Track and field continues to progress in College Station

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The Horned Frogs returned to College Station, TX to compete at the Charlie Thomas Invitational Feb. 3.

“The mile relay and Emeilo winning were positives on the day,”  TCU track and field head coach Darryl Anderson said.

Running Events

Senior Emeilo Ferguson secured a first-place finish in the men’s 60-meter dash with a time of 6.70 seconds. For the women, first-year student Hope Glenn placed third with a time of 7.56.

The men’s 4-x-400 meter relay team recorded another first-place finish for the Horned Frogs. Sophomore Emmanuel Ogwo, sophomore Jostyn Andrews, senior Kevin McClanahan and sophomore Derrick Mokaleng finished with a season-best time of 3:07.30.

In the men’s 200-meter dash, junior Darrion Flowers placed third with a time of 21.46 seconds and Ferguson placed sixth behind a time of 21.61.

“Darrion ran really well in the 200 out of lane three, which is a really tough lane to run on in an indoor bank track,” Anderson said.

Mokaleng and McClanahan both placed for the men in the 400-meter dash. Mokaleng finished third with a time of 46.73 seconds and McClanahan placed sixth at 47.56.

The two first-year students, Evelyn Mandel and Renee Payne, both scored for the women’s team. Mandel placed third in the women’s 3000-meter race with a time of 9:50.01. Payne placed seventh in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:15.74.

Junior Brittney Trought produced a season-best time of 8.54 seconds in the women’s 60-meter hurdles, securing a fourth-place finish.

Field Events

The weight throw team secured three out of the top five spots. Sophomore Isaiah Rogers placed second, recording a personal-best distance of 19.45 meters, sophomore Ryan Camp placed third behind a mark of 19.25 meters, and senior Justin Sanchez placed fifth at 18.45 meters.

“I thought our throwers competed well again,” Anderson said. “One thing we found out this weekend is that the training is kicking in and the athletes are getting a little tired, but we’ve got to train where we can with the weather situation.”

Junior Stephanie Bess placed third in the women’s Pole Vault, recording a mark of 3.72 meters.

“On the women’s side, Stephanie Bess has only been here for a couple of weeks and we were using this meet as a practice session and she jumped over 12 feet,” Anderson said.

Senior Scotty Newton and junior Chyna Ries both scored in the long jump. Newton secured a sixth-place finish for the men, recording a mark of 7.11 meters. Ries placed sixth for the women behind a mark of 5.68 meters.

In the shot put, first-year student Leilyn Miles placed sixth, recording a mark of 14.25 meters. For the men, Rogers placed second at 17.37 meters.

“All in all, it was an okay weekend,” Anderson said. “We had some people compete that hadn’t competed yet this season. We had some people do some things they hadn’t done before and aren’t ready to do at a high level yet, but I think we’re moving in the right direction.”

Up Next

The Horned Frogs will head to Lubbock, Texas to compete in the Texas Tech Shootout Friday, Feb. 9.