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Track and field sets 15 personal bests at the Horned Frogs Invitational

Junior Emeilo Ferguson racing to the finish of the 200-meter dash.

The Horned Frogs posted 15 personal bests as they hosted their second home meet of the season at the Lowdon Track and Field Complex on Saturday.

“We had a lot of seasonal and personal bests today,” said director of track and field Darryl Anderson. “We just had a great weekend all in all.”

Running Events

To open up the running events, the men’s 4×100-meter relay team of senior Raymond Bozmans, juniors Emeilo Ferguson and Jalen Miller, and sophomore Darrion Flowers logged a season-best time of 39.15. The team placed second to Florida, who currently holds the fastest time in the NCAA. This time moves TCU to the No. 7 time in the NCAA.

Flowers also produced a personal-best time of 10.23 in the 100-meter dash, winning his heat and placing second overall. Ferguson placed first with a time of 10.16. Ferguson also placed third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 20.94.

Junior Kevin McClanahan produced a career-best time in the 400-meter dash, winning with a time of 46.57. Sophomore Derrick Mokaleng placed fourth with a time of 46.71.

McClanahan, Mokaleng, Flowers and freshman Jostyn Andrews edged out a first place finish in the 4×400-meter relay, recording a season-best time of 3:06.00.

In the 1,500-meter race, sophomore Patrick LaCour placed fourth with a time of 4:04.68 and sophomore Dylan Brokmeyer placed sixth with a time of 4:12.73.

In the 5,000-kilometer race, senior Ryan Spetnagel placed second with a time of 16:10.00, senior Shane Murray placed fourth with a time of 16:41.52 and junior Aaron Reichner placed fifth with a time of 17:15.86.

On the women’s side, sophomore Kayla Heard and junior Tiffany Terry had a 3-4 finish in the 400-meter dash with times of 54.53 and 55.43.

Junior Briona Oliver set a personal best in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.69, placing sixth and moving her to No. 5 on TCU’s all-time list. Oliver also produced another personal best in the long jump with a distance of 20 feet 7.75 inches (6.29 meters).

In the 100-meter hurdles, sophomore Lexi Aitken placed fifth with a personal best time of 13.65. Aitken then went on to place fourth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 59.12.

Aitken, senior Judy Emeodi, Heard and Terry posted a season-best time of 3:37.41 in the 4×400-meter dash, placing second.

Emeodi also posted a personal best in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.81.

Sophomore Brenley Goertzen won the 1,500-meter race, recording a time of 4:29.98. Sophomore Nicole Hicks placed third with a time of 4:41.70, junior Anna Cozart placed fourth with a time of 4:44.59 and freshman Kirsten Johnston placed fifth with a time of 4:45.56.

In the 5,000-kilometer race, Freshman Molly Hamel placed second with a time of 18:54.41 in the 5,000-kilometer race, and sophomore Erin Barth placed third with a time of 13:04.83 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

“When you line up and you have conference foe, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State, a Pac-12 school in Arizona and the No. 2 team in the country in Florida, I thought we stood up and competed hard in our facility,” said Anderson.

Field Events

The No. 7 men’s hammer throw team lived up to their standing by setting and matching personal bests this weekend.

Sophomore Fellan McGuigan matched his school record and personal best with a distance of 211 feet 6 inches (64.47 meters). Freshman Ryan Camp set a personal best of 194 feet 7 inches (59.31 meters) with a fourth place finish. Sophomore Justin Sanchez set a personal best of 190 feet 7 inches (58.09 meters) with a fifth place finish. Freshman Isaiah Rogers set a personal best of 181 feet 3 inches (55.24 meters) with a sixth place finish.

Camp also placed sixth in the men’s discus with a distance of 155 feet 8 inches (47.45 meters).

In the pole vault, freshman Adam McAdoo placed fourth, recording a height of 15 feet 1.50 inches (4.61 meters).

For the women’s hammer throw team, senior Paola Miranda placed first, recording a season-best mark of 191 feet 7 inches (58.40 meters).

Freshman Emily Wright recorded her first outdoor collegiate meet mark in the long jump with a distance of 20 feet 2.50 inches (6.16 meters). She placed third and jumped to the No. 7 spot in program history.

Freshman Kendahl Shue placed fifth in the pole vault with a height of 12 feet 3.50 inches (3.75 meters), and senior Makaila Flannigan placed second in the women’s javelin throw with a distance of 80 feet 10 inches (24.64 meters).

Up Next

The Frogs will travel to Waco to compete in the Michael Johnson Invitational on Saturday, April 22.

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