TCU’s Ronnie Baker didn’t win the 100 meters Saturday at the Texas Relays, but he did lead the Horned Frogs’ 4x100-meter relay team to a victory at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
Baker, running in the Invitational division of the 100, which featured four professionals, finished third in 10.30 seconds. The event was won by Abdullah Mohammed of HS International in 10.12. Yoshihide Kiryu of Japan was second in 10:24.
“Baker getting third in the invitational is really good.” TCU director of track and field Darryl Anderson said. “He ran against some professional and international guys, which will help him down the line. You look at the times, and you might say, ‘What happened?’ but they ran into a heavy headwind. The winds changed as soon as they got into the blocks.”
Baker earned a gold medal after anchoring the 4x100 relay that included Raymond Bozmans, Sam Watts and Darrion Flowers to a time of 39.08.
TCU finished second in the 4x400 relay, with a time of 3:06.22 for the team of Joshua Washington, Watts, Bozmans and Kevin McClanahan.
TCU’s Brianna McGhee beat her school record in the 100 hurdles in 13.19. Megan Smith finished third in the shot put at 53 feet, 9 3/4 inches.
Texas senior Morolake Akinosun won the women’s 100 meters to become the first woman to win the event three years in a row. Akinosun won in 11.07 seconds, the fastest time in the world this year.
In the high school division, Arlington Seguin’s Tonea Marshall won the Division II girls 100 hurdles in 13.04. Arlington Bowie won the Division II boys 1,600 relay in 3:12.31 with Kobe Daniels, Ardran Carr, Braydon Johnson and Darien Porter.