University of Iowa Athletics
Mid Distance

Gabby Cortez

Class Fr.
Hometown Cedar Rapids, Iowa
High School Prairie
Gabby Cortez - Women's Cross Country - University of Iowa Athletics

2024 — Indoor – ran collegiate-best 55.11 in 400 meters and season-best 1:29.18 in 600 meters at New Mexico Collegiate Classic… placed third in 600 meters at B1G Championships (1:29.22)… Outdoor – ran a collegiate-best 2:11.14 in 800 meters at Drake Relays… ran third leg on team-leading distance medley relay at Drake Relays (11:59.28)… Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2023 — Indoor – placed third in 600 meters with a collegiate-best 1:28.47 at Meyo Invite… that time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa… placed fourth in 600 meters at B1G Championships (1:29.12)… ran season-best 400 meters at Music City Challenge (55.58)… Outdoor – did not compete… Dean’s List student (Fall 2022)… letterwinner… Cross Country – ran collegiate-best 4,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (15:42.8)… Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2022 — Cross Country – Dean’s List student (Fall 2022)… letterwinner.


High School — four-time Iowa state champion in track (sprint medley and distance medley relays in 2021, 400 meters and sprint medley relay in 2022)… 11-time state medalist in track… 10-time Drake Relays qualifier and 2022 400-meter Drake Relays Champion… three-time state cross country qualifier, finishing 19th as a senior and was named All-Metro Athlete of the Year… three-time team MVP in cross country and two-time team MVP in track… three-time All-Metro selection for track and four-time elite all-state in track… 16-time first-team all-conference honoree in track… set school records in 200 meters (25.3), 400 meters (55.27), 800 meters (2:11) and as part of five relays (400-meter, 800-meter, 1,600-meter, sprint medley, and distance medley)… coached by Bill Schwarz and Michael Tierney… member of Key Club, CR Youth Leadership Program, National Honors Society, and Science National Honors Society. 

Personal — born October 13, 2003… parents are Tim and Nancy Cortez… has two siblings – Colton and Brady… exercise science major.

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