March 22, 2013
WACO, Texas - TCU got multiple individual victories from Charles Silmon and Agnes Kemboi Friday at the Baylor Quad Invitational. Silmon crossed the line first in the men's 100 and 200-meter dash, and Kemboi was the top finisher in the women's 1,500 and 3,000-meter runs.
"At the end of the day it was kind of a struggle," TCU head coach Darryl Anderson said. "The majority of the teams, not just us, were not really up for it today. We competed hard in a lot of areas, we just didn't get a lot of return. We need to use this as a meet to prepare us for the Texas Relays."
Other winners included the men's and women's 4x100-meter relay teams, Lavon Collins in the men's 400-meter hurdles and Ramone Bailey in the men's long jump.
Silmon recorded his first legal mark in the 100-meter dash after a false start last week in Fort Worth. The senior took the win in 10.30 seconds, but was running into a -1.4 m/s wind. Later in the afternoon, he came back to post a 21.32 in the 200-meter dash for the win. His win was part of a three-spot sweep by the Horned Frogs with Ronnie Baker finishing second in 21.59 and Harvey McSwain running third in 21.67.
"Today was another opportunity for Charles to run," Anderson noted. "This meet was not as competitive as some others, but it allowed him to get marks on the board for the season."
He was also part of the 4x100-meter team that won, running the third leg in the quartet of Bailey, Silmon, Baker and McSwain. The team finished in 39.91 seconds.
After a strong performance in the 100-meter dash last week, Bailey finally found his form in his primary event, the long jump. The sophomore posted a career-best jump of 25-0 3/4 (7.64m). He became the sixth long jumper in TCU history to surpass the 25 feet mark.
Kemboi started off her day with a victory in the women's 1,500-meter run, taking the top spot in 4:31.29. Later in the day, she came back to pace the field in the 3,000-meter run with a victorious time of 9:54.04. Her teammate Ashley Eckhoff wrapped up a TCU 1-2 finish with a second-place time of 10:02.65.
"The distance runners had a demanding day today," Anderson stated. "The runners who are going out to Stanford for the 5,000 next week need to be ready."
Meanwhile in Arlington, Kelsey Samuels competed in the women's hammer throw at the Bobby Lane Invitational. The senior finished fourth in the competition with a toss of 162-11 (49.67m), over six feet better than her mark from last week.
The TCU throwers and jumper Brianna Latson are in action tomorrow at the Bobby Lane Invitational hosted by UTA. Field events start at 9 a.m. with the women's javelin throw.