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.
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.
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.