The most prolific female distance runner at TCU, Kinyanjui completed her eligibility with the 2004 cross country season.
A two-time Conference USA and South Central Region cross country champion... joined Glady's Keitany as the only TCU female runners to win two league cross country titles.
Named to the C-USA Cross Country 10th Anniversary squad.
Holds three school records on the track: the 3,000 and 5,000m indoor and 5,000 outdoors.
2004 Cross Country
Defended her Conference USA and South Central Region titles... won the C-USA meet in 21:16 and took top honors in the region with a personal best 6K time of 20:09, earning her second straight trip to the NCAA Championships.
Also defended her title at the Texas A&M Invitational, covering the 5K distance in 17:57, and placed fourth at the Chile Pepper Festival.
Finished 77th at the NCAA Championships with a time of 21:43.
Was one of 10 female athletes named to the Conference USA All-Decade team for cross country.
Competed in the mile, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters during the indoor season... set two school records, breaking the 3,000 meter mark in a time of 9:39.09 at the Razorback Invitational and shattering the 5,000 meter mark at the Last Chance Meet in Ames in 16:23.55.
Won the C-USA indoor 5,000 meter crown (17:02.34), was second in the 3,000 (9:53.75) and took fifth in the mile (4:58.77).
Focused on the 5,000 meters during the outdoor season... broke the school record at the Texas Relays, earning runnerup honors with a time of 16:41.81.
Defended her C-USA 5,000-meter crown with a time of 17:07.93.
Took the silver medal in the 5,000 at the Midwest regional meet, covering the distance in 16:46.56 to earn a spot at the national meet.
Finished 17th at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:17.58.
2003 Cross Country
Was TCU's top finisher in every cross country meet during the fall schedule, culminating in top honors at both the Conference USA Championships and the South Central Regional meet, earning a trip to the NCAA Championships.
After a seventh place finish in the UNT Season Opener, did not finish lower than fourth in the next five cross country meets.
Won the Texas A&M Invitational, covering the 6K distance in 21:34.
Took fourth place at the Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater with a time of 21:15 over the 6000 meter course.
Placed second in the Chile Pepper 6K event in Fayetteville, Arkansas with a time of 20:56.5.
Earned first team all-conference honors by winning the C-USA Cross Country Championships with a time of 20:45.4... became just the second TC
female athlete to win a conference title, joining Glady's Keitany.
Named the South Central Region Female Athlete of the Year after winning the regional meet in 20:44, earning a trip to the NCAA meet.
Placed 45th at the NCAA Championships despite falling twice in the first 600 meters of the race... finished in a time of 20:51.5.
Competed at both the 3000 and 5000 meter distances during the indoor season... placed fifth at the C-USA indoor meet in the 3000 (9:59.48) and sixth in the 5000 (17:29.07).
Focused on the 1500 and the 5000 meters during the outdoor season.
Won the Conference USA outdoor title at 5000 meters, establishing a school record in the process with a time of 16:47.84... the old mark was 16:52.84, set by Katie Singleton in 2000 at the Penn Relays.
Finished fifth in the conference in the 1500 meters with a season-best time of 4:32.58.
Competed at the Midwest Region meet in the 5000... placed sixth with a time of 17:29.25.
2001-2002 (Butler County C.C.)
Placed fourth at the National Junior College cross country meet in 2002, finishing the 5K course in 18:09.7... led her team to the NJCAA cross country title... coached by Kirk Hunter.
Was a triple winner at the NJCAA Indoor Championships in 2002... captured the national title in the one mile run (5:03.60), the 3000m run (10.28.30) and the 5000m run (18:23.07)... set school records in all three events... won the 5K by 25 seconds over her nearest competitor.
Took first place honors in both the 5K and 10K at the 2002 NJCAA Outdoor Championships... holds the school records in the outdoor 5K, 10K and as a member of the 4x800m relay.
Placed third at the 2001 national JC cross country championships.
Placed third in both the 5000 meter run and 10,000 meter run at the 2001 NJCAA Outdoor Championships, recording times of 18:54.80 and 39:55.11 respectively.
Finished third in the 5K (18:44.01) and sixth in the 3000 meters (11:18.62) at the NJCAA Indoor Championships in 2001.
Set personal bests of 4:40 for the 1500, 10:03 for the 3000, 17:17 for the 5K and 37:44 for the 10K.
Graduated from Mukua High School in Kiambu, Kenya... was coached by Nganga Ngata.
Lettered four times in both track & field and in cross country during her prep career... was a national participant all four years.
Voted her team's most inspirational and valued member.
Mary Mumbi Kinyanjui is the daughter of Peter Kinyanjui and Veronica Wanjiru.
Pursuing a degree in speech communications with a business minor.