Moore Wins Big 12 Title in 60 Hurdles
March 1, 2014
AMES, Iowa -- TCU's Jordan Moore entered Saturday's competition of the Big 12 Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships as the favorite in the 60 hurdles and he answered the bell in winning the event with the time of 7.86 to earn the Frogs' second individual championship of the meet.
"Jordan being a Big 12 Champion is huge," TCU track and field coach Darryl Anderson said. "He was excited about it and I was excited about it. It is big for him and big for our team."
Lorraine Ugen, the defending NCAA Outdoor long jump champion, won the event Friday with a jump of 21-05.50, tying the conference record. It was also the longest jump in the country.
Ugen also finished fourth in the 60 meters Saturday with the time of 7.51.
TCU's Megan Smith was the runner-up in the shot put with a throw of 52-08.25, while Tricia Terry, the school-record holder in the mile, placed third with the time of 4:43.20. She was also eighth in the 3,000 meters (9:35.27).
As a team, the TCU women (38 points) placed eighth, while the TCU men (45.50) placed ninth. The University of Texas (147) won the women's team title, while Oklahoma State (112.50) won the men's title.
Cameron Echols-Luper, who finished second in the long jump Friday, was seventh in the 200 meters (21.58) Saturday.
In other notable performances: Cameron Tabor, who finished second in the weight throw Friday, placed ninth in the shot put (57-02.25); Tiffany Terry (55.29) was eighth in the 400 meters; Briyanni Thomas (1:22.07) was sixth in the 600-yard run; Sam Watts (21.76) finished eighth in the 200 meters; Narada Jackson was seventh in the 400 meters (49.12); Justin Chambers (1:10.95) was sixth in the 600-yard run; the 4 x 400 men's relay team (Chambers, Ronnie Baker, Harvey McSwain, Lavon Collins) finished fourth (3:11.85); and the 4 x 400 women's relay team (Thomas, Veronica Jones, Ashle Caldwell, Terry) placed seventh (3:44.54).
The meet was contested at the Lied Recreation Center at Iowa State University.