Cold, Rain Limit Flyin' Frogs in Season Opener
Frogs Withdraw Early from Dr Pepper Invitational in Waco
WACO, Texas -- Cold and wet weather kept many of the TCU track and field athletes on the sidelines as the Flyin' Frogs opened their 2001 outdoor season at the Dr Pepper Invitational on the Baylor campus in Waco Saturday.
The Frogs withdrew from the event after the 110-meter high hurdles. However, they garnered four first-place finishes before the inclimate weather sent them back to Fort Worth. The Frogs swept the 1,500 meter run with Glady's Keitany taking the women's race in a time of 4.41.10, while Eliud Njubi captured the men's side with a 3:45.64, less than one second off an NCAA provisional time. The Frogs showed their sprinting depth by taking both first and second place in the 4x100 meter relay, with the winning squad turning in a time of 40.35. Jason Howard took first place in the long jump with a mark of 7.61 meters or 24 feet, 11 and three-quarters inches. Teammates Aundre Edwards and Abdul Rasheed finished second and fourth respectively.
The Frogs will be in action again next Saturday when they take part in the UTA Invitational in Arlington.
Here are the results of the TCU finishers in the Dr Pepper Invitational. There were no team scores kept in the meet.
WOMEN: EVENT TCU ATHLETE FINISH MARK 1500-Meter Run Gladys Keitany 1st 4:41.10 Allie Koons 7th 4:54.05 3000-Meter Run Cindy Dietrich 3rd 9:58.27 Triple Jump Tiffany Morton 5th 11.60m (38-00.75) Esther Thomas 6th 11.57m (37-11.50) MEN: EVENT TCU ATHLETE FINISH MARK 1500-Meter Run Eliud Njubi 1st 3:45.64 110M High Hurdles Reggie Harrell 2nd 14.15 3000 Steeplechase Justin Speer 4th 9:51.49 4x100-Meter Relay TCU "A" 1st 40.35 TCU "B" 2nd 41.09 Long Jump Jason Howard 1st 7.61m (24-11.75) Aundre Edwards 2nd 7.50m (24-07.25) Abdul Rasheed 4th 7.32m (24-00.25) Brandal Lawrence 12th 6.67m (21-10.75)