Arron comes close to national sprint record

Arron comes close to national sprint record

Saturday 5 February 2005

World 4x100m relay champion Christine Arron came very close to her own national indoor 60m record when she won the Eaubonne national meeting last night (4 Feb) equalling the World leading performance of 2005 with a 7.18 clocking, just one hundredth of a second off the French record.

Arron was never threatened in what was her second indoor competition of the year. The 31-year-old sprinter who anchored France’s sprint relay to bronze at the Athens Olympic Games won her heat in 7.20 before dominating the final and leaving Sylvie Mballa Eloundou far behind (second in 7.33)

World Championships semi-finalist Ronald Pognon was the best male performer in Eaubonne yesterday as he clocked a new personal best of 7.18 which is the third best performance in the world so far this year.

The women’s 60m Hurdles was taken by Patricia Girard, also a member of France’s 4x100m World champion team, in 8.08, while her compatriot and European Indoor champion Linda Ferga-Khodadin took a convincing win at the Millrose Games in New York.

Sébastien Denis won the men’s 60m Hurdles in 7.67.