April 18, 2012
FORT WORTH - The TCU Athletics Department has named Charles Silmon and Courtney Chown as its athletes of the week, it was announced Wednesday.
Silmon, a Waco native, helped the Horned Frogs secure three first-place finishes this past weekend at the Spec Towns Invite in Athens, Ga. The junior began by claiming the individual crown in the men's 100 meters, crossing the finish line in 10.28 seconds.
He went on to capture first-place accolades in the men's 200-meter dash with a seasonal-best time of 20.68, which ranks first in the Mountain West and is currently No. 21 in the NCAA. Silmon was also key component of TCU's quartet that captured the men's 4x100 with a time of 39.94.
Chown put the finishing touches on one of the most remarkable careers in TCU history, defeating recent All-America honoree Indy Roper, 148.5-142. With the win, she went 4-0 on the week in Horsemanship.
The Pilot Point, Texas, native closed her senior season with a 11-6 overall record and two MVPs. Chown wrapped-up her career with a 43-16-1 record in the event, while capturing 16 MVP honors during her four-year stay in Fort Worth.
2011-12 TCU Athletes of the Week
April 10, 2012 - Preston Morrison and Olivia Smith
April 5, 2012 - Rachel Raastad and Johan de Beer
March 28, 2012 - Johan de Beer and Stefanie Tan
March 21, 2012 - Lorraine Ugen and Kyle Von Tungeln
March 14, 2012 - Charles Silmon and Whitney Gipson, Sarah Scherer
March 7, 2012 - Brooke Beeler and J.R. Cadot
Feb. 29, 2012 - Amric Fields and Whitney Gipson
Feb. 22, 2012 - Hank Thorns and Natalie Ventress
Feb. 15, 2012 - Nick Chappell and Natalie Ventress
Feb. 8, 2012 - Katelyn Gray and Julien Brun
Jan. 31, 2012 - J.R. Cadot and Jaime Dowd
Jan. 25, 2012 - Sarah Beard and Edgar Crespo
Jan. 18, 2012 - Antoinette Thompson and Charles Silmon
Jan. 11, 2012 - Kyan Anderson and Katie Lybbert
Dec. 13, 2011 - Charles Silmon and Lorraine Ugen
Dec. 6, 2011 - Sabine Rasch and Kris Gardner
Nov. 29, 2011 - J.R. Cadot and Kristen Hester
Nov. 22, 2011 - Waymon James and Natalie Ventress
Nov. 15, 2011 - Agnes Kemboi and Josh Boyce
Nov. 9, 2011 - Laszlo Gyurko and Taylor Prince
Nov. 1, 2011 - Jordan Raines and Jonathan Anderson
Oct. 25, 2011 - Alexie Estrada and Devin Johnson
Oct. 19, 2011 - Federica Denti, Kelsey Sundaram and Edgar Crespo
Oct. 13, 2011 - Matt Korman and Sanna Nuutinen
Oct. 4, 2011 - Ed Wesley and Jordan Raines
Sept. 28, 2011 - Waymon James and Jordan Calhoun
Sept. 20, 2011 - Josh Boyce and Yvonne Igodan
Sept. 13, 2011 - Matthew Tucker and Alicen Wright
Sept. 7, 2011 - Julien Brun and Sarah Joeckel