While the rest of the TCU track and field team found only moderate success at the NCAA Indoor Championships over the weekend, one Frog left Albuquerque, N.M., a champion.
Four-time All-American Lorraine Ugen won the NCAA Indoor Championship title in the long jump. Ugen, a senior from London, placed first in long jump with a jump of 6.73 meters, according to flashresults.com.
University of Georgia’s Chanice Porter came in second with a jump of 6.34, while Mississippi State University’s Rochelle Farquharson came in third with a jump of 6.33.
TCU head track and field coach Darryl Anderson said in a press release that Ugen “totally dominated the field.”
Ugen started the championship with the best jump in the country, according to a press release. She also holds the NCAA Outdoors title for long jump, which she won last year. Ugen was given First Team All-American for her jump on Friday.
“She didn’t hit it 100 percent perfect,” Anderson said in the release. “But it was still good enough for her to get an indoor PR and add another national championship.”
The TCU track and field women’s team came out of the championship tied for 19th place out of 55 places, according to flashresults.com. TCU tied for 19th with seven other schools with a score of 10 points.
The University of Oregon’s women’s team took first place with a score of 44 points.
TCU sophomore Jordan Moore competed on Friday in the men’s 60-meter hurdles. Moore took 11th place overall with a time of 7.83 seconds, according to flashresults.com.
Moore placed behind University of Illinois’ Vanier Joseph (7.75) while first place went to University of Florida’s Eddie Lovett who had a time of 7.57.
Moore was awarded Second Team All-American status, according to a press release.
The TCU men’s 4×400 meter relay team, comprised of Ronnie Baker, Harvey McSwain, Lavon Collins, and Sam Watts, took 10th with a time of 3:12.41 minutes. .
Louisiana State University took first place in the event with a time of 3:04.10.
The Frogs will begin their outdoor season with the TCU Invitational on Thursday and Friday.