Latest Frog Track & Field Olympic Trial News and NCAA Championship Results
In the latest news for TCU track & field we give highlights on NCAA Championship results and the on going Olympic trials. There are a few athletes past, current and future that could end up representing the U.S. in Tokyo!
2021 NCAA Championship
TCU had many athletes competing in Eugene, Oregon for the NCAA Championships, but Chengetayi (Du) Mapaya made his mark getting third in the triple jump. Mapaya jumped 16.74m on his last attempt, which would help him secure the bronze. Freshman Robert Gregory Jr. stole the show in Eugene, earning 1st team All-American honors in the 200m. Gregory Jr. qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 200m. However, he suffered an injury at the NCAA Championship that will sideline him.
TCU Alumni Athlete
TCU alum Ronnie Baker qualified for the Olympic trials in the 100m with a time of 9.94. In his time in Fort Worth, Baker was a two-time national champion in the 60m and a 12-time all-American. Baker’s best indoor time for the 60m is 6.40, which puts him as the third-fastest man in the event’s history. Baker will run later in June to qualify for Tokyo 2021.
Horned Frogs Signee Qualifies for Olympic Trials
Sydney Juszczyk is an incredible javelin thrower; she is currently a senior at Trinity Catholic in St. Louis, Missouri. Juszczyk leads all US high school girls with a 54.22m personal-best throw. If Juszczyk were in college right now, she’d rank 14th nationally after the NCAA Championship Results. She won back-to-back state championships in Missouri in 2018 and 2019, and Covid canceled her chances at a three-peat. In July of 2020, Juszczyk became the No. 1 high school girls javelin thrower in the country at the Hammerman USA All-Throwers League Meet in Aurora, Colorado with a mark of 50.17m.
Road to Tokyo
Sydney Juszczyk will compete on June 25th at 3 p.m. CT with the finals taking place the following day at 7:30 p.m. Ronnie Baker’s qualifier hasn’t been set yet. NBC Sports will cover all qualifiers and Olympic coverage.
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By: Campus Live Intern Jack Damon