TCU Set For Longhorn Invitational


April 26, 2017


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FORT WORTH, Texas – TCU track and field will travel down I-35 to Austin, Texas for the Longhorn Invitational hosted by Texas on Friday and Saturday, April 28-29.

Action at Mike A. Myers Stadium will begin at 12 p.m. Friday with the hammer throw. Running events are set to commence at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

The Field
The Horned Frogs will compete against athletes from Auburn, Houston, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Stanford, Texas, Tulane, UTSA, Virginia Tech and Western Kentucky.

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Live results will be available via Prime Time Timing, and live updates will be posted @TCUTrackField on Twitter.

Frogs On Top
The Frogs currently hold five top-25 spots in the NCAA.

* TCU's 4x100 relay squad of Raymond Bozmans, junior Emeilo Ferguson, sophomore Darrion Flowers and junior Jalen Miller hold the NCAA's ninth-fastest time this season at 39.15. TCU’s time leads the Big 12 this season.

* Sophomore Brenley Goertzen ranks 14th in the NCAA after running a school-record and Big 12-leading 5,000-meter time of 15:51.78 at the Stanford Invitational.

* The 4x400 relay quartet of junior Kevin McClanahan, freshman Jostyn Andrews, freshman Ryan Champlin and Mokaleng rank 21st in the nation at 3:06.00.

* Junior Briona Oliver recorded the NCAA’s No. 21 long jump at the Horned Frogs Invitational with a mark of 20 feet 7.75 inches (6.29 meters). Her mark ranks No. 5 on TCU’s all-time list and ranks No. 3 in the Big 12.

* Sophomore Darrion Flowers produced a personal-best time of 10.23 (w+2.8) in the 100 meters at the Horned Frogs Invitational, ranking 23rd in the NCAA. Flowers’ time ranks fourth in the Big 12.

Lucky Number 6
The TCU men’s 100 meter athletes comprise the sixth-best group in the nation. Flowers (10.23w, 19th), Emeilo Ferguson (10.34, 36th), Jalen Miller (10.36, 41st) all rank in the top 50.

The TCU men’s hammer throw squad ranks No. 6 in the country this season. Led by sophomore Fellan McGuigan at 211-6 (64.47m), the group holds an average of 194-5 (59.28m).

The TCU men’s 400 meter athletes also comprise the sixth-best group in the NCAA with an average time of 47.04.

Big 12 Champion
In her first collegiate 5,000-meter race, TCU's Goertzen took home gold at the Big 12 Indoor Championships with a school-record time of 16:02.80. Her time broke the previous TCU record by more than 20 seconds and beat out second place by 12 seconds. She also went on to place third in the 3K at the conference championships at 9:23.01. Most recently, Goertzen broke the school 5K outdoor record by more than 21 seconds with a time of 15:51.78 at the Stanford Invitational.

Leap Frog
Newton represented the Horned Frogs at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in the triple jump to cap the indoor season. Newton placed 12th at the meet. He moved to No. 2 on TCU's all-time list with a personal-best distance of 53 feet 4.25 inches (16.26 meters) at Frisco during the indoor season.

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).


 

 

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