New Mexico's nationally ranked cross country teams tallied strong performances at New Mexico State
Running at night for the first time in New Mexico history, the Lobos shined in their 2012 debut.
2011: Ran at two meets...Placed 38th at the Lobo Invitational with a 27:01 time and followed that up with a 23rd-place time of 27:13 at the Kachina Classic.
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...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 runs 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.