{jcomments off}Mikel Thomas picked up silver in the open men’s 110 metres hurdles, at the Sun Angel Track Classic, in Arizona, USA, on Saturday. The Trinidad and Tobago hurdler clocked 13.57 seconds to finish behind American Aries Merritt, the reigning Olympic champion and world record holder getting to the line in 13.29. T&T/Central Arizona College athlete, Ruebin Walters was first in his section and third overall in 13.82. T&T’s Deon Lendore got home in 45.18 seconds in the premier men’s 400m. The clocking earned the Texas A&M University senior third spot in the event. The 2012 Olympic champion, Kirani James ran a world-leading 44.31 to top the field in his 2015 opener, beating his fellow-Grenadian Bralon Taplin into second spot. Taplin, a student at Texas A&M, clocked a personal best 44.89. Hezekiel Romeo secured seventh spot in the premier men’s shot put. The T&T/Central Arizona field athlete threw the iron ball 17.00 metres. Arizona State University junior, Jamol James produced a 6.97m leap to finish ninth in the premier men’s long jump. In the open men’s 400m, College of the Sequoias athletes, Ohdel James and Theon Lewis were ninth and 10th fastest, respectively, clocking 47.78 seconds and 47.93. University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) student, Aeisha McDavid was ninth in the open women’s long jump (5.16m) and 24th overall in the open women’s 200m (25.98). Marissa Gale earned women’s 400m silver at the Wes Kittley Invitational, in Texas. The Western Texas College sophomore completed her lap of the track in 54.55 seconds. Another T&T athlete, Jessica James was fourth in 55.01. Gale also competed in the women’s 200m event, clocking a wind-assisted 24.51 seconds to finish fourth, one spot ahead of South Plains College student Domonique Williams (24.54). Abilene Christian University (ACU) sophomore Sterlen Paul bagged bronze in the men’s 800m in one minute, 54.55 seconds. And another ACU student, Osei Alleyne-Forte was 17th overall in the men’s 400m in 49.29 seconds.