|Hometown:||Las Cruces, N.M.|
2012: Ran a career-best 8K time of 26:13.43 at the New England Championship on Oct. 7 … also ran at the Harry Lang Invitational (51st, 21:42.0), National Catholic Championship (119th, 26:56), Paul Short Invitational (81st, 26:40), Patriot League Championship (52nd, 27:33.1) and NCAA Northeast Regional (205th, 34:22.3).
2011: Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll … ran a season-best time of 27:07 at the New England Championship on Oct. 8 … placed 10th of 47 at the Blue Devil Invitational with a time of 27:20 … also ran at the National Catholic Championship (151st, 27:15), Paul Short Invitational (154th, 27:29), Patriot League Championship (69th, 28:06.0) and NCAA Northeast Regional (189th, 35:23.6).
2010: Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll … ran a season-best time of 26:42 at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational junior varsity race … placed 16th at Maine (27:54) … finished 24th at the Bryant Invitational (17:39) … ran at the Blue Devil Invitational (51st, 28:26), New England Championship sub-varsity race (27:32) and Patriot League Championship (79th, 28:33).
Before Holy Cross: Four-year member of the varsity cross country team at Mayfield H.S. … team captain senior year … team won the district championship in 2008 … 5A state qualifier 2007-2009 … amed Most Improved Runner in 2008 and Most Valuable Runner in 2009 … also a member of the varsity track and field team … team captain senior year … team won the district championship in 2007 … member of the Sun Dragons cross country and track and field club team … was a Junior Olympic national qualifier in cross country in 2008 and 2009.
Personal: Son of John and Michele Villescas … father was a member of the New Mexico State University volleyball team … has one brother (Ian) … majoring in English.
Villescas' Top 8K Performances
|2010||26:42||UMass Dartmouth Invitational (9/18)|
|2011||27:07||New England Championship (10/8)|
|2012||26:13.43||New England Championship (10/7)|