|Title:||2013 Inductee (TFXC, 2005-08)|
Shadrack Songok was born in Kapsabet, Kenya, on April 25, 1984.
He attended Maji Mazuri High School in Eldama Ravine, Kenya.
Songok arrived to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in the Spring of 2005. Songok became the first national champion in Islanders history in any event when he took the national title in the 10,000 meters in 2007 at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. He followed that up with national titles in the 5,000 meters at the 2008 Indoor Championships and a repeat title in the 10,000 at the 2008 Outdoor Championships. He added two All-America laurels in cross country to his illustrious career, making him the most decorated student-athlete in Islanders history.
The native of Kapsabet, Kenya, was also a standout in the classroom, and was named the Southland Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year in both 2006 and 2007 and the SLC Outdoor Track Student-Athlete of the Year in 2008. He totaled six Southland titles in just two years in the league, breaking three conference records (5,000 meters – indoor, 5,000 meters – outdoor, 10,000 meters – outdoor) in the process. He completed his bachelor’s degree in 2008.
Upon graduation from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Songok transferred to Texas A&M in College Station for his senior season of eligibility to compete in the Big 12. Songok took second place in cross country in the Fall of 2009 at the Big 12 Cross Country Championships and won the Regional meet in Waco for the third time in a row.
Songok returned to the Island in the Fall of 2009 to complete his Master’s Degree. He has served as a graduate assistant for the Islander Cross Country and Track/Field teams since his return to Corpus Christi. Songok will graduate in May of 2013 with a Masters in Accounting.