Sebastian Ortiz Named MWC Runner of the Week
Oct. 14, 2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Air Force senior Sebastian Ortiz was named the Mountain West Conference Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week, the league announced this afternoon (Oct. 14). It is the first career honor for Ortiz and the first of the season for the men's team. Ortiz shared the weekly honor with San Diego State's Kristin Glen, who received the women's honor.
Ortiz was the top-scoring Air Force runner at the Fort Hays State Tiger Open on Oct. 11. With a career-best time of 25:08, Ortiz recorded the team's second-fastest 8K time of the year. Shaving more than two minutes off of his previous season-best time, Ortiz is ranked within the league's top-20. Finishing fourth in a field of 77 competitors, Ortiz paced the Falcons to a third-place finish in the team standings.
He is the second Air Force runner to earn the honor this year, as junior Brittany Morreale won the award on Sept. 16. Air Force returns to action on Saturday (Oct. 18), when it heads to Terre Haute, Ind., for the prestigious Pre-Nationals meet.