Bailey-Cole equals PB in Berlin

Paul Reid

Monday, September 03, 2012    

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LONDON, England — Olympic relay gold medallist Kemar Bailey-Cole equalled his personal best 10.00 seconds (0.1m/s) to win the men's 100m race at the IAAF ISTAF World Challenge meeting in Berlin, Germany yesterday.

Bailey-Cole, who anchored Jamaica's men's 4x100m relay team in the preliminaries at the Olympic Games in London, finished ahead of former World Champion Kim Collins of St Kitts/Nevis (10.07 seconds) with France's World Junior Championships bronze medallist Jimmy Vicaut third in 10.12 seconds.

Two other Jamaicans, Mario Forsythe and Michael Frater, were fifth and sixth, respectively, in 10.19 seconds and 10.20.

Leford Green and Kerron Stewart were both second in their respective events. Green, a finalist in the Olympics, ran 49.06 seconds in the 400m hurdles beaten by Olympic champion Felix Sanchez (48.89 seconds), while Belgium's Michael Bultheel was third in 49.30 seconds.

Stewart, who anchored the Jamaican women's 4x100m team to a National Record 41.41 seconds and the silver medal in the Olympics, ran 11.27 seconds for the 100m behind Trinidad's Kelly-Ann Baptiste (11.25 seconds) with France's Myriam Soumare third in 11.34 seconds.

Aleen Bailey was fourth in 11.34 seconds and Samantha Henry-Robinson, who ran in the preliminaries of the relays in the Olympics, was eighth in 11.50 seconds.

Shermaine Williams was fourth in the women's 100m hurdles, running 12.90 seconds behind Americans Kellie Wells - 12.72 seconds and Queen Harrison (12.79 seconds) and Canada's Priscilla Lopes-Schliep (12.83).





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