Jan. 26, 2013
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – TCU’s track and field squad continued its indoor season Saturday at the Texas A&M Challenge. The Horned Frogs put up a number of impressive performances on the day and progressed closer to their goals for the end of the season.
“I thought all-in-all we got some things done today,” TCU head coach Darryl Anderson said. “There were a lot of positives to come out of this meet. However, I reminded the team after the meet that we have a long way to go and will need to be a lot better if we are going to be competitive at the Big 12 Championships in a few weeks.”
The performance of the day came from senior Tricia Terry in the women’s 3,000-meter run. In one of the most competitive races of the day, Terry posted a second place finish in 9:45.02. She was less than a second behind winner Hannah Davidson of Tennessee. Terry’s time moves her from eighth to fourth in school history for the event.
The Horned Frogs men showed its sprinting strength in the 200-meter dash. Three Horned Frogs made their way into the top-eight, led by Sam Watts. The freshman from England finished fifth in 21.21. Charles Silmon was close behind in sixth at 21.26. Freshman Harvey McSwain took eighth in 21.53. Silmon’s effort was magnified after being disqualified for a false start in the 60-meter dash.
“They just went out and wanted to compete,” Anderson noted. “Charles was disappointed after his 60 because he felt he could win today. This was only his third indoor 200 ever, and it was a good time. Sam was really struggling after the 60 and we were ready to scratch him. He came up to us and said he wanted to race. That shows the kind of competitor he is.”
The men’s 4x400-meter relay team posted another second place effort as the team of Joshua Washington, Lavon Collins, McSwain and Ronnie Baker finished in 3:10.77.
“It was great to knock a couple of seconds off that groups time from last week,” Anderson said. “Collins and McSwain both were on short rest after the 200, too. It was a crowded race with six teams on the track. We did a good job to keep clean and move up as the race went along.”
Washington also had another good performance in the 400-meter dash, finishing third in a new personal best time of 47.71. Ramone Bailey finished second in the long jump competition with a jump of 22-11 ¾ (7.00m). Raymond Bozmans finished fourth in the 60-meter dash, with a time of 6.82 in the finals.
On the women’s side, Kelsey Samuels missed out on her school record in the weight throw by a quarter of an inch. The senior took fourth with a throw of 57-9 ¾ (17.62m). Megan Smith represented TCU in the women’s shot put, taking third with a toss of 48-11 ½ (14.92m).
Larissa Matthews took fourth in the women’s 60-meter hurdles event, running an 8.58 in the finals.
TCU’s next competition takes place in two weeks as select competitors travel to Seattle for the Huskie Invitational at Washington Feb. 8-9. The TCU team will return to College Station for the Texas A&M Invitational on Feb. 9.