Stuttgart Sparkassen-Cup is still holding the first position by a good margin.

The most competitive race in Valencia was the men’s 3000m where Ethiopian youngster Abreham Cherkos upset his three Kenyan rivals Augustine Choge, Shadrack Korir and Daniel Kipchirchir Komen. Cherkos bettered Bernerd Lagat’s world leading mark, winning the race in 7:34.05.

Spain’s Nuria Fernandez ran a superb 1500m; she completed the race in 4:01.77 which is by far the best results of the year.

After the world leading time (3:33.96) that he ran in Gent, Haron Keitany of Kenya proved his excellent shape again. This time he won the 1500m in 3:35.17.

Some further notable performances:

Vivian Cheruiyot won the 3000m in 8:42.13; Daniel Kuc upset two American sprinters by winning the men’s 60 sprint (6.59); Christian Cantwell defeated the Polish Olympic champion Majewski again; US high jumper Jesse Williams cleared 2.30m; Poland’s Marcin Starzak won the Long jump with 8.07m ahead of Camejo of Cuba and Danielle Carruthers edged out neo-Spanish Josephine Onyia in the women’s 60m hurdles, both of them running 7.95.

You can see the results of the meeting (and the Result Scores) by clicking on the Competition name below.