Mountain West Names Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

March 20, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

TCU junior Charles Silmon has been selected as the Mountain West Men's Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week, while TCU freshman Lorraine Ugen has been named the Women's Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week.

Hailing from Waco, Texas, Silmon finished first among collegiate competitors in the men’s 100-meter dash last weekend at the Horned Frog Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas. Silmon posted a personal-best time of 10.18 seconds to earn runner-up honors in the event. The only competitor faster than Silmon was U.S. Olympian Wallace Spearmon, who won the race in 10.06 seconds. Silmon’s time ranks second in MW history and paces the NCAA during the 2012 outdoor season.

Ugen, a product of London, England, set a new Mountain West record in the women’s long jump event last weekend at the Horned Frog Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas. Ugen claimed the individual title by posting a top mark of 22’5.00” (6.83m). Ugen’s mark ranks fourth on TCU’s all-time list.