- Eddie Garcia
- Jacksonville, Fla.
i: 3,000m & 5,000m
o: 1,500m, 5,000m & 10,000m
8K: 24:12.00 (2013 Wisconsin adidas Invite, 10/19/13)
10K: 30:15.78 (2013 NCAA South Region Championship, 11/15/13)
2013 XC All-SEC Second Team
2013 XC USTFCCCA All-South Region
2012 XC USTFCCCA All-South Region
2012 T&F Outdoor All-SEC Freshman Team
2011 XC All-SEC Freshman Team
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011-12 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll
2013: A 2013 All-SEC Second Team and USTFCCCA All-South Region selection…Was UF’s third (of five) scorer in all six meets he competed in his junior season…Placed a season-best fourth overall for UF at both the Western Carolina Invite and Mountain Dew Invitational…Had an impressive ninth-place finish at the NCAA South Region Championship in Tuscaloosa…Set career-best marks in the 8k at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (24:12.00) and in the 10k at the South Region Championship (30:15.78)…Earned All-SEC Second Team honors with his 13th-place finish at SECs in Gainesville, where he scored third for Florida at the conference championships.
2012: A 2012 USTFCCCA All-South Region selection for the Gators – the first honor of his career – after scoring third for UF, 14th overall at regionals in Tallahassee…Scored fifth or higher for UF in four of five meets he ran in his sophomore season…Chalked up three then career-best times in 2012, including 5K (WCU Invite; 15:49.5), 8K (Pre-Nationals; 24:28.80) and 10K (South Region Championship; 30:51.3)...Scored a season-best third for the Gators at Regionals, while his highest individual finish was eighth at the season-opening Western Carolina Invitational.
2011: Competed in six races for the Gators his first season on campus, including the 2011 NCAA Championships in Terre Haute…Also raced at Western Carolina Invitational, the USF Invite, Florida’s Mountain Dew Invitational, SECs and the NCAA South Region Championships…Had season-best marks in the 8k (25:35.56) at the 2011 SEC Championships in Knoxville and in the 10k at the NCAA South Region Championships with a mark of 32:14.9…Scored fourth for UF at the USF Invite, his highest individual finish of the season (10th).
Prep: Distance runner from Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Fla.…Recorded personal-best times of 4:16.65 (1,600m), 6:58.50 (2,000m steeplechase), 9:05.57 (3,000m), 9:26.80 (3,200m) and 15:16.88 (5,000m)…Capped off his senior cross country season third at the FHSAA Class 4A State Championships with a 15:16 5k, his highest finish ever…Placed fourth at the FHSAA Class 4A State Championships in the 1,600m (4:16.65) and was seventh overall in the 3,200m (9:31.86)...A two-time district champion in both the 1,600m and the 3,200m.