Flyin' Frogs Travel To Penn Relays
April 23, 2003
The TCU Flyin' Frogs will travel to Philadelphis this weekend to take part in the 109th running of the prestigious Penn Relays. Coach Monte Stratton and his staff will take 20 competitors to the meet, including 11 men and nine women.
"This is traditionally one of the top meets in the country," said Stratton. "They really put on a great show and support this event in Philadelphia. We have some issues facing us in terms of depth, so as far as the relay events are concerned, we will be running only the 4x1 and 4x4 on the men's side and the 4x1 and 4x2 on the women's side."
TCU has an impressive history of success at the Penn Relays, capped by the 2000 team which was named the meet's "Most Outstanding Team" after sweeping the 4x1, 4x2 and 4x4 relays. The TCU men have taken the gold medal eight times in the 4x100 meter relay (1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000 and 2001), six times in the 4x200 meter relay (1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 2000, and 2001) and once in the 4x400 meter relay (2000).
Here are this year's scheduled competitors from TCU:
MEN: Cleavon Dillon (Long Jump), Aundre Edwards (Long Jump), Jabari Fields, (4x1, 4x4), Nathaniel Garcia (400 hurdles), Reggie Harrell (110 hurdles), Jerry Harris (4x1, 4x4), Jermaine Joseph (4x1), Jackson Langat (4x4), Brandal Lawrence (Triple Jump), Brandon Simpson (4x4) and David Spencer (4x1).
WOMEN: Larissa Bakasa (4x2), Julie Curtis (400 hurdles), Donita Harmon (4x1, 4x2), Heather Isbell (3000m Steeplechase), Mary Kinyanjui (3000 meters), Tiffany Starts (4x1), Alayne Thompson (Steeplechase), Monica Twum (100, 4x1, 4x2) and La' Toya White (4x1, 4x2).