Cross Country

 Jenna Ortman
Jenna Ortman


Williamsville, N.Y.

High School:
Williamsville South

Last College:

  • 2008 All-Mideast Region - 1500m
  • 2008 Second Team All-SEC - Distance Medley Relay
  • 2008 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team • 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2006 America East Cross Country All-Academic Team
  • 2005 ECAC 1,000-Meter Champion

2007-08 (Junior): Cross Country - Scored in the last five of six meets for UK ...Season-best team finish of third at season-ending Southeast Regional with 6K time of 21:24 to finish twenty-seventh overall and help Wildcats place fourth overall. Indoor - Second team All-SEC selection after Distance Medley Relay team placed second at SEC Championships posting a time of 11:40.25 ... Placed eighth at the SEC Championships in the mile clocking in at 4:53.39 ... Notched personal best time of 2:11.06 in the 800m run at the Husky Classic ... At the SEC/Big Ten Challenge posted personal record 3000m mark of 10:04.46 and placed third in the mile run... Set personal best time of 4:50.00 in the mile at Rod McCravy Memorial. Outdoor - As NCAA Mideast finalist in 1500m run, finished 11th with a time of 4:33.48 ... Two-time scorer for Wildcats at SEC Championships ... Finished sixth at conference in the steeplechase with a personal-best time of 10:55.30 ... Placed eighth in the 1500m run recording a time of 4:27.00 at the SECs ... Ran persona-best regional-qualifying 1500m time of 4:26.57 at Cardinal Invitational ... At Stanford Invitational, posted personal-best 800m mark, clocking in at 2:12.32 ...Crossed the finish in second (11:05.15) in the steeplechase at Sea Ray Relays.

Previous College: The University at Albany's first indoor ECAC individual champion at the Division I level, winning the 1,000-meter event her freshman year ... Broke a school record with a time of 4:28.12 in the 1,500-meter run at the ECAC Championships, where she finished fifth in 2006 ... Helped Albany win its first-ever America East Championship, by placing second in the 1,500 meters, fourth in the 800 meters and fifth in the steeplechase at the league meet in her rookie campaign ... Claimed fourth place at the 2006 ECAC Cross Country Championships, finishing in 18:39.40 ... Overall women's cross country champion at 2007 Iona Meet of Champions ... Coached by Roberto Vives.

High School: Lettered four years in track and two in cross country ... A junior All-American in the 800 meters, 2,000-meter steeplechase, the 4x400 relay and the 4x800 relay ... The 2006 U.S. Junior All-American in the 1,500-meter run, finishing third in the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championship meet ... A Section IV 600-meter champion ... Coached by Charles Godfrey ... The Air Force Academy Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2003-04 and 2004-05 ... Volunteered at the Special Olympics and was named Volunteer of the Year and earned the outstanding citizenship award.

Personal: Born Feb. 20, 1987 in Buffalo, N.Y. ... Mother is Carolyn Ortman-Wolford ... Twin sister Jessica is a Wildcat teammate ... Other siblings include: Alan (25), Nicholas (23), Kristen (19) and Andrew (11) ... Majoring in communications.

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