Cougars head into last competition before C-USA Championships
2010-11 Results Johnny Morriss Invitational (4800m) - 16:00.59 - 24th Rice Invitational (5600m) - 18:44 - 20th LSU Cross Country Invitational (8K) - 28:02.20 - 13th Disney Cross Country Classic (8K) - 26:20 - 39th Arkansas Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival (10K) - 33:14.78 - 232nd
Conference USA Championships (8K) - 25:52 - 36th
SOPHOMORE (2009) OUTDOOR TRACK...Competed in the 800M, 1500M and 3000M Steeplechase...Raced in the 800M in one meet, placing 45th at the Victor Lopez Invitational (2:03.49)...Ran the 1500M in one meet, placing 13th at the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational (4:12.59)...Primarily competed in the 3000M Steeplechase, entering the event in six meets...Reached his season-best time at the Texas Invitational (9:44.39 - 8th)...Posted his season-best finish at the Texas Relays (9:44.39 - 8th). INDOOR TRACK...Competed in the 800M, 1 Mile, 3000M and 5000M...Ran the 800M in one meet, placing 13th at the Texas A&M Opener (2:02.89)...Raced in the mile in one meet, placing 21st at the UH All-Comers Invitational (4:33.98)...Entered the 3000M in three meets...Posted his season-best finish at the UH All-Comers Invitational (9:05.20 - 11th)...Recorded his season-best time in the event at the Texas A&M Challenge (8:48.00 - 19th)...Ran the 5000M in two meets...Set his season-best time and finish at the Houston Indoor Opener (15:49.00 - 6th). CROSS COUNTRY...Began the season with a 9th place finish at the LSU Tiger Festival ... Finished with a time of 26:38 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Finished fourth at the Rice Invitational ... Posted a time of 27:05 at the Sam Bell Invitational ... Ended the season at the C-USA Championship with a time of 26:21 ... Placed 106th at the NCAA South Central Regional with a time of 35:08.6 to help Houston finish in 13th place.
FRESHMAN (2008) Finished 20th at the Johnny Morriss UH Invitational after running a time of 16:14 ... Finished 27th at the UTSA Ricardo Romo Invitational with a time of 16:49 ... Posted a 30th place finish at the LSU Tiger Festival with a clocking of 27:50.4 ... Ran a PR 9:08.00 in the 3,000m at the Texas A&M Invitational ... Finished 30th at the C-USA Championships with a mark of 27:01 ... Ran a time of 34:19.2 at the NCAA South Central Regional.
HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Cinco Ranch High School in 2008 ... Also was on the Cinco Ranch High School swim team.
PERSONAL Born on Nov. 23, 1989 ... Son of Eduardo and Rosa Santaolalla ... Chose Houston because of its academics and athletics ... Also recruited by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Northwestern Louisiana ... Hobbies include playing guitar and hanging out with friends.