Franklin's Lobos throw out another season of titles, accomplishments and classroom success
USTFCCCA Program of the Year recognizes the best DI cross country and track program
Awards banquet recognizes outstanding Lobo performances in the classroom
New Mexico has third-most honorees in MW
Ross Millington, UNM's top runner on the men's side, drops out ill and Lobo men tumble to 31st place
2011: A senior talent on the team that improved through the season and guided the squad during the postseason...Posted nearly identical times of 25:36 and 25:35 at the Notre Dame Invitational (112th) and Wisconsin Invitational (202nd), respectively...Placed 18th at the Mountain West Championships with a 25:54.4 clocking...Took 48th at the NCAA Regionals with a 31:58 time...Finished the NCAA Championships with a 31:57 clocking, good for 213th overall and second on the team.
2010: Competed at four meets...Placed 22nd and 23rd at the Lobo Invitational (25:55.3) and Kachina Classic (26:41.1), respectively...Notched a 25:57.6 time at the Roy Griak Invitational, good for 94th...Posted a 25:35 time at the Notre Dame Invitational.
2009: Continued as a solid underclassman runner, posting top-25 times at four of the five meets he competed at...Season debut at the Lobo Invitational, finishing 24th with a 26:40.91 time...Placed 17th at the Kachina Classic with a 27:23 mark...Placed 121st at the Notre Dame Invitational, crossing the finish line in 25:37...Took fourth at the UNM-NMSU "Duel in the Desert" with a 28.31 time...Registered at 25th-place mark at the MWC Championships, finishing in 25:37.5.
2008: Participated in four meets as the Lobos' top freshman after redshirting the 2007 season...Opened with a 26th-place finish at the Lobo Invitational, traversing the course in 27:32.52...Led the UNM B Team at the Kachina Classic, where he posted an 11th-place time of 16:58.7...Registered a 26:43.1 time at the Roy Griak Invitational, placing 147th...Ranwith a veteran-laden UNM top-7 at the MWC Championships, placing 35th overall and 2nd among all freshman with his 26:26 time.
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 & `06...Owns the school cross country course record...Also a 3-time Academic Athlete honoree.
Born in Rowe, N.M...full name is Patrick Victor Ortiz...Son of Victor and Emily Ortiz...Has one brother, Issac, 13...Favorite athlete is Usain Bolt...Favorite food is any type of New Mexican food...Favorite movies are love movies...Majoring in Exercise Science.
2008-11 Academic All-Mountain West