April 19, 2011
FORT WORTH – The TCU women’s golf team and trackster Charles Silmon have been named the TCU Athletes of the Week, it was announced Tuesday.
The women’s squad rallied from a three-stroke deficit entering Saturday's final round to win the 2011 Mountain West Conference Women's Golf Championship.
The Horned Frogs' final-round 4-under-par 284 was their fourth-lowest round in program history. TCU was at 1-over 865 for the tournament, its second-best score all time and surpassed only by an 859 at the 2008 Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown.
TCU won its second Mountain West Conference championship in the last five years. Both titles saw the Horned Frogs stage a late rally. In 2007, TCU trailed by six strokes entering the final round before capturing the championship by one shot.
Sophomore Silmon blazed to a personal-best time in the men’s 100 meters as the TCU track and field program competed at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational Saturday at Percy Beard Track at James G. Pressly Stadium.
Silmon exploded out of the blocks with a time of 10.19 in the windy men’s 100 meters. The time topped his previous personal-best clocking of 10.23 from the finals at the World Junior Championships in Canada last summer. His time was the fastest by a Frog since 2004 and is also the second-fastest in Mountain West Conference history. The TCU sophomore would finish fifth in his heat and overall for the event.
The Waco, Texas native would later return to the track to place sixth overall in the men’s 200 meters, timing in at 20.60. Silmon finished just ahead of senior Mychal Dungey, who checked in with a time of 20.89. The duo follow-up with OJ Stoneham and Mark Barnes to lead TCU to a third-place performance in the men’s 4x100 relay.