Eastern Kentucky UniversityEastern Kentucky University track star Jamaine Coleman took bronze in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the European U-23 Championships on Sunday in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Representing his native Great Britain, Coleman edged Finland’s Topi Raitanen at the line to finish third in a time of 8:40.4.

Italians Yohanes Chiappinelli (8:34.3) and Ahmed Abdelwahed (8:37.0) earned gold and silver in the race.

Coleman emerged as one of the top steeplechasers in the NCAA this past spring. The native of Preston, England ran 8:34.3 at the East Region Preliminaries in Lexington, and then earned second team All-America honors after finishing 13th in the event at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

The rising senior was voted the OVC Male Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year in May, and he won OVC gold in the steeplechase, 1,500 meters and indoor mile last season.

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Steve Fohl
Associate Director of EKUSports Communications

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