Silmon, competing in the semifinals of the event at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., finished fifth in his heat and 12th overall with a time of 10.26 seconds.
Meanwhile, former TCU standout and current UNLV assistant coach Khadevis Robinson will make a bid for his second Olympic appearance when he competes today in the finals of the men's 800 meters. Robinson, who also represented the U.S. in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, posted the fastest time of the day (1:45.83) in the semifinals of the event on Saturday.
Other athletes with MW ties competing today include Air Force's Cale Simmons and Nick Frawley, a 2010 graduate of the Academy, in the prelims of the men's pole vault; and former Air Force All-American and 2011 graduate Justin Tyner in the prelims of the men's 3,000-meter Steeplechase.
Following today's action, competition at the trials will resume on Thursday with TCU's Whitney Gipson, the MW Indoor and Outdoor Athlete of the Year, taking part in the women's long jump, and Air Force volunteer coach Jenny Simpson competing in the women's 1,500 meters. Gipson is the reigning NCAA outdoor champion in the long jump, while Simpson, the reigning world champion in the 1,500 meters, also competed in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Also on Thursday, New Mexico's Floyd Ross will compete in the men's triple jump after finishing second in the event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships earlier this month.
On Friday, Air Force's Paige Blackburn and Falcons' 2006 graduate Dana Pounds-Lyon will take part in the women's javelin, while San Diego State's Allison Reaser will begin the first of two days of competition in the heptathlon. Reaser took sixth in the event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a MW-record 5,753 points. Reaser would need to finish in the top three and reach the Olympic "A" standard of 6,150 points to advance to London.