Trinidad and Tobago athletes, Reyare Thomas, Deborah John and Deandra Daniel were in winners' row at indoor track and field meets in the United States, last weekend.
Thomas captured the women's sprint double at the Don Kirby Open, in New Mexico, on Saturday. The Abilene Christian University (ACU) student won the 60 metres final in 7.45 seconds, and topped the 200m field in an indoor best 23.88. Another T&T athlete, Washington State University's Shawna Fermin was seventh in the 200m in 24.42—also an indoor best.
ACU's Osei Alleyne-Forte clocked 22.72 seconds to finish 29th overall in the men's 200m.
At the Bison Open, in North Dakota, John struck gold in the women's 60m hurdles in 8.59 seconds. In the preliminary round, the North Dakota State University student clocked 8.65 to lead all qualifiers into the final.
In Pennsylvania, Daniel emerged victorious in the Ursinus College Open women's triple jump event. The Coppin State University freshman jumped 11.64 metres. And in the long jump, Daniel bagged bronze with a 5.40m leap.
At the Valentine Invitational, in Tennessee, Middle Tennessee State University sprinter Kendall Bacchus finished second in the men's 55m dash in 6.52 seconds. Bacchus clocked 22.15 for fourth spot in the 200m.
University of Iowa athlete, Carisa Leacock produced a 12.17m effort to secure women's triple jump bronze, at the Iowa State Classic.
Kashef Daniel finished fourth in the men's high jump, at the Hoosier Hills meet, in Indiana. The Arkansas State University student cleared the bar at 2.06m.
At the Samford Multi and Invitational meet, in Alabama, Richard Collingwood copped fourth spot in the men's shot put with a 17.94m effort--a new personal best. His twin brother and University of Southern Mississippi teammate, Robert Collingwood threw 17.43m to finish fifth.
South Plains College freshman, Elton Walcott produced a 15.64m effort to finish eighth in the invitational men's triple jump, at the Tyson Invitational, in Arkansas. Another T&T athlete, Kyron Blaise was 11th with a 15.02m jump.
And at the Air Force Team Challenge, in Colorado, Wichita State University sprinter, Aaron Leung Woo-Gabriel finished ninth overall in the men's 60m in 7.06 seconds, and 21st in the 200m in 22.83.