Marc Burns produced a solid run at his first outdoor meet this season. The experienced Trinidad and Tobago sprinter clocked 10.17 seconds to win the War Eagle Invitational men’s 100 metres dash, in Alabama, USA, on Saturday.
In the preliminary round, Burns won heat three in a wind-assisted 10.21 to advance to the final as the fastest qualifier.
Renny Quow also opened his 2015 outdoor campaign with gold. The T&T athlete won the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Invitational men’s 200m event in 20.78 seconds. South Plains College student Jereem Richards clocked 21.18 to finish first in section two and third overall.
Another T&T/South Plains athlete, Domonique Williams was fourth in the women’s 200m in 23.92 seconds.
UTEP’s Aeisha McDavid finished fourth in the women’s 100m hurdles in a wind-aided 14.20 seconds and fifth in the high jump with a 1.52 metres clearance. And South Plains sprinter Aaliyah Telesford secured fifth spot in the women’s 100m dash in 11.93 seconds.
In Maryland, Deandra Daniel won the Morgan State Legacy women’s high jump with a 1.87m clearance, equalling her personal best. The Coppin State University student also competed in the long jump, finishing sixth with a 5.57m leap.
Emmanuel Stewart established a new national record in the men’s hammer throw, landing the implement 55.11m to finish second. He won the discus with a 50.90m throw.
Temple University’s Kiersten LaRoche got home in 14.81 seconds to finish 11th overall in the women’s 100m hurdles. Coppin State’s Haysean Cowie-Clarke was 14th fastest in the men’s 100m in 10.94 and 35th in the 200m in 22.79. University of Delaware junior, Chelsi Campbell produced a 25.53 seconds run for 20th spot overall in the women’s 200m. And in the 400m, Campbell was 21st in 58.20.
At the Mt SAC Relays, in California, Ayanna Alexander secured silver in the women’s triple jump, her 13.83m effort earning her third spot on the 2015 world outdoor performance list.
Mikel Thomas was also impressive, the T&T hurdler snapping up silver in the men’s 110m hurdles in 13.32 seconds. He is sixth on the 2015 world list. The clocking was the second fastest of Thomas’ career, behind his 13.19 national record.
Jarrin Solomon secured second spot in the men’s 400m in 45.86 seconds. In the women’s 400m hurdles, Josanne Lucas got home in 57.24 seconds to finish first in section two and fourth overall. Lucas was also fourth fastest in the college/open 100m hurdles, the T&T athlete getting to the line in 13.54.
Magnolia Howell clocked 55.94 seconds for 11th spot overall in the women’ 400m. In the college/open men’s 400m, College of the Sequoias students, Ohdel James and Theon Lewis were 24th and 31st, respectively, clocking 48.09 and 48.30. And in the college/open women’s 100m, Western Kentucky University sprinter Peli Alzola was 31st fastest in 11.86 seconds.
At the Ross Black Open, in New Mexico, Kayelle Clarke bagged bronze in the women’s 100m, the New Mexico Junior College student clocking 11.75 seconds.
In Oklahoma, Osei Alleyne-Forte was fifth fastest in the John Jacobs Invitational men’s 400m event in 47.49 seconds. His Abilene Christian University teammate, Sterlen Paul was 10th in the men’s 800m in one minute, 53.44 seconds.
In the women’s 200m, Missouri State University’s Kadisha Francois was 15th overall in 25.11 seconds, finishing one spot ahead of another T&T athlete, Jessica James (25.34). And in the 100m dash, Francois was 16th in 12.64.
At the Georgia Tech Invitational, Tiffin University’s Kevin Roberts finished sixth in the men’s long jump with a 7.07m leap.
In Texas, Dannielle Davis produced a 5.58m effort to finish 12th in the Michael Johnson Classic women’s long jump. The Baylor University senior clocked 14.30 seconds for 20th spot overall in the 100m hurdles.
University of Texas at Arlington sprinter, Aaron Leung Woo-Gabriel was 17th in the men’s 200m in 22.75 seconds and 30th in the 100m in 11.25.