Fresno State: (2009 Cross Country) A First-Team All-WAC honoree for the second year in a row, finishing second in the conference championships ... posted his 8K season-best time at the Bronco Invitational finishing with a 24:56 and placing 16th ... took 10th place at the UC Irvine/Asics 8K with a time of 25:30.50. (2009 Track) Medical redshirt. (2008 Cross Country) Dominant sophomore season, qualifying for the NCAA Championships ... broke the 32-year Fresno State 10K record at the NCAA West Regionals, timing in at 29:40.85 to place 20th ... took second place at the WAC Championships, clocking in at 25:37.10, just 2.3 seconds out of first ... won the individual title at the Pepperdine Invitational and the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational ... led the team in all seven races on the season. (2008 Track) A strong distance performer for the track team in his freshman campaign ... took third in the 5,000-meter and fifth in the 3,000 steeplechase at the WAC Championships ... recorded personal-bests of 14:57.52 in the 5,000, 9:16.51 in the 3,000 steeplechase, and 4:01.32 in the 1,500. (2007 Cross Country) A second team All-WAC honoree after finishing 11th overall with a time of 24:13 at the WAC Championships ... placed 91st at the NCAA West Regionals, timing in at 32:29 in the 10K ... finished 18th overall with a time of 27:17 at the Cal Poly Invitational ... took second place at the UC San Diego Triton Classic, finishing just tenths of a second behind the first place finisher with a time of 32:43 ... won the Pepperdine Invitational title, clocking in at 24:25 ... finished first among collegiate runners, crossing at 24:18 (a sub five-minute pace) at the Hornet Jamboree.
Prior to Fresno State: A four-year letter winner in cross country, track and field and soccer at Parlier HS ... a three-time league champion in cross country ... a three-time Valley champion in cross country ... two-time Valley champion in track and field ... ninth in the state meet in 3,200-meter during senior season ... league champion in soccer ... a three-time captain on the soccer team ... a three-time all-league performer in soccer ... personal-bests of 15:30 in the 5K, and 9:09 in the 3,200 and 4:21 in the 1,600.
Personal: Born Sept. 26, 1989 ... parents are Maria Rocio Garcia and Horacio Garcia ... two brothers, Horacio, Jr., and Jonathan, and two sisters, Lizbeth and Carmen ... favorite athlete is Steve Prefontaine because he was humble, talented and smart ... enjoys reading, hanging out with friends and playing soccer and basketball.