at NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round
at NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships
2014 Indoors: Did not compete.
2014 Outdoors: Competed at six meets, splitting time between the 800 and the 1500 … Opened with a fifth-place time of 1:51.91 in the 800 at the Arizona State Invitational … Competed in the metric mile at the next three meets, placing second at the Jim Click Shootout (3:55.13), 24th at the Bryan Clay Invitational (3:47.04) and 11th at the Brutus Hamilton Challenge (4:11.90) … Scored at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships, placing seventh in the 800 with a time of 1:52.45
2013 Indoors: Ran at five meets, including the Mountain West Championships ... Ran a 51.91* time in the 400 at the Lumberjack Team Challenge, placing 17th ... Placed fourth in a pair of events at a pair of home meets, running 4:09.57* in the mile at the Cherry & Silver Invitational and 1:22.10 in the 600 at the New Mexico Classic ... Claimed fifth in the 800 at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational, clocking in at 1:53.52* ... Scored in the 800 at the conference meet with a 1:57.13 time, while placing ninth in the mile with a 4:14.00 mark.
2013 Outdoors: Competed at four meets ... Opened with a 3:55.65 time in the 1500 meters at the Stanford Invitational, earning 11th in his section ... Took second in the metric mile at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational with a time of 3:52.05*, while earning 14th in the 800 with a 1:54.18* clocking ... Nabbed fifth in the 800 at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational, finishing in 1:51.44 ... Placed eighth and scored in the 800 (1:52.60) and 1500 (3:53.16) at the Mountain West Championships.
2012 Indoors: Competed at five meets, including the conference championships ... Claimed runner-up honors in the 600 at the Cherr & Silver Invitational, finishing in 1:20.59 ... Ran in the 800 the next four times, including the New Mexico Classic (1:52.78*, 5th), the Don Kirby Elite Invite (1:52.94*, 3rd), and the MW Indoor Championships (1:51.96*, 7th).
2012 Outdoors: Participated at five meets ... Opened at the UTEP Springtime Invitational with an 18th-place 400 of 50.99* ... Ran in the 1500 at the Don Kirby Tailwind, placing 8th with a 3:55.41* time ... Ran in the 800 the next three meets, including the Mt. SAC Relays, the Brutus Hamilton Open (winning the event) and the prelims of the MW Championships.
2011 Indoors: 8th place in the 800m at Conference Indoor and a member of the 4x400 relay team that placed 5th ... Had a season best in the 800m at the Indoor UNM Don Kirby Invitational with a time of 1:51.74, which is very impressive as a true freshman.
2011 Outdoors: Had a very consistent outdoor season, improving each meet ... Ran a 1:52.17 in the 800m at Mt. Sac Relays in California ... Also ran the 800m in California at two other meets, Brutus Hamilton Invitational and Steve Scott Invitational ... Competed at the MW Outdoor Championships in both the 800 and 4x400 meter relay ... Reached a personal best of 1:51.46 in the 800M preliminaries, but unfortunately barely missed out of the finals in a very competitive field.
Five year letterman in track and field, four year letterman in soccer and one year letterman in cross country ... 3A 2010 800m State Champion under head coach Kyle Skartwed ... Four-time All-State Track and Field ... Two-time MVP for both track and soccer ... 2008 State Champion in both track and field and soccer ... Progressively improved 800m time throughout high school, starting with a time of 2:01 his freshman year, a 2:00 time his sophomore year and a personal best 1:56 his last two years ... Ran for a program that finished in the top four in the state every year (2nd in freshman year, state champs sophomore year, 4th junior year and 3rd senior year).
Full name is John Paul Cordova ... Son of Rick, a firefighter, and Lynne, a realtor ... Has four sisters: Lily, Sarah, Lisa and Jenna ... Mother Lynne ran track for UNM and sister Lily played volleyball at New Mexico State ... Younger sister Sarah ran cross country at UNM ... Maintained a 3.6 GPA in high school ... Favorite athlete is Gabe Aragon, a teammate cross-country runner for UNM ... Favorite food is his mother's food; that is, New Mexican ... Hobbies include Ping Pong and soccer ... Majoring in Business-Finance.
TRACK & FIELD HONORS
• Academic All-Conference, 2012-13
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol