Preview: NCAA ITF Championship
March 7, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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