Cross Country Primed For Big 12 Championship


Oct. 28, 2016


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FORT WORTH, Texas
-- TCU will compete at the 2016 Big 12 Cross Country Championship on Saturday, Oct. 29, at The Rawls Course in Lubbock, Texas.

The conference meet will get running at 10 a.m. CT with the women’s 6,000-meter race, while the men’s 8,000-meter run will follow at 11 a.m. FloTrack.com will live stream both races.

The top men’s and women’s teams will be crowned league champions, and the top 15 individuals in each race will earn All-Big 12 honors.

The Field
The men's Big 12 squads will feature two top-30 teams in No. 9 Oklahoma State and No. 13 Iowa State. The women's conference race will host No. 12 Baylor, No. 15 Iowa State, No. 18 Oklahoma State, with West Virginia, Texas and Kansas receiving votes.

Record Ranking
The women's team is currently ranked eighth in the USTFCCCA south central region, marking the best position for the Horned Frogs since they were ranked No. 8 during the 2010 season.

Finishing Strong
The team has steadily climbed the rankings this year as they've put up noteworthy performances throughout the season. The Frogs recorded a third-place finish at the 28th annual Chile Pepper Festival and placed second at the Ken Garland Invitational. Both efforts marked program bests at the meets for TCU. The team is most recently coming off a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Pre-National Invitational. Sophomore Brenley Goertzen led the squad with a career-best 6K time of 21:25.7, placing ninth.

Follow The Frogs
For live updates during the meet, fans are encouraged to follow @TCUTrackField on Twitter. A recap along with final results will be posted to GoFrogs.com following the conclusion of the meet.


 

 

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