Frogs Log Six Provisional Marks in Season Opener

Jerry Harris turned in an NCAA provisional mark in the 400 and anchored the men's mile relay team.

Jerry Harris turned in an NCAA provisional mark in the 400 and anchored the men's mile relay team.

Jan. 18, 2003

The TCU Flyin' Frogs notched six provisional NCAA marks as the indoor track season opened Saturday in Norman at the Oklahoma Indoor Classic. No team scores were held in the competition at the Mosier Indoor Facility on the University of Oklahoma campus.

The Frogs got provisional marks from two-time All-American Michael Frater and Jabari Fields in the 60-meter dash, All-Americans Aundre Edwards and Cleavon Dillon in the long jump, Jerry Harris in the 400 meters and the men's 4x440 yard relay team. At the same meet last season, TCU recorded just two provisional marks.

"This was an excellent opening meet for us," said TCU head coach Monte Stratton. "We did what we were supposed to do and performed very well. This year compared to last year at this meet was like two totally different teams. We were much improved on both the men's and women's sides."

The TCU men took home five first place medals. Frater won the 60 meter dash in 6.69 seconds, edging Fields, who crossed the line in 6.72 seconds. Harris captured the 400 in 47.50 seconds, while Kendall Pyant placed second with a mark of 48.33. Jackson Langat won the 800 meter run in a time of 1:52.22. Brandal Lawrence was the meet's top triple jumper with a best leap of 15.39 meters (50-06.00). The 4x440 yard relay team of Brandon Simpson, Fields, David Spencer and Harris logged a winning time of 3:12.70. The TCU "B" team of Pyant, Nathaniel Garcia, Langat and Jason Morgan was second with a mark of 3:15.36.

 

 

On the women's side, TCU's top performance came in the 3000 meter run when the Frog trio of Mary Kinyanjui (10:07.91), Katrina Zielinski (10:18.20) and Alayne Thompson (10:20.36) finished 1-2-3. The Frogs also got second place finishes from freshman Julie Curtis in the 60-meter hurdles (8.83) and Donita Harmon in the 400 (56.01).

The Frogs are back in action again next Saturday when they travel to Houston to take part in the Houston Indoor Classic.

TCU MEN'S RESULTS:

60m Dash Prelims: David Spencer 6.80; Michael Frater 6.83; Jabari Fields 6.84; Jermaine Joseph 6.86; Fred Turner 7.11; Ricky Madison 7.18.

60m Dash Finals: 1. Michael Frater 6.69 (NCAA Provisional Mark); 2. Jabari Fields 6.72 (NCAA Provisional Mark); 4. David Spencer 6.81; 6. Jermaine Joseph 6.85.

200m Dash: 25. Fred Turner 23.82.

400m Dash: 1. Jerry Harris 47.50 (NCAA Provisional Mark); 2. Kendall Pyant 48.33; 4. Brandon Simpson 48.53; 5. Nathaniel Garcia 49.38.

800m Run: 1. Jackson Langat 1:52.22; 4. Jason Morgan 1:56.22. Mile Run: 14. Case Martinec 4:39.57.

3000m Run: 8. Johnathan Bundren 9:02.86; 13. Brad Maciulewicz 9:15.06; 19. Steven Lenney 9:31.05; 21. Raita Yamanouchi 9:49.07.

4x440 Yard Relay: 1. TCU "A" (Simpson, Fields, Spencer, Harris) 3:12.70 (NCAA Provisional Mark); 2. TCU "B" (Pyant, Garcia, Langat, Morgan) 3:15.36.

Long Jump: 2. Aundre Edwards 7.70m (25-03.25) (NCAA Provisional Mark); 3. Cleavon Dillon 7.62m (25-00.00) (NCAA Provisional Mark); 6. Brandal Lawrence 7.36m (24-01.25); 15. Mark Lettieri 6.47m (21-02.75).

Triple Jump: 1. Brandal Lawrence 15.39m (50-05.00).

Pole Vault: 8. Cody Koontz 4.40m (14-05.25).

TCU WOMEN'S RESULTS:

60m Dash Prelims: Tiffany Starts 7.62; La' Toya White 7.66; Bernette Blake 7.74; Kandis Bell 7.82.

60m Dash Finals: 6. La' Toya White 7.58; 7. Tiffany Starts 7.59; 9. Bernette Blake 7.78; 10. Kandis Bell 7.79.

60m Hurdles Prelims: Julie Curtis 8.98.

60m Hurdles Finals: 2. Julie Curtis 8.83.

200m Dash: 4. La' Toya White 25.13; 8. Bernette Blake 25.85; 9. Kandis Bell 25.99; 19. Chanel Hewitt 26.86.

400m Dash: 2. Donita Harmon 56.01; 4. Larissa Bakasa 57.43; 6. Julie Curtis 58.80.

800m Run: 2. Justina Malone 2:21.04.

Mile Run: 5. Heather Isbell 5:20.21; 8. Shannon McKinney 5:29.66.

3000m Run: 1. Mary Kinyanjui 10:07.91; 2. Katrina Zielinski 10:18.20; 3. Alayne Thompson 10:20.36; 8. Katie Cosgrove 12:03.73.

4x440 Yard Relay: 3. TCU (Bakasa, Curtis, Hewitt, Harmon) 3:51.82.


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