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Ben Orozco
  Ben Orozco


Kanopolis, Kan.

High School:
Ellsworth HS




Junior - 2002-03: (Cross Country) Ran in all seven meets . . . was one of TU's top-three runners in six meets . . . earned second team All-WAC honors with a 10th place finish at the WAC Championships . . . recorded three top-10 finishes, including a fifth-place finish at the Hurricane Festival . . . (Indoor) Competed in six meets . . . set personal-best marks for the 3,000-meters and 5,000-meters at the WAC Championships . . . finished sixth in the 3,000-meters at the Oklahoma Classic and fourth in the mile run at the Central Missouri State Invitational . . . (Outdoor) Competed in five meets . . . finished fifth at the WAC Championships in the 10,000-meters . . . recorded the team's second best times and personal-bests for the 3,000-meters (8:37.16), 5,000-meters (15:08.99) and 10,000-meters (32:39.71) . . . won the 1,500-meters at the Queen City Invitational with a personal-best time of 4:00.16 . . . finished second at the John McDonnell Invitational in the 3,000-meters . . . also finished seventh in the 5,000-meters at the TCU Invitational.

Sophomore - 2001-02: (Cross Country) Ran in six meets . . . earned a top-team finish at the Hurricane Festival with a time of 20:25 in the 4-mile run and a top-team finish in the 8,000-meter run at the WAC Championships with a time of 26:51.0 . . . finished in 14th-place at the ORU Oklahoma Classic in the 8,000-meter run with a time of 26:23.72 . . . finished with a time of 26:36.90 at the Baylor Invitational in the 5-mile run . . . earned a personal-best time of 31:56 at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival in the 10,000-meter run . . . (Indoor) Ran in five meets . . . earned a fifth-place team finish with a 4:33.64 mile run at the Red Raider Invitational . . . turned in a time of 8:51.54 in the 3,000-meter run at the Last Chance Qualifier . . . finished sixth at the Missouri Invitational in the mile and 10th in the 3,000-meters . . . earned an 11th-place finish in the 5,000-meter run at the WAC Championships . . . (Outdoor) Competed in six meets . . . earned a third-place team finish in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:04.71 at the UTA Open, the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:53.43 at the UALR Open and in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:14.72 at the WAC Championships . . . earned a sixth place finish at the MSSC/Bill Williams Invitational in the 1,500-meter run, 12th at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock Invitational in the 3,000-meter run and ninth at the WAC Championships in the 5,000-meter run.

Freshman - 2000-01: (Cross Country) Ran in six meets, finishing as one of the squad's top runners in all six . . . led the team at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree . . . recorded one top-five finish, fifth at the Hurricane Festival, and one top-20 finish, 19th at the Sports World/Missouri Southern Stampede . . . posted the team's second best time for a four-mile meet with a 20:40 performance at the Hurricane Festival . . . (Indoor) Competed in the mile run, 3,000m and 5,000m . . . finished 10th in the 3,000m and 9th in the 5,000m at the WAC Indoor Championships . . . (Outdoor) Ran the 1,500m, 3,000m and 5,000m . . . posted the squad's second fastest time for the 5,000m with a time of 15:41.02.

High School: Two-time state champion in both cross country and the 3200-meters at Ellsworth High School . . . was a state runner-up in the 800m and the 1600m . . . finished fourth in the state for the 1600m as a junior. . . helped lead his high school squad to four league titles . . . also earned four letters in wrestling . . . went undefeated in wrestling as a senior . . . was a two-time wrestling state champion.

Personal: Biology/Pre-Med major . . . son of Pete and Bonnie Orozco . . . born May 10, 1982.