Frogs Off To Fast Start In Outdoor Season

March 16, 2002

The TCU Flyin' Frogs got off to a fast start in the first outdoor meet of the season, recording five provisional NCAA marks in the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational, held on the LSU campus today. This is also the site of the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which will be competed May 29-June 1.

The Frogs got NCAA provisional marks from Michael Frater in the 100 meters (10.22), Jermaine Joseph in the 200 meters (20.68), Brandal Lawrence in the triple jump (15.93 meters or 52-3 1/4) and from both the men's 4x100 meter and 4x400 meter relay teams (39.45 and 3:07.22 respectively).

"This was a great first meet," said TCU Head Coach Monte Stratton. "This is the kind of performance we thought we were capable of during the indoor season. We finally put some things together today. It was a great start to the outdoor season."

In addition to Frater, Joseph and the two relay victories, TCU recorded a win in the women's 100 meters, with La' Toya White taking the top honors in 11.71, and went one-two in the women's 800 meter dash, with Perhona Tomlin (2:10.50) and Justina Malone (2:12.38) leading the pack. The women's 4x100 meter relay team of La' Toya White, Monica Twum, Tiffany Starts and Chaunte Baldwin just missed an NCAA provisional mark, finishing second in a time of 45.13, just three one-hundreths of a second off the qualifying time.



The Frogs will take next week off before taking part in the UTA Invitational in Arlington on March 30.

TCU Results:


100 meters: 1. Michael Frater 10.22 (NCAA provisional mark), 2. Steve Slowly 10.42, 20. Fredrick Turner 11.24.

200 meters: 1. Jermaine Joseph 20.68 (NCAA provisional mark), 3. Kimton Coleman 20.91, 6. Aundre Edwards 21.35.

400 meters: 2. Kendall Pyant 47.19, 13. Jason Morgan 48.70.

1500 meters: 24. Sean McMahon 4:16.98.

5000 meters: 3. Justin Speer 15:51.46, 7. Bryan Katchinska 16:15.73, 9. Steven Lenney 16:20.10, 11. Raita Yamanouchi 16:41.09.

4x100 meter relay: 1. TCU (Michael Frater, Cleavon Dillon, Jermaine Joseph, Steve Slowly) 39.45 (NCAA provisional mark).

4x400 meter relay: 1. TCU (Kendall Pyant, Kimton Coleman, Steve Slowly, Jason Morgan) 3:07.22 (NCAA provisional mark).

Pole Vault: Cody Koontz NM.

Long Jump: 3. Aundre Edwards 7.40m (24-03.50), 6. Kimton Coleman 7.35m (24-01.50).

Triple Jump: 2. Brandal Lawrence 15.93m (52-03.25) (NCAA provisional mark).


100 meters: 1. La' Toya White 11.71.

200 meters: 2. Chaunte Baldwin 24.46.

400 meters: 3. Larissa Bakasa 55.72, 10. Tarieka Paige 57.76.

800 meters: 1. Perhona Tomlin 2:10.50, 2. Justina Malone 2:12.38, 13. Heather Hanchak 2:25.07.

1500 meters: 2. Cindy Dietrich 4:39.94, 5. Georgeanne Biancardi 4:47.06, 11. Bria Lanzara 5:10.93, 12. Emily Norton 5:16.23.

5000 meters: 4. Jamie Ford 19:06.26, 5. Robin Schacht 19:20.00, 6. Katie Singleton 19:23.68, 7. Stephanie Wentworth 19:31.53, Shannon McKinney DNF.

100 meter Hurdles: 9. Esther Jackson 14.97.

4x100 meter relay: 2. TCU (La' Toya White, Monica Twum, Tiffany Starts, Chaunte Baldwin) 45.13.

4x400 meter relay: 2. TCU (Heather Hanchak, Chanel Hewitt, Tarieka Paige, Perhona Tomlin) 3:45.57.

Long Jump: 9. Esther Jackson 5.52m (18-01.50).

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