Twenty-two-year-old Kemar Hyman of the Cayman Islands became another Caribbean sprinter to run below 10 seconds for the 100m, when he clocked 9.95 (+1.8m/s) to win heat two at the Madrid 2012 IAAF World Challenge Meeting on Saturday, July 7. He returned to take the final in a wind-aided (3.8m/s) 9.95 ahead of Jamaica’s Kemar Bailey-Cole in 9.98.
Hyman’s legal sub-10 time broke the record for the Madrid meet and lowered his previous personal best (PB) from 10.27secs set last year. The Georgetown native is also Cayman’s national record holder for the 100-200m sprint double.
Bailey-Cole, 20, who won heat one in a wind-aided (3.4m/s) 10.07secs and finished ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s Marc Burns (10.08) in the final, recently made the Jamaican Olympic team as a member of the sprint relay pool by placing fifth in the Men's 100m final with a PB 10.00secs. He is a member of Racers Track Club in Kingston.
He is a member of Racers Track Club in Kingston.