Horned Frogs Impress At North Texas Spring Classic
April 7, 2012
DENTON, Texas - The TCU track and field program racked up 16 top-three finishes, highlighted by five wins, Saturday at the North Texas Spring Classic.
Larissa Mathews earned her first 60-meter hurdles win of the spring, leading the way with a time of 13.80 seconds. The Chandler, Ariz., products last outdoor victory came at the 2010 Mountain West Championships. Sophomore Briyanni Thomas continued her solid outdoor campaign with another 800-meter win, running a personal-best time of 2:10.08. Thomas also claimed the 800-meter title at the TCU Invitational.
Sprinters Veronica Jones and Chaniqua Corinealdi impressed Saturday, finishing third and fourth, respectively, in the 100-meter dash. Jones returned to the oval to finish third with a time of 24.38 seconds in the 200 meters for third-place distinction, while senior Quinterra Charles clocked in at 24.82 seconds for fifth-place honors, followed by sixth-place finisher Corinealdi.
TCU’s 4x400 team of Thomas, Ashley Collins, Neferteria Hall and Charles looked stellar, winning the event by nearly five seconds. Other highlights on the women’s team include Charles and Collins taking fourth and fifth place, respectively, in the 400-meter run. The women’s team of throwers did well as junior Kelsey Samuels won the shot put, followed by freshman Megan Smith with runner-up honors and junior Sara Talley in third place overall. Smith and Samuels also claimed second and third place honors, respectively, in the discus.
In other action over the weekend, Kelly Dawson won her section of the 5K at the Stanford Invitational, running 16:29.41. Junior Tricia Terry finished third in her section at 16:50.62 and junior Agnes Kemboi ran 34:12.39.
On the men’s side, junior Cameron Tabor stood out from the infield after winning the discus with a top throw of 173-10 feet (53.00m) and leading all collegiate entries with a mark of 57 feet (17.37m) in the shot put. Freshman Ramone Bailey also turned in a solid performance in the long jump, hitting his top leap of 24-9 ¾ feet (7.56m) on the final attempt for second place overall.
On the track, seniors OJ Stoneham and Jack O’Brien enjoyed second-place honors in the 200 meters and 800 meters, respectively, while newcomer Joshua Washington rallied around the oval to claim fourth-place recognition in the 400-meter race.
TCU will now begin to focus on the Specs Town Invitational, hosted by Georgia, April 13-14.