2010-11 Cross Country News

May 23, 2011
Cross Country Signs 13 in Latest Recruiting Haul
CORPUS CHRISTI - Head coach Shawn Flanagan announced the signing of 13 new recruits to the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi cross country program today. The Islanders class includes eight new members of the women's team and five for the men, and features three state champions, a state runner-up and several regional champions.

November 22, 2010
Kimeli finishes in top half of NCAA Championships field
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Patrick Kimeli competed on Monday at the 2010 NCAA Championships at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course on the ground of the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center. Kimeli finished 104th with a time of 31:13.2 in the 10K race.

November 19, 2010
Kimeli Ready to Run at NCAA Championships
CORPUS CHRISTI - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi cross country program will once again have representation at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, when Patrick Kimeli competes on Monday, Nov. 22 in Terre Haute, Ind. Kimeli is the fifth individual in the last six years to make the Championships for the Islanders program.

November 16, 2010
Patrick Kimeli named GoIslanders.com Athlete of the Week
The GoIslanders.com Athletes of the Week winner is sophomore Patrick Kimeli of the men's cross country team.

November 13, 2010
Cross Country Heads to Waco for NCAA South Central Regional's
It's been over two weeks since the Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi cross country teams competed at the Southland Conference #$%^Championships where the women's team finished second and the men placed fifth.

November 13, 2010
Kimeli Qualifies for NCAA Championship with Strong Regional Performance
WACO ? The Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi cross country team will once again be represented at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind. Patrick Kimeli became the fifth Islanders runner in the last six years to represent the program at the NCAA Championship after finishing seventh in the NCAA South Central Regional.

November 4, 2010
Patrick Kimeli named Southland Conference Male Athlete of the Year
FRISCO - Texas A&M - Corpus Christi sophomore Patrick Kimeli was named Southland Conference Athlete of the Year along with Emily Koenig of UT Arlington on Thursday. In addition to Kimeli, junior Julia Sambu made the all-conference team.

October 28, 2010
Islanders head to Southland Conference Cross Country Championships on Thursday
Texas A&M - Corpus Christi men's and women's cross country teams will travel to Beaumont for the 2010 Southland Conference Championships hosted by Lamar University. Thursday morning at the Bayou Din Golf Club, the women will run first at 9:00 a.m. with the men following at 9:45 a.m.

October 28, 2010
Islanders women finish as runner-up, men fifth as Kimeli top overall finisher at Southland Championships
BEAUMONT, Texas - Texas A&M - Corpus Christi women's cross country team just missed out on being the first school to win four straight Southland Conference titles, coming in as runners-up at the Southland Conference Championships. The Islanders men's team finished in fifth place, but had the top individual finisher in Patrick Kimeli with a time of 24:47.0.

October 22, 2010
Islanders cross country rises in latest USTFCCCA regional rankings
The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi cross country teams improved in the latest USTFCCCA regional rankings following a successful weekend at the annual Chile Pepper Festival.

October 16, 2010
Islanders have strong showing at annual Chile Pepper Festival
Fayetteville, Ark. ? Texas A&M ? Corpus Christi cross country teams competed at the 22nd annual Chile Pepper Festival on Saturday. The Islanders women finished sixth out of 56 teams with the men coming in 13th out of 50.

October 15, 2010
Cross Country returns to action with the Chile Pepper Festival
The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi cross country teams will return to action after a two-week absence when they travel to Fayetteville, Ark. for the annual Chile Pepper Festival. The men's race is 10K and the women will run 5K at the University of Arkansas cross country course.

September 25, 2010
Cross Country sweeps Islanders Splash, Kimeli finishes first for men
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's and women's cross country teams returned to action Friday night at the annual Islanders Splash with a sweep. Patrick Kimeli was first the first overall finisher on the men's side, Julia Sambu was second overall for the women as both helped their teams to first place finishes.

September 25, 2010
Islanders Splash Middle School/High School Results
Results of the Islanders Splash Middle School/High School races on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010

September 23, 2010
Cross Country hosts annual Islanders Splash this weekend
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi cross country hosts its annual Islanders Splash at West Guth Park this weekend. The college 5K race is on Friday night at 6:00 p.m. and the middle/high school race starts Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m.

September 22, 2010
Islanders Splash still scheduled for Friday at West Guth Park
Head coach Shawn Flanagan announced on Wednesday that the Islanders Splash is still scheduled to go on Friday night barring lightning in the area. The annual event will start at 6 p.m. at West Guth Park, and an alternative course has been chosen if conditions are too wet.

September 21, 2010
Kimeli named men's Southland Conference Cross Country Athlete of the Week
FRISCO ? Texas A&M-Corpus Christi sophomore Patrick Kimeli has been named men's Southland Conference Cross Country Athlete of the Week.

September 18, 2010
Islanders men finish first, women second at Ricardo Romo/Six Flags Fiesta Texas Classic
SAN ANTONIO - Texas A&M-Corpus Christi cross country teams Friday night competed at the Ricardo Romo/Six Flags Fiesta Texas Classic at Brooks City-Base. The Islanders men finished first with the women coming in second behind the University of Texas.

September 16, 2010
Cross Country to compete at the Ricardo Romo/Six Flags Fiesta Texas Classic Friday night
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi cross country team returns to action Friday night with a trip north to San Antonio. The Islanders will be competing in the Ricardo Romo/Six Flags Fiesta Texas Classic hosted by UTSA.

September 15, 2010
Islanders ranked eighth and 13th in latest USTFCCCA Regional Rankings
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's and women's cross country teams are ranked this week in the USTFCCCA South Central Region rankings. The Islanders are eighth in the women's rankings with the men's showing up at 13th on the list.

September 9, 2010
TEXAS A&M INVITE CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
Due to heavy rains this week from the recent tropical storm which hit College Station, the Texas A&M Invitational has been cancelled, due to flooding of the Penberthy Intramural Fields.

September 4, 2010
ISLANDERS PERFORM WELL AT RAIN SHORTENED BRONC BUSTER
Edinburg ? Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's and women's cross country teams opened the 2010 season at the UTPA Bronc Buster in Edinburg. The meet was shortened from the original length due to rain which made for slippery conditions on the course.

September 2, 2010
ISLANDERS CROSS COUNTRY READY TO BEGIN SEASON AT UTPA RELAY RACE
Texas A&M - Corpus Christi cross country teams have spent the offseason working to be ready for competition on Friday night at the UTPA Relay Race. The Islanders women are out to defend their conference crown, while the men's team will look to continue its trend upward.

September 1, 2010
ISLANDERS CROSS COUNTRY HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL ALUMNI WEEKEND
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi cross country recently hosted its second annual alumni weekend for both past and present Islanders. Head coach Shawn Flanagan took time to catch up and tell stories about the program while reconnecting again.

July 26, 2010
FLANAGAN CONTINUES TO INFLUENCE FORMER ISLANDERS FOLLOWING COLLEGIATE CAREERS
When athletes finish their college eligibility, many move away from the sports that they competed in. Running is the exception as former Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders continue to run both competitively and recreationally after completing their eligibility.