Smith, Tabor Set New School Records
March 20, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas-- It was a record-setting day on Day One of the TCU Invitational Thursday.
TCU's Megan Smith set a new school record and Lowdon Track and Field Complex record in the women's discus with a throw of 181-0 feet, while Cameron Tabor, in finishing fourth, set a new standard in the men's hammer throw at 187-06, breaking his old record of 186-01.
"At the end of the day we had two school records," TCU track and field coach Darryl Andersonsaid.
Smith's new school record breaks the old school record, which she also held, by almost 14 feet (167-10).
"Coach (John) Kenneson has been saying of the last couple of weeks that she's been throwing it really far in practice," Anderson said. "For her to come out here and go from 167 to 181 is tremendous not only for her, but for our program."
Any one of her four throws would have been a school record.
"She's got her regional mark out of the way and she now puts herself in a position to move forward in the season with the Texas Relays next week," Anderson said.
Her mark was nearly four feet better than the old complex record, which was 175-04 set by Baylor's Skylar White last year.
"The mark of 181 is one that normally scores at the NCAA meet," Anderson said.
White, participating unattached, was second at 172-0 and SMU's Rayann Chin 159-04 was third.
Tabor set the new school record on his fourth throw of the day.
"There was quite a competition going on in the hammer throw," Anderson said. "Cameron performed fairly well in his first meet so we are happy."
In the men's discus, Adam Damadzic was third (177-11) and Tabor was fourth (170-10).
Day Two of the TCU invitational gets underway with field at 9:30 a.m. with the javelin, while the running events begin at 1 p.m. with the women's 400-meter relay.