Figueroa Wins Men's Cross Country Title at Hawaii Big Wave Classic

    Senior Sesar Figueroa won his second consecutive championship at the Hawaii Big Wave Classic.
    Senior Sesar Figueroa won his second consecutive championship at the Hawaii Big Wave Classic.
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    Sept. 17, 2005

    Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii - University of Houston Sports Information September 17, 2005 For Immediate Release

    Figueroa Wins Men's Cross Country Title at Hawaii Big Wave Classic

    Sesar Figueroa won his second consecutive individual championship, and led the University of Houston to a second-place finish at the Hawaii Big Wave Classic.

    Running in his first race of the 2005 season, Figueroa finished the 5,000-meter course with a time of 15:23.7. Figueroa was one of two Cougars to finish among the Top 10 runners as Paul Goodwin ended the meet in fourth place with a time of 16:17.4.

    Last season, Figueroa was the individual champion en route to earning Conference USA Men's Cross Country Athlete-of-the-Year honors.

    Hawaii-Pacific had three of the Top 10 runners in the men's race, edged Houston by one point, 49-50 in Saturday's race.

    Houston's other runners, Maurilio Sanchez finished in 13th place with a time of 16:59.1, and Gus Forward finished in 14th place with a time of 17:01.0. Ben Cohen had a time of 17:36.0 to finish in 20th place, and Chris White had a time of 19:12.7.

    In the women's division, Houston freshman Kelcee Keenan registered an eighth-place finish for the second week in a row as she completed the 4,000-meter course in 15:06.8, and led Houston to third-place tie in the women's team standings with 96 points.

    BYU won the women's team championship with 15 points, while Hawaii-Pacific finished in second place with 62 points, and Houston tied BYU-Hawaii with 96 points.

    Houston's Oumama Hallal finished in 15th place with a time of 15:48.4, while Jennifer Harper finished in 22nd place with a time of 16:11.1, just ahead of teammate Shawna Florida who had a time of 16:21.3. The Lady Cougars' other runners were Jennifer Hunt, who a had time of 16:32.4 to finish in 27th place, and Eva Madrid, who finished in 31st place with 16:51.8.

     

     

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