Jan. 24, 2013
FORT WORTH – After starting off the season against an elite field, TCU’s track and field program will encounter another tough competition Saturday at the Texas A&M Challenge in College Station. TCU’s events will begin at 12:30 p.m.
“The teams there will make it a challenging and exciting meet,” TCU head coach Darryl Anderson said. “The format with two teams from the Big 12, SEC and Pac-12 also makes this a good meet for us.”
The Horned Frogs and Texas Tech will represent the Big 12 at the meet with Arizona State and USC representing the Pac-12 and hosts Texas A&M and Tennessee competing on behalf of the SEC.
“With this being only our second competition of the year, we have many goals for the meet,” Anderson noted. “We want to be able to get better while staying healthy with an eye on the Big 12 Championships in a month’s time.”
The field represents another challenge for TCU’s star men’s sprinter Charles Silmon. Texas A&M will counter with Prezel Hardy, Jr. and Michael Bryan, both of whom rank in the top-15 nationally in the men’s 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash. In the 200 meters, A&M will also have Aldrich Bailey, Jr. to challenge Silmon.
Texas A&M’s men are ranked No. 2 nationally with Arizona State No. 4. On the women’s side, the Aggies squad is ranked No. 4.