|High School:||North Central HS,|
High School - While running for North Central High School, a school known for its talented cross country and distance runners, Avila placed fourth in the 5,000 meters at the 2009 state cross country championships, where he helped his team clinch its fourth-straight team title. During his junior year he placed 11th and his team went on to win the high school Nike Cross Nationals. Avila placed third in the 800 meters at the State 3A Championships his senior year, running a time of 1:54.08. He also ran the 1600 meters, with a best of 4:17.10 at the Pasco Invitational.