- Jose Garcia
- Miami, Fla.
- Belen Jesuit High School
Major: Food and Resource Economics
Track Events: 1,500m, 3,000m and Steeplechase
Cross Country All-South Region - 2006
SEC Honor Roll - 2005, 2006, 2007
Two top 10 finishes in cross country … One career victory on the track … Has personal bests of 24:34.92 (8K), 24:54 (5-mile), 32:16.4 (10K), 4:11.80 (iMile), 3:52.43 (01,500m), 8:59.87 (steeple).
2006: Scored in six of seven meets on the season … Ran to the top finish in the Tampa Early Bird Classic, finishing the 4-mile race in 20:17.00 in his first cross country race in over two years … Took third at the Mountain Dew Invitational with a new career-best time of 24:34.92, beating his previous best by nearly two minutes … Ran a career-best 5-mile time of 24:54 at the Notre Dame Invitational … Florida's final scorer at the Pre-NCAA Invitational … Ran his only 8K time over 25 minutes at the SEC Championships to finish sixth among Gators, but still in the top 30 overall … Earned All-South honors with a 24th-place finish at the South Region Championship with a career-best 10K time of 32:16.4 … Florida's fourth finisher at the NCAA Championships
2005: Did not compete.
2003: Ran then collegiate best 8K at the Gator Invitational with a 26:05.3 to place 13th overall and seventh among the Gators ... Also ran in the Bulldog Stampede and the Murray Keatinge Invitational ... Ran a season best 10K time at the South Region Championships with a 32:58.39.
Track Highlights: Won the steeple at the 2007 Florida Pepsi Relays with a regional qualifying time of 8:59.87 … On the winning 4x1,500m relay team at the 2005 Florida Relays.
Prep: 2003 Florida Class 2A high school 1,600m Champion, runner up in 2002 ... Has a high school best of 4:15.99 in the 1,600m ... Lists his most memorable moment as winning the 1,600m at the state meet in 2003 on Percy Beard Track ... 2002 and 2003 all-state track selection ... 2001 Florida Athletics Coaches Association All-Cross Country team selection ... Belen Jesuit team was the 2000 Florida Class 2A Cross Country runner up ... Holds Belen Jesuit records in 800m, 1,600m, mile and distance medley relay ... A member of Key Club, Peer Ministry, Respect Life Club and Student Council.