The Bulldog men's and women's cross country teams placed sixth and seventh at MW Championships
Fresno State prepares to make a name for themselves in first-ever MW Championship Friday
Women's team places fifth and men finish 11th in season finale
'Dogs travel to Seattle, Wash. for third race of the season
The Fresno State women's cross country team took first-place, while the men's team finished second overall at the Hornet Jamboree hosted by Sacramento State.
2012 Cross Country Mountain West Championships
Last updated on Sept. 12, 2011
2011 Cross Country (Junior) : Sat out season as a redshirt.
2010 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.
2010 Track (Freshman): 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 10K was a 31:22.61 at the Cal/Nevada Championships.
2009 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.
High School: 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.
Personal: 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 Arizona State, Loyola Marymount, San Francisco and Santa Clara.