UK men's team turns in strong performance to conclude 2014 season
Macumber and Oswald Both Earn All-America Honors
Macumber, Oswald and Orta to Compete in Louisville
The Junior Picks Up Another Award Ahead of Nationals Saturday
Macumber, Oswald and Orta to Race on Familiar Course
2011-12:Cross Country (Junior) - Three time SEC Men's Runner of the Week honoree ... All-SEC First Team Member ... Won the Belmont-VU Opener to kick off the season, running a 15:22.40 at the 5K event ... Winning the Belmont-VU Opener marked the second consecutive year that Orta opened the season with a win ... Grabbed his second victory of the year at the Tennessee Cross Country Invitational ... Completed the 8K Tennessee Invitational in 25:07.34 ... Posted a top-10 finish at the Greater Louisville Classic after running the 8K in 24:17.72, a season best for the Wildcats in 2011 ... Took fifth out of over 100 at the Panorama Farms Invitational ... Ran a 24:29.74 at the Panorama Farms Invitational ... Led the Wildcats at the SEC Cross Country Championships with a fifth-place finish ... Complete the 8K at the SEC Championships in 24:28.36 ... Finished 21st out of 218 at the NCAA Southeast Region Championship after finishing the 10K in 30:46.8.
2010-11: Cross Country (Sophomore) - Capped off another fantastic cross country season with the Wildcats, leading the Cats as their top performer in five of the six races he competed in ... Won the San Francisco Invitational with a time of 24:25 to open the 2010 season ... Recorded a personal-best 8K time at the Greater Louisville Invitational ... Competed in all six races for the men's cross country team ... Closed out the 2010 season with three top-five overall finishes, including a first-place finish at the San Francisco Invitational and two fifth place finishes at the Iona College Meet of Champions and the Blue Ridge Open ... Finished each 8K race of the season in the top 32 overall ... Recorded a personal-best 10K time at the NCAA Southeast Regional, crossing the finish line in 33:41.60. Indoor (RS Sophomore) - Led the team in the 3,000m run with a time of 8:12.88 ... His best time in the 3,000m run came at the Husky Classic ... Ran his best mile at the Rod McCravy meet in late January, crossing the finish line with a time of 4:10.49, the third best time on the team. Outdoor (RS Sophomore) - Led the team in the 1,500m run, 3,000m steeplechase and 5,000m run ... Had his fastest 1,500m run time come at the Border Battle ... Ran a 3:48.98 in the 1,500m for his fastest time of the year ... Fastest time in the 3,000m steeplechase came at the Payton Jordan Invite when he crossed the finish line in 3:52.62 ... Best 5,000m run came at the SEC Championships ... Crossed the finish line in the 5,000m run at the SEC Championships in 14:25.68.
High School: Ranked first in America and 14th in the world in the steeplechase at world junior competition in 2008 ... Two years prior, ranked sixth in the world in steeplechase in world youth competition ... Member of Venezuelan National Team ... Placed 12th in the steeplechase at the 2008 World Junior Championships held in Poland ... Finished 80th overall at 2007 World Cross Country Championships held in Kenya ... Placed second in steeplechase at 2007 South American Junior Championships held in Brazil ... Runner-up in steeplechase at 2007 Pan American Games held in Brazil ... Notched two titles at the 2006 South America Youth Championships in Caracas in the steeplechase and 3,000 meter run ... Won 2007 South American Cross Country Championship held in Brazil ... Coached by Armando Moreno.
Personal: Full name is Luis Alberto Orta Millan ... Born Jan. 15, 1989 in Caracas ... Parents are Jorge Orta and Ruth Millan de Orta ... Has three brothers, Otto, Jorge and Jorge.