C-USA Indoor Track Championships Set For This Weekend
Feb. 23, 2005
The TCU Flyin' Frogs travel to Houston this week to take part in the Conference USA Indoor Track & Field Championships, set for February 25-26. The meet will be held at the Bill Yeoman Field Houston on the University of Houston campus. This will mark the third consecutive year in which the conference indoor meet has been held on the University of Houston campus. The running events get underway at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.
"I'm excited about the first conference championship for myself and my staff," said first year head coach Darryl Anderson. "We've made a great deal of progress over the last two weeks and go into the meet healthy for the most part. We will approach this meet as if we have a chance to win the championship," continued Anderson. "That is how we will approach it in the future, so that is how we will approach it now."
Last year, the TCU men finished second, scoring 99 points, behind Houston's 181. Marquette was third with 89 points, followed by Charlotte (76) and Memphis (74) in an eight-team field. On the women's side, TCU captured its first ever conference track & field title, scoring 125 points to outdistance USF (97.5), Houston (92) and Tulane (78) in a 13-team field.
The TCU men have put together a nice streak of top finishes at the conference indoor championships. Over the past six seasons, the Flyin' Frogs have finished first three times (2000, 2001 and 2002) and have earned runner up honors in each of the other three seasons (1999, 2003 and 2004). Prior to 1999, TCU had never finished higher than fifth on the men's side at the conference indoor championships.
The TCU women have made a steady climb to the top of the conference standings at the league's indoor meet. After finishing higher than sixth just once from 1983 to 2000 (a fourth place finish in 1985), the women have placed fourth, fifth, third and first over the past four seasons.
Here are TCU's entries in the meet:
Women: 60-Jamee Jones, Kandis Bell; 200-Jamee Jones, Deborah Jones, Kandis Bell; 400-Deborah Jones, Marquita Davis, Jordan Durham; 800-Calandra Stewart, Justina Malone, Cassie Hostick, Elese Dawson; Mile-Calandra Stewart, Cassie Hostick; 3000-Halie Bullin, Cassie Hostick, McKale Davis, Katrina Zielinski; 5000-Halie Bullin, Katrina Zielinski, McKale Davis; 60 Hurdles-MaKeatha Cooper, Julie Curtis; 4x400 Relay-Nathandra John, Marquita Davis, Jamee Jones, Deborah Jones; Distance Medley Relay-Cassie Hostick, Nathandra John, Justina Malone, Calandra Stewart; Pentathlon-Gina Messamer, Julie Curtis; Shot Put-Zelma Wade.
Men: 60-Bradley Reed, Cleavon Dillon, Otis McDaniel, Delwayne Delaney; 200-Bradley Reed, Otis McDaniel, Delwayne Delaney, Jay Cooper; 400-Brett Wilson, Che Chavez; 800-Jackson Langat, Houston Bolin; Mile-Kip Kangogo, Jackson Langat, Johnathan Bundren, Houston Bolin; 3000-Kip Kangogo, Steven Solazzo, Steven Lenney, J.T. Reinert; 5000-Kip Kangogo, Matt Manly, Alex Morris, Cody Cook; 4x400 Relay-Brett Wilson, Che Chavez, Delwayne Delaney, Bradley Reed; Distance Medley Relay- Johnathan Bundren, Quincy Butler, Jackson Langat, Kip Kangogo; Long Jump-Cleavon Dillon, Jonathan Jackson, Mark Lettieri; Triple Jump-Jonathan Jackson, Michael DePriest, Mark Lettieri; Shot Put-Cody Moore; Weight Throw-Cody Moore, Joey Kramer.