Aug. 10, 2012
LONDON - TCU's track and field program was well-represented in the men's 4x100-meter relay preliminaries Friday evening at Olympic Stadium. Former TCU All-Americans Michael Frater and Justyn Warner helped their home nations of Jamaica and Canada, respectively, qualify for the 4x100-meter finals that will take place Saturday night.
Frater ran the second leg of the Jamaica squad that won the first heat in a time of 37.39. Warner anchored the Canadian team that came second in the heat in 38.05 to also automatically qualify for the finals.
The United States was the top qualifying team, breaking the American record in the event with a time of 37.38. The American relay teams are coached by former TCU All-American Jon Drummond.
Frater is the captain of the Jamaica men's track and field team at the 2012 Olympics. He was a member of his home country's gold-medal winning and world-record breaking 4x100-meter relay team at the 2008 Olympics. He was also part of the world-record squad in the 4x100 that set the mark at the 2011 World Championships. Frater was a seven-time All-American for the Horned Frogs, earning runner-up honors in the 100-meter dash at the 2004 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Warner finished 13th in the 100-meter dash in London, posting a personal best time of 10.09 in both of his runs. Warner was a three-time All-American for TCU in the men's 4x100-meter relay. The Markham, Ontario native was a five-time Mountain West Conference champion across indoor and outdoor track.