Steven Cortez

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Vacherie, La.

High School:
E.D. White Catholic HS

Height:
5-7

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
11/04/1988

Experience:
2L

Major:
Elementary Education

Steven Cortez

06/20/2012

57 Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-WAC Honors

University's student-athletes continue to shine in the classroom

05/25/2012

33 Louisiana Tech Student-Athletes Earn Degrees

University's student-athletes continue to shine in the classroom

04/23/2012

Sprinters, Hurdlers Excel at LSU Alumni Gold

Tech wraps up regular season next weekend

01/19/2012

Thirty Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-WAC Honors

LA Tech student-athletes continue to shine in classroom

Top Marks Indoor Outdoor
800m - 2:05.56 (3/21/2009, Waco, Texas)
Mile 4:28.95 (2/13/2009, College Station, Texas)
1,500m - 4:12.04 (4/14/2012, Oxford, Miss.)
3,000m 9:06.49 (2/12/2011, Fayetteville, Ark.) 9:01.51 (4/1/2011, Ruston, La.)
5,000m - 15:38.55 (3/23/2012, Houston, Texas)

2012: Did not compete during the indoor season ... Opened the outdoor season at the Louisiana Classics (3/17) where he ran 4:17.96 in the 1,500m to finish 31st ... Placed 28th in the 5,000m run at the Victor Lopez Classic (3/23) with a time of 15:38.55 ... Finished sixth in the 3,000m at the Jim Mize Invitational (4/7) with a time of 9:23.32 ... Ran 4:12.04 in the 1,500m to finish 23rd at the Mississippi Open (4/14) ... Placed fourth in the 5,000m at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/21) with a time of 15:47.71 ... Ran 16:39.25 in the 5,000m at the WAC Championships (5/10-11) to finish 19th.

2011:Finished 12th in the 3k at the Tyson Invitational (2/12) with a time of 9:06.48 ... Ran a personal-best time of 15:58.59 in the 5k at the LSU Relays (3/25-26), finishing 11th ... Placed fifth in the 3k at the Jim Mize Invitational (4/1-2) with a personal record time of 9:01.51 ... Ran 4:22.54 int he 1,500m to finish 13th at the Northwestern State Invitational (4/16) ... Finished fourth in the 5k at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) with a time of 16:03.73.

2010: Did not compete during indoor season... Finished fourth in the 3k at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/20), running 9:10.50... Ran 16:04.20 to finish 18th in the 5k at the LSU Relays (3/26-27)... Finished 14th in the 5k at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/17), running 16:12.23.

2009: Indoors, ran the mile at the Texas A&M Invitational (2/13) with a time of 4:28.95, finishing 19th... Outdoors, ran the 800m at the Dr. Pepper Invitational (3/21), finishing 30th.

2008: Redshirted the 2008 track season.

High School: Lettered four years for head coaches Eddie Cole (cross country) and Donald Grabert (track and field) at E.D. White HS in Thibodaux, La.... Helped lead Cardinals to district and state titles in from 2002 all the way to 2006... Earned 3A All-State honors in 2004, 2005 and 2006 for cross country... Was named team captain his senior year on the cross country team... Made all district in track in 2005... Finished as district champion in 1600 and 3200 in 2006... Finished as state champion in 1600 and 3200 in 2007 as a senior... Lettered three years in swimming... Was Named Wendy's High School Heisman State Finalist in Louisiana for academics... Named Sport Quest First Team All-American for academics... graduated fifth in class with a five-year perfect attendance record.

Personal: Steven James Cortez... Son of Scott and Margaret Cortez... Has two brothers, Brian and Kevin, and one sister, Christine... Born Nov. 4, 1988... Majoring in elementary education.