Frogs Sweep Weekly Conference USA Track Honors
April 20, 2004
TCU track & field sprinters Jerry Harris and Donita Harmon have been honored as the Conference USA outdoor track & field male and female Athletes of the Week, the conference office announced today. Both were honored for their outstanding performance at the TCU Invitational last Saturday.
Harris, a senior from Alexandria, Virginia, won the 400 meter dash in an NCAA Regional qualifying time of 45.57 seconds and ran the anchor leg on TCU's 4x400 meter relay squad that garnered the gold medal with an NCAA Regional qualifying time of 3:08.10 at the TCU Invitational on Saturday. Harris's time in the 400 was a personal outdoor best and came despite strong wind conditions. Harris was the silver medalist at the 2004 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in March and is currently ranked fifth in the country in the outdoor 400 meters.
Harmon captured three gold medals at the TCU Invitational on Saturday. She won the 100 meter dash in a wind-aided time of 11.33 seconds, took first place in the 200 meter dash in an NCAA Regional qualifying time of 23.10, and ran the second leg on TCU's 4x100 meter relay squad that finished first with an NCAA Regional qualifying time of 45.35 seconds. The women's 4x1 relay is currently ranked seventh in the nation.
In other TCU track & field news, the The TCU Flyin' Frogs men's track & field team slipped two notches into an eighth place tie with crosstown rival SMU in the latest Trackwire Top 25 poll, released today.
The Frogs are expected to tally 28 points at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, which will be held in Austin, Texas, June 9-12. Last week, the poll had TCU in sixth place with 31 projected points.
The poll has the following Frogs slated to score points at the meet: Michael Frater -sixth in the 100; Jabari Fields - eighth in the 100; Jerry Harris - fifth in the 400; Jackson Langat - fifth in the 800; 4x100 meter relay - second; 4x400 meter relay - fifth; Aundre Edwards - seventh in the long jump.
On the women's side, the Frogs' 4x100 meter relay unit is slated to place seventh, earning two points in the team standings. Mary Kinyanjui is currently ranked ninth in the 5,000 meters.
The Frogs will be in action again this weekend when they travel to Philadelphia to take part in the 110th running of the Penn Relays.
Trackwire Men's Poll
1. Arkansas 54
2. LSU 49
3. Florida 41
4. Auburn 35
5. Baylor 32
6. Arizona State 29
8. TCU 28
10. UCLA 23
Ohio State 23