Harris; Mile Relay Log Provisional NCAA Marks

Jerry Harris

Jerry Harris

Jan. 17, 2004

Norman, Oklahoma - The TCU men's mile relay team and quartermiler Jerry Harris notched provisional NCAA marks as the indoor track & field season opened Saturday in Norman at the Oklahoma Indoor Classic. Both TCU squads placed third in the team scoring behind Baylor and Oklahoma and ahead of Texas A&M and SMU in the competition held at the renovated Mosier Indoor Facility on the University of Oklahoma campus.

"All in all it was a good meet for the first meet of the season," said TCU head coach Monte Stratton. "I thought the women had a great meet. It was best meet we've had from top to bottom on the women's side in the nine years I've been at TCU. On the men's side, some key people need to step up and perform for us to be where we want to be."

The TCU quartet of Dwayne Lynes-Bell, Che Chavez, Jackson Langat and Jerry Harris turned in an NCAA provisional time of 3:12.35 to win the mile relay. The NCAA provisional cut off is 3:13.20. Oklahoma was a distant second in the event, finishing more than seven seconds behind the Frogs. TCU's 4x4 indoor relay unit earned a silver medal at the NCAA Championships last March. Harris, who garnered a pair of All-America certificates in 2003 in his first year with the TCU program, ran an open quarter mile of 47.06 to take second place, well ahead of the provisional qualifying cut off mark of 47.65.

Jackson Langat turned in the only other gold medal performance for the TCU men. In addition to running a leg on the relay, the three-time All-American won the mile run in 4:12.24. The Frogs also had silver medal outings from freshman Chaime Breaux in the 60-meter dash and Aundre Edwards in the long jump.



On the women's side, TCU turned in five gold medal performances. Larissa Bakasa had a strong meet, winning the 400 meter dash and running the leadoff leg on TCU's winning mile relay squad. That quartet also included freshmen Marquita Davis and Deborah Jones, along with sophomore Donita Harmon. Other winning performances were turned in by Mary Kinyanjui in the 3000 meters, freshman MaKeatha Cooper in the 60 meter hurdles and freshman Zelma Wade in the shot put. Freshman Calandra Stewart was second in the mile run, while Kandra Lakey earned the silver medal in the shot put.

The Frogs have a short week of preparation before they are back in action on Friday at the Houston Indoor Classic.


TEAM SCORES: 1. Baylor 41; 2. Oklahoma 37; 3. TCU 27; 4. SMU 25; 5. Texas A&M 22.

60m Dash Prelims: Jabari Fields 6.74; Chaime Breaux 6.79; Cleavon Dillon 6.79; Aundre Edwards 6.91.

60m Dash Finals: 2. Chaime Breaux 6.76; Aundre Edwards 7.29.

400m Dash: 2. Jerry Harris 47.06 (NCAA provisional mark); 3. Dwayne Lynes-Bell 48.20; 5. Che Chavez 48.98; 9. Nate Garcia 50.07.

800m Run: 3. David Harris 1:58.25; 5. Raita Yamanouchi 2:02.01; 6. Nelson Kwambai 2:03.75; 7. Wes Johnson 2:10.15.

Mile Run: 1. Jackson Langat 4:12.24; 7. David Harris 4:37.99; 8. Brad Maciulewicz 4:38.99; 9. Wes Johnson 4:50.44.

3000m Run: 4. Alex Morris 9:15.58; 5. Johnathan Bundren 9:18.46; 6. Brad Maciulewicz 9:23.92; 7. Steven Lenney 9:25.69; 8. J.T. Reinert 9:40.76; 10. Chris Benassi 10:00.53; 11. Josh Sharon 10:17.23.

Mile Relay: 1. TCU (Dwayne Lynes-Bell; Che Chavez, Jackson Langat, Jerry Harris) 3:12.35 (NCAA provisional mark).

Long Jump: 2. Aundre Edwards 7.42m (24-04.25); 3. Cleavon Dillon 7.29m (23-11.00); 9. Mark Lettieri 6.00m (19-8.25).

Pole Vault: -. Rob Coffman NH.


TEAM SCORES: 1. Baylor 51.75; 2. Oklahoma 50.75; 3. TCU 41; 4. Texas A&M 14.25; 5. SMU 13.75.

60m Dash Prelims: Jamee Jones 7.61; Virgil Hodge 7.62; Kandis Bell 7.85.

60m Dash Finals: 3. Jamee Jones 7.58; 5. Virgil Hodge 7.69.

60m Hurdles Prelims: MaKeatha Cooper 8.64; Julie Curtis 8.91.

60m Hurdles Finals: 1. MaKeatha Cooper 8.61; 5. Julie Curtis 8.96.

200m Dash: 4. Jamee Jones 25.30.

400m Dash: 1. Larissa Bakasa 55.54; 5. Marquita Davis 56.94; 5. Donita Harmon 56.95; 6. Deborah Jones 57.68.

600 yard Run: 3. Justina Malone 1:27.19.

800m Run: 3. Pattie Parker 2:30.12

Mile Run: 2. Calandra Stewart 5:03.08; 6. Pattie Parker 5:32.65.

3000m Run: 1. Mary Kinyanjui 10:01.63; 3. Katrina Zielinski 10:09.61; 7. Alayne Thompson 10:42.42; 8. Calandra Stewart 10:48.33; 9. Heather Isbell 11:00.50.

Mile Relay: 1. TCU (Larissa Bakasa, Marquita Davis, Deborah Jones, Donita Harmon) 3:47.81.

Shot Put: 1. Zelma Wade 14.10m (46-3.25); 2. Kandra Lakey 12.95m (24-06.00).

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