Track wraps up Texas Relays with three NCAA regional qualifiers
April 8, 2006
AUSTIN, Texas - The 79th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays concluded early Saturday evening with the TCU track and field team getting three NCAA regional qualifiers, two from the Frog women and one by the men's 4x400 meter relay unit, at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.
TCU started off its day with the 4x200 meter relay race. The Frog foursome of Bradley Reed, Otis McDaniel, Ché Chavez and Lewis Banda registered a 1:23.20 and notched a silver medal in their first appearance in the event this season.
"I thought we had a productive day," TCU track and field head coach Darryl Anderson said. "We finished second in the 4x200 relay despite some issues, but I'm quite pleased with our performances at this meet. We're progressing well and moving closer to the upper echelon in regards to the NCAA. I feel good about the direction we're heading."
After posting an NCAA regional qualifying time in the 100 meters in Thursday's preliminaries, Virgil Hodge collected a second one in Saturday's finals. She ran an 11:43 to make it the fourth regional qualifying time in the event this season for the sophomore from St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean.
The TCU women had a second NCAA regional qualifier in the final day of the Texas Relays. Senior Calandra Stewart finished the 1500 meters with a personal-best time of 4:26.43.
The four-day meet wrapped up with the men's 4x400 Meter Relay C. Price Jr. University. TCU's quartet of Ché Chavez, Delwayne Delaney, Bradley Reed, Lewis Banda turned in 3:05.96 time to finish seventh overall.
Up next on the Frogs' slate is the Mt. Sac Relays in Sacramento, Calif., April 14-15. TCU will also compete in the North Texas Invitational on April 15 in Denton, Texas.