Preview: NCAA ITF Championship

March 7, 2018

Live Results | WatchESPN Day One | WatchESPN Day Two

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – TCU’s No. 11 ranked men’s track and field team will send eight athletes to compete in five events at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 9-10, at the Gilliam Indoor Stadium in College Station.

TCU has two qualifiers in the triple jump, Scotty Newton and Chengetayi Mapaya. Newton enters the national meet as the Big 12 Champion and the top ranked triple jumper in the country. At the conference meet, Newton saved his best for last, jumping 16.63m (54’ 6.75”) on his sixth jump. Newton’s jump set the Big 12 Championship meet record and TCU school record. This is Newton’s second consecutive appearance at the NCAA Indoor Championship. At last year’s championship, Newton finished 12th and earned USTFCCCA Second Team All-American.

Newton will also compete in the long jump, where he enters ranked No. 8 with a 7.93m (26’ .25”) jump. That mark is Newton’s personal best and earned him third place at the conference meet.

Big 12 triple jump bronze medalist Chengetayi Mapaya brings the No. 13 ranked mark to the national meet. The freshman from Harare, Zimbabwe, jumped 16.11m (52’ 10.25”) at the conference meet, his best of the season. Mapaya passed 16m in each of his two meets as a Horned Frog.



The triple jump is scheduled for day two of the meet at 5 p.m. The long jump is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on day one.

TCU will send the No. 6 ranked 4X400 relay to College Station. The tandem of Jostyn Andrews, Emmanuel Ogwo, Kevin McClanahan, and Derrick Mokaleng ran 3:04.25 at the Texas Tech Shootout earlier this season, breaking a 34 year-old school record and ranks No. 8 all time. Andrews, Ogwo, McClanahan, and Mokaleng took home gold at the conference meet, finishing in 3:07.75.

Mokaleng will also compete in the 400m. The sophomore from Johannesburg, South Africa, enters the championships ranked No. 9 with a 45.76 mark, a time he recorded in a win at the Texas Tech Shootout. Mokaleng was one of TCU’s high scorers at the conference meet, finishing second in the 400m in 46.47.

The men’s 4X400 relay is scheduled for day two at 6:40 p.m. The men’s 400m semifinal is scheduled for 6:25 p.m. on day one, with the finals scheduled for 4:50 p.m. on day two.

TCU also qualified a pair of seniors in the men’s 60m, with Jalen Miller and Emeilo Ferguson representing the Horned Frogs. Miller and Ferguson enter the meet ranked tied at No. 13 with 6.60 marks. Ferguson has two wins on the season, finishing in 6.70 at the Charlie Thomas Invitational and 6.60 at the Texas Tech Shootout. Miller has two wins as well, picking up wins at the Red Raider Invitational (6.66) and New Mexico Team Invitational (6.65). At the conference meet, Ferguson and Miller finished fourth and fifth in 6.70 and 6.75 respectively. As a freshman, Miller qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships, where he finished eighth overall and earned USTFCCCA First Team All-American.

The men’s 60m semifinal is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. on day one and the finals are scheduled for 4:30 on day two.

Live results will be available via, and WatchESPN will provide a live broadcast of the meet. Follow the Frogs on social media at @TCUTrackField on Twitter and @tcu_xc_track on Instagram. A recap with full results will be posted to following the conclusion of competition of each meet day.

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