Corps Of Cadets Marathon Team Goes The Distance In Two Houston Races
The Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Marathon Team went the distance in the 35th annual running of the Chevron Houston Marathon, with 29 cadets completing the 26.2-mile endurance run. The race weekend also included the Aramco Houston Half Marathon, in which 11 cadets participated.
The Chevron Houston Marathon, held Sunday, is the nation’s premier winter marathon, annually attracting participants from all 50 states and nearly 20 foreign countries, organizers say.
Lt. Col (Ret.) Rod Matte, adviser to the corps marathon team, said, “I am really proud to have been a part of the Corps Marathon team and to have helped these cadets achieve their goals. Their discipline and dedication during long hours of training has finally paid off.”
The team tripled in size this year, from 16 members in 2005 to 45 in 2006-2007.
Corps members who competed in the Chevron Houston marathon were: Josh Stokes, Mike DeSa, Boon Bowling, Jordan Robertson, Zachary Baskara, Anthony Peters, Reese Bruechner, Mike Parrot, Arthur Hernandez, Robert Golden, Brent Lanier, Jeremy Duggins, Micah McDonald, Miguel Garcia, Eric DeBerry, Chris Miller, Chris Ragan, Tyler Reed, Steven Rendon, Andrew Mambretti, Nathan Fluker, Brian Reeves, Cody Miklis, Benjamin Weiner, Neil Wessels, Zachary Keller, Stephen Carl, Chris Felleisen, and Alec Porteau.
Cadets who competed in the Aramco Houston half marathon were: Colin York, Sean Kenne, Jeff Archer, Michael Valdez, Jada Ching, Erin Kenne, Savannah Pena, Sarah Rivas, Mary Formanek, Jonathan Brydie, and Jestin Hashop.