Flyin' Frogs Earn All-Conference Accolades
March 1, 2010
FORT WORTH, Texas - After claiming 10 individual conference titles at the 2010 Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships this past weekend, the TCU track and field team was honored on Monday with the announcement of the league's Men's and Women's All-Mountain West Conference Indoor team.
As announced by the league office, TCU had 20 student-athletes named to the Mountain West Conference Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field team. Following a runner-up performance on both sides, the women's team had 10 selections, while the men's team also had 10 student-athlete honorees.
In total, TCU's women's team had all-conference selections in 10 events, while the men's team had all-conference selections in eight different events.
Headlining TCU's selections were Chaniqua Corinealdi, Clemore Henry, Festus Kigen and Jordan Pitts, who each made the list in three different events. Kristal Juarez, Teneshia Peart, Rose Tanui and Mychal Dungey each were honored two times.
On the women's side, Corinealdi captured the women's 60-meter title, while also collecting runner-up honors in the 200. In the 60 meters, the freshman blew by the competition on Saturday with a personal-best and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 7.33 seconds to place first overall. Her time, which was the third-fastest time ever recorded in TCU history, also currently ranks No. 18 overall in the NCAA.
Henry received all-league honors after claiming gold medal accolades in the men's 200 meters with a personal-best and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 21.02 seconds. He also finished third overall in the 400, while helping the men's 4x400 cross the finish line in first-place in Albuquerque.
Kigen earned all-conference recognition after completing a dominating weekend at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The junior opened the weekend, capturing the men's 5,000-meter title. By doing so, Kigen became the first Flyin' Frog to capture a conference title in the men's 5,000 meters in the MWC. Kigen also earned runner-up accolades in the 3,000 meters and as a member of the distance medley relay.
For the third-straight season, Pitts was awarded by the conference after winning the 60-meter hurdles. He was also a member of the men's 4x400 that claimed first-place and the distance medley, which placed second overall.
Also receiving all-league honors on Monday were Juarez who finished second in the women's 400 meters and Peart who captured third-place accolades in the women's 200 meters. Both were also members of TCU's championship 4x400 squad.
Tanui grabbed all-conference recognition on Monday after winning the women's 5,000 meters with an NCAA provisional qualifying time. She also crossed the finish line in second-place in the 3,000 meters.
Dungey, had a successful outing in Albuquerque this past weekend, claiming all-league accolades in both the 200 meters and as a member of the 4x400 that brought home first-place for the fourth time in five years.
Other honorees included, Neidra Covington, who earned runner-up honors in the triple jump and Whitney Gipson, who placed third in the long jump. Kelsey Samuels and Stormy Harrison also garnered all-conference accolades in the field events after finishing the women's shot put in second and third-place, respectively.
Freshman Larissa Matthews earned her first all-conference selection on Monday after capturing the women's 60-meter hurdle title. Quinterra Charles was also honored, collecting league recognition as a member of the women's 4x400.
On the men's side, freshmen Skye Dawson and Charles Silmon each collected all-conference recognition in the 60 meters Monday. Dawson claimed the event-title on Saturday with the third-fastest time ever recorded in MWC Championship history, while Silmon followed in second-place.
Matthew Love was honored after capturing his first conference title in the 400 meters, winning with a personal-best and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 47.08 seconds.
Finally, Dell Guy, Jeff Pels and Sean Zurko each collected all-conference accolades. Guy helped the men's 4x400 breeze by the competition, while Pels and Zurko each ran a leg on TCU's distance medley that placed second overall.
TCU will next be in action at the Iowa State Last Chance Meet in Ames this Saturday.
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