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.