Jarrin Solomon produced a new personal best in finishing second in the men's 400 metres event, at the Bottrop Gala meet, in Germany, on Saturday.
The Trinidad and Tobago quartermiler got home in 45.31 seconds to finish behind Dominican Republic's Luguelin Santos, the 18-year-old sensation stopping the clock at 45.15. Curacao's Lee-Marvin Bonevacia (45.80) was third.
Solomon, a member of T&T's 4x400m relay squad for the London Olympics, missed out on the 45.30 seconds Olympic "A" standard by just one-hundredth of a second. His 45.31 clocking was a big improvement on his previous best of 45.68.
Emanuel Mayers was also on show at the Bottrop Gala, the T&T athlete finishing seventh in the men's 400m hurdles in 50.97 seconds.
On Sunday, at the Meeting de Nancy, in France, Solomon bagged bronze in the men's 400m in 46.16 seconds. United States Virgin Islands quartermiler Tabarie Henry won in 45.49, beating American Calvin Smith (45.59) into second spot.
At the Meeting de Atletismo, in Madrid, Spain, on Saturday, T&T's Marc Burns finished third in the men's 100m final in a wind-assisted 10.08 seconds. Cayman Islands sprinter Kemar Hyman (9.95) and Jamaica's Kemar Bailey Cole (9.98) earned gold and silver, respectively.
In the qualifying round, Burns clocked 10.16 seconds to finish second in heat two. Hyman won the race in a personal best 9.95—a new Cayman Islands national record.
At the Aileen Meagher International Track Classic, in Halifax, Canada, on Sunday, T&T's Jamaal James returned a time of one minute, 48.57 seconds to cop fourth spot in the men's 800m. And in the women's 800m, another T&T halfmiler, Melissa De Leon was sixth in 2:06.40.