ARDMORE, Okla. (KTEN) — A rare July signing in Ardmore took place on Thursday afternoon.

Jose Ortiz Jr. signed his letter of intent to run track at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma, beginning in spring 2024.

Ortiz also ran track at Plainview for part of his high school career, and graduated from Ardmore in the spring.

"I just want to finish off the year going to nationals two to three times and possibly having a nationals title under my name," Ortiz said. "I wasn't a state champion ,and I was fairly upset with myself about that. Having a national title under my name would be amazing."