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Track and field travels to Abilene for Wes Kittley Invitational


After a solid performance in Waco, TCU track and field is set to travel to Abilene, Texas for the ACU Wes Kittley Invitational on Saturday.

The Horned Frogs will take on Abilene Christian and Texas Tech at Old Elmer Gray Stadium.

The team will begin competition in the field events with the hammer throw at 12:30 p.m.

Paola Miranda is expected to participate in the women’s hammer throw. The sophomore placed sixth last week in the Baylor Invitational with her best throw coming in at 58.21 (191-0).

The long jump, high jump, and shot put all take place at 5:00 p.m. followed by the triple jump at 6:30 p.m.

Freshman Scotty Newton is expected to participate in the long jump for the Frogs.

In Waco, Newton placed third in the triple jump with a mark of 14.94 (49-0.25).

The track event finals will begin at 4:30 p.m.

TCU will look for another strong performance in the long jump and 100 meter from Ramone Bailey. He is also expected to anchor the men’s 4×100 relay team.

The senior from Kingston, Jamaica excelled in the Baylor Invitational, finishing second in the long jump with a mark of 7.47m (24-6.25) and first in the 100 meters after clocking in at 10.48 seconds. Both marks were season-highs for Bailey.

TCU director of track and field Darryl Anderson said Bailey’s performance is important going into the Wes Kittley Invitational.

“I thought Ramone Bailey getting second in the long jump and winning the 100 is a good sign for us moving forward,” Anderson said.

Lavon Collins will likely participate in the men’s 400 hurdles after claiming the win in the Baylor Invitational last week.

Sam Watts is expected to be in the men’s 200 meters at ACU.

The junior placed second in Waco and his mark of 20.83 stands as the No. 5 time on the West qualifying list.

Anderson said he was pleased with Watts’ times.

“We had some decent performances,” he said. “Sam Watts got his regional mark in, so we’ll move forward and go from there.”

In the Baylor Invitational, the men’s 4×100 relay team was equipped with Bailey, freshman Kevin McClanahan, sophomore Malik Summers and junior Harvey McSwain.

However, the runners are expected to change as the Frogs have used a different lineup in every race this season.

With the Frogs coming off a strong performance in Waco, freshman Ryan Finnie, who will be in the triple jump at ACU, said he wants the team to build off that.

“Overall, we had a strong performance at Baylor,” Finnie said. “We’re just trying to transition that positive energy into the Abilene Christian meet.”

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