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: The Mission Athletics Club

Eric Avila, in late February 2019, finished runner-up at the USA Indoor 2 Mile Championship. 

In 2018, Eric had a breakout year. 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

A Day in the Life: Eric Avila

April 11, 2019

"We value recovery. If you’re tired, there’s a reason. If you don’t have it today, go home."

From Runner's World / adidas

Here's a movie pitch for you: A late-blooming high school state champion goes to college, gets arrested, flunks out, labors as a landscaper, gets a second chance, earns...

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B.A.A. Invitational Mile Features Rising Stars

April 05, 2019

Top local talent also showcased at Scholastic Mile races; $14,500 Open prize purse

BOSTON - The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced an elite field of world class competitors for the 2019 B.A.A. Invitational Mile, to be held on Saturday morning, April 13, two days before the 123rd...

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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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