Originally created 07/12/98

Bailey, Hemmings win in Nuremberg



NUREMBERG, Germany -- Olympic champions Donovan Bailey of Canada and Deon Hemmings of Jamaica sped to victories at the Nuremberg track and field meet Saturday.

Bailey won the 100 meters in 10.07 seconds at a meet plagued by rain and unseasonably cold temperature. Hemmings took the women's 400 hurdles in 54.10.

Two Germans making comebacks also were winners.

Heike Drechsler leaped 22 feet, 5 3/4 inches, in the women's long jump to beat Atlanta silver medalist Fiona May of Italy, runner-up at 22-3 1/2 .

Lars Riedel, the Olympic champion who has been battling illness, tossed the discus 215-2 to beat American Adam Setliff, who finished second at 214-7.

Luke Kipkosgei slipped past Kenyan teammate Paul Tergat, the former 10,000-meter world record-holder, at the tape to win the 5,000. Both clocked 13:01.31.

Other winners included Britain's Colin Jackson in the men's 110 hurdles in 13.07; Tisha Waller, the U.S. indoor and outdoor women's high jump champion, at 6-4; Jamaica's Merlene Ottey in the women's 100 at 11.02; Germany's Tim Lobinger in the pole vault at 19-5, and Derrick Brew of the United States in the men's 400 at 45.34.