Sept. 20, 2005
Houston, Texas - University of Houston senior cross country runner Sesar Figueroa was named the Conference USA Men's Cross Country Athlete-of-the-Week after winning the men's race at the Hawaii Big Wave Classic last Saturday.
Figueroa won the race for the second consecutive year after covering the 5,000-meter course in 15:23.70. The 2004 Conference USA cross country Co-Athlete-of-the-Year led Houston to a second-place team finish while competing in his first meet of the 2005 season.
The Baytown, Texas native looks to earn All-Conference USA honors for the third consecutive year this season after helping Houston win the C-USA team championship in 2004.