Eric Avila

Birthday: 10/03/89 Mile PR: 3:55.43 - 2018
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:36.37 - 2016
High School: Bonita Vista HS
Hometown: Chula Vista, CA
College: Southern Oregon University ‘14
Current Residence: San Diego, CA

Team: Mission Athletics Club

Eric Avila had a breakout year in 2018. In February, he won the Millrose Games Invite Mile, clocking 3:57.45. At the USA Road Mile Championships in April, he was national runner-up, and few days later, he won the Drake Relays Hy-Vee Mile in 3:58.81. In August, Avila won the Ed Murphey Memphis Mile, shattering the Tennessee state record with his 3:55.43 personal record in a thrilling race. He also finished runner-up in the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2018 and produced the men's Tour performance of the year.

At Southern Oregon University, Avila was 4-time national champion and 6-time All-American.

FUN FACT: Eric has earned an Eagle Scout medal & badge.

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News

Avila, Osika set Tennessee records at Ed Murphey Memphis Mile

August 26, 2018

BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2018 fourth stop awards $19,500; next stop Minnesota Mile on Friday, September 7

By Taylor Dutch, Runner's World

The second annual Ed Murphey Memphis Mile saw two Tennessee records fall under the lights Saturday night at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis. Both...

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Masters, Lipari Win First USA Titles at Grand Blue Mile

April 24, 2018

9th event edition awards $25,000 national championship purse; first stop on the BBTM Grand Prix #Tour2018

From Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa – In down-to-the-wire exciting finishes, Riley Masters and Emily Lipari bested their respective fields to win the 9th Grand Blue Mile, the USATF 1 Mile...

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Avila Finds Redemption, First Sub-4 Mile, at Jim Ryun Meet

June 06, 2014

“My hope is this will be the genesis of things to come. We’ve started a little spark that could grow into a fire — and grow the sport back.” - Jim Ryun

By Ken Stone, Times of San Diego

Chula Vista native Eric Avila pointed to the crowd on the homestretch and leaped as he crossed the finish...

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