Andres Santaolalla

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Katy, Texas

    High School:
    Cinco Ranch HS

    Height:
    5-9

    Position:
    Distance

    Birthdate:
    11/23/1989

    Experience:
    3L

    Andres Santaolalla

    11/12/2011

    Cross Country Men Take Seventh at Regionals

    Senior Wesley Ruttoh qualifies for NCAA Championships

    10/31/2011

    Men's Cross Country Takes Third at C-USA Championships

    Ruttoh, Tesfai and Smith receive All-Conference Honors

    10/15/2011

    Cross Country Men Take Second at Cal-State Northridge Invite

    Wesley Ruttoh notches first UH cross country victory

    10/13/2011

    Cross Country Readies for Cal-State Northridge Invitational

    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.

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