Ugen Captures Big 12 Crown in Long Jump
Feb. 28, 2014
AMES, Iowa -- TCU's Lorraine Ugen, the defending NCAA Outdoor Champion in the women's long jump, added another accolade to her resume Friday by winning the long jump at the 2014 Big 12 Conference Indoor Championships at the Lied Recreation Center at Iowa State University.
Ugen, who finished third in the event last year, hit the winning jump of 21-07.50 on her third try before passing on her final three attempts in becoming TCU's first Big 12 Champion of the year. Her mark, which tied the Big 12 Conference Indoor meet record, is the longest jump in the country this year.
She also qualified for the finals in Saturday's 60 meters (7.55).
TCU's Anna Robinson finished seventh in the long jump with a mark of 19-00.75.
After the first day, the Frog men and women are each in eighth place.
"I thought both teams qualified well," TCU track and field coach Darryl Anderson said. "We competed and did a good job. Now the key is if we can come back Saturday and do it again."
In Saturday's final day of competition, nine Frogs will be competing in their respective finals, namely school-record holder and conference leader Jordan Moore (7.89, top time of the day) in the 60H; conference leader Raymond Bozmans (6.73) and Kolby Listenbee (6.79) in the 60 meters; and school-record holder Tricia Terry (4:49.0) in the women's mile.
Also, Justin Chambers (1:10.50) and Briyanni Thomas (1:21.54) in the men's and women's 600-yard run; Tiffany Terry (54.73) and Narada Jackson (47.81) in the women's and men's 400 meters; and Echols-Luper (21.41) and Sam Watts (21.43) in the 200 meters.
Field events get underway at noon Saturday with the men's high jump, while the women's 60 hurdles will open the running events at 1:30 p.m.