Brenley Goertzen of women’s cross country receives National Academic Award

first_imgReddIt Courtesy of TCU Athletics Track and Field: Senior breaks another school record printSophomore cross country and track and field standout Brenley Goertzen received an individual academic award recently announced by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.The individual award recognizes student-athletes who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 and finish in the top-25 in the regional meet or finish as an All-American. Along with Goertzen’s individual success, the cross country team earned all- academic honors.Goertzen, originally from Woodbury, Minnesota, began running after her parents realized she was originally in the wrong sport.“I struck out playing tee-ball in the fifth grade and started crying, my mom asked me why I was crying and I told her I wanted to run the bases,” Goertzen said. “My mom realized I was in the wrong sport.” Goertzen’s parents then put her in track and field where she excelled at a very young age.Texas weather and Fort Worth’s beautiful city felt like home, which ultimately led Goertzen to commit to TCU.Goertzen’s parents instilled the importance of academics in her at a young age. She was taught that school should always be a priority.“I have grown up learning how to balance the two,” Goertzen said. “Also everyone on the women’s team is very focused and wants to do well in both school running. When we travel we do homework together and tutor each other.”Goertzen has had an amazing end to her sophomore cross country season. At the Big 12 Cross Country Championship, she clocked her career best time of 20:35.1 for the 5-kilometer run.“My mindset was that I needed to leave it all on the course and my self-confidence had gone up since the beginning of the season,” Goertzen said. “I realized I belong here and belonged at the top of the pack.”The following week Goertzen qualified for the NCAA Cross Country Championship at the NCAA Regional meet where she finished with a program-best in 6th place. Goertzen is the first person to make it to nationals since Agnes Kemboi, who qualified in 2012.After an amazing conclusion to the Cross Country season, Goertzen broke the school record in her first 3,000-meter race of the season.“I like indoor season because you don’t have to face the elements really, there’s no wind or hills and I’m a rhythm runner,” Goertzen said. “I was really happy.”When asked about the future, Goertzen said she is hopeful to bring home a conference title in the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championship, which will take place February 24-25. Goertzen will be competing in the 3,000 and 5,000-meter races.“A conference championship will put the icing on the cake right now,”  Goertzen said, “But regardless, I will be happy with scoring and getting some big points for the women’s team.” Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ Facebook ReddIt Facebook Maya Bulger is a junior at Texas Christian University from Detroit, Michigan. Maya is pursuing a major in journalism and a minor in business. In her spare time she loves to watch sports, workout, read, hike, travel and bake. Get to know the TCU admission counselors Twitter Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Early action option removed from admission process Two teams added to ‘Meet The Frogs’ Linkedin Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ Maya Bulger The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin + posts Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ Previous articleTCU a cappella groups sweep top two spots at competitionNext articlePatterson: Not surprised by LT’s success Maya Bulger RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitterlast_img read more

Cardiff reach Langston resolution

first_img Press Association Cardiff owner Vincent Tan had stated he was confident of reaching an agreement after holding talks with Hammam, and a deal has now been struck. It is believed Cardiff agreed to pay a one-off lump sum and a schedule of further, smaller payments. Tan said: “I am grateful and indebted to Sam Hammam, Michael Isaac and Michael Filiou for their part in this resolution, which brings to a close a lengthy period of uncertainty. “This settlement allows us to look to a new era of financial stability, which should be celebrated by all connected to Cardiff City. “I am delighted, primarily for the supporters of this great club that we can put this matter firmly behind us and plan for our future with confidence.” Hammam will become an honorary life president of the club, while his representative Filiou has taken a place on the board. “This resolution will rightly be regarded as a proud and historic occasion for all associated with Cardiff City Football Club,” said Hammam. “Now that an amicable agreement has been reached, thanks in most part to the vision of Tan Sri Vincent Tan and the important role of Michael Isaac and Michael Filiou, the club can now focus on the exciting Premier League season ahead, while building for the future with optimism.” Tan claimed last week that once an agreement with Langston was secured he would look to convert the substantial amount he is owed by the club into equity in order to ensure Cardiff become debt free. The debt to Swiss-based financial company Langston, of whom former Bluebirds chief Sam Hammam is a representative, was taken out in 2004 and was believed to be worth £24million. Cardiff’s most recent financial figures showed the club were £83million in debt. center_img Cardiff have reached an “amicable resolution” with creditors Langston Corporation over the club’s longstanding debt.last_img read more