Kinyanjui Takes First Place At A&M Invitational

Mary Kinyanjui

Mary Kinyanjui
Mary Kinyanjui captured the individual title at the Texas A&M Invitational for the second straight year, helping the TCU women to a second place finish among 13 teams on Friday night. The TCU men placed a respectable sixth among 10 teams.

"We had a good night," said TCU cross country coach Patrick Cunniff. "It was good to see Mary get the win. Calandra Stewart also ran very well, with another top 10 finish. Cassie Hostick really competed hard in her first collegiate race. On the men's side, Matt Manly turned in another strong performance, while Johnathan Bundren and Alex Morris ran well. We were much improved over a week ago on both sides," continued Cunniff. "We made the progress I was hoping to see."

Kinyanjui, running in her final season of collegiate competition, covered the 5K course in 17:57, 15 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor. Kinyanjui also won this event a year ago when it was a 6K race. Stewart placed sixth in a time of 18:27. The women totaled 56 points to earn the runnerup honors behind Texas A&M, which netted 35 points.

Manly, running in just his second collegiate race, covered the 8K distance in 27:18 to place 23rd overall. Sophomore Alex Morris, running for the first time this season, placed 36th overall with a time of 27:55, just five seconds ahead of teammate Johnathan Bundren.

Both teams will enjoy next weekend off before they travel to Stillwater, Oklahoma to take part in the Cowboy Jamboree on Saturday, October 2.

TEAM RESULTS:

WOMEN: 1. Texas A&M 35; 2. TCU 56; 3. Texas A&M Corpus Christi 114; 4. Rice 119; 5. Lamar 1120; 6. Texas 139; 7. UTA 204; 8. UT-San Antonio 257; 9. Sam Houston State 260; 10. St. Mary's 271; 11. Texas State 304; 12. Texas A&M Kingsville 312; 13. Texas A&M International 352.

MEN: 1. Texas A&M 29; 2. Sam Houston State 85; 3. Lamar 95; 4. Texas A&M Corpus Christi 104; 5. Texas A&M Kingsville 110; 6. TCU 141; 7. UTA 187; 8. Northwood 217; 9. UT-San Antonio 221; 10. Texas A&M-International 253

TCU INDIVIDUAL RESULTS:

WOMEN: 1. Mary Kinyanjui 17:57; 6. Calandra Stewart 18:27; 12. Halie Bullin 18:52; 20. Cassie Hostick 19:15; 25. McKale Davis 19:28; 43. Katrina Zielinski 19:57; 56. Elese Dawson 20:26; 69. Pattie Parker 20:59; 95. Katie Cosgrove 21:58.

MEN: 23. Matt Manly 27:18; 36. Alex Morris 27:55; 38. Johnathan Bundren 28:00; 42. J.T. Reinert 28:11; 46. Houston Bolin 28:15; 50. Cody Cook 28:28; 54. David Harris 28:36; 55. Brett McKnight 28:38; 74. Steven Salazzo 29:15; 80. Steven Lenney 29:48; 99. Josh Sharon 32:49.

 

 


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