TCU earns two bronze medals on final day of Penn Relays
April 28, 2007
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Competing on the final day of the Penn Relays on Saturday, the TCU track and field team earned bronze medals in the men's 4x100 and 4x200 relays and had Calandra Stewart post her first NCAA regional qualifying mark in the mile run.
"All-in-all, I thought we had a productive weekend in the most competitive arena we have competed in all season," head coach Darryl Anderson said. "Overall, we stepped up well on the women's side and we had a lot of individuals perform well. On the men's side, we are moving in the right direction and are continuing to get better as we head to San Diego for the conference meet."
In the men's 4x200 Championship of America, TCU's team posted a season-best time of 1:23.19 to place third. Finishing just ahead of TCU was Florida State (1:21.73) and Middle Tennessee State (1:22.81).
Running in the men's 4x100 college final, the Frogs' quartet of Raymond Jones, Delwayne Delaney, Justyn Warner and Dell Guy earned a bronze medal with a time of 40.52. Tennessee won the event with a time of 40.01, while Clemson finished runner-up with a time of 40.30.
On the women's side, Stewart earned her first regional qualifying mark of the season in the mile run, as she posted a time of 4:48.04. Stewart's time placed her 14th in the Olympic Development mile run.
The women's 4x400 relay team of Kishelle Paul, Deborah Jones, Jamee Jones and Nathandra John picked up a fourth-place finish in the Championship of America. TCU posted a time of 3:35.52. Placing ahead of TCU was South Carolina (3:29.78), Texas A&M (3:32.08 and LSU (3:32.40).
After setting the school record in the women's 4x200 relay on Friday, the Flyin' Frogs had a bad break during the second leg of the 4x200 Championship of America when Jamee Jones lost the baton just prior to making the handoff to Deborah Jones. Following the miscue, TCU made a valiant comeback effort before finishing eighth with a time of 1:42.63. Also running in the 4x200 relay were John and Virgil Hodge.
Also competing individually, Joe Brown competed in the college javelin. Brown earned a top-10 finish with a toss of 193-06 (58.99) to place 10th.
After competing for six consecutive weeks, the Flyin' Frogs will take a week off from competition to prepare for the Mountain West Conference Championships May 10-12.