TCU Athletics Selects Athletes of the Week

April 1, 2009

FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU has selected track and field athletes Neidra Covington and Jordan Pitts as its Student-Athletes of the Week for their performances last week at the LSU Relays.

Covington, a St. Petersburg, Fla., native, soared a seasonal-best mark of 42 feet, 1 ¼ inches to post the top-collegiate jump in the women's triple jump and finish second overall behind Olympian Andrea Linton at LSU. Her leap is currently the second-best mark in the nation and tops in the Mountain West Conference this spring.

Pitts, a sophomore from Greenville, captured the event-title in the men's 400-meter hurdles with a personal-best and NCAA regional qualifying time of 51.76 seconds at LSU. The sophomore's blazing time, which was a new meet record, is currently the 13th-fastest time in the NCAA and the top-time posted in the Mountain West Conference this spring.

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