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CROSS COUNTRY FRESHMAN (2015)
Competed in six meets for Cal State Fullerton…saved her best Titan finish for last as the third Fullerton runner to complete the 6k course (167th overall) at the NCAA West Regional in Seattle (11/13)…best overall finish was 35th in a time of 19:36.92 on the 5k course of the season-opening Mark Covert Classic in Brea, Calif. (09/05)…also recorded a top-40 finish at the Rim Rock Classic in Lawrence, Kan., as her time of 22:53.9 was good for 36th place on the 6k course (10/03).
A 2015 graduate of California High School in Whittier, Calif…was a four-year member of the varsity track and field squad and a three-year varsity competitor for cross-country…as a sophomore was named MVP of the cross country team and distance runner of the year for track…as a junior was part of the 4x1600-meter school record holding team…as a senior earned MVP honors for both track and cross-country, and became the 1600-meter school record holder as well as set a new school record at Mt. SAC meet… personal bests include: 3-miles (18:27), 3,200-meters (11:40), 1,600-meters (5:02), 800-meters (2:21)...three-year member of the honor roll.
From Whittier, Calif…parents are Ignacio and Mina Cortez…major is Health Science…hobbies or interests include going to the beach or Disneyland…favorites include: Big Bear (place to run), Angels, Oregon Project (athletic team), Brenda Martinez (athlete), The Little Mermaid and Peter Pan (movies), Imagine Dragons and Coldplay (musical artists), ice cream and pizza (food).