Horned Frogs Set For Specs Town Invitational
April 13, 2012
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU track and field program will be in action for the fifth-straight meet the weekend, competing at the Specs Town Invitational, hosted by the University of Georgia.
The meet will begin Friday with five field events, starting with the women's shot put at 2:30 p.m. ET. The remainder of the events will begin at 10 a.m. ET Saturday and run through the afternoon. Live results of the Specs Town Invite can be found at georgiadogs.com.
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. Junior Charles Silmon is recognized as the fourth-fastest man in the country in the 100 meters (10.15), while junior Chaniqua Corinealdi is currently ranked No. 24 in the in the women’s 100 meters (11.53w). The TCU men’s 4x100 relay team of senior OJ Stoneham, Silmon, sophomore Lavon Collins and senior Mark Barnes is listed as the No. 23 group in the nation. From the infield, freshman Ramone Bailey is ranked No. 18 in the men’s long jump (24-9 3/4 feet), while junior Cameron Tabor is considered No. 22 in the men’s discus (181-1 feet).
TOP MARKS IN THE MOUNTAIN WEST
With three outdoor meets in the books, TCU currently holds the top spot in the Mountain West in 11 different events. Overall, the Horned Frogs lead the conference in the women’s 100m, 200m, 100-meter hurdles, 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.
LAST TIME OUT
Senior Kelly Dawson led a trio of runners at the Stanford Invitational, claiming first-place honors in her section of the women's 5K, running a personal-best 16:29.41. Her time currently sits No. 38 in the nation. In other action over the weekend, the TCU track and field program racked up 16 top-three finishes, highlighted by five wins, at the North Texas Spring Classic in Denton, Texas.