Fresno State:(2001) Was on eof the top runners on the team ... ran a season-best time of 26:44 at the Stanford Invitational ... placed 25th, third on the team at the WAC Champioships ... came in 130th, sixth on the team, at the NCAA Regionals. (2000) Ran a season-best time of 25:50 at the WAC Championships, placing sixth and first among the team ? earned a first-team All-WAC selection ? placed 97th with a time of 34:00 in the NCAA West Regionals ? placed sixth at the San Francisco State Invitational with a time of 27:05. (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 track and cross country ? was named school Athlete of the Year in 1999 ? track and cross country captain as a senior ? best time of 16:04 in the 5,000 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 soccer, horseback riding and dancing ? was the vice president and treasurer for the Spanish club in high school ? favorite athlete is Steve Prefontaine.