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.
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.
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.