Jose Ortiz
Jose Ortiz
Year: JR
Hometown: Providence, R.I.
High School: Central
Position: Sprints

2012-13 (FRESHMAN):


Brown Open - Finished fourth in the 200m dash (22.87)

Holy Cross Men's Meet - Ran to a fifth place finish in the 400m dash (50.10)

UConn Invitational - Finished fifth in the 4x100m relay (43.95) and sixth in the 400m dash (50.60)


Atlantic 10 Indoor Championship - Finished second in the 4x400m relay (3:19.35)

URI Coaches' Tribute Invitational - Placed second in the 4x400m relay (3:23.70)

Sorlien Invitational - Finished fourth in the 400m dash (52.12)

Attended Central H.S… Four-year letter winner in football and tack & field… Three-year captain for track & field… Named Second Team All-Division (2010-11), Most Courageous (2008), and Best Special Teams Player (2012) for football… Named All-Class, All-Division, and All State for track & field (2009-2012)…  Was chosen All-New England 2010-2012… Recorded a time of 11.00 in the 100m in 2010, 22.00 in the 200m in 2012, 35.54 in the 300m in 2012, and 48.84 in the 400m in 2012… Set records in the indoor 4x200m relay (1:31.19) (2012), indoor 4x400m relay (3:24.62) (2012), outdoor 4x100m relay (43.08) (2010), outdoor 4x400m relay (3:20.99) (2010), the 800m sprint medley state record (1:33.06) (2010), and State and New England record in the Swedish relays (100m, 200m, 300m, 400m) (2:00.28) (2012)… Was the fastest freshman in the state in the 200m (22.8) and 400m (51.0)… Made the honor roll his sophomore-senior year.

Born February 22, 1993… Son of Ramon and Juana Ortiz… Has one brother, Raynel, and one sister, Laudy… Enjoys going to the movies, hanging out with friends, playing football and basketball, and playing video games… Lists favorite athlete as DeSean Jackson… Follows the Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Heat, and the Boston Red Sox… Plans on being a state trooper and FBI agent in the future… Majoring in Sociology and Criminal Justice.