Cross Country: NCAA qualifier for the first time in his career...earned All-Regional honors after finishing in 11th place at the NCAA South Central Regional Championships after completing the 10-kilometer course in 31:26.15...earned Second-Team, All-Conference USA honors after finishing in sixth place at the C-USA Championships...won the Big Wave Classic in Hawaíi for the second straight year. Indoor: Won the 3,000 meters at the Houston All-Comers meet with a season-best time of 8:24.49...registered a third-place finish in the mile at the Conference USA Championships with a time of 4:12.08...had a season-best time of 4:09.33 in the mile a the Iowa State NCAA Qualifier meet...finished in ninth place in the 3,000 meters at the C-USA Championships...was a member of Houston's third-place distance medley relay team at the C-USA Championships that posted a season-best time of 10:02.44.
Named the Conference USA Men's Cross Country Athlete-of-the-Year...earned All-Conference USA honors for the second straight year and helped Houston win its first cross country team championship since 1959...finished 12th at the C-USA meet and won Hawaíi's Big Wave Classic individual title. Indoor: Was the runner-up in the mile at the C-USA Championships with a time of 4:09.43...had a season-best time of 4:07.90 to finish in fourth place at the Tyson Invitational at Fayetteville, Ark. Outdoor: Won the 1500 meters at the Rice All-Comers meet with a season-best time of 3:49.46...won the 800 meters at the TSU Relays and had a season-best time (1:53.08) in the event at the California Golden Bear Invitational to finish in fourth place.
Cross Country:Was Houston's top runner throughout the season...earned All-Conference USA honors with a 15th-place finish at the C-USA Championships...finished in third place at the Rice Cross Country Invitational, Hawaíi Big Wave Classic and the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Invitational.
Indoor: won the Florida FastTimes Invitational in the mile...had the season-best time in the 3,000 meters with 8:29.48. Outdoor: Finished second at the Conference USA Championships in the 1500 meters with a 3:52.40...won the 1500 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational with a season-best time of 3:51.83...won the 5,000 meters at the LSU Relays...finished third at both the Tom Tellez Invitational and the Texas A&M Invitational in the 800 meters.
Cross Country: Was Houston's second-best runner at the C-USA Championships behind NCAA qualifier Mike Olague...finished in 24th place at the conference meet...was the runner-up at the Houston Invitational and had a third-place finish at the Sam Houston State Invitational. Indoor: Had Houston's best time in the mile with 4:15.29 when he finished in fourth place at the Armory Invitational...had a 13th-place finish in the mile at the Conference USA Championships...finished in 14th place in the 3,000 meters at the conference meet. Outdoor: Had Houston's best time in the 5,000 meters...finished in seventh place at the Conference USA Championships...won the 1500 meters at the Texas Southern Relays...finished in third place at the Rice Twilight meet with a season-best time of 3:51.89...also finished in fourth place at the Texas Invitational and seventh place at the LSU Alumni Gold.
Competed in track and cross country...named school MVP three times in both cross country and track...member of the First-Team All-Greater Houston Cross Country team...finished third at the 2001 Texas High School Cross Country Championships after finishing in 14th place as a junior.
Born August 16, 1984...major is kinesiology...son of Magdalena Figueroa of Baytown, Texas...nickname is "Slim"...favorite hobby is basketball.