TCU Track & Field recently competed in the Big 12 championship meet where they finished with three gold medals and three silver medals.
The highlight of the meet was the men’s 4x100 relay team, one of the country’s best. The collective comprised of Bryson Stubblefield, Tinotenda Matiyenga, Kundai Maguranyanga and Robert Gregory Jr. placed first and broke the meet record with a time of 38.50, the fourth-fastest time recorded in the NCAA this season.
Chengetayi (Du) Mapaya added the second gold medal to the Frogs’ collection of hardware as the senior secured his third Big 12 title in triple jump. Mapaya recorded a 16.84m (55-3) (1.9w) on his first and only attempt needed to claim the title.
To round out the Frogs’ trio of gold medals, Devin Roberson gave TCU its first conference discus title in program history. He was down in fourth up until his final attempt, where he threw a mark of 57.36m (188-2) to lock down the win.
Aside from helping the Frogs to a gold in the 4x100 relay, Robert Gregory Jr. added the first bronze medal from the meet in the 200m. The sophomore capped off an incredible season by posting a time of 20.00, medaling in the event for the second consecutive year.
Both relay squads got the job done for the Frogs, as the 4x400 team took home bronze. David Seete, Maguranyanga, Simbarashe Maketa and Ethan Brown finished third with a time of 3:05.02.
The women’s relay teams also performed well. Although they didn’t medal, the 4x100 squad of Tatianna Martinez, Imani Udoumana, Khyasia Caldwell and Teleda Williams clocked a 45.34. The 4x400 squad of Martinez, Williams, Asiah Fields and Lailah White posted a 3:39.93. Both relay squads placed 6th.
Individually, the women’s team was highlighted by Gracie Morris and Grace Anigbata, who finished fourth and eighth in their respective events. Morris posted a time of 4:24:00 in the 1500m and Anigbata posted a 12.92m jump in the triple jump.
All in all, it was a good meet for TCU Track & Field. They’ll look to add more hardware to their collection this Wednesday, May 25 as they head to Fayetteville, Arkansas for the NCAA West Regional meet.
The Frogs will enter the regional meet as the No. 25 ranked team in the country.