Camp, Newton pick up wins in Florida
April 13, 2018
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The TCU track and field team competed at the Tom Jones Memorial on Friday, where the team had two event winners and several high finishes.
Scotty Newton took home his second triple jump win of the outdoor season on Friday and set an outdoor personal-best. Saving his best jump for his sixth and final attempt, Newton reached 16.34m (53' 7.5") and surpassed defending NCAA Outdoor Triple Jump champion KeAndre Bates of Florida. Passing the 16-meter mark for the fifth time in six meets as a Horned Frog, Chengetayi Mapaya improved his outdoor mark to 16.20m (53' 1.75") and finished third. Newton and Mapaya rank No. 2 and No. 5 respectively in the nation.
For the second consecutive meet, Ryan Camp finished as the top collegian in the discus. After winning the Sun Angel Classic a week ago, Camp won again on Friday with a 56.46m (185' 03") throw.
In the shot put, Isaiah Rogers finished second with a 17.21m (56' 5.75") throw. In the men's hammer throw, Fellan McGuigan and Justin Sanchez finished fourth and seventh respectively with throws of 63.63m (208' 9") and 57.14m (187' 06").
After finishing second in her preliminary heat, Brittney Trought placed fourth among collegians in the women's 100 hurdles. Trought finished in 13.63. In the women's 400 hurdles, Lexi Aitken was fourth among collegians with a 59.27 mark, her second fastest time this outdoor season.
In the women's 3000m, Kirsten Johnston finished in 10:22.98, third among collegians. Erin Barth set a personal-best in the 3000m steeplechase, finishing in 11:25.80. Barth's previous best was 11:41.82 earlier this season at the TCU Invitational.
Kendahl Shue set a season-best in the pole vault, reaching 3.60m (11' 9.75").
The Horned Frogs return to action after the upcoming bye-week at the National Relay Championships hosted by Arkansas. The meet is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 27-28.
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