Frogs headed to the Olympics

By Lexy Cruz and Bailey McGowan of TCU 360
Posted July 19, 2012

These Frogs will compete in the 2012 London Summer Games.

Sarah Scherer
Senior Sarah Scherer competed in the 2012 Olympics and placed seventh out of eight athletes in the women’s 10 meter air rifle event. Scherer is a NCAA Champion with many rifle honors as a part of TCU’s rifle team. Scherer shot a perfect 600 against the University of Alaska-Fairbanks last fall, an accomplishment she said she did not expect at this point in her career. TCU Coach Karen Monez said Scherer was the fourth person in NCAA history to attain a perfect score and the second woman to do so.

Edgar Crespo
TCU’s Edgar Crespo placed fourth in the men’s 100 meter breaststroke representing Panama. Crespo holds the TCU record in both the 100 meter and 200 meter breaststroke. He competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and in the Pan-American games this past fall.

Alejandro Gomez
TCU graduate Alejandro Gomez will swim for Venezuela in the Olympics this summer. He swam the men’s 1500 meter freestyle in 15:24.29 placing third. He previously held the TCU record for the 1,000 meter freestyle. Gomez will compete on Aug. 3.

Khadevis Robinson
TCU graduate Khadevis Robinson earned a place on the U.S. team for the London Games with a time of 1:44.64 as a runner-up in finals of the men’s 800 meters. He previously placed first overall with a time of 1:45.83 in the semifinals of the men’s 800 meters.

Justyn Warner
TCU graduate Justyn Warner will compete in London for Canada in the men’s 100 meters. He placed first overall in the men’s 100 meters at the Canadian Track and Field Championships. His time was 10.15 seconds. The three time All-American finished third overall at the Mountain West Conference Championships in 2009 and qualified for the NCAA Regional.

Darvis “Doc” Patton
TCU graduate Darvis Patton will run in the 4×100-meter relay for U.S. In 2000, he became the first TCU athlete to win an indoor conference long jump title and the first Horned Frog to win a conference long jump crown of any kind since 1970 when he won the WAC indoor title. The ten time All-American graduated from TCU in 2001.

Gregg Troy
Former Frog Gregg Troy is the head coach for the men’s Olympic swim team. Troy graduated from TCU in 1972 and is currently the University of Florida head coach.

Bill Koppelman
Bill Koppelman is the assistant coach for Panama’s swimming and diving team. Bill Koppelman joined the TCU staff  as the assistant coach for TCU Swimming and Diving in the fall of 2006.


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