The men's track & field team opened competition at the BIG EAST Championships on February 24, 2017.
2017 Cross Country: Competed in two races during the season ... Recorded a 29th place finish at the season-opening Main Line Invitational with a time of 21:01.5 on the four-mile course ... Posted a time of 26:18.8 at the Paul Short Run in his first collegiate race at the standard 8K distance.
2017 Outdoor: Ran two races apiece in the 800 meters and the 1500 meters, and set new personal bests in each event ... Recorded a time of 2:02.11 in the 800 meters at the Colonial Relays and crossed the finish line in 4:11.67 in the 1500 meters to finish in eighth place at the Haverford Invitational ... His other times were 2:05.79 in the preliminary heats of the 800 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and 4:12.21 in the invitational section of the 1500 meters at the Sam Howell Invitational.
2017 Indoor: Competed in both the 1000 meters and the Mile during the season ... Tallied a personal best time of 2:35.11 in the 1000 meters at the Villanova Open, where he notched a sixth place finish ... Also had a time of 2:39.60 at the Gotham Cup ... Competed in the Mile at the BIG EAST Championships and recorded a time of 4:28.91 in the preliminary heats ... Opened the season with a time of 4:25.79 in the Mile at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Posted times of 4:26.69 at the Villanova Invitational and 4:30.88 at the FastTrack National Invitational.
2016 Cross Country: Competed in three races during the season ... Opened the year by finishing 36th overall with a time of 20:45.3 over 6000 meters at the Big 5 Invitational ... Competed twice on the four mile course at Haverford, where he posted times of 21:22.6 in the Main Line Invitational and 21:33.8 in the Haverford Invitational ... Placed 15th in a field of 56 runners in the latter meet.
2016 Outdoor: Redshirted.
2015-16 Indoor: Redshirted ... Ran as an unattached competitor in the Mile at three meets during the season ... His best time was 4:25.45 at the Villanova Invitational ... Tallied a time of 4:28.23 at the Great Dane Classic and crossed the finish line in 4:31.10 in the college section at the FastTrack National Invite.
2015 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Competed as an unattached runner at both the Main Line Invitational and the Haverford Invitational, which were both held on the four-mile course at Haverford College ... Recorded a time of 20:22.9 and placed sixth in a field of 54 runners at the Haverford meet ... Finished 102nd and posted a time of 22:01 at the Main Line meet.
Xavier High School: Earned four varsity letters in both indoor and outdoor track & field, as well as three in cross country ... Earned Co-Freshman Indoor MVP honors in 2012 and was the Junior Varsity Cross Country MVP that year ... Garnered awards for competing in all three seasons every year of high school and another award as a senior for having competed in all 12 seasons across his four years ... Achieved First Honors status academically.
Personal: Born 1/22/97 in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... Younger of two children of Louis and Ann Vazquez ... Has an older sister, Patti (24) ... Both parents were collegiate track & field and cross country athletes ... Father competed at Brooklyn College from 1978-82 and mother ran at Brown from 1980-84 ... Competes in the triathlon and enjoys traveling and spending time with his family ... Chose to attend Villanova for the combination of its excellent academic reputation and commitment to playing sports at a high level ... Comprehensive Sciences major.
PERSONAL BEST (TRACK & FIELD)
800 Meters 2:02.11 2017 Colonial Relays
1000 Meters 2:35.11 2017 Villanova Open
1500 Meters 4:11.67 2017 Haverford Invitational
Mile 4:25.39 2018 Villanova Invitational
3000 Meters 8:58.66 2018 Nittany Lion Challenge
PERSONAL BEST (CROSS COUNTRY)
6000 Meters 20:45.3 2016 Big 5 Invitational
4 Miles 20:22.9 2015 Haverford Invitational
8000 Meters 26:18.8 2017 Paul Short Run
CAREER AWARDS (Academics)
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2016-17