Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Anne Ronoh

An Outstanding Islander

Outline photo of Anne Ronoh

Strength in the Stride
Women's cross country athlete Anne Ronoh can definitely run the distance. The recently named Southland Conference "Newcomer of the Year" and Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week also is a strong uphill runner. The Kenya native, who is coached by Shawn Flanagan, admits she is "friendly" and enthusiastic about competition. She speaks three languages including Swahili. To keep fit, the sophomore avoids junk food and runs on the beach. Living in Kenya, Anne was accustomed to walking everywhere she needed to go before moving to Colorado at age 21. Anne's mother, a retired registered nurse, has inspired her to pursue bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing. When Anne's not at the track, she enjoys studying, reading novels and watching Steven Seagal action movies. In November, Anne became the first Islander women runner to compete at the NCAA Cross Country Championship.

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