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Brooks bags bronze in Ireland

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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Alena Brooks placed third in women’s 800m.

T&T's Alena Brooks bagged a bronze medal in the women's 800 metres event at the 67th Cork City Sports International Athletics meet at the Cork Institute of Technology in Ireland, yesterday.

The national middle-distance runner raced from lane two and clocked two minutes and 03.40 seconds, bettering her season's best of 2.04.09.

She followed American duo Laura Roesler and Emily Richards, respectively to the line. Roesler won gold comfortably in a time of 2:02.45 and Richards copped silver in 2:03.20.

In the men's 100m dash, national champion Keston Bledman was seventh in 10.45. Winning was South African Emile Erasmus in 10.14, in second place was Winston George of Guyana in 10.29, just ahead of Bismark Boateng of Canada in 10.30.

Bledman was carded to race in the 200m but he did not compete. Boateng was the winner in that race in 20.87 with Jeremy Dodson of Samoa second in 21.32. The other competitor George did not finish.

Tomorrow, Commonwealth 100m women's champion Michelle-Lee Ahye will compete in the 100m dash at the Sotteville Lew RouenInternational meet in France.

She will renew her rivalry with the three-time Olympic champion and double World champion (100m and 200m) Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown and current record holder of the meet Murielle Ahoure of Ivory Coast.

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