Eloy Zertuche
Eloy Zertuche
Height: 5-8
Year: So.
Hometown: Cotulla, Texas
High School: Cotulla HS
Position: DISTANCE

2010 Cross Country: Ran in four meets during the season...his best finish was at the Ricardo Romo/Six Flags Fiesta Texas Classic (9/17) finishing ninth with a time of 15:22.9...finished 40th at the Southland Conference Championships (10/28) with a time of 27:07.6...2010 Outdoor Track: Ran the 5000m, 3000m, and 1500m...best finish was at the Border Olympics in the 5000m where he finished fourth (3/6) with a time of 16:04.48...qualified for the Southland Conference championships (5/15) in the 5000m...competed in seven outdoor meets...2010 Indoor Track: Did not run...2009 Cross Country: Competed in all six meets in including the South Central regional...his best finish came in the Islander Splash when he finished 14 with a time of 27:00.6...2009 Indoor Track: Competed in three meets indoors...second-fastest Islander in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:38.42 at the SLC Indoor Championship...third-quickest Islander in the 3,000 with a personal best-time of 8:53.10 at the Texas A&M-Invitational...2009 Outdoor Track: Fourth-fastest Islander in the 5,000 finishing with a mark of 15:40.19 at the Rice Bayou Classic which was nearly 50 seconds better than his prior best...2008 Cross Country: Finished in the top seven of all five races for the Islanders...scored at the Southland Conference Championship (11/3) in 27:48 placing 50th...had best individual finish at the Texas Lutheran Invite (10/4) cracking the top 20 with a 19th-place finish in 27:25...had a time of 33:06 at the Chile Pepper Festival...2008 Indoor Track: Posted a top-10 finish in the 5,000-meter run at the Leonard Hilton Memorial (1/18) with a time of 16:05.71...2008 Outdoor Track: Second in the 10,000-meter run at the Rice Bayou Classic (3/29) with a time of 33:55.44...fourth in the 3,000-meter run at the Javelina Invitational (4/12) in 9:22.33...2007 Cross Country: Ran in every race improving dramatically from the start of the year to the end...after not finishing better than sixth in the first four races, he was the fifth to finish at the NCAA South Central Region (11/20) in 33:42...placed 19th at the Rice Invitational (9/15) in 19:02.69, 20th at the Islander Splash in 27:33 and 21st at the Southland Conference Championship (10/27) in 26:09.

In High School: Competed for current coach Joe Ramirez and former coach Juan Gonzalez at Cotulla High School...won individual title at district meet in cross country all four years with team winning title his first two seasons...named all-region in cross country in 2003, 2004 and 2006...qualified for state meet in 2004 and 2006 after finishing third and fourth in the region, respectively...ninth at the 2A state meet as a senior...won four district titles in the 3,200-meter run and three in the 1600...twice advanced to the regional in the 1600-meter relay.

Personal: Born Eloy Ramirez Zertuche, Jr. on Nov. 15, 1988...son of Eloy and Beulah Zertuche...plans to major in kinesiology.