Flyin' Frogs Open Outdoor Season in Waco

March 22, 2003

The TCU men's and women's track & field teams opened the 2003 outdoor season in the Dr Pepper Invitational at the Hart/Patterson Complex on the University of Baylor campus Saturday. The Frogs competed against host Baylor, Northwood, Tarleton State and North Texas.

The Frogs posted qualifying marks in three events for the NCAA Midwest Regional, which will be held in Lincoln, Nebraska on May 30 and 31. The Frogs received regional qualifying marks from Brandon Simpson in the 400 meters and from both the men's and women's 4x100 meter relay units. Simpson posted a winning time of 45.86 seconds, while the relay units posted winning marks of 40.20 and 44.70 respectively.

The Frogs also had first place performances from Justina Malone in the 800 meter run and from Mary Kinyanjui in the 1500 meter run.

"It's good to be outside," said TCU Head Coach Monte Stratton. "The first meet of the season gives us a starting point and something to work off of for the remainder of the season. We had some good performances, but I believe we have better days ahead."

The Frogs are in action again next Saturday when they travel to Houston to take part in the Tom Tellez Invitational.



200-meter dash: 2. Jerry Harris 21.28.

400-meter dash: 1. Brandon Simpson 45.86 (NCAA Regional Qualifying Mark); 4. Jason Morgan 48.65; 5. Kendall Pyant 49.17.

1500-meter run: 9. Steven Lenney 4:15.26; 10. Johnathan Bundren 4:18.89; 11. Raita Yamanouchi 4:19.68; 12. Case Martinec 4:21.62.



4x100-meter Relay: 1. TCU (Aundre Edwards, David Spencer, Jabari Fields, Jermaine Joseph) 40.20 (NCAA Regional Qualifying Mark).

Long Jump: 3. Brandal Lawrence 6.94m (22-09.25); 5. Mark Lettieri 6.29m (20-07.75).

Pole Vault: -. Cody Koontz NH.


100-meter dash: 3. Kandis Bell 12.07; 5. Bernette Blake 12.17; 8. Tiffany Starts 12.34; 9. La' Toya White 12.41.

200-meter dash: 3. Bernette Blake 25.21; 10. Chanel Hewitt 26.23.

800-meter run: 1. Justina Malone 2:17.14; 6. Heather Isbell 2:22.13; 7. Alayne Thompson 2:23.18.

1500-meter run: 1. Mary Kinyanjui 4:43.06; 7. Katrina Zielinski 4:54.61; 9. Shannon McKinney 5:06.02.

3000-meter run: 12. Katie Cosgrove 11:39.70.

400-meter IM Hurdles: 2. Julie Curtis 1:01.76.

4x100-meter Relay: 1. TCU (La' Toya, White, Donita Harmon, Tiffany Starts, Monica Twum) 44.70 (NCAA Regional Qualifying Mark).

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