Moore, Terry Set New School Records
Feb. 14, 2014
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- It was a record-setting day for a pair of TCU student-athletes Friday at the Tyson Invitational hosted by the University of Arkansas.
Moore, who entered Friday's competition at the Tyson Invitational with the fifth-fastest time in the nation at 7.72 seconds in the event, saved his best race for last with a school-record 7.70 in the finals. His new mark now moves him up into a tie for third in the nation, pending the weekend's other meet results.
"He's having an outstanding indoor season and he is putting himself in position to be a player at the NCAA Championships," TCU track & field coach Darryl Anderson said. "He's getting better and better each week."
In the preliminaries Friday, Moore posted the time of 7.86 to advance to move on to the semifinals where he ran a 7.84. In the finals, Moore finished second, two-hundredths of a second behind the winner Chris Caldwell. Two weeks ago at the New Mexico Invitational, Moore broke a 14-year-old school record with an 7.78 in the preliminaries before breaking of a 7.72 in the finals.
TCU's Tricia Terry turned in a personal best in the women's mile by five seconds by finishing third in the event. She broke the old school record of 4:47.49 set by Rebecca Allison in 1986.
"We are excited about what she is doing," Anderson said. "She had a big PR for herself. We're happy she is returning and doing the things she is doing. She has a good opportunity going into the Big 12 Championships to have success in the race."
Action continues Saturday at the Tyson Invitational with field events getting underway at noon and running events beginning at 1 p.m.
Live results can be found here.