Frogs Impressive at Texas A&M Invitational
April 14, 2002
The TCU track & field team took advantage of ideal weather conditions, bringing home six gold medals and notching five NCAA provisional marks at the Texas A&M Invitational, held in College Station on Saturday.
The Frogs got a pair of wins and NCAA provisional times from sophomore sprinter Michael Frater in the 100 (10.23) and 200 (20.64). Aundre Edwards captured the long jump title with an NCAA provisional mark of 7.70 meters or 25 feet, three and one-quarter inches. Terrance McBryde ran a 46.76 time in the 400 and Brandal Lawrence soared 15.59 meters in the triple jump to bring home the other gold medals on the men's side. Monica Twum was TCU's lone female winner. The junior from Ghana gave the Frogs a sweep of the 100-meter dash, winning in a time of 11.56, just one one-hundreth of a second off an NCAA provisional time.
The Frogs were especially impressive in the men's 200 meters. In addition to Frater's winning mark of 20.64, Jermaine Joseph and Steve Slowly also were clocked in NCAA provisional times. Joseph took second with an identical time as Frater, while Slowly was third in 20.71.
"We took advantage of the opportunity here and turned a good day's effort," said TCU head coach Monte Stratton. "The sprinters had a great day and Aundre Edwards long jump was big. That's the best he's jumped in some time and maybe that will get him back on track."
The Frogs return to action next Saturday when they host the TCU Invitational at the Lowdon Track Complex on the TCU campus. Field events begin at 11 a.m. with the running events slated to begin at noon.
"We had a good meet today, and now we move forward to the home meet," said Stratton. "We should be ready for a strong performance in front of the home crowd next Saturday."
400 meters: 1. Terrance McBryde 46.76
5000 meters: 10. Bryan Katchinska 16:00.11
Pole Vault: T5. Cody Koontz 4.60m (15-01.00)
Triple Jump: 1. Brandal Lawrence 15.59m (51-01.75)
800 meters: 5. Justina Malone 2:13.21
1500 meters (seeded): 3. Cindy Dietrich 4:36.34