TCU Athletes Compete on National Stage
June 22, 2004
Several members of the TCU track & field team will be taking part in their respective national competitions over the next several weeks with an eye on competing on the international stage later this summer.
2004 seniors Jerry Harris and Jabari Fields will travel to Sacramento, California to take part in the United States Olympic Trials. Harris, a 400-meter specialist, finished second at the NCAA indoor championships in March and third at the NCAA outdoor meet earlier this month. Fields, who placed third at the NCAA outdoor championships, will try to make the U.S. Olympic team in the 200 meter dash. Several former Frogs, including Darvis Patton, Jon Drummond and Khadevis Robinson, will be on hand in Sacramento as well from July 9-18, looking for a berth on the 2004 U.S. Olympic team that will be competing in Athens, Greece later this summer.
Sprinter Michael Frater will compete in the 100 meter dash, Aundre Edwards will participate in the long jump competition and former Frog Ricardo "Flash" Williams will run in the 200 meters at the Jamaican Olympic trials, which are set for this weekend.
In addition, four current Flyin' Frogs will participate in the Junior Nationals, which will be held this weekend in College Station, Texas. The Frogs will be represented by Che Chavez in the 400 meter dash, MaKeatha Cooper in the 100 meter hurdles, JimAnne Baker in both the long and triple jump and Zelma Wade in the shot put. The junior nationals are for athletes 20 years of age and under.