POWELL IN RELAY
ROAD RESULTSGRANOLLERS (ESP, Feb 13): Good quality fields at third walking Gran Premi de Catalunya. Portugal´s Joao Vieira won the men´s 10 km in 40:24 ahead of Jose Diaz (40:26) and Miguel Lopez (40:47). From top names Poland Grzegorz Sudol was fifth (41:07), veteran Jesus Angel Garcia 7th (42:02), best African Hatem Ghoula of Tunis 11th (43:30) and semi-retired Russian Ilya Markov 12th (43:31). In women 5 km home win for Maria Jose Poves (22:12) beating Maria Vasco (22:27). Agnieszka Dygacz of Poland was third 22:38 and Ireland´s world medalist Olive Loughnane fourth (22:42). German Melanie Seeger finished 7th (23:08).
COLLEGE STATION (USA, Feb 13): Nigerian Beijing medalist Blessing Okagbare showed excellent shape at TxAM Challenge meet. She won the 60 m in 7.25 (7.24 in heats) and then the long jump with indoor PB 670 cm. Tabarie Henry of US Virgin Islands was again fast at 400 m (46.14) and Curtis Mitchell in the 200 m (20.80). Super talent Kirani James of Grenada clocked in his first ever indoors new national senior record 20.94. Jeneba Tarmoh posted 23.37 in women 200 m and Phoebe Wright 2:02.84 in the 800 m.