Payette alumna HarLee Ortega received another collegiate honor this week, as she was named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference’s Women’s Field Athlete of the Week on Monday.
Now with Central Washington University, Ortega competed in the CWU Wildcat Invitational on Saturday. She took first place in high jump with a mark of 1.67 meters (five feet, 5.75 inches). That is the second-best mark in the GNAC this spring.
Ortega also took first in long jump, with a mark of 5.59 meters (18-04.25). In shot put, she finished with a throw of 10.78 meters (25-04.50).
The Wildcats’ next action will be over the weekend at the Long Beach State Invitational at Long Beach, California.