Fresno State: Enters the season as the No. 2 runner. (1999) Finished 14th and second among Bulldog runners with a season-best time of 26:16 at the WAC Championships ? recorded a time of 33:12, second best on the team, at the NCAA Region 9 Championships in Portland, Ore. ? took seventh with a time of 26:56 at the San Francisco State Invitational.
High School: Was a three-year letter winner in cross country and a three-year letter winner in track ? was named school Athlete of the Year in ?99 ? was track captain in ?99 and cross country captain in ?99 and ?99 ? best time of 16:04 in the 5000 meters was recorded at Woodward Park.
Personal: Born Nov. 18, 1981, in Michoacan, Mexico ? parents are Abel and Genoveva Vaca ? has two brothers, Abel and Jose, and three sisters, Josefina, Guadalupe and Norma ? enjoys running, fishing, soccer and horseback riding ? was the vice president and treasurer for the Spanish club in high school ? favorite athlete is Steve Prefontaine.