TCU Splits Squad At North Texas And Stanford This Weekend
April 5, 2012
NORTH TEXAS: SCHEDULE
STANFORD: SCHEDULE | LIVE RESULTS
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU track and field program will compete in a pair of meets this weekend, splitting up to perform at the North Texas Spring Classic in Denton, Texas and Stanford Invitational in Stanford, Calif.
The Horned Frogs will send distance runners Agnes Kemboi, Kelly Dawson and Tricia Terry to take part in the 5K race at Stanford Friday, while TCU will kick-off action at North Texas on Saturday with the javelin at 10 a.m. and track events beginning at 3 p.m.
Fans that are unable to attend this weekend’s meets can follow the results live from the World Wide Web at the official TCU athletics Web site, GoFrogs.com. The meet will also have updates on the official Twitter page of TCU Track & Field (@TCUTrackField). GoFrogs.com will also have a full recap and results after each day of competition.
TCU IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
The Frogs have several student-athletes ranked amongst the nation’s best, according to TFRRS. Freshman Lorraine Ugen leads the nation with her wind-aided long jump of 22-5 feet at the TCU Invitational, followed by senior Whitney Gipson at No. 2 overall after opening the outdoor season at Texas Relays last weekend. Junior Charles Silmon is recognized as the third-fastest man in the country in the 100 meters (10.18), while junior Cameron Tabor is listed at No. 18 in the men’s shot put (58-9 ½ feet) and discus (181-1 feet).
Junior Chaniqua Corinealdi is currently ranked No. 19 in the women’s 200 meters (23.73) and No. 22 in the 100 meters (11.53w). Both of TCU women’s relays are listed in the nation’s top-25 as the 4x400 (3:37.59) rings in at No. 18 and the 4x100 (44.82) is ranked No. 25 overall.
TOP MARKS IN THE MOUNTAIN WEST
With three outdoor meets in the books, TCU currently holds the top spot in the Mountain West in 13 different events. Overall, the Horned Frogs lead the conference in the women’s 100m, 200m, 400m, 100-meter hurdles, 3,000-meter steeplechase, 4x100 relay, 4x400 relay, and long jump. On the men’s side, the Purple and White top the conference in the 100m, 200m, 4x100 relay, shot put and discus.
GIPSON EARNS MOUNTAIN WEST WEEKLY HONORS
TCU senior Whitney Gipson was named Mountain West Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week after posting the second-best women’s long jump performance in Mountain West history last weekend at the 85th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, leaping a wind-aided mark of 21’-10.75” (6.67m).
The North Richland Hills, Texas native also took to the oval over the weekend, leading off the TCU 4x100 relay team to ninth-place honors at 45.35 seconds alongside junior Chaniqua Corinealdi, sophomore Veronica Jones and freshman Lorraine Ugen.
The Horned Frogs have garnered Mountain West accolades after every outdoor meet this spring. Junior Charles Silmon and Ugen accepted recognition after the TCU Invitational, while Silmon and Corinealdi were acknowledged following the Bobby Lane Invitational.