Trinidad and Tobago’s Lalonde Gordon topped the men’s invitational 300 metres field at the Armory Track Invitational in New York, USA, on Saturday. The double Olympic bronze medallist stopped the clock at 32.57 seconds. Gordon is second on the 2015 world indoor performance list, behind Czech Republic’s reigning world indoor 400m champion Pavel Maslak (32.53).
Odou Hazel claimed silver in the Armory Track Invitational college men’s 500m event. The ASA College student returned a time of one minute, 02.45 seconds.
There was a double triumph for Jessica James at the Masked Rider Open, in Texas. The Abilene Christian University junior won the women’s 600 yards in 1:23.53, and the 400m in 55.78 seconds. South Plains College freshman Aaliyah Telesford clocked 57.34 for eighth spot overall in the 400.
Reyare Thomas emerged victorious in the women’s 200m in 23.73 seconds, while sixth spot went to Western Texas College sophomore Marissa Gale (24.87). Jereem Richards finished second in the men’s 400m in 46.49 seconds, while his South Plains teammate, Domonique Williams clocked 2:16.28 for second spot in the women’s 800m.
Telesford got to the line in 7.04 seconds to finish fourth in the women’s 55m final. Thomas was disqualified for a false start. In the semifinal round, Thomas clocked 6.96, and Telesford 7.00.
At the Paradise Valley indoor meet, in Arizona, Arizona State University student Jamol James won the men’s 60m in 6.71 seconds.
In Texas, Michelle-Lee Ahye seized silver in the Howie Ryan Invitational women’s 60m final in 7.16 seconds. Ivory Coast sprinter Murielle Ahoure won in a world-leading 7.08. Ahye is fifth on the 2015 global performance list, thanks to her 7.16 run.
Pennsylvania State University’s Steve Waithe produced a 15.77 metres effort to finish second in the men’s triple jump, at the Penn State National Invitational, in Pennsylvania. Coppin State University junior Deandra Daniel cleared the bar at 1.82m for second spot in the women’s high jump.
At the Razorback Invitational, in Arkansas, Sparkle McKnight secured bronze in the women’s 400m in 52.67 seconds--her fastest clocking this season. The University of Arkansas senior is eighth on the 2015 world indoor performance list. For eight days in January, McKnight was the world-leader at 52.89.
Another T&T athlete, Texas A&M University’s Carlyle Roudette was 12th overall in the Razorback Invitational men’s 400m in 47.64 seconds.
At the Indiana Relays, Western Kentucky University student Peli Alzola finished third in the women’s 60m final in 7.65 seconds, and fourth in the 200m in 25.06.
In Arizona, Mikel Thomas was eighth fastest in the Mountain T’s Invitational men’s 60m finals in 6.87 seconds. He had clocked 6.80 in the qualifying round. And Thomas was disqualified in the 60m hurdles finals for a false start, after qualifying third fastest with a 7.90 seconds run.