2013-14 Men's Cross Country
Jose Cartagena
Jose Cartagena
Jose Cartagena

HOMETOWNGuatemala City, Guatemala

As A Freshman (2013)
Competed in two races during his rookie season ... placed 24th overall at the FSU Seminole Invitational (Oct. 11) 8k with a career-best 27:13.16 … placed 23rd overall and at the UCF Black & Gold Invitational (Oct. 18) 8k with a 27:45.28.

High School
Four-year cross country letterwinner … all-conference selection as a junior and a senior … named Team MVP in his final year … all-conference member in the 800 meter and 4x800 meter relay as a sophomore and junior … team captain as a sophomore … state champion in the 4x800 relay as a sophomore … helped lead his team to a state championship as a sophomore … team was a state runner-up as a freshman, and he was a state medalist in the 4x800 relay that year … also lettered in track and field … received a certificate of excellence “Senior Elite” as a senior.

Born on March 6, 1994 … exercise science major … son of Edgar and Ligia Cartagena … favorite athlete is Sanya Richards … favorite sport to watch is soccer … favorite sports movie is The Longest Yard … favorite book is Satch and Me … would like to meet Michael Jordan … aspires to become a physical therapist.