School Record Falls In First Meet Of 2017
Jan. 21, 2017
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – In her first race of the indoor season, sophomore Brenley Goertzen broke the school record in the 3,000-meter race as she won the event with a time of 9:27.83. Overall, TCU eclipsed five personal bests throughout the Aggie Invitational in College Station on Saturday.
Goertzen, who was the Big 12 bronze medalist during the cross country season, continued to have a successful second year in Purple and White. The Woodbury, Minn., native showed great composure and took over 3K race around the halfway point and never looked back.
Led by junior Emeilo Ferguson, three Horned Frogs earned their way into the 60-meter dash finals. Ferguson, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, led the field in the prelims with a time of 6.72. He went on to earn silver in the finals at 6.71. Junior Jalen Miller placed fourth at 6.75, while sophomore Darrion Flowers followed in fifth.
Sophomore Lexi Aitken saw great improvement in the 60-meter hurdles as she bettered her personal record in the prelims at 8.72 before dropping her time even more in the finals to 8.66, placing sixth.
Sophomore Kayla Heard earned bronze in the women’s 400-meter dash behind a personal-best time of 54.59. In the men’s 400-meter dash, freshman Jostyn Andrews posted a fourth-place time of 47.44. Junior Kevin McClanahan followed in fifth at 47.79.
Senior Raymond Bozmans took home second in the 200-meter dash as he clocked in at 21.43.
On the throwing side, freshman Ryan Camp moved up to the No. 2 spot on the all-time list as he notched a distance of 60 feet 1.25 inches (18.32 meters) in the weight throw. Freshman Isaiah Rogers also jumped into the top-10 list as he threw 57 feet 8.50 inches (17.59 meters) in the shot put. Sophomore Justin Sanchez’s weight throw mark of 59 feet 2.25 inches (18.04 meters) was also a personal best.
The Frogs’ relays performed up to standards for TCU. The men’s 4x400 quartet of freshman Ryan Champlin, junior Kevin McClanahan, sophomore Darrion Flowers and freshman Jostyn Andrews logged a time of 3:13.54. The women’s relay team of freshman Jaden Davis, Heard, Aitken and senior Tiffany Terri produced a time of 3:48.68 to close out the meet.
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