The TCU track & field program will compete just down Interstate 30 this weekend on the campus of UT-Arlington in the 35th Annual Bobby Lane Invitational.
The weekend meet marks the third event of the Horned Frogs’ outdoor season so far. Last weekend’s Arizona State Invitational was highlighted by senior Jessica Young setting a new TCU record in the women’s 400 meters. Young clocked in at 52.27 seconds to win the competition, and also helped the women’s 4×100 relay place third in the meet with a time of 44.49 seconds.
Young leads the entire nation in both the 100 meter (11.14 seconds) and 400 meter (52.27 seconds), and was honored for her feats by being selected the Mountain West Conference Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week last week. Young received the honor of Athlete of the Week twice during the indoor season.
On the men’s side, sophomore Charles Silmon is currently the second fastest man in the country in the 100 meters with an average time of 10.25 seconds. He is also No. 7 in the 200 meters.
Other Horned Frogs boast top 10 rankings on the national level: Junior Jack O’Brien and senior Sean Zurko are No.6 and No. 9 in the men’s 800 meters, respectively. The men’s 4×100 is No. 4, while the women’s 4×100 team is No. 10 in NCAA. The men’s 4×400 relay is also ranked 10th, and senior Jordan Pitts is the 13th-fastest individual in the men’s 110-high hurdles.
As a team, the Horned Frogs lead the Mountain West Conference in 17 total events.
TCU competed well in the 2010 Annual Bobby Lane Invitational. Zurko won the men’s 800 meters, while Kristal Juarez in the claimed the top collegiate times women’s 400 meters and the women’s 4×100 relay team.
The only event occurring on Friday is the hammer throw, with a full slate of events set for Saturday.
After this weekend, the Frogs will compete in the Texas Relays in Austin beginning on April 6.
35th Annual Bobby Lane Invitational
When: Tonight and Saturday all day
Check DailySkiff.com for a full meet recap.