Ruttoh, Tesfai and Smith receive All-Conference Honors
SOPHOMORE (2011) Ran in four meets for the Cougars... Posted a time of 14:50.01 to take 49th-place at the UH Johnny Morriss Invitational (09/02/11).
FRESHMAN (2010) Competed in five meets for the Cougars...Posted at time of 17:19 (45th) at the Rice Invitational (09/17/10)
HIGH SCHOOL Competed for coaches Charles Seeber and Jaha Williams at Westfield High School...Received the Mustangs' 2009 Cross Country MVP award...Won the 3-D Award in 2008...Two-time cross country regional qualifier.
PERSONAL Full name is Yasiris Mabel Gonzalez...Born on Aug. 20, 1991 in Brooklyn, N.Y....Daughter of Carlos and Rosa Gonzalez...Before joining the cross country team, she ran track for the Track Houston Track Club...Qualified for the Junior Olympics in the 3,200m and 4x800m in 2010...Decided to attend the University of Houston because of the great school spirit...Favorite hobbies include spending time with family...Nickname is Yasi...Majoring in Biology.