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Brooks bags another bronze

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Friday, July 20, 2018
T&T’s Alena Brooks, right, stands on the podium at the Morton Games after placing third in the women’s 800 metres at the Morton Stadium Santry in Dublin, Ireland, yesterday. American Hannah Green, centre, earned the top spot on the podium with Ireland’s Ciara Mageean in second.

T&T’s Alena Brooks, for the second time this week, reached the podium after placing third in the women’s 800 metres at the Morton Games International Athletics meet at the Morton Stadium Santry in Dublin, Ireland, yesterday.

The national champion, running in lane one, raced across the line in two minutes and 02.32 seconds to finish behind American Hannah Green, who won in 2:01.66, with Ciara Mageean of the host country in second in a season’s best 2:02.13.

Brooks, the national record-holder achieved at the Commonwealth Games in Australia earlier this year with a 2:01.81-clocking, also won bronze in the event at the 67th Cork City Sports International Athletics meet at the Cork Institute of Technology also in Ireland, on Monday.

The national middle-distance runner raced from lane two and clocked 2:03.40, to trail American duo winner Laura Roesler (2:02.45) and second-placed Emily Richards (2:03.20).

Brooks’ performances will certainly give her a boost heading into the Central American and Caribbean Games which got on the way yesterday in Barranquilla, Colombia.

She was named among 23 athletes on the track and field team. The athletics competitions start on July 27 and run until August 3 at the Roberto Melendez Stadium.

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