Frog track team prepares for its first conference meet

The Flyin’ Frogs are in Albuquerque, N.M. today for the Lobo Invitational. Now three meets into the season, coach Darryl Anderson said the team is finally ready to see some in-conference competition.

“The things we are going to get out of this weekend are A: We’re going to compete at a Mountain West school for the first time, and B: We’re going to compete on the track in the facility that is going to host the Mountain West (Indoor) Championships, so when we get back there in late February it won’t be new to us,” Anderson said. “And the other thing we’re going to get out of it (is) the level of competition this time shouldn’t be as high as it’s been the last three (meets) which we kind of need right now.”

Although there is another meet at the same venue Saturday, Anderson said his team will only be competing today. He said there were two reasons for his decision.

“One, because I want to use this meet more so for training than for, say performance,” Anderson said. “And it also gives us the opportunity where we run on Friday, and now we’re back in Fort Worth Saturday, so we’re ready to go and have a good training session on Monday, and it sets us up for a really hard training week next week.”

The team does not have a meet next weekend. It will compete again Feb. 12 and 13 in Fayetteville, Ark. for the Tyson Invitational. The team competed at the same venue for the Razorback Invitational earlier this January. That meet was highlighted by the men’s 4×400 meter performance and junior Festus Kigen’s personal-best time of 8:00.16 in the 3,000 meter, the second-fastest in TCU’s history.