60-Meter Dash Highlights Season Opener

Jan. 20, 2002

Demario Wesley and Michael Frater notched provisional NCAA marks in the 60-meter dash, as the TCU Flyin' Frogs returned to the track for the first time this spring at the Oklahoma Indoor Classic, held Saturday. No team scores were held in the competition at the Mosier Indoor Facility on the University of Oklahoma campus.

Wesley, a former standout at O.D. Wyatt High School in Fort Worth and a transfer from Garden City (Kan.) Junior College, turned in a time of 6.64, while Frater, a sophomore from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recorded a time of 6.72, the best mark of his collegiate career. The provisional standard is 6.72, while the automatic qualifying time is 6.62.

"It was not a bad first meet," said TCU head coach Monte Stratton. "We came through it healthy, but understand that we have some work to do. Getting Demario and Michael with a provisional time in the first meet of the season is great. I thought the girls sprinters ran very well as well. Monica Twum was just one-one hundreth of a second off a provisional mark in the 60," he added.

In addition to Wesley's win in the 60, Eliud Njubi took first place honors in the 3000 meter run with a meet record time of 8:14.80, topping the old meet record set by TCU's David Lagat in 1999 (8:26.17). Njubi was just two seconds off an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Perhona Tomlin was TCU's lone winner on the women's side, capturing the top mark in the 600-yard run with a mark of 1:22.96.

The Frogs return to action next week when they take part in the Red Raider Classic in Lubbock on January 25 and 26.

Here is a complete list of the TCU competitors:


60-Meter Dash Prelims: Demario Wesley 6.65, Michael Frater 6.83, Jermaine Joseph 6.85, Fred Turner 7.17.



60-Meter Dash Finals: 1. Demario Wesley 6.64 (NCAA provisional mark), 2. Michael Frater 6.72 (NCAA provisional mark), 10. Jermaine Joseph 7.03.

200-Meter Dash: 2. Jermaine Joseph 21.76, 3. Steve Slowly 21.79, 6. Michael Frater 22.26, 14. Fred Turner 23.99, Aundre Edwards DQ.

400-Meter Dash: 4. Terrance McBryde 49.30, 5. Kendall Pyant 50.24, 7. Kimton Coleman 51.34, 9. Brian Bell 53.55.

600-Yard Dash: 6. Jason Morgan 1:13.34.

Mile Run: 9. Justin Speer 4:26.21.

3000-Meter Run: 1. Eliud Njubi 8:14.80 (Meet Record), 2. Herbert Mwangi 8:39.19, 14. Bryan Katchinska 9:26.42, 16. Steven Lenney 9:39.23, 17. Stephen Goff 9:42.83.

4x440-Yard Relay: 2. TCU 3:21.49.

Pole Vault: 11. Cody Koontz 15-1 (4.60m).

Long Jump: 3. Kimton Coleman 24-7.75 (7.51m), 5. Brandal Lawrence 22-9 (6.93), 10. Mark Lettieri 21-3.25 (6.48m).

Triple Jump: 2. Brandal Lawrence 50-2 (15.29m).


60-Meter Dash Prelims: Chaunte Baldwin 7.48, Monica Twum 7.50, 6. Tiffany Starts 7.61, La' Toya White 7.62.

60-Meter Dash Finals: 2. Monica Twum 7.45, 3. Chaunte Baldwin 7.51, 4. La' Toya White 7.59, 7. Tiffany Starts 7.65.

200-Meter Dash: 8. Chanel Hewitt 26.21, Tiffany Starts DQ.

400-Meter Dash: 2. Larissa Bakasa 58.00, 4. Tarieka Paige 58.40.

600-Yard Dash: 1. Perhona Tomlin 1:22.96.

800-Meter Run: 4. Justina Malone 2:24.14.

Mile Run: 2. Cindy Dietrich 5:07.29.

3000-Meter Run: 4. Georgeanne Biancardi 10:57.57, 5. Jamie Ford 10:58.52, 7. Shannon McKinney 11:17.19, 8. Katie Singleton 11:19.79.

4x440-Yard Relay: 2. TCU 3:53.79.

Long Jump: 4. La' Toya White 17-4 (5.28m).

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