Women's cross country prepares before their race.

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TCU traveled to College Station this weekend to compete at the Texas A&M Invitational. The women competed in the 6,000-meter race and the men in the 8,000-meter race.

The women placed third with a team average of 21:41.

Junior Brenley Goertzen made her season debut, placing second overall with a time of 20:36.1. Goertzen’s time is one second off of her Big 12 Conference Championship time of 20:35.1.

“It was a solid debut for Bren [Brenley Goertzen],” head coach Jennifer Fazioli said. “She was relaxed and in control the whole way and the race was a successful rust buster.”

Senior Nicole Hicks crossed the line next for the women, grabbing 15th place behind a time of 21:41.5. Sophomore Lindsay Tomaini finished 18th with a time of 21:45.3.

“Lindsay took a significant step forward,” Fazioli said. “Nicole continues to be as consistent as ever.”

Freshman Evelyn Mandel finished behind a time of 21:59, sophomore Kirsten Johnston behind a time of 22:24.6, junior Elizabeth Baker behind a time of 23:17.6 and senior Dominique Tilly behind a time of 23:25.2.

“Solid day overall for the women,” Fazioli said.

On the men’s side, senior Henry Butz crossed the line first for the third consecutive meet. He finished with a time of 26:56.5.

Freshman Kelby Caplinger finished second for the men with a time of 27:11.8. Junior Dylan Brokmeyer (27:22.2), senior Aaron Reichner (27:23.3), junior Patrick LaCour (27:26.6), senior Matthew Brown (27:54.5) and junior Brendon Hicks (28:09.1) grabbed the next spots for the men.

Up Next

The women will travel to South Bend, Indiana, to compete at the Notre Dame Invitational Friday, Sept. 29th. The men will travel to San Antonio, Texas, to compete at the Incarnate World Invitational Saturday, Oct. 7.