Cortez Ruiz
Last School
Chiawana High School
Roster Years


  • Parents are Javier and Verna Ruiz
  • Has four siblings: Italia, Jaden, Roman and Elijah
  • His brother Roman is a decathlete for the Utah State track and field team
  • Married to Sarah Ruiz
  • Major: Russian
  • Mission: Novosibirsk, Russia
  • Minors: Global Business & Literacy, Psychology
  • Fun Fact: the middle child

Before BYU

  • Played high school football, won Washington state championship with Chiawana High School (2013)


Indoor Personal Bests
Time Event Meet
22.25 200m 2021 BYU Cougar Indoor III
48.10 400m 2020 Texas Tech Shootout
1:05.02 500m 2020 BYU Indoor Invitational


Outdoor Personal Bests
Time Event Meet
21.88 200m 2021 BYU Cougar Invitational
47.92 400m 2021 BYU Cougar Invitational

Career Stats

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2019

Sophmore Year 2020


  • Team member on the third-place 4x400 team at the 2020 MPSF Indoor Championships
  • Was on the season-best 4x400 relay team that clocked 3:09.47 at the 2020 Texas Tech Shootout
  • Competed in six meets during the 2020 indoor season



  • Clocked a career-best 48.05 in the 400m at the Robison Invitational
  • Earned a personal record in the 200m with a time of 22.38 at the Oxy Invitational
  • Competed in six meets during the 2019 outdoor season
Junior Year 2021

Indoor (2021)

  • Competed in five meets for the Cougars and helped the men’s 4x400 relay team take first at the BYU Cougar Indoor I with a time of 3:17.45. 
  • Set a personal-best time of 22.25 in the men’s 200m at the BYU Cougar Indoor III. 

Outdoor (2021)

  • Competed in seven meets for the Cougars including the NCAA Track and Field Championships. 
  • Set personal bests in the men’s 200m (21.88) and 400m (47.92) at the BYU Cougar Invitational. 


  • Received USTFCCCA All-Academic honors 
Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year