2007 CROSS COUNTRY: Ran a time of 26:33.8 at the Jackrabbit Open ... completed the Paul Short Invite with a time of 26:42 ... and had a time of 35:09.5 at the Chile Pepper Festival.
2005 OUTDOOR: Ran a personal-best 9:50.13 in the 3000M at the Wes Kittley Open ... ran a season-best 4:23.14 in the 1500M at the ASU Relays ... at the TCU Invitational, posted a season-best time of 16:24.91 in the 5000M.
2005 INDOOR: ... Mile ... ran a 4:42.15 at the Wes Kittley Invite ... 3000M ... clocked a 9:32.05 and a 9:40.79 at the Wes Kittley Classic and the Wes Kittley All-Comers, respectively.
2004 CROSS COUNTRY: Named first-team academic All-Big 12 ... ran a 28:55 and 27:50 at the Lobo Invite and the Cowboy Jamboree, respectively ... clocked a 33:42 in the 10K race at Mountain Regionals.
2004 OUTDOOR: Competed in the 3000M and 3000M Steeplechase ... 3000M ... finished eighth at the TTU Invitational ... 3000M STEEPLECHASE ... finished fifth at the ASU Relays with a season-best time of 10:24.95 ... was runner-up at the TTU Invitational with a time of 10:34.46.
2004 INDOOR: Competed in the 3000M and DMR ... 3000M ... finished 10th at the Red Raider Classic with a time of 9:29.69 ... at the Red Raider Invitational, finished ninth with a personal-best time of 9:28.79 ... finished fourth at the Red Raider All-Comers with a time of 9:39.49 ... DMR ... member of the DMR team who turned in a second-place finish at the Red Raider Classic with a time of 11:09.88.
HIGH SCHOOL: 2003 graduate of Del Rio High School in Del Rio, Texas ... as a junior, team was district runner-up and regional qualifiers ... member of 2002 cross country district championship team with the best regional finish in school history with a fifth-place finish ... track team was also district champions ... two-time cross country runner of the year and regional qualifier ... personal bests include 15:56 in the 3 mile, 4:44 in the mile and 9:59 in the two mile ... also a member of the National Honor Society and Physics Club.
PERSONAL: Born 1-7-85 in Del Rio, Texas ... son of Gerardo and Maria Vargas ... has two older siblings, Gerardo Jr. and Marilu ... enjoys playing guitar and golf ... majoring in pre-medicine.