TCU Track & Field concludes season, brings in new class for fall


    TCU Track & Field finished its 2011 season Sunday at the 2011 U.S.A. Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The conclusion of the meet brings TCU’s 2010-2011 athletic season to a finish. Jessica Young and Whitney Gipson put up numbers to be proud of, but alumnus Khadevis Robinson carried the banner for TCU. Robinson dominated the field in the 800, finishing in a blistering time of 1:44.49. The performance earned Robinson a silver medal and a spot on the U.S. Team for the IAAF World Championships held in Daegu, Korea. Jessica Young capped off her senior season with a 200 time of 23.13 in the semifinals. The South Carolina product ran the best time of her career in the preliminary rounds to reach the semifinals before drawing her career to a close. In the women’s long jump, All-American Whitney Gipson landed one the longest legal jumps of her life, landing 21-9 ½ feet from where she took off. Gipson, from Newark, Texas, finished in 6th place overall out of a total of sixteen competitors. In addition to competing in the championships, the track & field program was also hard at work last week finalizing the recruiting efforts that brought in twelve new student-athletes. After brining on ten athletes in February, the Horned Frogs will welcome 22 newcomers to campus in the fall. The Frogs signed athletes from Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Texas and internationally in England and Jamaica. Coach Darryl Anderson said he was excited about the class that TCU has managed to bring in and said that he expects several of the newcomers to “immediately compete at the highest level for us.”