Sprint star Browning finishes second in 100m in Japan

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Australian Rohan Browning has stormed home to finish second behind reigning 100m world champion Fred Kerley at the Seiko golden grand prix athletics meet in Yokohama.

After clocking a sizzling time of 10.02 seconds at last month's national championships in Brisbane, hopes were high that Browning was finally set to join Patrick Johnson as the only Australian men in the sub 10-second club.

The Sydneysider kept his cool on Sunday as the final in Japan was twice pulled up for false starts.

American superstar Kerley burst out of the blocks at the third attempt and had the race well in his keeping at the halfway stage, going on to stop the clock at 9.91.

Browning finished fast to claim second spot in 10.10, less than a hundredth of a second clear of Japan's Ryuichiro Sakai.

It was Kerley's first competitive outing over 100m this year, although he had recorded impressive 200m victories in Melbourne in March and at the Diamond League season opener in Doha.

Teenager Torrie Lewis - who did the 100m/200m double at last month's Australian  championships in Brisbane - was impressive on her international debut, finishing third in in the women's 100m in 11.42, just ahead of countrywoman Bree Masters (11.43).

New Zealander Zoe Hobbs took the win in 11.20.

Birmingham Commonwealth Games silver medallist Mackenize Little put together an impressive series to win the women's javelin with 64.10m.

All six of the Australian's throws were 60.95m or better.

Tori Peters set a New Zealand record to finish second with 63.26m and Australia's two-time world champion Kelsey Lee-Barber improved to third with 61.95m in the final round.

Rose Davies was a gutsy second in the women's 3000m.

The Australian surged to the front with 700m to run and looked the likely winner, only for Kenyan Teresiah Gateri to edge past her in the final straight and win in 8:43.01.

Davies clocked 8:44.07.

Australian high jumper Joel Baden had to settle for second spot on countback behind 2022 world championships runner-up Woo Sanghyeok of South Korea after both men cleared 2.29m.

Australian record holder and two-time Commonwealth Games silver medallist Brooke Buschkuehl (6.77m) was a close second behind Germany's Maryse Luzolo (6.79m) in the women's long jump.

Henry Frayne was third in the men's long with 7.99m.