TCU Harriers Compete at Cowboy Jamboree
Oct. 2, 2004
Stillwater, Oklahoma - The TCU women's cross country team, running without senior standout Mary Kinyanjui, placed seventh among 18 women's teams competing in the 5K event at the Cowboy Jamboree, while the TCU men placed 17th among the 21 teams competing at the 8K men's distance.
The women were led by sophomore Calandra Stewart, who turned in a time of 18:34 to place 22nd overall. Halie Bullin was the Frogs second finisher, breaking the line in 18:49 to place 29th. Kinyanjui, the defending Conference USA and South Central Region champion, did not compete this weekend due to a slight calf injury. Texas Tech captured the women's title with 50 points, while Georgetown was second with 84. The Frogs finished seventh with 235 points.
"Frankly, I was a little disappointed with the women today," admitted TCU head coach Patrick Cunniff. "For us to accomplish our goals this season we need to be more prepared to race at a higher level. We still have time to get things turned in our favor and having a healthy Mary Kinyanjui will certainly help, but we need to make some progress in the next couple of weeks as we get ready for the conference and regional meets. Individually, Cassie Hostick had a pretty good race for just her second race of the year. Katrina Zielinski looked like she is getting back to where she should be."
On the men's side, TCU was led again by freshman Matt Manly. Manly covered the 8K distance in 26:15 to place 50th overall. Alex Morris (26.59) and Johnathan Bundren (27:28) were the 81st and 89th runners to cross the line respectively. Arkansas took the men's crown with 47 points to finish ahead of Oklahoma State (59) and Abilene Christian (81). The Frogs tallied 422 points.
"I was very happy with the men today," continued Cunniff. "Most all of our runners improved anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute from their times at Texas A&M. I thought Matt Manly turned in an outstanding performance for a freshman on a hilly course. Alex Morris improved his time by over a minute in just his second race of the year. Our squad ran in a pack and really pushed each other in the second half of the race."
The Frogs will take two weeks off before returning to action in the hills of Fayetteville, Arkansas for the Chile Pepper Festival on Saturday, October 16.
WOMEN: 1. Texas Tech 50; 2. Georgetown 84; 3. Texas A&M 106; 4. Wichita State 125; 5. Kansas State 148; 6. Lamar 193; 7. TCU 235; 8. Central Missouri 243; 9. Tulsa 247; 10. Abilene Christian 270; 11. Oral Roberts 273; 12. Pittsburg State 308; 13. UTSA 322; 14. Oklahoma State 328; 15. South Plains 378; 16. Sam Houston State 419; 17. Friends 548; 18. Eastern New Mexico 551.
MEN: 1. Arkansas 47; 2. Oklahoma State 59; 3. Abilene Christian 81; T4. Texas A&M 153; T4. Harding 153; 6. Central Missouri 211; 7. Kansas State 213; 8. Texas Tech 233; 9. Wichita State 239; 10. Tulsa 294; 11. East Central (Okla.) 348; 12. Lamar 357; 13. Missouri Southern 369; 14. Sam Houston State 376; 15. South Plains 397; 16. Pittsburg State 407; 17. TCU 422; 18. UTSA 463; 19. Oral Roberts 513; 20. Eastern New Mexico 540; 21. Friends 669.
TCU INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: