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Santillan Earns PacWest Runner of the Week, Fairchild Top Freshman

    By HPU Athletics. September 26, 2014 - 2:36 pm

x-country_athleteofweekThis week the Pacific West Conference has named Leandro Santillan as the Runner of the Week. Meghan Fairchild is also being recognized as the PacWest Freshman of the Week.

The performances that led to these honors took place last weekend at the BYU Hawaii Invitational. Santillan (shown above on left) had an impressive performance, he ran a 25:46 in the men’s 8k race. This was not only the winning time of the race, but also a new course record. This victory marked the third consecutive year that Santillan has won the BYUH Invitational.

Fairchild (pictured on the right) was the first freshman to finish in the BYUH Invitational. She managed to fight the blistering heat in order to run a 19:28 for the women’s 5k race. This is 14 seconds faster than her debut race for the Sharks, which took place three weeks ago. Her performance led to her sixth place finish in the women’s race.

Both teams return to action on October 11 for the Chaminade Invitational.

Photos by Eric Alcantara.