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Bahrain’s Jebet sets Steeplechase, Jamaicans shine at Diamond League meeting

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Bahrain’s Ruth Jebet set a new meeting record and several Caribbean athletes finished on the podim 16 June at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm, Sweden.

Jebet set her mark in the 3000 meters steeplechase by clocking a time of 9-minutes, 8 seconds.

Jamaica’s Novlene Williams-Mills won the women’s 400-metres in a time of 52.29 seconds while countrywoman Simone Facey finished second in the women’s 200 with a time of 22.81.

Guyana’s Troy Doris placed second in the men’s triple jump with a best leap of 16.7 metres.

In the 400m hurdles, American Michael Tinsley failed to finish, slowing down in the final bend to see Puerto Rico’s Javier Culson dominate the field with an impressive win.

In the 5000m, the world’s fastest athlete Muktar Edris could only manage third place with Ibrahim Jeilan comfortably winning the race with an energetic final sprint.

Turkey’s Jak Ali Harvey won the men’s 100m race in a time of 10.18 against a field lacking any major names while America’s Kendra Harrison won the women’s 100m hurdles in 12.66 seconds.

Triple Jumper Christian Taylor left his best jump till last, managing a very impressive 17.59 meters in his sixth and final attempt to win the triple jump.

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Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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