Flyin' Frogs picked 15th in season's first Trackwire.com rankings
Jan. 19, 2006
FT. WORTH, Texas - The TCU men's track and field team received 14 points to earn a spot in the season's first Trackwire.com rankings, sharing 15th with Florida and Michigan. The defending national champion Arkansas Razorbacks edged Florida State for the No. 1 spot with 54 points, while the Seminoles pulled in 53.
"It's good to be recognized by the rest of the country and other track programs," TCU head coach Darryl Anderson said. "The season is young but we'll continue to work hard to improve on that."
Trackwire also released its Dandy Dozen as five Frogs and one relay team were ranked among the top 12 collegiate athletes and teams in each NCAA event.
Bradley Reed and Justyn Warner were predicted to round out at fifth and 12th, respectively, in the 60 meters. Reed turned in an NCAA provisionally qualifying mark of 6.64 in the event last week at the Arkansas Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. The time was a career best for the sophomore.
Seniors Lewis Banda, Jackson Langat and Kip Kangogo were also recognized among the Dandy Dozen. Banda, who posted an NCAA provisional time of 46.70 to take top honors in the 400 meters last week, was picked to finish fifth in the same event.
Langat got the nod for third in the 800 meters, while Kangogo registered at 11th in the 3000-meter event.
The men's 4x400-meter relay team rounds out the TCU contingent with a ninth-place showing.
To view rankings, click on the link below or go to www.trackshark.com/rankings for complete results of both the men and women track programs.