TCU track star Scotty Newton can really fly.
The recent graduate has made his mark leaping through the air, starring for the Horned Frogs in both the triple and long jump events over the course of his four year career in Fort Worth.
A Bakersfield, CA native, Newton came to TCU as an all-state medalist in both events, with high school PRs in the Long Jump PR of 24’ 2”/7.37 m and Triple Jump PR of 49’ 8”/15.14 m. He would go on to smash those marks over the next few seasons, setting a best of 25-5.25 (7.75 meters) m in the Long and 54 feet 5” (16.47m) in the Triple.
Newton finished his career as a first team All-American, finishing fourth at the NCAA Track and Field Championships last spring. He PR’ed on his first jump of the day, a mark that carried him to the finals. It was the perfect cap to a senior season that saw him named an All-American twice (an honor he has received six times in his career), win two Big 12 titles, and set two school records.
In a program rife with tradition and stars, Newton made his own mark. “Scotty is the ultimate competitor,” Head Coach Darryl Anderson said. “He loves to compete and now is starting to figure it out and go far. He’s doing a super job.”
That makes Scotty Newton a 2017-2018 Athlete of the Year Nominee.