TCU’s Ugen wins NCAA Indoor long jump

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Lorraine Ugen of TCU won the women’s long jump title by more than a foot Friday at the NCAA Indoor National Championships in Albuquerque.

Ugen, the defending NCAA outdoor champion, jumped 22 feet, 1 inch on her fifth jump of the day. Der’Renae Freeman of Florida State was second at 20-10.

TCU’s Jordan Moore failed to qualify for the 60-meter hurdles final after posting a time of 7.83, the 11th fastest. The top eight times advance to the final.

Texas A&M’s Brea Garrett, an Arlington Martin graduate, won the women’s weight throw with a toss of 72 feet, 8 inches. Garrett is the sister of A&M-bound football player Myles Garrett, a Martin senior.

•  Women’s tennis: TCU upset No. 22 Texas 5-2 in its Big 12 opener.

The host Frogs (8-7) won four singles matches and two doubles matches in dispatching the Longhorns (5-9). TCU has won three consecutive matches.

Simona Parajova won her 11th match of the season.

Other singles winners for TCU were Seda Arantekin, Sofiko Kadzhaya and Monika Sirilova. Doubles winners were Mimi Fotopoulos/Sofiko Kadzhaya and Monika Sirilova/Parajova.

•  Rifle: TCU scored 2,309 points and is sixth at the NCAA Championships following the smallbore competition. Hannah Black led the Frogs with 582 points. West Virginia leads with 2,338 points.

•  Men’s golf: TCU shot an 11-over 299 and is in 12th place after one round of the OMNI Tucson National Invitational Tournament.

Julien Brun shot a 72 to lead the Frogs. He is 26th, five shots out of second place. California leads with a 268. Cal’s Brandon Hagy leads with an 8-under 64.

UTA roundup

•  Softball: The Mavericks lost two games at the San Diego Classic II. UTA fell to Long Beach State 6-2 and San Diego State 4-3.

Marisa Datko knocked in both of the Mavericks’ runs against Long Beach State. Shelbi Sikes had two hits and an RBI against San Diego State.

The Mavericks fall to 13-13 for the season.

Women’s basketball

• Fifth-seeded Ball State (18-15) upset top-seeded and 25th-ranked Bowling Green (27-4) 73-55 in the Mid-American semifinals Friday.

• Ebony Rowe had 25 points and 14 rebounds to help top-seeded and 22nd-ranked Middle Tennessee (28-4) beat 13th-seeded Florida International in the Conference USA semifinals in El Paso.

Coaching moves

• Marshall basketball: Men’s coach Tom Herrion, 67-67 in four seasons, resigned after the Thundering Herd went 11-22 this season.

• South Florida basketball: Stan Heath, 12-20 this season and 97-130 in seven seasons overall, was fired.

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