Brown breaks MWC and school records in javelin at Dr Pepper Invitational
March 25, 2006
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU fielded seven champions in their respective events Saturday evening with Joe Brown taking the Frog spotlight in the javelin at the Dr Pepper Invitational in Waco, Texas. The meet, hosted by Baylor University, served as an opener to the Frogs' outdoor season.
In addition, TCU had a total of six Flyin' Frogs posting regional qualifying marks along with both the men's and women's 4x100 and 4x400 meter relay squads.
"We had a good day," TCU track and field head coach Darryl Anderson said. "I'm pleased with our performances, especially with Joe (Brown) and Tommy (Killen)."
Brown, a sophomore from Overland Park, Kan., set new javelin records in the Mountain West Conference and at TCU with a personal-best throw of 222-05 (67.79m). The regional qualifying mark broke the previous conference record of 219-06.00 (66.90m) set by Tim Fritz of Air Force in 2003 and the school record (202-07/61.75m) that Brown set last year at the Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Killen and Kelley, both freshmen, had stellar performances on the field for the Frogs. Killen, a native of Iberia, La., tossed a 178-10 (54.50m) to win the men's discus, while Kelley won the shot put for the fourth time in 2006 with a 49-03.00 (15.01m) mark.
In the running events, seniors Lewis Banda and Kip Kangogo won their respective races. Banda took the gold in the 200 meters with a regional-qualifying time of 20.95, while Kangogo covered the 3,000 meters in 8:15.64 for first place.
Sophomore Otis McDaniel also competed in the 200m, taking second with a 21.27.
Junior Che Chavez rounded out the men's competition with a win in the 400 meters. The Brooklyn, N.Y., native posted a regional qualifying mark of 46.81 to win the race.
Both Flyin' Frog 4x100 and 4x400 meter relay units recorded regional qualifying marks. In the 4x1, the TCU men of Delwayne Delaney, Justyn Warner, McDaniel and Banda won their event in 40.31, while the Frog women (Brittany Scott, Virgil Hodge, Deborah Jones, J. Jones) came in second with a 45.28 mark.
The TCU men's 4x4 squad (Chavez, Delaney, McDaniel, Banda) crossed the line in 3:10.37, while the women's quartet of Kishelle Paul, D. Jones, J. Jones and John turned in a time of 3:40.81. Both 4x400 teams were runner-ups in their respective races.
TCU returns to action April 1, when the Frogs travel to Arlington, Texas, for the UTA Invitational.