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GoFrogs: Mapaya Breaks Outdoor Triple Jump School Record

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    GoFrogs: Mapaya Breaks Outdoor Triple Jump School Record

    AYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Chengetayi Mapaya continued to add to his young but historic TCU track and field career on Saturday at the National Relay Championships, setting the school record in the men's outdoor triple jump.

    Mapaya had a pair of historic jumps on the day. On his fourth attempt, the sophomore from Harare jumped a wind-legal 16.64m (54-7.25) to break the school record. The previous record was 16.57m (54-4.5), set by Scotty Newton at last year's National Relay Championships. Both of TCU's indoor and outdoor triple jump records now belong to Mapaya.

    Mapaya's fifth attempt was a wind-aided 16.86m (55-3.25) jump, the farthest jump of the meet. Despite the windy conditions, Mapaya jumped beyond 16.30m on all six attempts. Mapaya's winning jump was a full two feet farther than second-place Papay Glaywulu of Oklahoma, who currently ranks third in the Big 12 and fourth in the West Region. Mapaya currently ranks No.2 in the NCAA, No.1 in the West Region, and No.1 in the Big 12.

    All four of TCU's relays posted competitive marks on the day. The men's 4x100 relay, consisting of Tinotenda Matiyenga, Tarrick Brock, Glenn Bender, and Derrick Mokaleng, kicked off the morning with a second-place time of 40.56. The women's 4x100 relay of Jenea Spinks, Destiny Longmire, Hope Glenn, and Teleda Williams posted a 46.45 time and finished fifth.

    In 4x400 relay action, the men's relay of Jostyn Andrews, Blake Hennesay, Bender, and Mokaleng, finished third with a time of 3:10.17. Lily Beckford, Asiah Fields, Kiana Banks, and Kayla Heard posted a fourth-place time of 3:37.78, TCU's second-fastest time of the season.

    Both of TCU's shot put throwers recorded personal-bests on Saturday. Brooklin Klopf threw 14.70m (48-2.3/4) and finished fourth, while freshman Jordan Williams threw 13.64m (44-9) and finished seventh. At the Michael Johnson Invitational last week, Klopf threw 14.54m (47-8.5) and Williams threw 13.60m (44-7.5).

    1) Arkansas
    2) Texas
    3) Kansas State
    4) TCU
    5) Baylor
    6) Kansas
    7) Oklahoma
    8) Mississippi State
    9) Washington
    10) Oklahoma State
    11) Stanford

    1) Arkansas
    2) Texas
    3) Kansas State
    T-4) TCU
    T-4) Baylor
    6) Oklahoma
    7) Kansas
    8) Mississippi State

    "The relays were competitive today," head track and field coach Darryl Anderson said. "I was pleased with that, given the situation with the windy weather. Nobody, not just us, ran what they were capable of, especially in the 4x100, but we had a good and competitive day today. Then you have Du (Mapaya) jump over 55-3 in the triple. Even though it was over the allowable wind, he needed to get those jumps in because he hadn't had to jump competitively in a few weeks. For him to jump over 55 feet heading into postseason bodes well. Then our shot put girls made improvements today. All in all, it was a good day and we didn't suffer any casualties. We'll move forward and spend the next 10 or so days getting ready for the Big 12 meet."

    The Horned Frogs return to action in two weeks at the Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Norman, Okla. The meet is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, May 11-13.

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