Cleopatra Borel finished second in the women's shot put at the Sydney Track Classic, in Australia, yesterday. The Trinidad and Tobago field athlete produced a 17.10 metres throw.
New Zealand's Valerie Adams struck gold, the reigning Olympic and world champion throwing the iron ball 20.02m. Australian Dani Samuels bagged bronze with a 16.74m effort.
At the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 2 Indoor Track and Field Championships, in Alabama, USA, Reyare Thomas finished fourth in the women's 200 metres finals. The Abilene Christian University sprinter clocked 23.51 seconds—a new indoor best.
In Friday's qualifying round, Thomas topped heat five in 23.82 to advance to the finals fourth fastest.
Thomas copped fifth spot in the 60m final, getting to the line in 7.45 seconds. In the preliminaries, on Friday, she clocked 7.47 to finish second in heat three and eighth overall.
And in the men's 800m, St Augustine's College student Jameel Walcott returned a time of one minute, 54.50 seconds to cop sixth spot in heat one. He was 15th overall and did not advance to the final.
At the NCAA Division 1 Championships, in Arkansas, late on Friday, Deon Lendore clocked an impressive 45.36 seconds to lead all qualifiers into the finals. The Texas A&M University sophomore made his bid for NCAA gold after press time last night.
Going into the finals, Lendore had the three fastest indoor 400-metre times in the world this year—45.15 seconds, 45.23 and 45.36.
Wayne Davis II and Sparkle McKnight were also in action after press time last night.
Davis faced the starter in the men's 60m hurdles final. In Friday's qualifying round, the Texas A&M junior finished third in heat one and fifth overall in 7.68 seconds.
McKnight competed in the women's 400m finals. On Friday, the University of Arkansas junior finished fourth in heat one and eighth overall in the preliminaries in 52.85 seconds.
Portland State University's Geronne Black was eighth in heat two and 15th overall in the qualifying round of the women's 60m dash. The top eight advanced to last night's final. Black got to the line in 7.40 seconds.
And late yesterday, University of Georgia junior Hilenn James threw a personal best 17.03m to cop seventh spot in the women's shot put.