TCU Track & Field Sweeps Mountain West Weekly Honors
March 22, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU junior sprinter Charles Silmon and freshman long jumper Lorriane Ugen have been selected as the Mountain West Men's Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week, the league has announced.
Hailing from Waco, Texas, Silmon finished first among collegiate competitors in the men's 100-meter dash last weekend at the TCU Invitational. 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 second on TCU's all-time list.
TCU will resume the outdoor season Saturday at the Bobby Lane Invitational, hosted by UT Arlington.