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Barry places 11th in men's high jump at Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Former Dickinson State athlete Trevor Barry, who competes for the Bahamas, came in 11th place in the men's Olympic high jump finals on Tuesday.

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Trevor Barry of the Bahamas competes in the men’s Olympic high jump finals on Tuesday. (Photo by Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters)

RIO DE JANEIRO - Former Dickinson State athlete Trevor Barry, who competes for the Bahamas, came in 11th place in the men’s Olympic high jump finals on Tuesday.

Canadian Derek Drouin took the gold after clearing 2.38 meters. Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim took silver at 2.36 meters, and Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine earned bronze at 2.33.

Barry cleared his first two heights - 2.20 and 2.25 meters - each on his first try. On his first attempt at 2.29 meters, one of Barry’s hands jarred the bar loose, knocking it off the pegs. On his final two attempts, Barry was unable to fully get his legs over to clear the height.

Barry's finish was an improvement on his placing from the London Olympics in 2012, where he tied for 16th at 2.21 meters.

Barry’s countryman Donald Thomas placed in a tie for seventh on Tuesday after clearing 2.27 meters. American Erik Kynard bowed out after 2.33 meters to take sixth place.

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