In the first meet of the outdoor season for the Flying Frogs, TCU earned 12 NCAA regional qualifying spots and first-place finishes in 16 events Saturday at the inaugural Horned Frog Invitational. The University of North Texas Mean Green, Illinois Fighting Illini and the St. Gregory’s Cavaliers competed against TCU at the meet.
Head coach Darryl Anderson said the team opened up the outdoor season much better than it did last year.
“From top to bottom, we had a lot of good performances,” Anderson said. “I was very pleased with how today went.”
TCU’s most dominant event was the 100-meter dash.
“Both our guys and girls ran great in the 100,” Anderson said. “We had two guys and three girls hit regional marks.”
Senior All-American Delwayne Delaney had the TCU men’s fastest time in the 100-meter dash, running it at a respectable 10.29 seconds.
“I always expect to win,” Delaney said. “Half of the race is mental.”
All-American Virgil Hodge placed first in the women’s 100-meter dash with a time of 11.29 seconds, which qualified her for regional competition.
“Virgil Hodge did great for us in the 100,” Anderson said. “That’s the fastest she’s ever opened up.”
Senior Jamee Jones finished in second place right behind Hodge with a time of 11.40 seconds, also securing her a regional spot.
Next on the agenda for the Flying Frogs is the UTA Invitational in Arlington on March 31.