Cross country competes at Big 12 Championships

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By Maya Bulger

The Horned Frogs traveled to Round Rock, Texas to compete at the Big 12 Conference Cross Country Championships Saturday. The men placed ninth in the 8-kilometer race and the women placed tenth in the 6-kilometer race.

For the women, junior Brenley Goertzen crossed the finish line first. Goertzen placed 24th with a time of 21:04. Senior Nicole Hicks finished next with a time of 21:50. Freshman Evelyn Mandel followed behind with a time of 21:59.7.

Sophomore Lindsay Tomaini (22:26.7), junior Elizabeth Baker (23:00.2), sophomore Kelly Fairchild (23:24.7), junior Erin Barth (23:35) and junior Molly Hamel (23:47.8) also competed for TCU.

The women had an average time of 22:05.

“It just wasn’t a good day for us,” head coach Jennifer Fazioli said. “But, we will regroup and focus on Regionals.”

For the men, junior Patrick LaCour finished first with a time of 26:44.6. Junior Dylan Brokmeyer followed behind with a time of 27:12. Senior Matthew Brown finished third behind a time of 27:15.6.

Junior Brendon Hicks (27:37.7), senior Henry Butz (27:41.3), freshman Payton Stanley (27:58.1), senior Aaron Reichner (29:12.3) and senior Robbie Lacomble (30:02.9) also competed for the men’s team.

The men had an average time of 27:19.

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TCU will travel to College Station, Texas to compete at the NCAA Regionals Friday, Nov. 10.