Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Reyare Thomas captured the women's sprint double at the Lone Star Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, in Texas, USA, on the weekend.
The Abilene Christian University (ACU) student struck gold in the 55 metres dash in 6.96 seconds, and emerged victorious in the 200m finals in 23.97.
Another T&T/ACU athlete, Osei Alleyne-Forte was ninth overall in the men's 400m (50.31) and 20th in the 200m (22.78).
At the Summit League Championships, in South Dakota, North Dakota State University athlete Deborah John got to the line in 8.47 seconds—a new Championship record—to grab gold in the women's 60m hurdles. In the 60m dash, John was sixth in the finals in 7.75 seconds, five-hundredths of a second slower than the 7.70 she had clocked in the qualifying round.
University of Southern Mississippi student Robert Collingwood grabbed men's shot put gold at the Conference USA Championships, in Alabama, with a 17.72 metres throw. His twin brother and teammate, Richard Collingwood threw 17.05m to bag bronze.
University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) junior Kyron Joseph clocked 22.34 seconds to finish eighth in the men's 200m finals.
At the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships, Shippensburg University sophomore Steve Waithe captured the men's triple jump title with a 15.25m effort. He also competed in the long jump, earning bronze with a 7.03m leap.
At the Sun Belt Conference Championships, in Arkansas, T'Keyah Dumoy seized double silver. The Florida International University (FIU) senior was second in the women's 55m dash in 7.03 seconds, and enjoyed a similar result in the 200m finals, securing the runner-up spot in 24.15. Dumoy jumped 5.65m to finish 11th in the long jump.
Arkansas State University junior Kashef Daniel cleared the bar at 2.05m for fourth spot in the men's high jump. In the long jump, he was 10th with a 6.76m leap. And Middle Tennessee State University sprinter Kendall Bacchus was 13th in the men's 55m dash in 6.66 seconds and 21st in the 200m in 22.70.
Jameel Walcott captured bronze in the men's 800m, at the George Mason Last Chance Meet, in Virginia. The St. Augustine's College student got home in one minute, 54.31 seconds. University of Delaware athlete Chelsi Campbell finished eighth in the women's 200m and 400m events, clocking 25.87 seconds and 58.05.
At the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Championships, in Northern Iowa, Samantha Shukla returned a time of four minutes, 58.65 seconds to finish sixth in the women's mile. The Wichita State University junior was seventh in the 800m final in 2:15.98. She had clocked 2:15.57 in the preliminary round.
Shawna Fermin finished 10th overall in the women's 200m, at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Championships, in Washington. She clocked 24.49 seconds. The Washington State University student was 11th in the 400m in 54.91.
And at the Atlantic 10 Championships, in Rhode Island, two weekends ago, Temple University's Kiersten LaRoche snapped up silver in the women's pentathlon. She accumulated 3,650 points in the five-discipline event. LaRoche also competed in three individual events. She was fourth in the long jump (5.85m), eighth in the triple jump (11.70m) and 19th in the high jump (1.55m).