TCU Set For Big 12 Championship


May 10, 2017


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FORT WORTH, Texas –
The TCU men’s and women’s track and field team will begin postseason competition at the 2017 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championship in Lawrence, Kan., on Friday, May 12 through Sunday, May 14.

Action at Rock Chalk Park will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Friday with the start of the heptathlon. Preliminary running events are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday, and Sunday’s final running events will commence at 5 p.m.

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Live results will be available via Delta Timing, and a live stream of the meet will be provided by FloTrack. Updates throughout the meet will be posted @TCUTrackField on Twitter.

Frogs On Top
The Frogs currently have 12 top-6 times/marks in the Big 12.

* TCU's 4x100 relay squad of Raymond Bozmans, junior Emeilo Ferguson, sophomore Darrion Flowers and junior Jalen Miller hold the NCAA's 11th-fastest time this season at 39.15. TCU's time leads the Big 12 this season.

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

* Flowers holds the Big 12’s third-fastest time in the 100 meters at 10.23 (w+2.8).

* Miller ranks fourth in the Big 12 in the 100 meters with a season-best time of 10.25 (w+3.8).

* Senior Sabrina Moore ranks fourth in the 100 meters at 11.40.

* Sophomore Kayla Heard ranks fifth in the 400 meters with a time of 53.23.

* Sophomore Lexi Aitken holds the Big 12’s fifth-fastest time in the 400-meter hurdles at 58.86.

* Junior Scotty Newton ranks fifth in the long jump with a leap of 25-1.75 (7.66 meters).

* Junior Briona Oliver ranks fifth in the women’s long jump with a mark of 20-7.75 (6.29 meters).

* Sophomore Fellan McGuigan holds the Big 12’s fifth-best mark in the hammer throw with a distance of 211-6 (64.47 meters).

* The 4x400 relay quartet of junior Kevin McClanahan, freshman Jostyn Andrews, freshman Ryan Champlin and freshman Derrick Mokaleng rank fifth in the Big 12 at 3:06.00.

* Mokaleng holds the Big 12’s sixth-fastest time in the 400 meters at 46.19.

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

The TCU men's 100 meter athletes comprise the sixth-best group in the NCAA. Flowers (10.23w, 31st) and Miller (10.25w, 36th) both rank in the top 40.

The TCU women’s long jump team ranks 10th in the country with an average distance of 19-10 (6.05m).

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. During the outdoor regular season, 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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