TCU Competes at Charlie Thomas Invitational

Feb. 3, 2018

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – For the second year in a row, Emeilo Ferguson left College Station as the winner of the 60m at the Charlie Thomas Invitational as the TCU track and field team wrapped up competition on Saturday. Ferguson finished with a 6.70 mark.

Ferguson currently ranks third in the Big 12 in the 60m and 20th in NCAA Div I.

TCU’s 4X400 relay was the other big winner on Saturday. Emmanuel Ogwo, Jostyn Andrews, Kevin McClanahan, and Derrick Mokaleng took home the win with a season best time of 3:07.30. TCU has won the 4X400 in all four meets and currently sits atop of the Big 12 and at No.8 nationally.

Junior Stephanie Bess made her TCU track debut on Saturday. Competing in the pole vault, Bess reached 3.72m and finished third.

TCU’s weight throw group continued its strong season. The No.7 ranked weight throw squad took three of the top five spots, led by a personal best 19.45m throw from Isaiah Rogers, who finished second. Ryan Camp finished third with a 19.25m throw and Justin Sanchez finished fifth with a 18.45m throw. Rogers also finished second in the shot put with a 17.37m throw.

For the second consecutive meet, freshman Hope Glenn recorded a third-place finish in the 60m, this week finishing in 7.56. In the women’s 3000m, Evelyn Mandel finished with a third-place time of 9:50.01.

Darrion Flowers won his heat in the 200m and finished third overall with a 21.46 mark.

In the men’s 400m, Mokaleng finished with a third-place mark of 46.73, while McClanahan finished sixth in 47.56.

Brittney Trought continued her season in the 60m hurdles, cutting her season best time down to 8.54.

"The mile relay and Emeilo winning were positives on the day," head coach Darryl Anderson said. "Darrion ran really well in the 200 out of lane three, which is a really tough lane to run on in an indoor bank track. On the women’s side, Stephanie Bess has only been here for a couple of weeks and we were using this meet as a practice session and she jumped over 12 feet. I thought our throwers competed well again. One thing we found out this weekend is that the training is kicking in and the athletes are getting a little tired, but we’ve got to train where we can with the weather situation. All in all, it was an okay weekend. We had some people compete that hadn’t competed yet this season. We had some people do some things they hadn’t done before and aren’t ready to do at a high level yet, but I think we’re moving in the right direction.”

TCU returns to Lubbock for the Texas Tech Shootout. The meet is scheduled for Feb. 9-10.



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