2009-10 Cross Country News

March 9, 2010
WOMENS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM EARNS SPOT ON USTFCCA DIVISION I ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's cross country team has earned a spot on the USTFCCA Division I all-academic team. For a team to be considered for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award, they must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Championship and also have a minimum 3.00 team cumulative GPA. The Islanders had a team GPA of 3.28.

February 9, 2010
CROSS COUNTRY SIGNS TWO LOCAL RUNNERS
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi director of track and field/cross country head coach Shawn Flanagan announced the signing of two runners from right in the Islanders own backyard. Two runners from Carroll High School Justin Adame and Cecilla Gonzalez will join the team in the fall.

December 15, 2009
RONOH NAMED SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE CROSS COUNTRY STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
The Southland Conference has named Texas A&M-Corpus Christi senior Anne Ronoh cross country Student-Athlete of the Year. She is the first Islander to receive the award and joins UTSA's Dana Mecke (2008) and Lamar's Clerc Koenck (2007) as the only Southland women cross country runners to be named athlete of the year and student-athlete of the year.

November 23, 2009
RONOH SET TO COMPETE AT NCAA CROSS COUNTRY NATIONALS
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi senior Anne Ronoh isin the field competing at the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Championships hosted by Indiana State University at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course at Wabash Valley Family Sports Center.

November 23, 2009
RONOH RUNS AT NCAA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
Terre Haute, Ind. ? Texas A&M-Corpus Christi senior Anne Ronoh competed in her second straight NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course at Wabash Valley Family Sports Center. Ronoh finished in 188 with a time of 21:56.8.

November 17, 2009
RONOH NAMED TO SOUTH CENTRAL ALL-REGION TEAM
Senior Anne Ronoh has been named to the USTFCCCA Division I Cross Country All-Regional team for the South Central region.

November 14, 2009
ISLANDERS 6TH AND 12TH AT NCAA SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL, RONOH TO NATIONALS
WACO- Led by Anne Ronoh's sixth-place finish as an individual the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's finished sixth overall Saturday at the NCAA South Central Regional Championships hosted by Baylor. The Islander men placed 12th.

November 13, 2009
ISLANDER CROSS COUNTRY READY TO COMPETE AT NCAA REGIONALS
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's and women's cross country teams will travel to the NCAA South Central Regional hosted by Baylor University at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course.

November 4, 2009
RONOH NAMED SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Cross Country senior Anne Ronoh has been named Southland Conference Athlete of the Year along with Lamar senior Francis Kasagule. In addition to Ronoh, the Islanders also placed freshman BreAnna Briggs on the all-conference team.

October 31, 2009
ISLANDER WOMEN COMPLETE THREE-PEAT, MEN FINISH FIFTH AT SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's cross country team won their third consecutive conference title on Saturday with the men finishing fifth overall in the team standings. Anne Ronoh finished first overall for the women with the winning time of 20:44.

October 28, 2009
SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will once again host the Southland Conference Championships this Saturday at West Guth Park, with the men scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m., while the women start at 9:15 a.m. It is the second time in three years the Islanders have hosted the event.

October 17, 2009
ISLANDERS HAVE GOOD SHOWING AT CHILE PEPPER FESTIVAL
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi cross country teams traveled to Fayetteville, Arkansas for the annual Chile Pepper Festival. Both teams had top 15 finishes with the women coming in at ninth out of 34 teams and the men placing 12 out of 29 teams.

October 15, 2009
ISLANDERS HEAD TO ANNUAL CHILE PEPPER FESTIVAL
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's and women's cross country teams travel to Fayetteville, Ark. for the annual Chile Pepper Festival on Saturday. The festival features several of the top teams in the region and nation.

October 10, 2009
ISLANDER CROSS COUNTRY HOST INAUGURAL ALUMNI RACE
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi cross country program held their inaugural alumni race Saturday morning at West Guth Park. Seven alumni from the first ten years of the program took part, five men and two women ran with the teams.

October 8, 2009
ISLANDERS TO HOST ALUMNI RACE SATURDAY
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi cross country program will hold a special event this weekend at West Guth Park as it hosts the Islander Alumni Race.

September 26, 2009
ISLANDERS FINISH SECOND AND THIRD AT SPLASH
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's and women's cross country teams faired well in the 2009 Islander Splash with the men finishing second and the women in third. The top Islander for the men was Patrick Kemeli who was third overall and for the women, Anne Ronoh came in second.

September 23, 2009
CROSS COUNTRY RETURNS TO ACTION WITH ISLANDER SPLASH
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi cross country is back in action this weekend to host their annual Islander Splash. The Islanders will host several regional and conference teams on both the men's and women's side. In addition there will be over 3,000 middle and high school athletes competing.

September 15, 2009
VALLE MAKES IT BACK-TO-BACK SOUTHLAND CROSS COUNTRY ATHLETE OF WEEK HONORS
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi freshman Jordan Valle made it back-to-back weeks for the Islander cross country program taking Southland Conference Athlete of the Week honors. Valle and Ari Perez captured the award the previous week after winning the Islander Relays as a team.

September 12, 2009
ISLANDER WOMEN FIRST, MEN THIRD AT SOGGY BRAZOS OPEN
COLLEGE STATION - Texas A&M-Corpus Christi was scheduled to compete in the Texas A&M Invite but heavy rains on Friday presented unsafe conditions cancelling the race.

September 11, 2009
CROSS COUNTRY SET TO HIT ROAD AT TEXAS A&M INVITE
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's and women's cross country teams will travel to College Station on Saturday, Sept. 12 for the Texas A&M Invite. Both teams will be among an estimated 2,400 university and high school runners set to compete.

September 8, 2009
ISLANDER DUO CAPTURE SOUTHLAND CROSS COUNTRY HONORS
FRISCO, Texas- The Southland Conference has announced the inaugural winners for the cross country Athlete of the Week honors as the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi duo of junior Ari Perez and freshman Jordan Valle captured the award for the Islanders.

September 5, 2009
TAMUCC DUO TAKES FIRST IN MEN'S RACE AT ISLANDER RELAYS
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi cross country teams returned to action on Friday night as they hosted a pair of Southland Conference rivals in the Islander Relays at West Guth Park.

September 3, 2009
DEEP, TALENTED ISLANDER SQUADS SET TO OPEN SEASON FRIDAY AT WEST GUTH
With the deepest rosters in the history of both the men's and women's teams, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi cross country teams kickoff their 2009 campaigns Friday at West Guth Park with the Islander Relays. The women will run at 5:45 p.m. with the men to follow.