Fresno State: (2002) Emerged as Fresno State's top runner ... finished first on the team this year in every meet ... finished first overall at the San Francisco State Invitational and Stanislaus Invitational ... recorded a career-best 5K of 18:06 at the Santa Clara Invitational ... ran a career-best 6K at the San Francisco State Invitational with a time of 21:46 ... finished 12th overall at the WAC Championships with a time of 18:27 ... finished the 6K with a time of 22:56 at the NCAA Regionals. (2001) Was the No. 2 runner on the team ... finished second for the Bulldogs at the NCAA Regional, placing 63rd overall ... ran a season-best 5K of 18:26 at the UC Davis Aggie Open, where she also came in first on the team ... ran a season-best 6K of 22:11 at the San Francisco State Invitational. (2000) Ran a 5K season-best time of 19:34 at the WAC Championships, placing 29th overall and third among the team ... posted a time of 23:24, a 6K season-best, at the West Regionals where she finished 120th ... finished 26th with a time of 19:40 at the Cal Poly Invitational ... Kiwanis Torch of Excellence honoree.
High School: Lettered four years in track and cross country ... was the 1999-00 Athlete of the Year for Santa Barbara County ... helped her squad to a league championship during the cross country season in 1999 ... county champ in the 1,600 meters in 2000 ... first team all-league from 1996-00 ... CIF first team in 1998 and 1999 ... personal bests: 1,600 meters (5:09); 800 meters (2:21); 4 x 400 relay team (60.8); 100-meter high hurdles (16.0); 300-meter low hurdles (48.2); 3,000 meters (10:52).
Personal: Born Aug. 10, 1982, in Santa Maria, Calif. ... parents are Scott June and Gail Vargas ... sisters are Laura, Kellie and Michelle who is also on the track and cross country teams ... has competed with the Southern California Road Runners ... enjoys spending time with her family and friends and shopping.
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