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Jessica McCollum

Jessica McCollum

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  • Hometown:
    Aurora, CO
  • High School:
    Cherry Creek
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Get to Know your Poet……….

Q: At what age did you begin doing track & field?

A: Age 15 because I was inspired by my cousin who ran for our rival.

Q: What’s your favorite food(s)?

A: Pizza, fries, and burgers

Q: What’s your favorite music/band?

A: The 1975

Q: What is your favorite quote?

A: "The road to athletic greatness is not marked by perfection, but the ability to constantly overcome adversity and failure."

Q: What is your favorite movie?

A: Beetlejuice

Q: Why did you choose Whittier College?

A: Best option for me

Q: What part of Whittier College track & field do you like the most?

A: The team's culture.

Q: Who is your favorite sports hero?

A: Allyson Felix

Personal Information:

Parents Names: Michael Ortiz and Lisa Ortiz

Siblings Names: Angela

Hometown: Whittier, CA

Previous School Attended: California High School

Major: Kinesiology


*HS Sr.-Most Outstanding Sprinter, Top Senior Athlete for Track, and el Rio League 200 Meter Champion (2017)