Kinyanjui Finishes Second at Chile Pepper

Mary Kinyanjui

Mary Kinyanjui

Oct. 18, 2003

Fayetteville, Arkansas - Mary Kinyanjui captured the individual runnerup honors, leading the TCU women's cross country to a seventh place finish among 37 schools competing at the Chile Pepper Invitational, held on the Agri Park course here today. The TCU men's squad finished 26th among the 33 teams competing at one of the nation's most prestigious events.

Kinyanjui, a junior from Kiambu, Kenya, completed the women's 6K course in 20:56.50. Virginia Tech's Marlies Overbeeke won the race in 20:47.42. It marked the third straight meet in which Kinyanjui recorded a top-five individual finish. Katrina Zielinski was TCU's second runner, crossing the finish line in 22:08.27 to place 42nd overall, just two spots ahead of freshman Calandra Stewart (22:11.57).

Jackson Langat led the men's squad with a 47th place finish. He covered the 10K course in 31:19.33. Freshman Alex Morris was the second TCU finisher, breaking the finish line in 32:58.25.

"We had a mixed bag today on both the women's and men's side," said TCU coach Derek Koonts. "Mary ran lights out for us. She really looked good. Calandra Stewart was our third runner today and ran her best race of the year. We had a couple other runners who didn't have as good of days. We'll need to be clicking on all cylinders to compete for the conference title in two weeks."

"On the men's side, Jackson Langat looked much improved over the last time out," noted Koonts. "I thought freshman Alex Morris ran very well and some of the other guys showed some improvement while competing at 10,000 meters for the first time this fall."

The Frogs will not compete again until the Conference USA Cross Country Championships, which will be held in Tampa, Fla. on Saturday, November 1.

"We have faced some very strong competition in our last two meets, the Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater and the Chile Pepper here today," said Koonts. "The conference meet will actually be much smaller than these two meets were and we should be ready to compete."

 

 

Women's Team Scores:

1. Nevada 114

2. Texas Tech 122

3. Arkansas 153

4. Virginia Tech 155

5. Vanderbilt 160

6. Texas-El Paso 195

7. TCU 232

8. Cal-Davis 233

9. Oklahoma 284

10. Belmont 295

11. Stephen F. Austin 298

12. Alabama 356

13. Samford 370

14. Boise State 465

Texas-Arlington 465

16. Ala.-Birmingham 469

17. Western Kentucky 488

18. Tulsa 495

19. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 516

20. Kansas State 522

21. LSU 565

22. Harding 581

23. Ole Miss 657

24. Abilene Christian 703

25. New Mexico State 723

26. La.-Lafayette 724

27. Memphis 726

28,. Texas-Pan American 729

29. Akanasas Tech 788

30. Hastings 805

31. Mo.-Kansas City 833

32. East Central 884

33. Cloud City 891

34. SE Oklahoma 1016

35. McMurry 1042

36. Centenary 1087

37. SW Oklahoma 1096

TCU Women's Individual Results:

2. Mary Kinyanjui 20:56.50

42. Katrina Zielinski 22:08.27

44. Calandra Stewart 22:11.57

61. Heather Isbell 22:34.75

100. McKale Davis 23:10.23

179. Pattie Parker 24:34.45

208. Katie Cosgrove 25:15.35

Men's Team Scores:

1. Arkansas 78

2. Oklahoma 130

3. Alabama 154

4. Abilene Christian 176

5. UTEP 217

6. Tulsa 272

7. Rice 283

8. Boise State 285

9. Cal-Davis 287

10. Belmont 321

11. Stephen F. Austin 348

12. Texas Tech 355

13. Houston 369

14. Eastern Oregon 404

15. Memphis 409

16. LSU 424

17. Virginia Tech 431

18. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 432

19. Texas-Pan American 435

20. Samford 461

21. Louisiana-Monroe 517

22. Oklahoma State 530

23. Texas-Arlington 540

24. East Central (Okla.) 543

25. Western Kentucky 577

26. TCU 612

27. UMKC 734

28. Louisiana-Lafayette 755

29. Hastings (Neb.) 775

30. Mississippi 823

31. New Mexico State 934

32. McMurry 971

33. Centenary 1054

TCU Men's Individual Results:

47. Jackson Langat 31:19.33

120. Alex Morris 32:58.25

130. Brad Maciulewicz 33:08.34

152. Steven Lenney 33:58.01

163. David Harris 34:25.53

182. Raita Yamanouchi 35:29.86

188. Chris Benassi 35:54.43


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