Weather limits TCU's final day at Texas Relays
April 7, 2007
AUSTIN, Texas - Cold and rainy conditions put a damper on TCU's final day at the Texas Relays, as the unseasonable conditions limited the Flyin' Frogs to competing in just two events on Saturday.
"It was just miserable out with the cold and rain," head coach Darryl Anderson said. "It wouldn't have been beneficial for us to try and run today because we weren't going to get any regional marks out of it. With the conditions the way they were today, I just didn't want anybody to get hurt."
With the temperature dropping and rain starting to fall, TCU's Joe Brown battled the conditions in the javelin - the Frogs' first scheduled event of the day. Brown notched his first NCAA regional qualifying mark of the spring with a toss of 204-03 (62.26m) to finish eighth in the javelin (Section A).
"Joe (Brown) got his regional qualifying mark today," Anderson said. "It was good for him to get that out of the way and it was tougher because he had to do it in the rain."
TCU's other lone competitor was Calandra Stewart, who ran in the 1,500-meter run (Section A) in an effort to get one last tune-up prior to heading into next week's Mt. Sac Relays. Stewart finished the race in 12th with a time of 4:52.28.
Saturday's weather held TCU out of competing in the men and women's 4x200 relays, women's 4x100 finals, women's 4x400 finals and it also kept Neidra Covington from competing in the triple jump (Section A).
TCU concluded its four days at the Texas Relays with a total of nine NCAA regional qualifying marks.
The Flyin' Frogs will return to the track on April 14th when the teams will split and head to the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif., and North Texas Invitational in Denton, Texas.