Fresno State: (2000) Recorded a season-best time of 26:51 at the Stanislaus Invitational, the first meet of the season ? finished 49th with a time of 33:12 at the WAC Championships. (1999) Ran a season-best time of 27:45 to take 28th at the Fresno State Invitational ? placed 12th with a time of 21:28 in a four-mile race at the Stanislaus Invitational ? took 24th with a time of 28:19 at the San Francisco State Invitational.
High School: Was a three-year letterwinner in cross country, two-year letter winner in basketball and two-year letter winner in track ? was the cross country team captain his junior and senior years ? ran 1:59.2 in the 800 meters during track season ? had a personal best of 4:22 in the mile.
Personal: Born Sept. 19, 1978 in Dinuba, Calif. ? parents are Domingo and Linda Avila ? has two younger siblings, Daniel and Monica ? was president of Leo Club in high school ? chose to attend Fresno State because it was close to home ? enjoys playing basketball and video games.