TCU Cross Country Run Well At Chile Pepper Festival

Junior Agnes Kemboi

Oct. 15, 2011


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark – The TCU men’s and women’s cross country teams turned in a solid effort at the 23rd running of the Chile Pepper Festival Saturday.

Junior Agnes Kemboi paced all Frogs with fifth-place honors in the women’s 6K run. The Eldoret, Kenya native turned in a personal-best time of 20:23.3 to mark the second-fastest time in the Mountain West this fall. Her fifth place finish is the best by a female TCU harrier since Mary Kinyanjui claimed fourth overall in 2004.

“We are really excited with the way some of our girls ran today,” TCU head corss country coach Liz Wort said. “Agnes did a great job running with some of the best girls in the country and she was excited about her performance. She ran with a girl fro Utah and that will be good for her get a feel for the kind of race she will have to run at the conference meet in a couple of weeks. Overall, it was great weather and a perfect morning to run against some of the top teams and it was a good experience for our group going into the conference meet and regionals.”

Other top finishers for the Frogs on the women’s side included junior Tricia Terry (54th) and senior Kelly Dawson (80th) in a field of 296 competitors.

Overall, the women’s team earned a 17th place finish out of 34 teams, recording 461 points. Texas claimed the title on the women’s side, collecting 85 points. For the men, TCU finished 25th overall in the 10K race, while Oklahoma State captured the team championship.
Junior Daniel Ludwig led the men's squad, covering the 10K course in 32:44.7. Freshman Preston Newsome was the second TCU finisher, breaking the finish line in 33:35.7.

TCU will now look to postseason play and begin preparations for the Mountain West Conference Championships, Oct. 29, in Fort Collins, Colo.




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