Ronnie Baker ran a world-leading time of 6.47 on Saturday to successfully defend his 60-meter title at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, Ala.
Baker broke the record of 6.51 set by Jacoby Ford of Clemson in 2009. His time also surpassed Jamaica’s Asafa Powell (6.49) on the 2016 world list and is the fastest low-altitude time in NCAA history.
The TCU men finished 18th with 12 points.
In a letter written to “Horned Frogs Basketball Fans,” TCU men’s coach Trent Johnson said that “our program is sticking together, staying positive” and “I am confident that our caliber of play will be improved moving forward.”
The letter, signed by TCU players, appeared on Johnson’s Twitter account.
“This ‘chip’ on our shoulder will be used to turn the Horned Frogs basketball program into one that all TCU can be proud of,” Johnson wrote.
TCU finished 12-21 this season, and Johnson is 50-79 in four seasons with two years left on his contract. Athletic director Chris Del Conte said Thursday that he planned to meet with Johnson this weekend to go over the season, as usual. Del Conte declined to say whether Johnson would return.
In other TCU news:
Rifle: The Frogs finished second at the NCAA Championships in Akron, Ohio. TCU fired a team score of 2,361, just four shots behind West Virginia’s 2,365. It’s TCU’s third runner-up finish.
Women’s golf: Annika Clark and Brooke Graebe each carded even-par 72s to help TCU maintain its lead following the second round of the Notre Dame Clover Cup in Mesa, Ariz.
Beach volleyball: TCU (4-1) beat Chaminade 5-0 in Honolulu.
Softball: UT Arlington fell to No. 18 Arizona 11-0 at the Maverick Classic, its first loss of the season. UTA beat Samford 7-1 earlier in the day. At 19-1, it’s the best 20-game start in school history, passing the 17-3 mark set in 1980.
Women’s tennis: The Mavericks (8-1) upset No. 45 New Mexico 4-3 to extend their home winning streak to 19 matches.