Wins for Kim Collins, Renaud Lavillenie in Metz

METZ (Sporting Alert) — Kim Collins of St Kitts and Nevis won the men’s 60 metres dash at the National Indoor Athletics Meeting in Metz on Sunday.

The experienced sprinter clocked a seasonal best of 6.53 seconds to take the victory over fellow country man Antoine Adams, who posted 6.64 seconds for second place.

French sprinter Emmanuel Biron was third in 6.68secs.

Earlier in the heats, Collins ran 6.59secs to win his qualifying round race, a time which was the fastest of the preliminaries.

The women’s race went to Great Britain’s Anyika Onuora, who ran 7.33 seconds to edge Celine Distel-Bonnet of France.

The other highlight at the meeting came in the men’s pole vault, which saw Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie of France capturing his eighth successive victory, while improving on his world-leading mark with a winning clearance of 5.94m.

Lavillenie cleared 5.60m, 5.76m and 5.80m before clearing his winning height – all on his first attempt.

He took three tries at 6.00m, but missed them all.

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