TCU earns three gold medals at Boathouse Sports North Texas Classic
April 14, 2007
DENTON, Texas - Competing in cool and windy condition, the TCU track and field once again endured the unseasonable April conditions by earning three gold medals on Saturday at the 2007 Boathouse Sports North Texas Classic.
"I thought for the most part, we did alright today and I am happy that everyone is still healthy," head coach Darryl Anderson said. "We got some things accomplished today as far as kids competing in inclement weather. We have regionals in Des Moines, Iowa, and it may be cool up there the way the weather has been this spring, so we've got to be prepared to compete in this type of weather."
TCU earned first-place finishes in the women's 400 meters, women's 4x100 relay and men's shot put
"The three performances that really stood out to me today," commented Anderson, "were Zelma Wade having a season best in the shot put, Nathandra John winning the 400 despite having to run right in the teeth of the wind and Delwayne (Delaney) running 10.40 and having a regional qualifying mark in the 100."
Wade was able to finish second with a season-best throw of 46-04.25 (14.13m) in the shot put. Wade finished second in the event to North Texas' Heather Wood, who won the event with a throw of 46-09.50 (14.26m). Wade also finished second in the discus with a toss of 131-07 (40.10m). Wade's throw was topped only by Alana Tyler's (North Texas) throw of 131-11 (40.21m).
John earned her first victory of the season in the women's 400 meters with a time of 54.78. Her time was just .17 seconds from a regional qualifying mark.
Delaney earned TCU's lone NCAA regional qualifying mark with a time of 10.40 in the 100 meters. The regional qualifying mark was his third of the season in the event. Winning the event was Michael Rodgers of Oklahoma Baptist, who posted a time of 10.20.
Joining John with gold medals Trey Jordan, who earned his second title of the season in the shot put with a toss of 54-08.00 (16.66m) and the Flyin' Frogs 4x100 relay team. The team comprised of Kandis Bell, Virgil Hodge, Jamee Jones and Kishelle Paul finished first with a time of 46.02.
The women's team also got a second-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles by Mary Minor. Minor posted a personal-best time of 14.15. Her time eclipsed her previous personal best of 14.16. Minor was bested by Deloreen London, who had a winning time of 13.75.
In addition to Minor, Crystal Fenoglio also finished second in the javelin. Fenoglio had a throw of 94-03 (28.73m), which was only topped by Oklahoma Baptist's Breanna Shippey's throw of 97-02 (29.63m).
Earning a third-place finish was Rachel Joiner, who cleared 4-11.0 (1.50m) in the high jump.
On the men's side, TCU's 4x100 relay team of Delaney, Raymond Jones, Warner and Guy placed second with a time of 41.40.
Competing in the 400 meters, Ché Chavez placed third with a time of 48.83, while Clint Renfro clocked a time of 49.60 to finish sixth.
Up next, TCU will return home for the running of the eighth annual TCU Invitational at the Lowdon Track & Field Complex on April 21.
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