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 Finals: 1. Demario Wesley 6.64 (NCAA provisional mark), 2. Michael Frater 6.72 (NCAA provisional mark), 10. Jermaine Joseph 7.03.
600-Yard Dash: 6. Jason Morgan 1:13.34.
Mile Run: 9. Justin Speer 4:26.21.
4x440-Yard Relay: 2. TCU 3:21.49.
Pole Vault: 11. Cody Koontz 15-1 (4.60m).
Triple Jump: 2. Brandal Lawrence 50-2 (15.29m).
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.
4x440-Yard Relay: 2. TCU 3:53.79.
Long Jump: 4. La' Toya White 17-4 (5.28m).