Jamaican athletes Adelle Tracey and Britany Anderson were in the spotlight at the ORLEN Copernicus Cup held on Wednesday in Toruń, Poland. They delivered impressive performances in the Women’s Mile and 60mH events, respectively.
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The Women’s Mile saw Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay take first place with a time of 4:16.16, with Tracey close behind in third place with a time of 4:30.17. Poland’s Weronika Lizakowska came in second place with a time of 4:29.06.
Anderson also shone in the Women’s 60mH event, earning a third-place finish with a time of 7.83. Poland’s Pia Skrzyszowska came in first place with a time of 7.79, while Finland’s Reetta Hurske placed second with a time of 7.81.
The ORLEN Copernicus Cup is a prestigious event that draws some of the world’s top track and field athletes. The competitions included events such as the Men’s 400m indoor, Men’s 800m indoor, Men’s 1500m indoor, Men’s 60mH indoor, Men’s High Jump indoor, Men’s Long Jump indoor, and Women’s 60m indoor, among others.
The Men’s 400m indoor competition was won by Sweden’s Carl Bengtström with a time of 46.15, followed by Denmark’s Benjamin Lobo Vedel in second place and Great Britain’s Alex Haydock-Wilson in third place. The top five was rounded out by Poland’s Kajetan Duszyński and the Netherlands’ Liemarvin Bonevacia.
Sweden’s Andreas Kramer won the Men’s 800m indoor with a time of 1:46.37, followed by Kenya’s Collins Kipruto in second place and Spain’s Adrián Ben in third place. The competition also saw strong performances from Polish athletes, with Mateusz Borkowski and Kacper Lewalski finishing fourth and sixth, respectively.
France’s Azeddine Habz took first place in the Men’s 1500m indoor with a time of 3:35.59, followed by Great Britain’s George Mills in second place and Spain’s Jesús Gómez in third place. Poland’s Michał Rozmys came in fourth, with Ethiopia’s Samuel Zeleke rounding out the top five.
The Men’s 60mH indoor was won by the United States’ Daniel Roberts with a time of 7.46, followed by Cuba’s Roger Iribarne in second place and Poland’s Jakub Szymański in third place. The top five was rounded out by Cyprus’ Milan Trajkovic and the Czech Republic’s Petr Svoboda.
New Zealand’s Hamish Kerr took first place in the Men’s High Jump indoor with a jump of 2.27 meters, followed by Germany’s Tobias Potye in second place and Poland’s Norbert KoBielski in third place. Polish athletes Mateusz Przybylko and Mateusz Kołodziejski took fourth and fifth place, respectively.
The Men’s Long Jump indoor was won by Greece’s Miltiadis Tentoglou with a jump of 8.40 meters, followed by Sweden’s Thobias Montler in second place and Cuba’s Maykel Massó in third place. The top five was rounded out by the United States’ Marquis Dendy and Poland’s Gabriel Dzielakowski.
In the Women’s 60m indoor, Mujinga Kambundji of Switzerland took first place with a time of 7.06. Ewa Swoboda of Poland took second place, followed by Kayla White of the United States in third place. Daryll Neita of Great Britain and Géraldine RUCKER of France rounded out the top five.
The Women’s 400m indoor competition at the Indoor Meeting was a heated race with Lieke Klaver of the Netherlands coming out on top. With a time of 51.14, Klaver secured first place, leaving Lada Vondrová of the Czech Republic in second place with a time of 51.91. Viktoriya Tkachuk of Ukraine came in third with a time of 52.52, and Kinga Gacka of Poland rounded out the top four with a time of 53.09.
In the Women’s 800m indoor competition at the World Athletics Indoor Tour, Keely Hodgkinson of Great Britain claimed the gold with a time of 1:57.87. Noélie Yarigo of Benin took home the silver with a time of 1:58.48, and Anita Horvat of Slovenia earned the bronze with a time of 2:01.42. Mary Moraa of Kenya and Halimah Nakaayi of Uganda rounded out the top five, with times of 2:01.51 and 2:01.64, respectively.