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Carter clocks best in 100m at Madrid meet

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First published: July 14, 2013, 2:25 PM IST | Updated: July 14, 2013
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Carter clocks best in 100m at Madrid meet
Nesta Carter of Jamaica clocked a season's best 9.87 seconds to win the men's 100 metres at the IAAF World Challenge Meeting.

Madrid: Nesta Carter of Jamaica clocked a season's best 9.87 seconds to win the men's 100 metres at the IAAF World Challenge Meeting here.

Carter was a comfortable winner ahead of Americans Rakieem Salaam taking second (10.07 seconds) and Calesio Newman third in 10.10 seconds on Saturday. Antoine Adams of St Kitts and Nevis finished fourth in 10.14 and Kemar Hyman of Cayman Islands shared the fifth spot with Spain's David Rodriguez in 10.15.

Carter is now the fastest Jamaican sprinter this year but behind American Tyson Gay's 9.75 and just ahead of compatriot Asafa Powell's 9.88.

In the women's 100m, Carrie Russell of Jamaica finished fourth the 'A' race in 11.15 seconds as the top positions went to Americans Barbara Pierre (10.92), Shalonda Solomon (11.04) and Alexandria Anderson (11.07).

Sheniqua Ferguson of the Bahamas won the 'B' race in 11.33 seconds.

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