TCU track and field to compete at Razorback Invitational
Jan. 18, 2007
FORT WORTH, Texas -- After a strong showing at last weekend's Arkansas Invitational, the TCU track & field team returns to Fayetteville Friday to begin competition at the two-day Razorback Invitational.
While looking to maintain the momentum from last week's impressive season debut, the Flyin' Frogs will also use the Razorback Invitational as an additional training opportunity. Recent inclement weather in the Fort Worth area has limited TCU in its ability to get outdoors.
"The biggest thing for us is to get some work done and then wait for the weather to get right," TCU head coach Darryl Anderson said. "We've been behind the 8-ball for the last week or so.
"It just got unusually cold for Texas, but we'll get through it. We haven't been able to do a whole lot in our training after coming back from being off four weeks because of the Christmas break."
Headlining last week's three victories for TCU was Jonathan Jackson's performance in the triple jump.
The junior from Grand Prairie, Texas, earned an NCAA provisional mark with a career-best indoor leap of 15.63m (51-03.50).
In his first collegiate meet, freshman Trey Jordan (Troy, Texas) captured the shot put at the Arkansas Invitational with a toss of 16.75m (54-11.50).
Seven of the nine Flyin' Frogs competing on the men's side this weekend will be sprinters. The others are Jordan and distance runner Matt Manly (Leander, Texas).
Candis Kelley will lead 18 TCU women into the meet. The sophomore from College Station, Texas, won the shot put last week with a toss of 14.47m (47-05.75).
"Our focus this weekend is to get races in and use it as training," Anderson said. "Hopefully, the weather will start getting functional Monday where we can get back on the track and start doing things that are normal for us to do at this time."
Live scoring and results for the Razorback Invitational will be available at www.flashresults.com. Friday's events begin at noon with an 11 a.m. start time Saturday.