BVI's Malone closes local worlds slate

BEIJING - Chantel Malone of the British Virgin Islands finished 10th in Group B and 21st overall of the 34 long jumpers in the qualifying rounds of the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing on Thursday, wrapping up the showing for Virgin Islands athletes.

She did not qualify for tonight's final.

Malone had her best leap of 6.46 meters on the second of three attempts and finished three places ahead of Britney Reese of the United States, who won the last two editions of the event in South Korea in 2011 and Russia in 2013.

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