TCU has successful day at UTA/Bobby Lane Invitational
March 31, 2007
ARLINGTON, Texas - Competing in its second meet in a string of six straight weeks with a meet to open outdoor season, the TCU track and field team had a successful day on Saturday at the UTA/Bobby Lane Invitational held at the Maverick Stadium.
Unfortunately, due to a technical error with the timing equipment, not all of the results from the meet have been finalized and will not be finalized until Sunday.
"I thought the meet started a little slow," head coach Darryl Anderson said. "We were sleep walking a little bit at the beginning. I think we got in a funk because the weather we had this last week, which limited us to getting on the track just one time. We got better as the day went on, but all and all I wasn't pleased with our performance."
With events still to be tallied, TCU posted 11 NCAA regional qualifying marks in the first 32 events scored. Highlighting the day for the Flyin' Frogs was the performance of Kishelle Paul, who posted an NCAA regional qualifying mark in the 400-meter hurdles with a career-best time of 59.59.
Also earning NCAA regional qualifying marks for the women's team were Virgil Hodge (100 meters), Jamee Jones (100 meters), Nathandra John (400 meters), Deborah Jones (400 meters), JimAnne Hejny (long jump), Candis Kelley (shot put) and the 4x100 relay team.
In the women's 100 meters, Hodge posted a time of 11.45 to win the event, while Jamee Jones finished third with a time of 11.49. Nathandra John was the top collegiate finisher in the 400 meters with a third-place finish and a time of 53.14. Deborah Jones finished fourth with a mark of 53.65.
In the field, JimAnne Hejny finished third in the long jump with a leap of 19-08.75 (6.01m). The meet marked Hejny's first of the season after finishing TCU's basketball season almost two weeks ago. Candis Kelley placed fifth in the shot put with a toss of 50-00.50 (15.25m).
TCU's 4x100 women's relay placed first with a time of 44.87, while the men's team finished second with a time of 40.27.
On the men's side, Delwayne Delaney, this past week's Mountain West Conference Track and Field Athlete of the Week, placed third in the 100 meters with a time of 10.38.
In addition to Delaney, Dell Guy finished fourth in the 400 meters with a time of 47.04.
The complete results from the UTA Invitational will be posted on gofrogs.com as soon as they become available on Sunday.
TCU will return to the track April 5-7 for the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas.