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.
Taking part were 27 former student-athletes and eight current members of the team.
Among the group were four original members of the Islanders program with Rachel Hudson, Alamar Cavada, Pete Bellman and J.J. Garza.
Other notable alumni who attended were former national champion Shadrack Songok, current Islanders assistant J.R. Pulido, Keith Gordan, Chris Garza, Greg Freeman, Andrew Fogle, Jennifer Miller (Reasner) and Lazrik Pettis.
Coach Flanagan and those who attended took a two-mile run on the beach which was followed up with a cookout. Stories about how the program has evolved from the beginning to current form were exchanged with the athletes talking about the pride they continue to have in being a member of the Islanders.
"As we have been around for 10 years now it was time we celebrated our accomplishments and good times," said Flanagan. "It was fantastic to see all the Alumni back for this."