TCU track and field concludes second day of MWC Indoor Championships
Feb. 23, 2007
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The men's and women's track and field teams both finished the second day of the Mountain West Conference Championships in sixth spot on Friday at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Virgil Hodge highlighted the day for the Frogs by posting two NCAA provisional times.
"We had some ups and downs today, but we'll continue to improve," said TCU head coach Darryl Anderson. "We'll have plenty of opportunities to pick up the pace and get things going tomorrow."
BYU leads the women's competition with 68.5 points, followed by Colorado State (59), San Diego State (34), Utah (25.50), Wyoming (20), TCU (12), New Mexico (5), Air Force (5) and UNLV (4). The Cougars also lead the men's standings with 68 points, followed by Wyoming (53), Colorado State (53), Air Force (35), New Mexico (19) and TCU (3).
Hodge, a junior from Basseterre, St. Kitts, recorded her first NCAA provisional time in the 60-meter dash prelims with a time of 7.31. Along with Hodge, Jamee Jones also advanced to the finals of the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.53.
Five different Frogs on the women's squad qualified for the finals of the 200-meter dash. Jamee Jones won the second heat of the prelims with a time of 24.34, while Deborah Jones won heat four and Kishelle Paul won heat six with times of 24.58 and 24.24, respectively. Hodge posted her second NCAA provisional time of the day by winning heat seven in a time of 23.55. Brittany Blaylock followed in second with a time of 24.51.
The women's 400-meter dash saw three Frogs advance to the finals. Marquita Davis placed second in the prelims of heat three with a time of 55.89 to advance, while fellow seniors Deborah Jones and Nathandra John posted times of 54.49 and 55.02, respectively, to advance to the finals held on Saturday.
Calandra Stewart, a senior from Houston, Texas, advanced to the finals of the women's one-mile run by posting a time of 5:14.16. Kishelle Paul will move on to the finals of the 60-meter hurdles event after recording a time of 8.67.
Freshman Neidra Covington set a personal best in the women's long jump, finishing fourth with a leap of 6.09 meters (19-11.75).
The men began the day with the 60-meter dash, as three Frogs advanced to the finals. Delwayne Delaney led the way, taking the top spot in the prelims of heat two with a time of 6.75. Justyn Warner posted a time of 6.80 to place second in heat one, followed by Jay Cooper in third place with a time of 6.89.
In relay action, the women's squad of Halie Bullin, Meaghan Peoples, Ashley Young and Danielle Selner finished fifth with a time of 12:46.64, while the men's team of Michael Garcia, Evan Wright, Cody Cook and J.T. Reinert placed sixth in a time of 11:33.10.
Live scoring of Saturday's action will be available on www.themwc.com, and complete results will be provided by www.gofrogs.com.