Weather puts practices on hold

Weather puts practices on hold

Weather may not only be affecting the classrooms at TCU; the Flying Frogs are having trouble scheduling their practices, the track and field head coach said.”It’s 27 degrees, and we have to take our time with what the weather is doing,” said head coach Darryl Anderson. “I told the kids to run on their own in the Rec Center.”

Two members of the team who were continuing their training this week were shot put and discus throwers, freshman Trey Jordan and sophomore Tommy Killem.

Both Killem and Jordan were working on their throwing techniques in the hallway of Daniel-Meyer Coliseum Monday afternoon. Jordan won first place in the shot put at the Arkansas Invitational on Jan. 13 – his first collegiate competition.

“My distance was 54 feet, 11.5 inches, and I threw against 16 other people,” Jordan said.

Jordan said preparation for the outdoor season tends to be Anderson’s main focus at this point in the year.

“My goal is to peak at the outdoor conference meet, and coach Anderson works us to be an outdoor team,” Jordan said.

Though only jumpers and throwers won events at the meet, Anderson was still pleased with the team’s performance as a whole.

“We got out to as fast a start as we’d like to with getting back from Christmas Break,” Anderson said.

Anderson is looking further down the road at the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships set to take place Feb. 23 and 24 in Albuquerque, N.M.

“We’ll see how we manage in the next five weeks,” Anderson said.

The early parts of the seasonal training rely not only on getting back in shape but building team chemistry, Anderson said.

“We just got back on Monday before the meet, and we needed to get the competitive juices flowing,” Anderson said. “I was glad to get on the bus and travel as a team together and warm up as a team.”

Other Flying Frog notables from the Arkansas Invitational are men’s triple-jump winner Jonathan Jackson, a junior, and women’s shot put winner Candice Kelley, a sophomore. Senior distance runner McKale Davis took second place in the women’s 3,000-meter race.