Cortez Ruiz
Sprints
Ht
6'
1"
Class
Senior
Hometown
Pasco, 
Washington
Last School
Chiawana High School
Roster Years
2019-2022


Personal

  • 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
  • Instagram: cortezmr82 | LinkedIn: Cortez Ruiz

Before BYU

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

Stats

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

21.82

200m

2022 Hal Wing UVU Collegiate Invitational

47.91

400m

2022 BYU Cougar Invitational

Career Stats

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2019

Sophmore Year 2020

Indoor

  • 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

 

Outdoor

  • 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. 

Overall

  • Received USTFCCCA All-Academic honors 
Senior Year 2022

  • Combined with Kenneth Rooks, Brandon Garnica and Joey Nokes to win the 2022 MPSF Men's Distance Medley Relay Championship with a time of 9:48.28.
  • Combined with Colten Yardley, Spencer Carlile and Jace Jensen to win the 2022 MPSF Men's 4x400 Championship. 
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year



  • Cortez Ruiz races during 2022 BYU Cougar Indoor Invitational I

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