Jorge Torres, originally from Wheeling, Illinois, graduated with a degree in economics from the University of Colorado. During high school, Jorge won the Footlocker National Championships, as well as three Illinois state titles in cross-country. In 2002, Jorge became just the third American in the previous 15 years to capture the NCAA individual cross-country title. In his first professional season, Jorge made the finals of the 5000m at the World Championships, the only American to do so. Jorge suffered a serious injury that has hindered his early season preparation, but feels confident that his strength will come around in time to be a factor at the Trials, and make his first Olympic Team.

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College: Colorado

Coach: Mark Wetmore

Club: Reebok

1500 -- 3:41.29
3000 -- 7:52.17
5000 -- 13:24.17