Track & Field Set For Big 12 Championship


Feb. 23, 2017


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AMES, Iowa -- The TCU men's and women's track and field teams will move on to the postseason as the Horned Frogs compete at the 2017 Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championship at the Lied Recreation Center on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25.

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. She then went on to improve to 9:19.21 in Washington. 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.

Relay Staple
The quartet of junior Kevin McClanahan, freshman Jostyn Andrews, freshman Ryan Champlin and sophomore Derrick Mokaleng produced a season-best time of 3:06.84 in the 4x4 last week at Notre Dame. Their time ranks No. 15 in the country.

Immediate Impact
Freshman throwers Ryan Camp and Isaiah Rogers have already found themselves on TCU's all-time list in their first season in Purple and White. 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 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 31st in the nation.

Leap Frog
Junior Scotty Newton leads the way in jumps on the men’s side. Newton has produced back-to-back personal-bests in the triple jump. He recorded a mark of 52 feet 3.75 inches (15.94 meters) at New Mexico before moving to No. 2 on TCU's all-time list with a distance of 53 feet 4.25 inches (16.26 meters) at Frisco. 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 25
The men's 4x4 relay time of 3:06.84 ranks No. 15 in the country. Newton's triple jump mark of 53-4.25/16.26m ranks No. 7 in the country. Ferguson ranks No. 23 in the 60 meters at 6.66. McClanahan ranks No. 23 in the 600 meters at 1:18.51.

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.

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 (indoor long jump, outdoor long jump)
* Only one other school in the Big 12 has claimed gold in each year since 2013 (Texas).

Schedule
Friday
Pentathlon - Flannigan (10 a.m.)
Weight Throw - Miranda (3 p.m.)
Pole Vault - Shue (3 p.m.)
60 Hurdles - Aitken, Flannigan, Trought (3:50 p.m.)
Long Jump - Finnie, Maloka, Newton (4 p.m.)
60 Meters W - Emeodi, Moore, Paiement, Oliver (4:10 p.m.)
60 Meters M - Bozmans, Ekpo, Flowers, Maloka, Miller (4:20 p.m.)
600y Run W - Terry (4:30 p.m.)
600y Run M - McClanahan, Mokaleng (4:50 p.m.)
400 Meters W - Heard, Davis (5:10 p.m.)
400 Meters M - Andrews, Champlin (5:30 p.m.)
1,000 Meters - Cozart (5:50 p.m.)
Weight Throw - Camp, Rogers, Sanchez (6 p.m.)
Long Jump - Oliver, Flannigan, Wright, Boixel (6:30 p.m.)
200 Meters W - Emeodi, Moore (7:10 p.m.)
200 Meters M - Bozmans, Ferguson, Flowers (7:30 p.m.)
5,000 Meters - Goertzen, Hicks, Johnston, Tomaini (7:50 p.m.)

Saturday (Finals)
Triple Jump M - Newton, Finnie (12 p.m.)
60 Hurdles - 1:30 p.m.
60 Meters - 1:50 p.m.
600y Run - 2:30 p.m.
400 Meters - 3 p.m.
Triple Jump W - Boixel (3 p.m.)
Shot Put - Rogers (3 p.m.)
1,000 Meters - 3:20 p.m.
200 Meters - 4 p.m.
3,000 Meters - Goertzen, Cozart, Hicks, Johnston, Tomaini (4:20 p.m.)
4x400 Relay - 5:10 p.m.


 

 

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