Horned Frogs Relay Wins at Arkansas Open
Feb. 21, 2015
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The TCU men's 4x400 relay team traveled to the Arkansas Open with one goal in mind, to solidify their spot at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
The Horned Frogs accomplished that feat, as they'll leave Fayetteville with the fifth-fastest time in NCAA competition this season after claiming the victory in the event on Saturday by a time of 3:06.05.
"Our guys did a good job of competing in this race," director of track and field Darryl Anderson said. "Kevin and Ray put us in a good position to be successful and Sam and Ronnie really ran composed at the end to get us the win."
Freshman Kevin McClanahan and sophomore Raymond Bozmans kicked off the race, running the first two legs and putting TCU in a second-place spot when junior Sam Watts took over. Watts had the top third leg of any team to set up the Horned Frogs well for a strong finish. Junior Ronnie Baker, the anchor, charged past the leader before the end of the first 200 meters and pulled away with the fastest 400 split overall in the race at 45.29 seconds to earn the win.
Their mark of 3:06.05 is the third-best time in program history.
"It's good for those guys because the last two weeks we've had issues completing the race," Anderson said. "So, to come back and put this one on the board today is a big stress reliever heading into Big 12's and let's them know they're in the game."
On the women's side, sophomore Tiffany Terry won her heat of the 400 meters and finished fourth overall behind a time of 55.22.
"The objective for Tiffany today was to get another race in and get her more comfortable competing as she works her way back," Anderson said. "She won her heat and her time will continue to drop as she gets more races in."
The Horned Frogs return to the track next week for the Big 12 Championships from Feb. 27-28 in Ames, Iowa.
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