TCU Wraps Up Big 12 Championship Saturday

Feb. 25, 2017

AMES, Iowa - The TCU men's and women's track and field teams added one silver medal and four bronze medals at the 2017 Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championship on Saturday.

"We are making strides on the women's side," said director of track and field Darryl Anderson. "I thought that we performed well this weekend. The women's team showed that they are working hard and getting better."

Senior Tiffany Terry got the women's squad off to a hot start as she blazed to a 1:19.54 finish in the 600-yard run. The League City, Texas native garnered second place with her performance as she trailed the top spot by only .32 seconds.

Coming off a record-breaking performance in the 5K last night, sophomore Brenley Goertzen kept up with the lead pack in the 3,000-meter finals on Saturday. Goertzen ended up taking home third place as she crossed the finish line at 9:23.01. With her latest accomplishment, the Woodbury, Minn. native has now accumulated three Big 12 medals in her second year at TCU.

In her first Big 12 meet, sophomore Brittney Trought continued to be a force in the 60-meter hurdles. Trought notched a third-place finish in the finals with a time of 8.34.

Sophomore Kayla Heard produced a personal best in the 400-meter finals with a fourth-place time of 53.22. She eclipsed her previous personal record by over half a second.

"For a lot of these athletes it was their first Big 12 meet, and I think that they will get a lot better as we move to the outdoor season."

On the men's side, freshman Isaiah Rogers earned a spot on the podium with a third-place shot put mark of 55 feet 7.75 inches (16.96 meters).

Sophomore Derrick Mokaleng also showed out in his first Big 12 meet. The South Africa native took home bronze in the 600-yard run with an impressive 1:09.59 finish. Following him was junior Kevin McClanahan in fourth place at 1:09.82.

In the 60-meter dash finals, junior Jalen Miller posted a time of 6.79 en route to a fifth-place finish.

Junior Scotty Newton represented the Frogs in the triple jump with a fourth-place distance of 52 feet 5 inches (15.99 meters).

Lastly, sophomore Darrion Flowers ran a solid 200-meter dash and ended up crossing the finish line in seventh at 21.69.

To close out the meet, Terry, Heard, sophomore Lexi Aitken and freshman Jaden Davis produced a season-best time in the women's 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:40.55.

TCU will take the next week to prepare for the NCAA Indoor Championship in College Station on March 10-11 before opening the outdoor season at home the following week with the TCU Invitational on March 17-18.



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