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ATHLETICS: Sprinter Bailey-Cole best placed Jamaican at Zagreb meet

Published:Wednesday | September 4, 2013 | 7:33 AM

Sprinter Kemar Bailey-Cole earned the best finish by a Jamaican at the IAAF World Challenge track and field meet in Zagreb, Croatia yesterday.

Bailey-Cole, a 100-metre finalist and sprint relay gold medallist at the recent World Championships in Moscow, took second in the men’s 100 metres in 9.99 seconds behind American Mike Rodgers, who won the event in 9.97.

World Championships silver medallist Justin Gatlin of the United States was third in 10.01.

In the women's 100 metres, Aleen Bailey of Jamaica clocked 11.79 seconds for fifth.

American Barbara Pierre won in 11 seconds flat.

In the men’s 400 metres, Edino Steele, a member of Jamaica’s 4X400-metre quartet which took silver at the Moscow World Championships, was third in 45.59 seconds.

The event was won by Britain’s Martyn Rooney in 45.29.

Jamaican Kimberly Williams, another Moscow finalist, was third in the women’s triple jump with a best effort of 14.38 metres.

Olha Saladuha of Ukraine, 14.44 metres, won the event.

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