Nov. 11, 2011
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU women’s cross country program will continue postseason competition Saturday at the 2011 NCAA South Central Regional Championships in Waco.
The meet will take place at the Cottonwood Creek Golf Course with women's action beginning at 11:15 a.m.
TCU History At NCAA Regionals
The Frogs have a history of doing well in regional competition. Overall, TCU has sent at least one individual to the NCAA Championships in six of the last eight years.
On the men's side, senior Festus Kigen had three top-10 finishes under his belt, boasting the regional title in 2010, earning South Central Male Athlete of the Year honors. Former TCU greats and Kenyan natives Kip Kangogo and Jackson Langat were among the top 25 finishers in 2005.
In 2003, Mary Kinyanjui and Ami Butler finished first and third at the meet to lead the TCU women to a fourth place finish in the team standings. Kinyanjui came back a year later to defend her title in Waco, crossing the finishing line with a personal best 6K time of 20:09. The Horned Frogs again posted a fourth-place finish as a squad.
A Look Back At The 2010 NCAA South Central Regional
Senior Festus Kigen captured the South Central Regional title to earn an automatic bid for the 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships. The finish was the third top-10 finish for Kigen in his four-year career at TCU, punching his ticket for his third appearance at the national meet. It was the highest finish for Kigen since earning runner-up honors at the 2008 MWC Championships and his first win since 2007 at the North Texas Invitational. On the women's side, sophomores Agnes Kemboi and Tricia Terry each earned new personal-best times. Kemboi, a product of Eldoret, Kenya, clocked in at 21:20.6 to finish in 25th place, while Terry, a McAllen, Texas native, crossed the finish line at 21:44.3 for the 48th slot.
The Last Time Out: 2011 Mountain West Championships
TCU junior Agnes Kemboi turned in the highest finish of her career to lead the Horned Frogs at the 2011 Mountain West Conference Cross Country Championships on Oct. 29. With snow on the ground, Kemboi registered a third-place performance with a 6K time of 21:04.5 to turn in the best finish by a female Frog since Calandra Stewart earned runner-up honors in 2006 in Salt Lake City. After the race, Kemboi was honored with first-team All-MW accolades. The last TCU female to earn first-team recognition was Stewart in 2006. Senior Kelly Dawson followed Kemboi with a 19th-place time of 22:10.7 to enjoy her best finish at the conference meet. Junior Tricia Terry also ran well Saturday, crossing the finish line at 22:44.0 for 32nd-place honors.