Senior Mychal Dungey headlined the 35th Annual Bobby Lane Inivational for TCU at Maverick Stadium Saturday, running a personal-best time of 46.59 in the 400 meters. The clocking was good enough to lead all collegiate entries and second overall behind former Frog Lewis Banda (46.54). Dungey also paced the Frogs in the 200 meters, posting a seasonal-best time of 20.92 to earn fourth among collegians.
Dungey was also a member of the Frogs’ first-place 4×100 meter squad, joining forces with OJ Stoneham, Charles Silmon and Mark Barnes to clock in at 39.62. The time is the fastest output for the foursome this spring and leads the Mountain West Conference.
Senior Festus Kigen claimed his second 1,500 meter title of the spring, registering a seasonal-best time of 3:35.29. Junior Jack O’Brien followed closely in third place at 3:56.38. Senior Sean Zurko paced the field to pick up his second 800-meter crown of the outdoor season, leading the way at 1:50.57.
“I thought we had a solid day today,” TCU head coach Darryl Anderson said. “It wasn’t a spectacular day, but we were solid. We really needed this performance before we went to Texas Relays next week. From a highlight standpoint, I thought the men’s 4×100 relay ran well, beating Baylor after running against them last weekend in Arizona. I thought the women’s relay ran pretty well, we just couldn’t get the exchange right between Teneshia (Peart) and Jessica (Young). We’ve been playing around with the order on the women’s side and I think we made some progress as far as positioning people.
“I thought Mychal Dungey did an exceptional job of running his personal-best time in the second 400 of his life. Veronica Jones, Season Zurko, Festus Kigen and Cameron Tabor were all solid. It was a workman-like day for us and I feel good about it. It was a good rebound for us from last week and it is setting us up to come back Monday to begin training and get ready for our trip to Austin and Texas Relays on Thursday.”
From the infield, sophomore Cameron Tabor earned first plae in the men’s discus, tossing a personal-best 175-4 in his final toss of the evening. The Norman, Okla., native also took third overall in the shot put with a toss of 52-1 ¼.
Freshman Lavon Collins made his hurdles debut as a Frog Saturday, earning fourth overall in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 53,87, while junior Jordan Pitts claimed seventh place honors in the 110-meter hurdles.
Other highlights on the men’s side include Silmon’s fifth-place overall finish, second among collegians, in the 100-meters and Jake Rossmango going 10:08.90 to claim fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
Freshman Veronica Jones led all TCU women in the 100-meter dash, leaning forward at 11.64 for third place overall, while sophomore Chaniqua Corinealdi and newcomer Franchelle Hill rounded out the top-10 in the event.
Jones also ran a leg on the women’s 4×100 relay that earned runner-up honors Saturday, teaming up with Franchelle Hill, Teneshia Peart and Jessica Young for a time of 44.69.
Briyanni Thomas rallied around the oval in the 400 meters to record a new seasonal-best time of 55.02 to finish third among collegiate competitors, while Tricia Terry earned fifth and sixth-place honors in the 1,500 meters and 800 meters, respectively. Samantha Collins ran 14.61 to take fourth overall her 100-meter hurdle debut.
Sophomore Kelsey Samuels ended her day with a new personal record in the women’s shot put, muscling a toss of 51-10 ½ to earn fifth place honors, just ahead of senior Stormy Harrison at 49-7 ¾ for sixth overall.
The Frogs will return head south for the 84th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, April 6-9.