Sprinter Xavier James missed out on a medal by one-hundredth of a second yesterday as Bermuda ran out of luck on the track.

Earlier in the week Jeneko Place had blitzed to silver in the 200m. But he missed out on the final in the 100m by a fraction of a second.

It was left to his coach and mentor James to carry the flag for Bermuda.

But the former Olympian, who had won his semi-final heat in a time of 10.78, missed out on bronze by a similarly slender margin.

Wallace Little of the Cayman Islands took gold in 10.73, Aland's Mats Boman took silver in 10.82 and Steven Reid, also of Cayman, took bronze in 10.84.

James, who ran 10.85 in the final, said he was disappointed to come so close but pleased to have ran a decent time without much training.

"I've been concentrating on coaching and working with Jeneko so it was encouraging to come in without much work and run a time like that.

"I was hoping to get a medal and I missed out by a hundredth of a second but that's the way it goes some times."

He said 15-year-old Place had been unable to reproduce the form that saw him finish second in the 200m.

"I think that took a lot out of him physically and mentally. He could have run a bit better but winning that silver medal and everything that comes with it, he was very tired. It really overwhelmed him."

Bermuda does not have enough sprinters to compete in the relays this weekend, something James hopes to set straight next time around.

"We have a good rivalry with Cayman. We've got some good young sprinters coming through and I'm trying to get a relay team together for next time."

Bermuda's best remaining hope of a medal in Track and Field is May 24 winner Victoria Fiddick who competes in the half-marathon tomorrow.

Stephane Schoeman, who finished fifth in the 400m, has another shot at the podium in the 800m.

Track coach Tony Bean said it had been an encouraging meet so far for Bermuda's small team.

"The team's done well so far and we have a couple more medal chances tomorrow."