Newton Earns Bronze, Several Advance to Finals

Feb. 23, 2018

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AMES, Iowa – The TCU track and field team wrapped up competition on day one of the Big 12 Indoor Championship on Friday. Five Horned Frogs found their way to the medalist podium, while several more advanced to Saturday’s finals.

Scotty Newton set a major personal best and moved up in the men’s long jump national rankings on Friday. Coming into the meet, his previous personal best was 7.75m (25’ 5”), while his season best was 7.64m and ranked eighth in the Big 12. On Friday, he jumped 7.93m (26’ 0.25”), just short of a school record. His jump will move Newton into the top ten nationally, securing his spot at the national meet.

TCU had a medalist in the women’s long jump as well, with Chyna Ries jumping 5.91m and finishing sixth place. Coming into the meet, Ries ranked No. 17 in the conference with a 5.77m mark.

Three Horned Frogs placed in the top eight. School-record holder Ryan Camp led the way for TCU with a fourth-place 19.40m (63’ 7.75”) throw. Isaiah Rogers followed in fifth with a 19.11m (62’ 8.50”) throw and Justin Sanchez finished eighth with an 18.02 (59’ 1.50”) mark.

Big 12 400m season leader Derrick Mokaleng continued his reign, winning his 400m heat and finishing in 46.29, the best preliminary time of the day. Emmanuel Ogwo also won his 400m heat with a 47.24 mark, the third best of the day. Both advanced to Saturday’s finals.

In the men’s 60m, Emeilo Ferguson and Jalen Miller finished with the third and fourth fastest marks of the day, placing them both in the finals. Ferguson finished in 6.73, while Miller finished in 6.69.

TCU qualified another pair into the men’s 600y finals, with Jostyn Andrews and Kevin McClanahan finishing third and fourth in the prelims.

In the women’s 60m, freshman Hope Glenn finished second in her heat with a 7.50 mark, fifth fastest of the day.

Fellow freshman Renee Payne reached the 800m finals, finishing with a 2:14.30 mark.

“On the men’s side, we had a good day,” head coach Darryl Anderson said. “We had two in the 60, two in the 400, and two in the 600 all reach the finals. Our weight throwers threw really well. Scotty got third in the long jump and is locked into the national meet in both the long jump and triple jump. For the women, Hope and Renee were able to advance to finals and Chyna scored for us. We’ll move forward and get ready for tomorrow.”

In addition to the men’s and women’s 60m, men’s 400m, men’s 600y, and women’s 800m finals, day two will feature two of TCU’s top events: the 4X400 relay and men’s triple jump. TCU’s 4X400 currently ranks No. 1 in the Big 12 and No. 5 in the nation, while Newton and Chengetayi Mapaya rank No. 2 and 3 respectively in the Big 12. Both jumpers rank in the top ten nationally.



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