Last updated on Aug. 27, 2013
Cross Country (Redshirt Junior):
Competed in all six meets, finishing first in two and second and four ... won the season-opening 6K Aggie Open in a time of 18:23.9 ... ran a season-best 8K at the Sundodger Invitational in Seattle, Wash. with a time of 24:28.70.
Named to the 2013 Spring Academic All-Mountain West team.
Cross Country (Junior):
Competed in five meets and three events ... 5000m time of 14:55.24 and 10000m time of 31:18.31 were best on the team ... finished fourth in the 10000m at the Western Athletic Conference Championships ... had seventh fastest 5000m time in the WAC.
Cross Country (Sophomore):
Consistently a top competitor in every race for the Bulldogs...placed seventh at the 6K Nevada Twilight with a time of 20:35...clocked a season-best 8K at the Bronco Invitational with a time of 25:04.8...placed 12th at the WAC Championship 8K race with a time of 25:17.87 ... earned Academic All-WAC honors.
Competed in six meets ... set a personal best in the 5,000 meter race with a time of 14:37.25 on April 7 ... also set a personal record in the 10,000 meter race with a time of 30:10.99 on April 14.
Cross Country (Freshman):
Strong first season as a Bulldog ... the team's top performer at the Nevada Twilight 6K placing seventh ... recorded his season-best time at the Bronco Invitational 8K, 25:11, while placing 21st ... in his WAC Championship debut he placed 13th with a times of 26:52.8.
Competed in the distance events for the Bulldogs...season-best 5,000-meter came at the Mt. SAC Relays with a time of 14:54.53...time was ranked top 10 in the WAC at ninth...season-best 10,000-meter was a 31:22.61 at the Cal/Nevada Championships.
Prior to Fresno State:
Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track and field at Buchanan High School ... led the team to two Valley Championships, two league championships and second place at state in 2009 ... all-state honors in 2009, finishing eighth individually ... three-time all-league and all-Valley individual honors ... cross country team took ninth in the nation in 2009 ... three-time team captain ... timed best marks of 15:18 in the 5K, 9:24 in the 3,200-meter, and 4:21 in the 1,600.
Born June 10, 1990 in Fresno, Calif. ... parents are Mike and Diane Vartanian ... older brother, David, ran cross country for Fresno State in 2007 ... favorite athlete is his brother for showing him, in running and in life, that anything is possible ... biggest athletic thrill as winning all-state honors in cross country as a senior and qualifying with his team for nationals ... high school teammate of current Bulldog, Carson Keller ... chose Fresno State for the business school and the cross country program ... also recruited by Arizona State, Loyola Marymount, San Francisco and Santa Clara.
● 6K - 18:23.9, Aggie Open (8/31/12)
● 8K - 24:28.70, Stanford Invitational (9/29/12)
● 3,000m - 8:41.46, Stanford Opener (3/2/13)
● 5,000m - 14:37.25, Sacramento State MONDO Mid-Major Challenge (4/7/11)
● 10,000m - 30:10.99, 53rd Annual Mt. SAC Relays (4/14/11)