Mary Kinyanjui
Mary Kinyanjui

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kiambu, Kenya

Last College:
Butler County C.C.

Event:
Distances

Experience:
1L


General

  • School record holder in the 5000 meters and a national qualifier in cross country, returns for her senior season on the track in 2004.
  • Is the defending Conference USA outdoor champion at 5000 meters.
  • Coming off an outstanding fall season in which she earned South Central Regional Cross Country Female Athlete of the Year accolades, could be a national qualifier in the 5 and10K events on the track this spring.
  • Has one more year of eligibility remaining in cross country.

    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 TCU 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.

    2003 Track

  • 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.

    High School

  • 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.

    Personal

  • Mary Mumbi Kinyanjui is the daughter of Peter Kinyanjui and Veronica Wanjiru.
  • Pursuing a degree in speech communications with a business minor.


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