Frogs Post Solid Marks at UCLA
April 12, 2014
LOS ANGELES -- One week after tying her school record in the discus, TCU junior Megan Smith broke her school record for the second time this season Saturday with a throw of 181-03 to win the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational.
With her new record-setting throw, Smith remains seventh nationally in the event.
Smith broke her own school record in the discus by nearly 14 feet at the TCU Invitational - the first outdoor meet of the 2014 season.
"She keeps pecking away at it a little at a time," TCU track and field coach Darryl Anderson said. "She needs to keep throwing to see how much better she can get."
Last week at the Florida Relays, Smith won the event with a throw of 181-00.
Along with winning the discus, Smith also won the shot put with the mark of 53-01.75.
In addition to Smith winning the discus and shot, the Frogs had six additional first-place finishes. Ramone Bailey (long jump, 24-07.25); Jordan Moore (110H, 13.96); Kolby Listenbee (100 meters, 10.31); Cameron Echols-Luper (200 meters, 21.32); men's 4 x 100 meters (Listenbee, Echols-Luper, Ronnie Baker and Sam Watts, 39.89); and Briyanni Thomas (women's 400 meters, 54.23).
"Overall, I thought we competed fairly well," Anderson said. "The biggest thing about this week was getting good training and a good effort and we did that."
In other notable performances: Aaron Tombleson (second, men's hammer, 177-00); Cameron Tabor (second, men's shot put, 57-00.75); Tricia Terry (second, 1,500 meters., 4:26.17); Tiffany Terry (second, women's 400 meters, 54.66); Alexandria Peters (third, women's 400 meters, 55.83); Narada Jackson (second, men's 400 meters, 47.26); Harvey McSwain (third, men's 400 meters, 47.51); Lorraine Ugen (third, women's 200 meters, 24.43); Veronica Jones, women's 200 meters, 24.45); Baker (second, men's 200 meters, 21.36); and McSwain (third, men's 200 meters, 21.48).
The Frogs are back in action next Saturday at the Michael Johnson Invitational hosted by Baylor University.