2023 - 2024 NEVADA
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ERIC
ORTEGA-GAMMILL
RUNNER
RENO HS
RENO, NEVADA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-3
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
7TH - 15:38.6
CLOVIS INVITATIONAL
1ST - 16:31
CLASS 5A STATE MEET
“Eric Ortega-Gammill churned out highly impressive consistency on a variety of championship-level courses to emerge as one of the premier talents from the Silver State in recent memory. Crossing state lines six times this season in search of top competition, the talented senior shined brightest at the Clovis Invitational in California and the Bob Firman Invitational in Idaho, two of the top meets in the country.”
Rich Gonzalez
PrepCal Track

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot-3, 160-pound senior raced to seventh place at the talent-stacked Clovis Invitational this past season in a time of 15:38.6. Ortega-Gammill was also the top Nevada finisher at the Woodbridge Classic and the prestigious Bob Firman Invitational. A four-time Academic All-State honoree, he broke the tape at the Class 5A state meet in an all-class best clocking of 16:31.0, earning All-State recognition for a third consecutive year.  

Academic Achievement


Ortega-Gammill has maintained a 4.60 weighted GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on scholarship at Santa Clara University this fall.

Exemplary Character


An accomplished classical pianist, Ortega-Gammill has volunteered locally on behalf of MyKeys Studio, playing the instrument for younger students and providing feedback on their own recitals. He also has donated his time to the Junior Silver State Striders, a running group for ages 6 to 18.