Cross Country
Jenna Ortman - Cross Country - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • Previous School Albany
  • High school Williamsville South
  • 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 4×400 relay and the 4×800 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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