Track and Field: Men’s 4×400 relay breaks facility and school record

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The men’s 4×400 meter-relay set a new facility and school record at the Texas Tech Shootout, in Lubbock, TX Feb. 10.

“This was the best meet we’ve had in a long time,” TCU track and field head coach Darryl Anderson said. “We’re going to have a lot of guys going to the national meet because of their performances this meet.”

Running Events

The men’s 4×400 meter-relay squad of sophomore Jostyn Andrews, sophomore Emmanuel Ogwo, senior Kevin McClanahan and senior Derrick Mokaleng clocked in at a record-setting time of 3:04.25.

In addition to breaking the school 4×400 meter-relay record, both Mokaleng and McClanahan scored in the men’s 400 meter-dash.  Mokaleng secured a first-place finish recording a personal-best time of 45.76. McClanahan placed eighth with a time of 47.47.

Senior Emeilo Ferguson and senior Jalen Miller grabbed the top two places in the men’s 60 meter-dash. Ferguson placed first recording a season-best time of 6.60 (6.593) and Miller placed second with a time of 6.60 (6.596). First-year student Tinotenda Matiyenga made his season debut recording a fifth place finish with a time of 6.75.

For the women, first-year student Hope Glenn placed fourth with a time of 7.46 and senior Briona Oliver placed seventh with a time of 7.57.

Junior Darrion Flowers placed second with a season-best time of 20.90 and Ogwo placed fourth recording a time of 21.36 in the men’s 200 meter-dash.

First-year student Yasmin Brooks made her season debut recording a season-best time of 8.41 and a third-place finish in the women’s 60-meter hurdles. Junior Brittney Trought placed fifth with a time of 8.50.

In the women’s mile, junior Erin Barth placed second recording a time of 5:10.98, junior Elizabeth Baker placed fourth with a time of 5:13.36 and sophomore Kelly Fairchild placed sixth recording a time of 5:18.13.

Field Events

The men’s weight throw squad secured three of the top five places for the second weekend in a row. Sophomore Isaiah Rogers placed second behind a distance of 63 feet 2.25 inches (19.26m), junior Justin Sanchez placed third behind a personal-best mark of 62 feet 6 inches (19.05m) and sophomore Ryan Camp placed fourth behind a distance of 61 feet 7.75 inches (18.79m).

In the shot put, Rogers placed third for the men recording a mark of 56 feet 2.75 inches (17.14m). First-year student Leilyn Miles placed fourth behind a distance of 13.73m (40 feet 0.5 inches) for the women.

In the triple jump, senior Scotty Newton recorded a second-place finish with a season-best distance of 53 feet 3.75 inches (16.25m) and first-year student Chengetayi Mapaya made his season debut placing third with a mark of 52 feet 7.50 inches (16.04m).

In the long jump, Newton placed second behind a mark of 25 feet 0.75 inches (7.64m) for the men. On the women’s side, senior Briona Oliver placed sixth recording a mark of 19 feet 0.75inches (5.81m).

“We made progress across the board this weekend,” said Anderson. “Now we just have to get ready for Big 12s and continue to move forward into the national meet.”

Up Next

The Frogs will travel to Ames, Iowa to compete at the Big 12 Championships Friday, Feb. 23.