TCU Wins Seven Events At The Star
Feb. 10, 2017
FRISCO, Texas – The TCU men and women’s track and field team closed out the 2017 Indoor Track & Field Classic at the Ford Center at The Star with seven event champions on Friday. The meet marked the first major indoor track and field even in North Texas in more than 30 years.
TCU swept the men’s 400-meter dash with a 1-2-3-4 finish for the Horned Frogs. Junior Kevin McClanahan led the surge in first place with a season-best time of 47.47. Sophomore Derrick Mokaleng made up second place at 47.67. Freshmen Ryan Champlin (48.47) and Jostyn Andrews (48.52) closed out the sweep in third and fourth, respectively.
Junior Scotty Newton moved to No. 6 in the country and No. 2 on TCU’s all-time list with a winning triple jump mark of 53 feet 4.25 inches (16.26 meters).
Sophomore Darrion Flowers won the men’s 200-meter dash as he cruised to a 21.54 victory.
Sophomores Sabrina Moore and Kayla Heard made up for a TCU sweep in the women’s 200-meter dash. Moore clocked in at 24.43, while Heard followed at 24.53. Heard continued having success in her second year at TCU. The Jacksonville, Fla., native also notched a second-place finish in the 400 meters, clocking in at 54.87.
Freshman Isaiah Rogers opened up the meet with a first-place finish in the shot put behind a distance of 57 feet 3.75 inches (17.47 meters).
Also in the field, junior Briona Oliver logged the best mark in the women’s long jump as she jumped 20 feet 2.25 inches (6.15 meters) for the victory. Oliver’s distance moved her to No. 6 on TCU’s all-time list. Seniors Nafissatou Boixel (19-2.75) and Makaila Flannigan (19-0) followed in third and fourth with season bests of their own.
In the 60-meter hurdles, sophomore Brittney Trought earned silver with a season-best time of 8.37, just two-hundredths of a second off her personal best. Flannigan also qualified for the finals and took home fourth place at 8.54.
Junior Emeilo Ferguson led the prelims in the 60-meter dash with a season-best time of 6.66. The Kingston, Jamaica, native went on to place third in the finals at 6.67. TCU’s Jalen Miller and Lebogang Maloka also qualified for finals.
To close out the meet, McClanahan, Andrews, Champlin and Mokaleng won the 4x400-meter relay.
Up next, the Frogs will take the next week off competition to prepare for the Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championships in Ames, Iowa on Feb. 24-25.
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