Horned Frogs Prep For 36th Annual Bobby Lane Invitational
March 23, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas - The Horned Frog track and field program will continue its outdoor season this weekend at the 36th Annual Bobby Lane Invitational on the campus of UT-Arlington.
The hammer throw kicks off the festivities Friday afternoon at SMU with the remainder of the events taking place Saturday at UTA's Maverick Stadium. Field events begin at 9 a.m., while the running events commence at 1 p.m.
Live results will be available from the Bobby Lane Invitational. After the meet, fans will be able to find a full meet recap and final results posted on TCU’s official athletics website, GoFrogs.com.
TOP MARKS IN THE MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE
One week into the outdoor season, TCU currently holds the top spot in 15 different events in the Mountain West Conference. Overall, the Horned Frogs lead the conference in the men’s 100m, 800m, 400-meter hurdles, 4x400 relay, shot put and discus. On the women’s side, the Purple and White top the conference in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 1,500m, 100-meter hurdles, 4x100 relay, 4x400 relay, long jump and shot put.
2011 BOBBY LANE INVITATIONAL RECAP
The TCU track and field program enjoyed a successful day at the 35th Annual Bobby Lane Invitational. Senior Mychal Dungey headlined the action on the men's side, running a then personal-best time of 46.59 in the 400 meters. The clocking was good enough to lead all collegiate entries and second overall behind former Frog Lewis Banda (46.54). Dungey also paced the Frogs in the 200 meters. Festus Kigen claimed his second 1,500-meter title of the spring, registering a seasonal-best time of 3:35.29. Senior Sean Zurko paced the field to pick up his second 800-meter crown of the outdoor season, leading the way at 1:50.57. From the infield, sophomore Cameron Tabor earned first place in the men's discus, enjoying a mark of 175-4 feet in his final toss of the evening.
TCU TRACK & FIELD SWEEPS MOUNTAIN WEST WEEKLY HONORS
Junior sprinter Charles Silmon and freshman long jumper Lorraine Ugen were selected as the Mountain West Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week after opening the season last week at the TCU Invitational.
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 feet (6.83m). Ugen's mark broke the TCU outdoor record and ranks second on TCU's all-time list.