April 11, 2013
FORT WORTH – The TCU track and field outdoor season continues this week in Austin when the Horned Frogs take part in the Texas Invitational on Saturday. Field events begin at 1 p.m. with events on the track starting at 4 p.m.
“We are implementing our final training preparations,” TCU head coach Darryl Anderson said. “We will probably train through these next two weekends, but we also want to see good performances as we try to determine who will be competing at the conference championships.”
TCU is coming off a double-dual meet at UCLA that also featured LSU. The Horned Frogs were able to get eight event wins and TCU was able to get season-best performances for 13 events in Los Angeles.
The action returns to the Lone Star State, where TCU’s next four meets will take place. The Texas Invitational will feature Big 12 foes in Baylor, hosts Texas and Texas Tech.
“We will see some Big 12 schools in this meet,” Anderson noted. “Texas, Baylor and Texas Tech are some of the better teams in the meet. It will give us an opportunity to see what the other teams in the league have been doing.”
A look at the league leaderboard shows that the TCU men are leading the Big 12 in four events. Charles Silmon is the league’s top 100-meter sprinter with a top legal mark of 10.25. He ran a wind-aided 9.94 seconds in the 100-meter dash his last time at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the Texas Relays. The Horned Frogs men also boast the league’s top 4x100-meter relay team as the quartet of Ramone Bailey, Silmon, Ronnie Baker and Raymond Bozmans went 39.42 at UCLA last week. Bailey is the leagues leader in the long jump at 25-0 3/4 and Cameron Parker leads the triple jump at 52-10.