2011 Indoor: Ran in four meets...Began the season with a 4:31.75 mile run at the Cherry & Silver Invitational...Placed 11th out of 38 in the 3000m run at the New Mexico Invitational, finishing in 8:43.99...Notched a 14:40.91 time in the 5000m run at the UW Husky Classic...Finished 12th at the 5000m run at the MWC Indoor Championships with a mark of 15:09.80...Notched an 18th-place finish in the 3000m run at the conference championships as well.
2011 Outdoor: Ran unattached at the New Mexico Tailwind Invitational, posting a 4th-place finish with a time of 8:48.09.
2010 Indoor: Ran at five meets in the mile, 3000m run and 5000m run...Opened the season as runner up in the 3000m run at the Lobo Opener, clocking in at 8:53.33...Placed seventh in the 1 mile run at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, finishing in 4:24.98...Finished 13th out of 27 in the 3000m run at the New Mexico Invitational, posting a 8:40.32 time...Registered a 14:39.25 time in the 5000m run at the UW Husky Classic...Tallied a pair of top-20 finished at the MWC Indoor Championships: Finished 17th in the 5000m run (time of 15:48.39) and finished 12th in the 3000m run (time of 8:46.24).
2010 Outdoor: Ran in four different meets...Recorded a personal best in the 800-meters at the UTEP Invitational with a time of 2:04.05...Finished 10th at the MWC Championships in the 10,000-meters with a time of 33:05.06 (personal best)...Lead the Lobos with a 6th place finish in the 5,000-meters at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational at Cal Berkeley with a time of 14:46.65...Clocked a 34:03.77 time in the 10000m run at the MWC Outdoor Championships, good for 10th.
2009 Indoor: Clocked a9:20.66 time in the 3000m run at the New Mexico Classic, good for 12th overall and third in his heat.
2009 Outdoor: Participated in six competitions...Started the season with a fourth-place finish in the 3000m run at the UTEP Invitational, clocking in at 8:57.12...Followed that performance up with a 4:16.04 time in the 1500m run at the New Mexico Tailwind Invitational, good for eighth overall...At the Brutus Hamilton Invitational, Ortiz notched a 4:05.23 time in the 1500m run and a 14th place finish in the 5K with a time of 15:07.01...Atthe Don Kirby Invitational, Ortiz registered a 13th-place finish in the 1500m run, finishing in 4:15.59, and a fourth-place finish in the 5K with a time of 15:52.66.
2008 Indoor:Redshirt season.
2008 Outdoor:Raced in two competitions...3rd in the 3,000 at the UTEP Invitational.
A 2007 graduate of Pecos (N.M.) High School...5-year letterwinner in track and 4-year letterwinner in cross country for head coach Sal Gonzales...Named school Athlete of the Year all four years...Led Pecos to third place finishes at the 2A state cross country meet in 2005 and 2006...Owns the school cross country course record...Also a 3-time Academic Athlete honoree...Also lettered in basketball and baseball.
Born in Rowe, N.M...full name is Patrick Victor Ortiz...Son of Victor and Emily Ortiz...Has three brothers, Anthony and Eric, who are older, and Isaac, a high schooler...Hobbies include playing sports...Majoring in Exercise Science.