2020 - 2021 MINNESOTA
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ETHAN
VARGAS
DISTANCE RUNNER
STILLWATER AREA HS
STILLWATER, MINNESOTA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-0
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 15:54.6
TWIN CITIES RUNNING CLUB SHOWCASE LARGE SCHOOL
1ST
SECTION 4AA MEET
1ST
SUBURBAN EAST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP MEET
“Ethan was the perfect leader and athlete to carry us through a Covid-19 season. He never once complained about our 2020 circumstances. He is a selfless, low-drama person who was perfect for this time in Stillwater running history.”
Scott Christensen
Head Coach - head coach of Stillwater High

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot, 135-pound senior won the Twin Cities Running Club Showcase Large School race this past season with a time of 15:54.6, breaking the tape 2.52 seconds ahead of his next-closest competitor. Vargas also took first at the Section 4AA meet and the Suburban East Conference Championship meet. There was no state meet due to pandemic concerns. A three-time All-SEC selection, he finished 10th at the 2019 Class AA state meet.

Academic Achievement


Vargas has maintained a weighted 3.75 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on scholarship at Furman University this fall.

Exemplary Character


A representative on the Stillwater High student council, Vargas has volunteered locally as part of multiple community service initiatives through his school’s National Honor Society and his church youth group.