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.

Both teams took part, alumni Erik Burciaga paced the field coming in at 9:34, Patrick Kimeli finished with the same time. Rounding out the top five were Ari Perez at 9:38, Scott Vance and Kurt Dalheim with the same time of 9:41.

Finishing first for the women was Anne Ronoh at 11:27. Next was BreAnna Briggs a second behind at 11:28. Sarah De Los Santos 11:44, Courtney Johnson 11:46 and Sheila Salil 11:50 for the top five finishers.

"This was a lot of fun having an alumni race for the first time," said cross country head coach Shawn Flanagan "We felt like it was a success and we'll do it again next year since we accomplished what we wanted to," added Flanagan.

The score from the meet was the current Islanders defeating the alumni 20 to 39.

Men's Finish and Times:

1. Erik Burciaga 9:34, alumni

Patrick Kimelu 9:34

2. Ari Perez 9:38

3. Scott Vance 9:41

Kurt Dalheim 9:41

4. Eloy Zertuche 9:42

5. Daniel Barlow 9:43

6. Curtis Patton 9:53

7. Jordan Valle 10:00

8. J.R. Pulido 10:01, alumni

9. David Wells 10:13

10. Tito Torres 10:18

11. Cody Lemke 10:23

12. Paul Keter 10:26

13. Edward Kemei 10:32, alumni

14. Jacob Abrego 10:33

15. Andrew Falcon 10:36

16. Philemon Tanui 10:37, alumni

17. Marcus Munoz 14:50, alumni

Women's Finish and Times:

1. Anne Ronoh 11:27

2. BreAnna Briggs 11:28

3. Sarah De Los Santos 11:44

4. Courtney Johnson 11:46

5. Sheila Salil 11:50

6. Daniela Prado 11:51

7. Faith Barlow 11:55

8. Melissa Jones 11:57

9. Caitlin Arambula 12:06

10. Kristine Torres 12:08

11. Alamar Cavada 12:45, alumni

12. Alex Bullard 12:50

13. Katie Levensailor 13:26

14. Molly Bishop 13:32, unattached

15. Crystal LaRue 18:55, alumni