“I thought that we performed well this weekend,” said director of track and field Darryl Anderson.
Sophomore Brenley Goertzen was crowned Big 12 Champion in the women’s 5,000 km race with a school record time of 16:02.80, over 20 seconds faster than the previous record time of 16:23.55 set by Mary Kinyanjui in 2004. Goertzen also grabbed a bronze medal in the 3,000-meter race, with a time of 9:23.01.
Senior Tiffany Terry took home silver in the 600-yard run with a time of 1:19.54.
Senior Makaila Flannigan placed fifth in the Pentathlon, setting a new school record of 3,744 points. She was the first person to medal this weekend.
“For a lot of these athletes, it was their first Big 12 meet, and I think that they will get a lot better as we move to the outdoor season,” said Anderson.
In her first Big 12 meet appearance, sophomore Brittney Trought took home bronze in the 60-meter hurdle finals behind a time of 8.34.
Sophomore Kayla Heard placed fourth in the 400-meter finals, clocking in at a personal best of 53.2
For the men, sophomore Derrick Mokaleng made his first Big 12 appearance and took home bronze in the 600-yard run behind a time of 1:09.54. Junior Kevin McClanahan placed fourth, clocking in at 1:09.59.
In the 60-meter dash finals, junior Jalen Miller placed fifth with a time of 6.79.
Sophomore Darrion Flowers notched a seventh place finish with a time of 21.69 in the men’s 200-meter dash finals.
To close out the meet, the women’s 4×400-meter relay team of Terry, Heard, and sophomores Lexi Aitken and Jaden Davis placed seventh with a season best time of 3:40.55. For the men, the 4×400-meter relay squad of Mokaleng, McClanahan, and freshmen Jostyn Andrews and Ryan Champlin placed sixth with a time of 3:10.33.
Freshman Isaiah Rogers made his first Big 12 meet appearance a memorable one by grabbing a bronze medal with a mark of 55 feet, 7.75 inches (16.96 meters).
Sophomore Lebogang Maloka and junior Scotty Newton placed in the long jump. Maloka placed seventh with a mark of 23 feet, 6.25 inches (7.17 meters) and Newton eighth with a mark of 23 feet, 4 inches (7.11 meters). Newton also placed fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 52 feet, 5.50 inches (15.99 meters).
Sophomore Justin Sanchez placed eighth in the weight throw with a distance of 59 feet (17.98 meters).
On the women’s side, senior Nafissatou Boixel and junior Briona Oliver placed in the long jump for the women. Boixel finished in seventh with a mark of 19 feet 9.50 inches (6.03 meters) and Oliver placed eighth recording a mark of 19 feet 6 inches (5.94 meters).
TCU travels to College Station, Texas to compete in the NCAA Indoor Championship from March 10-11.