Track and field teams take third at invitational

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    Both men and women’s track took third place in the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational in Los Angeles, Calif., on Saturday.

    “Overall, I thought we competed fairly well,” TCU head coach Daryl Anderson said in a press release. “The biggest thing about this week was getting good training and a good effort and we did that.”

    The Horned Frogs competed against UCLA and BYU at the tournament.

    The women got their third-place finish with 32 points. UCLA’s women came in first with 91 points while BYU came in second with 35 points.

    The men came in third place with 48 points, while UCLA led with 60 points and BYU came in second with 54 points.

    The women’s team took first through third place in the women’s 400-meter dash. Senior Briyanni Thomas took first with a time of 54.23 seconds while freshman Tiffany Terry finished second with a time of 54.66 seconds.

    Freshman Alexandria Peters placed third, running a 55.83.

    The men also took first through third in the 400-meter dash. Sophomore Ronnie Baker placed first with a time of 46.81 seconds.

    His teammates, senior Narada Jackson and sophomore Harvey McSwain, took second and third, respectively. Jackson finished with a time of 47.26 seconds and McSwain with 47.51 seconds.

    The men also swept the 200-meter dash. Freshman Cameron Echols-Luper placed first, running the dash in 21.32 seconds.

    Second and third place went to Baker and McSwain, respectively. Baker finished with a time of 21.36 seconds and McSwain finished with a time of 21.48 seconds.

    Sophomore Kolby Listenbee took first place in the men’s 100-meter dash with a time of 10.31 seconds.

    Junior Megan Smith finished first in both women’s shot put and discus throw, throwing for 16.20 meters in shot put and 55.24 in the discus throw. Her discus throw was a new school record.

    “She keeps pecking away at it a little at a time,” Anderson said in the release. “She needs to keep throwing to see how much better she can get.”

    Sophomore hurdler Jordan Moore competed and finished first in the men’s 110-meter hurdles. Moore finished with a time of 13.96 seconds.

    Moore’s teammate Ramone Bailey finished first in the men’s long jump with a jump of 7.50 meters.

    The men’s team also took first in the men’s 4×100-meter relay. The TCU ‘A’ team ran the relay in a combined time of 39.89 seconds, beating UCLA by 1.12 seconds.

    The Frogs head to the Michael Johnson Invitational in Waco, Texas, next Saturday.