September 15, 2009

VALLE MAKES IT BACK-TO-BACK SOUTHLAND CROSS COUNTRY ATHLETE OF WEEK HONORS

FRISCO, Texas- 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.

Valle ran in his first individual collegiate meet, pacing the impromptu field at the Brazos Valley Open in College Station. He finished the four-mile course in a time of 21:25.

"It's outstanding that Jordan was named athlete of the week for the second week in a row," said cross country head coach Shawn Flanagan. "We're very pleased and hope that he continues to put in the good day-to-day work which has helped him so far."

The cross country team will be off this weekend before hosting the Islander Splash on Friday, Sept. 26 at West Guth Park. Race time is set for 6 p.m.