Kinyanjui Wins Texas A&M Invitational

Mary Kinyanjui

Mary Kinyanjui

Sept. 20, 2003

College Station, Texas - The TCU women's cross country team, led by a first place finish from Mary Kinyanjui, placed second at the Texas A&M Invitational, held here today. The TCU men's squad finished seventh among a 16-team field.

Kinyanjui, a junior from Kiambu, Kenya, covered the 6K course in a winning time of 21:34, 10 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor, Kate Gorry of Rice. Katrina Zielinski placed seventh overall with a time of 22:05. Other TCU finishers included Heather Isbell (19th-22:47), Calandra Stewart (21st-22:50), McKale Davis (23rd-22:54), Pattie Parker (78th-24:19) and Katie Cosgrove (111th-25:19).

"Much better performance than last week," said TCU coach Derek Koonts. "Mary looked extremely focused and ran exceptionally well. Katrina Zielinski also ran a very good race. The entire team seemed much better prepared for the competition this week than they did at the season opener a week ago. I think they have adjusted to the training program we've put them through and knew a little more of what to expect. We still have some work to do, but this was certainly a step in the right direction."

On the men's side, TCU was led by Johnathan Bundren, who completed the 8K course in 26:28. Freshman Alex Morris was TCU's second finisher with a time of 26:44, good for 52nd place overall.

"The men showed some signs of improvement," said Koonts. "It will help tremendously when we get (second team all-Conference USA performer) Jackson Langat back for the Jamboree in two weeks."

The Frogs will take next weekend off before resuming action in Stillwater on October 4 when they take part in the Cowboy Jamboree.

Women's Team Scores:

1. Texas A&M 35

2. TCU 58

3. Rice 81

4. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 156

5. Lamar 169

6. Abilene Christian 172

7. Stephen F. Austin 182

8. UT-San Antonio 226

9. Texas 235

10. Texas State 261

 

 

11. Southern Arkansas 346

12. Texas A&M-Kingsville 398

13. Texas A&M-Commerce 401

14. St. Mary's 411

15. Texas A&M-International 470

16. Prairie View A&M 538

Men's Team Scores:

1. Texas A&M 27

2. Stephen F. Austin 77

3. Sam Houston 81

4. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 101

5. Northwood 210

6. Southern Arkansas 216

7. TCU 224

8. UT-San Antonio 239

9. Texas A&M-Commerce 241

10. Texas A&M-Kingsville 246

11. Texas State 254

12. Lamar 268

13. UT-Arlington 302

14. Tarleton State 394

15. Texas A&M-International 442

16. Prairie View A&M 451

TCU Women's Individual Results:

1. Mary Kinyanjui 21:34

7. Katrina Zielinski 22:05

19. Heather Isbell 22:47

21. Calandra Stewart 22:50

23. McKale Davis 22:54

78. Pattie Parker 24:19

111. Katie Cosgrove 25:19

TCU Men's Individual Results:

41. Johnathan Bundren 26:28

52. Alex Morris 26:44

67. Chris Benassi 27:08

75. Brad Maciulewicz 27:15

112. J.T. Reinert 28:22

117. David Harris 28:29

129. Steven Lenney 28:57

137. Josh Sharon 29:20

145. Raita Yamanouchi 29:34


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