Langat Breaks 20-Year Old Record at UTA Invitational

Jackson Langat

Jackson Langat

April 2, 2005

Jackson Langat broke a 20-year old stadium record leading the TCU Flyin' Frogs track & field team at the UTA Invitational on Saturday. Langat's performance highlighted a day in which four meet and Maverick Stadium records fell under the near perfect weather conditions. The Frogs notched 13 NCAA regional qualifying marks, including seven on the men's side and six for the women.

Langat, a junior from Kericho, Kenya, ran a 1:46.84 800 meters to break the stadium record of 1:46.85, set by former SMU standout Sammie Koskei in 1983 and matched by Freddie Williams of Abilene Christian in 1984. It was the oldest record on the books at Maverick Stadium. The time was just 43 hundredths of a second off his personal best mark of 1:46.41, set at the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Langat's effort was just eight-tenths of a second off the TCU school record of 1:46.04, set by Olympian Khadevis Robinson at the 1998 NCAA Championships in Buffalo.

Other Frogs recording NCAA regional qualifying marks were Cleavon Dillon in the 100 (10.34) and long jump (7.80m); Bradley Reed (10.40) and Jamee Jones (11.67) in the 100; Otis McDaniel in the 200 (21.12), Nathandra John (53.86) and Deborah Jones (54.10) in the 400; Jacob Hernandez in the 800 (1:48.51), MaKeatha Cooper in the 100 meter hurdles (13.68), the women's 4x100 meter relay unit and both 4x400 meter relay squads.

"The meet went well," said an obviously pleased TCU head coach Darryl Anderson. "Things are starting to jell and we are becoming a team. The women made a quantum leap today. Calandra Stewart stands out with her double in the 800 and 1500. That was a quality performance. Both relays, MaKeatha Cooper in the hurldes and JimAnne Baker in the long jump were also notable performances. On the men's side, Langat and the freshman Jacob Hernandez right behind him in the 800 and Cleavon Dillon doubling in the long jump and 100 meters were impressive," added Anderson. "It was an outstanding day all the way around. We just need to keep working hard. Even though it was a good day, we are not close to where I envision us being by the end of the season."

The Frogs are back in action next week when they take part in the 77th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, April 6-9.

TCU Results:


 

 

Men:

100 meter dash: 1. Cleavon Dillon 10.34*; 3. Bradley Reed 10.40*; 5. Otis McDaniel 10.56; 9. Jay Cooper 10.69; 19. Raymond Jones 11.03.

200 meter dash: 3. Otis McDaniel, 21.12*; 21. Kimarley Wilson 22.19; 27. Raymond Jones 22.60.

400 meter dash: 9. Brett Wilson 47.83; 12. Dan Galante 48.91; 23. Kimarley Wilson 49.97.

800 meter run: 1. Jackson Langat 1:46.84*; 2. Jacob Hernandez 1:48.51*; 22. Johnathan Bundren 1:59.13; 29. Houston Bolin 2:01.23.

1500 meter run: 6. Johnathan Bundren 4:03.35; 9. Houston Bolin 4:06.01; 11. Alex Morris 4:07.59; 14. Steven Solazzo 4:09.97; 16. Matt Manly 4:13.16.

3000 meter Steeplechase: 2. Steven Lenney 9:43.35; 5. Cody Cook 10:00.73; 6. J.T. Reinert 10:04.71.

4x400 meter Relay: 2. TCU (Hernandez, Reed, Langat, B. Wilson) 3:07.99*

Long Jump: 1. Cleavon Dillon 7.80m (25-7.25)*; 13. Mark Lettieri 5.98m (19-07.50).

Discus: 12. Joey Kramer 38.78m (127-03).

Javelin: 5. Joe Brown 60.95m (200-00).

Women:

100 meter dash: 4. Jamee Jones 11.67*

200 meter dash: 4. Kandis Bell 24.02; 18. MaKeatha Cooper 25.11

400 meter dash: 1. Nathandra John 53.86*; 2. Deborah Jones 54.10*; 11. Jordan Durham 57.79.

800 meter run: 1. Calandra Stewart 2:11.17; 10. Justina Malone 2:15.77; 20. Elese Dawson 2:30.62.

1500 meter run: 1. Calandra Stewart 4:31.18; 2. Halie Bullin 4:37.24; 10. McKale Davis 4:54.67.

100 meter Hurdles: 2. MaKeatha Cooper 13.68*; 7. Julie Curtis 14.79; 9. Mary Minor 14.86.

400 meter Hurdles: 6. Julie Curtis 64.04; 8. Gina Messamer 65.55; 15. Mary Minor 68.47.

4x100 meter Relay: 3. TCU (John, D. Jones, J. Jones, Bell) 45.14*

4x400 meter Relay: 2. TCU 3:39.57*

Discus: 2. Zelma Wade 45.35m (148-09).

Long Jump: 2. JimAnne Baker 5.87m (19-03.25).

Shot Put: 6. Zelma Wade 13.08m (42-11.00).

*-Denotes regional qualifying mark


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