Dec. 14, 2010
FORT WORTH, Texas – TCU sprinters Charles Silmon and Jessica Young have been selected as Mountain West Conference Men's and Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.
Silmon, a sophomore from Waco, Texas, earned runner-up honors in the men's 60-meter dash, clocking a time of 6.73 seconds to lead TCU at the Texas A&M Reveille Invitational held in College Station, Texas, Dec. 11. His performance is currently the fastest time in the league and tied for the fifth fastest mark in the NCAA, according to TFRRS.org. The conference weekly honor is third for Silmon in his career.
Hailing from Columbia, S.C., Young recorded the fastest time in school history to win the women’s 60-meter dash at the Texas A&M Reveille Invitational last weekend. After sitting out last season, the senior returned to action and earned a first-place finish in the event with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 7.23 seconds. That mark set a new meet record and is currently the fastest time in the NCAA and the MWC this season.
Young also helped TCU edge out Texas A&M to win the women’s 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:35.97. Teaming with Quinterra Charles, Kristal Juarez and Teneshia Peart, Young ran the anchor leg of the race, coming from behind during the final 100 meters to lead the Horned Frogs to victory. The unit’s time in the event also set a new meet record, ranks first in the NCAA and the Mountain West this season, and ranks third all-time in TCU history. For Young, she is claiming her third career weekly honor from the MWC.
TCU will resume its indoor season in January after returning from the holiday break.