T&T's Kareem Roberts opened the 2018/9 track and field season with a gold the men's high jump competition at the Fastrack Metro Season Opener at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in New York.
The T&T athlete leaped 2.07 metres to take the top spot on the podium ahead of Stefan Duvivier (Unattached) in 2.04m and Harris Escoffery (Unattached) in 1.99m, respectively.
In New Jersey at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU), Ako Hislop kicked off his indoor season in fine style as well on Sunday morning in the FDU Knight Classic.
Hislop, a freshman at FDU raced to gold in the men's 55m, sprinting across the line in 6.51 seconds ahead of his teammate Brendon Perez, who won silver in 6.61. In third place was Brandon Campbell of St Peter's in 6.68.
Safiya John also had an amazing start in her freshman year with the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, winning a silver and two bronze medals at the A-State Kickoff Klassic on Sunday.
John clocked 8.24 to cross second in the women's 55m hurdles final. This after qualifying with the second fastest time of 8.31 after finishing runner-up in section one of two.
She was part of the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff 4x400 metres relay "A" team that finished third in a time of 4:04.85. Her compatriot Je-Risa James's "B" team was fourth in 4:09.06.
Over on the field, John got a bronze in the long jump with her best leap, her fourth try, measuring 5.22m. She fouled her first and third attempt. Her other marks measured 5.10m in the second attempt, 4.96 and 5.19m, respectively.
James also competed in the 800m and just missed on a medal, placing fourth in 2:27.08.
In other news, Central Arizona University Jeminise Parris on the weekend signed with a Division I programme, Arizona State University. Her season starts next month.