Three Horned Frogs walk away as Big 12 indoor champions

first_imgReddIt Kennedy Harvey Linkedin ReddIt Linkedin Track and field fares well in annual Texas Relays Facebook Kennedy Harvey Previous articleThe Skiff: February 28, 2019Next articleHoroscope: February 28, 2019 Kennedy Harvey RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Kennedy Harvey Kennedy Harvey Twittercenter_img No. 16 baseball holds on to win first home series of the season Kennedy Harvey Track and Field continues to improve with strong showing in Charlie Thomas invitational printTCU’s indoor track and field season concluded on Saturday at the Big 12 Championships, a meet that was filled with career-highs, season-bests and a trio of conference titles.Destiny Longmire kicked off the meet Friday being crowned conference champion in the women’s long jump. Entering the meet ranked 10th nationally, Longmire set a new personal-best with a 6.39 meter jump. No one was able to top her, and she took home the title in her first Big 12 Championship. She had previously won a conference title while competing in the Mountain West conference as a member of the San Jose State women’s track and field team.Destiny Longmire won the conference championship with a season-best long jump. Photo provided by TCU AthleticsTCU had another top-five finisher in the women’s long jump, as Chyna Ries finished fourth with a career high 6.17 meter jump. She had spent the winter battling injuries and made her debut at the championships.“I’m really excited for the long jump girls,” head coach Darryl Anderson said. “Anytime you come in and win a title in the Big 12 it says a lot, and for Destiny to come in and jump nearly 21 feet says a lot.”Following the lead of the long jumpers, sophomore Chengetayi Mapaya won the men’s triple jump title. Entering the meet, Mapaya was the sixth-ranked triple jumper in the conference but came out on top this weekend with a new school record jump of 16.83 meters.Sophomore Chengetayi Mapaya won the men’s triple jump with a school-record jump. Photo provided by TCU AthleticsFinishing out the trio of winners was Lily Beckford, who won the women’s 600-yard.Beckford ran a time of 1:19.97 in the prelims on Friday afternoon. She brought this momentum into the finals the following day, where she improved her time to 1:19.69, which was the top time in the Big 12 this season. Also with noteworthy performances on Friday were TCU’s pole vaulters. Both Adam McAdoo and Kendahl Shue broke their own school record. McAdoo set a 5.08m for the men, while Shue improved the women’s record to 3.88m. In the men’s 600-yard, Derrick Mokaleng took second place with a school-record time of 1:07.75. Jostyn Andrews also placed, taking sixth with a career-best time of 1:09.51. Derick Mokaleng ran a school-record time in the men’s 600-yard. Photo provided by TCU AthleticsWith the indoor season coming to an end, the Frogs will refocus their attention as they transition to the 2019 outdoor track and field season. Anderson said the playing field is even now that all teams will move practices outside. One barrier TCU struggles with during the indoor season is the lack of a training facility, but this gives them an advantage in the outdoor season.“We’re always without a roof, and now, heading into outdoors, everyone is going to be without a roof,” said Anderson. “Some of the other schools have indoor facilities as well for when it’s cold. If you don’t have one, you work with what you have. Texas weather is bipolar, and this season was brutal on our training. That’s the reality of it. But now everyone is moving outside, and we all have to deal with the same environment.”Those who qualified will advance to the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship March 8-9. Those who did not will focus on the Frogs’ first meet of the 2019 outdoor track and field season, which is set to take place on Saturday, March 16 when they host the TCU Invitational. Second comeback of the weekend propels Baseball to series victory over Texas Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award + posts TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks The team took home titles in long jump, triple jump, and the 600 yard dash over the weekend. Photo courtesy of TCU Athletics. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

TCU receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines

first_imgTwitter Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printTCU health center staff will likely be among the first people to receive a COVID-19 vaccine on campus. A batch of 100 doses is on its way to the Brown-Lupton Health Center, according to an email sent Monday. The university is expecting the Moderna vaccine, which was granted emergency authorization by the the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday. The university said in an email that the vaccine will be distributed based on protocols from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Health center staff will be some of the first to have the option to receive the vaccine.The Moderna vaccine requires two doses, with the second coming 28 days after the first. The email also said that the university does not know when they will receive their next batch of vaccines, or how large it will be. Cases rise as vaccines begin The approval of the Moderna vaccine came one week after the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine became the first to be granted emergency authorization by the FDA. The Moderna vaccine that TCU is receiving can be stored and shipped at a warmer temperature than its Pfizer-BioNTech counterpart, easing potential logistical challenges. More than 614,000 Americans have been vaccinated as of Tuesday morning, according to the New York Times. The arrival of the vaccines come as the U.S. experiences a record-number of COVID-19 cases. The past week has seen an average of 216,163 new cases per day. For comparison, the rise in cases over the summer was seeing around 65,000 new cases per day. Daily deaths from the virus topped 3,000 for the first time last week. TCU said that the arrival of the vaccines marks a new stage in the pandemic. “We are excited to begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and for the opportunity to decrease our community’s risk of COVID-19,” the email said. “Although our first allotment is a small batch, and vaccination is optional, it marks the beginning of the next stage in this pandemic and is an important step in protecting the health of our community.” ReddIt Facebook Linkedin Benton McDonald Benton McDonald Linkedin Benton McDonald Benton McDonald Benton McDonald Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Dr. Joseph Varon, the chief medical officer at United Memorial Medical Center, receives the first dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine after receiving a delivery of 200 doses, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Houston. The hospital, which serves primarily low-income and uninsured patients, did not receive any of the Pfizer vaccines last week. This week, Houston hospitals will receive 3,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine, according to the Houston Health Department. It will be distributed to healthcare workers, in accordance with the Texas Department of State Health Services guidelines. (Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP) + posts Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Previous articleHoroscope: December 21, 2020Next articleHoroscope: December 22, 2020 Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more