TCU Primed For Charlie Thomas Invitational


Feb. 3, 2017


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FORT WORTH, Texas -- The TCU men's and women's track and field teams will head down to College Station for the Charlie Thomas Invitational hosted by Texas A&M on Saturday, Feb. 4. Distance events will take place Friday night, while competition will resume at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The Field
This weekend will mark the third trip to College Station for TCU this season. The Horned Frogs opened the season at the Gilliam Indoor Track & Field Stadium in December and returned on Jan. 28, where the men and women both took home third place. Also competing this week will be Baylor, Cincinnati, Clemson, Houston, Rice, South Plains, Texas A&M and UCLA.

School Record
In her first race of the indoor season, sophomore Brenley Goertzen broke the school record in the 3,000-meter race as she won with a time of 9:27.83 at the Aggie Team Invitational. Goertzen emerged as one of the best distance runners in the Big 12 throughout the 2016 cross country season. She earned bronze at the conference championships and placed sixth at regionals, becoming the first Frog since 2012 to earn a bid to the NCAA Championships.

The Return
Senior Jalen Miller, who took home third in the 60 meters at the 2015 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, has made his return to the track after sitting out last year due to injury. Miller, competing for Ole Miss at the time, clocked in at 6.57 in the 60-meter finals in a race that gave TCU’s Ronnie Baker his first of two gold medals in the 60. Miller is currently coming off a first-place finish in the 60 meters at New Mexico.

Relay Staple
With the return of two First-Team All-Americans in senior Raymond Bozmans and sophomore Darrion Flowers, TCU has kept the relays a Horned Frog tradition this year. The additions of freshmen Jostyn Andrews and Ryan Champlin have added solid depth to an already strong relay squad. The quartet of junior Kevin McClanahan, Andrews, Champlin and sophomore Derrick Mokaleng produced a time of 3:09.89 in the 4x4 last week.

Immediate Impact
Freshman throwers Ryan Camp and Isaiah Rogers have already found themselves on TCU's all-time list early in their first season. Camp moved up to the No. 2 spot on the all-time list at the Aggie Invite with a distance of 60 feet 1.25 inches (18.32 meters) in the weight throw. Rogers also jumped into the top-10 list as he threw 57 feet 8.50 inches (17.59 meters) in the shot put.

On the sprinting side, junior Emeilo Ferguson has also picked up where he left off last year at Southwest Christian. The Kingston, Jamaica native has finished in the top two in all of his 60 meter races this season. He currently has a season-best time of 6.70, ranking 26th in the nation.

Leap Frog
Junior Scotty Newton leads the way in jumps on the men’s side. Last week, he swept both jumping events. He took home first in the triple jump with a personal-best mark of 52 feet 3.75 inches (15.94 meters). Last year, he earned a bid to nationals for the second-consecutive season in the triple jump and took home silver in the triple jump at the Big 12 Indoor Championships.

Top 20
Newton's triple jump mark of 52-3.75/15.94m ranks No. 9 in the country. Sophomore Kayla Heard ranks No. 19 in the country in the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.77. Miller ranks No. 20 in the 60 meters at 6.68. McClanahan ranks No. 17 in the 600 meters at 1:18.51. The men's 4x4 relay time of 3:09.89 ranks No. 19 in the country.

Keep ‘Em Coming
TCU has crowned an NCAA champion in each of the last five years:
* 2016: Ronnie Baker (60 meters)
* 2015: Ronnie Baker (60 meters)
* 2014: Lorraine Ugen (long jump)
* 2013: Charles Silmon (100 meters), Lorraine Ugen (long jump)
* 2012: Whitney Gipson (long jump)
* Only one other school in the Big 12 has claimed gold in each year since 2013 (Texas).

Follow The Frogs
Live results will be available via FlashResults and @TCUTrackField. A recap of the meet will be posted to GoFrogs.com following the conclusion of the meet.


 

 

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