Cross Country

Ryan Vargas
Ryan  Vargas


Arcadia, CA

High School:
Arcadia HS



Cross Country Season Begins at Mark Covert Classic

Racing begins at 8:30 a.m. with the men’s 8K, followed by the women’s 5K at 9:15 a.m. at Carbon Canyon Regional Park.


Cross Country Closes Out Regular-Season

LMU's 'B' squads each took fifth place at the Titan Invitational Friday evening.


Final Regular-Season Meet Set for Friday

LMU's men's and women's cross country teams head to the Titan Invitational on Friday evening to close out the regular season.


Four Top 10 Finishes at Vanguard Invite

LMU's men's cross country team took first place while the Lion women's team placed third.


Cross Country Back in Action at Vanguard Invite

LMU's 'B' squads kick off the month of October at the Vanguard Invitational in Costa Mesa Saturday.


Cross Country at Mark Covert Classic - Aug. 30, 2014

Cross Country at Mark Covert Classic - Aug. 30, 2014 Photos by Jeff Golden

At LMU...

In cross country... competed in six meets... career-best 8k race was the Stanford Invitational where he finished in 25:43... In track... best times were 2:01.79 in the 800m at the Triton Invitational (Apr. 25) and 4:11.17 in the 1,500m at the Steve Scott Invitational (May 2)...

In cross country... ran an 8k season best 26:37.73 at the 24th Annual Vanguard Invitational... competed in three total meets... In track... best times included 4:03.21 in the 1,500m at the Beach Invitational, 9:13.50 in the 3,000m at the Cal State LA Invite and 15:38.26 in the 5,000m at the Cal/Nevada Championships...

In cross country... personal best in the 8k with a time of 25:56.2 at Cal State Fullerton Titan Invitational... in track... personal best in the 1500m with a time of 4:05.27 at LBSU Beach Classic... personal best in the 3000m with a time of 8:56.00 at West Coast Quadrangular... personal best in the 5000m with a time of 15:47.50 at Ben Brown Invitational...

High School...
Graduate of Arcadia High School... ran cross country and track for four years under coach Jim O' cross-country, varsity starter for three years... team captain during his senior season... All-Arcadia during senior year... All-San Gabriel Valley for two years... All-San Gabriel conference during junior and senior season... All-Pacific League for two years... All-State Division I 3rd team during final two years... All-CIF Division I, first team for junior and senior year... recorded best times of 15:21 in 5k, 14:24 in 3 mile, 4:19 in mile, 1:58 in 800m, 53 seconds in 400m, 9:21 in 3200m... lead team to 2010 CIF championship, 2010 state championships, and 2010 national championship... in 2011, team won CIF champs, runner up in state championship, 4th place at national championship... on the track, three year varsity starter... named All-Pacific League during junior and senior season... recorded times of 4:18 in 1600m, 9:21 in 3200m, 1:57 in 800m.... competed against fellow freshmen Lance Capel and Michael Duncan in high school... covered in the Los Angeles Times, Pasadena Star News, and local Arcadia newspaper...

Ryan Christopher Vargas was born March 28, 1994 to parents Laura and Galo Vargas in Pasadena, CA... has two sisters and one brother... volunteered with Fruit for All and Club 21... considered Baylor, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UC Santa Barbara, Cal State Fullerton, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Fresno State and Arizona State before deciding to attend LMU... chose LMU because "it was a great fit for me academically and athletically"... a political science major...


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