Frogs to Meet UCLA, BYU Saturday

TCU Track and Field Coach Darryl Anderson

April 11, 2014

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- The TCU men's and women's track and field teams will head west Saturday for the 12th Annual Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational hosted by UCLA.

Along with host UCLA and TCU, BYU will compete in the three-team, one-day meet.

"The last two weeks we were at the Texas Relays, which is a big carnival atmosphere with a bunch of teams, and then we were at the Florida Relays that is kind of the same setting," TCU track and field coach Darryl Anderson said. "This meet will be more low-key where it is more of practice setting and controlled setting where you can get on the track and coach your team. It is more of what we need right now from a competitive standpoint."

Field events begin at noon CT with the women's hammer followed by track events at 4 p.m. with the women's 400-meter relay.

"We can really start trying to put more things together from practice perspective. The objective now is to put all the screws together for conference, regionals and nationals," Anderson said. "Hopefully we can get some additional regional qualifiers and improve upon some qualifying marks for regionals and also put people in events similar to what we will do at the Big 12 Conference meet."

Currently, several Frog student-athletes are ranked in the top 10 nationally: Sam Watts is ranked seventh in the 200 meters (20.50); Jordan Moore is seventh in the 110H (13.72); Lorraine Ugen is fourth in the long jump (20-10); and Megan Smith is sixth in the discus (181-00). The men's 4 x 100 relay team is eighth (39.69); and the 4 x 400 men's relay team is sixth (3:06.57).

Following Saturday's meet in Los Angeles, the Frogs are back in action April 19 at the Michael Johnson Invitational hosted by Baylor University.



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