Jehue Gordon produced his fastest clocking this season to earn silver in the men's 400 metres hurdles, at the Bislett Games Samsung Diamond League meet, in Oslo, Norway, yesterday.
The 20-year-old Trinidad and Tobago athlete got home in 48.78 seconds, forcing American Justin Gaymon to settle for bronze in 48.97. Puerto Rico's Javier Culson emerged victorious in a world-leading 47.92 seconds.
Reigning world champion David Greene was among the athletes Gordon beat to the line, the Briton finishing fourth in 48.98. Thanks to his 48.78 run, Gordon jumped from seventh to fourth on the 2012 world performance list.
T&T's Annie Alexander finished fifth in the women's discus, on the opening day of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 Championships, in Iowa, USA, on Wednesday.
The University of Tennessee senior threw 56.69 metres.
Another T&T athlete, McNeese State University's Ashlee Smith, was 11th with a 53.86m effort.
Louisiana State University (LSU) senior Kyron Blaise produced a 7.79m leap for sixth spot in the men's long jump.
Morgan State University's Emmanuel Stewart finished 15th in the men's discus. He threw 54.99m.
University of Southern Mississippi student Richard Collingwood was unable to produce a legal throw.
LSU senior Semoy Hackett clocked 11.16 seconds in the second of three women's 100m semi-final heats to advance to today's final fifth fastest. Kai Selvon was third in heat three in a personal best 11.21 seconds, the Auburn University sophomore progressing to the final as a "fastest loser".
Texas A&M University freshman Deon Lendore finished third in heat two in 45.19 seconds to advance to today's men's 400m championship race as a "fastest loser".
LSU's Ade Alleyne-Forte (46.34) and Baylor University's Zwede Hewitt (46.80) were 16th and 22nd, respectively, and did not advance to the final.
Washington State University's Shawna Fermin was 18th overall in the women's 400m semis in 52.99 seconds. Hackett ran the second leg for LSU, the fastest qualifiers in the women's 4x100m relay in 42.68 seconds. Selvon's Auburn just missed out on a spot in the final, finishing ninth overall in 44.01.
Nyoka Giles' University of Minnesota (44.48) and T'Keyah Dumoy's Florida International University (49.09) were 13th and 23rd, respectively. Washington State (45.41) finished 20th. Fermin, though, was not among the four athletes who represented the school in the event.
Shermund Allsop's LSU (38.77) and Jamol James' Tennessee (39.25) qualified for the men's sprint relay final, finishing second and eighth, respectively.
At the Jim Bush Southern California Championships, last Saturday, T&T's Chris Hercules won the men's triple jump with a 16.12m effort.
Marcus Duncan finished second in the men's 100m "B" race in 10.58 seconds. And in the women's 100m "A" race, Magnolia Howell clocked 11.64 to cop seventh spot.