March 13, 2013
FORT WORTH – TCU track and field opens up the outdoor season at home with the TCU Invitational on Thursday and Friday at the Lowdon Track and Field Complex. Field events will take place on Thursday beginning with the women’s discus at 1 p.m. Friday will start out with field events and 10:30 a.m. and events on the track beginning at 1 p.m.
Admission to the Friday events is $5. In addition, fans who buy a ticket to the track and field meet get free general admission tickets to the TCU baseball games on Friday and Saturday against Big 12 opponent Kansas. Be sure to ask about the offer when purchasing your tickets for the TCU Invitational.
It has only been six days since the end of the indoor season at the NCAA Indoor Championships. TCU crowned two first-team All-Americans with Charles Silmon placing third in the men’s 60-meter dash and Lorraine Ugen taking fifth in the women’s long jump. Both will be competing individually in the 100-meter dash on Friday.
The transition to outdoor will include a variety of different events from the indoor season. The field events will include the discus, javelin and hammer throw, and the 4x100-meter dash, 100/110-meter hurdles, 100-meter dash and 400-meter hurdles will all be appearing for the first time this season.
The new events will also open the door to some new faces getting to compete in their specialty events. In the field, Makena Schroder will make her debut for TCU in the women’s javelin. Schroder was a two-time Oregon state champion in the javelin. On the men’s side, thrower Adam Damadzic will get his first chance to compete in his specialty event in the discus. Damadzic was a 2012 UK Olympic Trials finalist in the discus.
Among the teams slated to compete is Big 12 foe Baylor, North Texas, Texas State and UT-Arlington.
TCU will be hosting a high school invitational meet on Saturday. For more information about all the events taking place at TCU, including schedules and heat sheets for the college meet, click here.