|College:||Western State College|
In High School:Competed at Del Rio High School for Rams coach Ric Smith...named his school’s male athlete of the year as a senior and top cross country runner...most improved as a senior...team advanced to state meet in cross country in each of his final three seasons finishing in the top 10 each season including fifth as a junior...also competed in track for three seasons.
Personal:Born Ricardo Luis Zapata on Sept. 12, 1989...son of Estela Zapata...has five siblings...plans to major in kinesiology.
2008 Indoor Track:Named Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year in indoor track...second in the 5,000-meter run at the Southland Conference Indoor Championship (2/22) with a time of 17:50.47...seventh in the 3,000-meter run in with a time of 10:20.78 at the SLC meet which was the second-best time by an Islander...2008 Outdoor Track: Placed second in the 10,000-meter run at the Southland Conference Outdoor Championship in a time of 38:34.52...was also second in the 5,000 at SLC meet with a time of 17:39.45...had the top time in the 5,000 for an Islander and second in school histoy at the Texas Relays (4/4) with a time o 17:29.98 to finish second...set a school record in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:15....At Western State College: Competed at Western State College in Colorado for coach Jennifer Michel...was a two-time All-American in cross country...also all-region and all-conference in cross country...all-conference in track in the 3,000-meter run...was ninth at the NCAA Division II Natonal Championships as a sophomore after placing 17th as a freshman...In High School: Attended Singore Girls’ High School.
Personal:Born Anne Ronoh in Iten, Kenya on Jan. 21, 1985...has a brother and two sisters...nursing major.