- Eddie Garcia
- Jacksonville, Fla.
· Two-time USTFCCCA All-South Region (2012-13)
· 2013 All-SEC Second Team
· 2011 All-SEC Freshman Team
· SEC Men’s Runner of the Week (Sept. 22, 2015)
· Two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll
· 2012 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
Collegiate XC PR | 5k: 15:14.7; 8k: 24:12.0; 10k: 30:51.2
High School Track PR | 1,600m: 4:16.65; 3,000m: 9:05.57; 3,200m: 9:26.80
Collegiate Track PR | 1,500m: 3:49.58; 3,000m: 8:19.14; 5,000m: 14:14.84; 10,000m: 29:35.92
2015: Won the Mountain Dew Invitational with a season-best 8k time of 24:48.98 … Took fourth place and was Florida’s top finisher at the Covered Bridge Open (6.4k) with a time of 20:18.95).
2013: Was UF’s third (of five) scorer in all six meets … Placed a season-best fourth overall 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 NCAA South Region Championship (30:15.78) … Earned All-SEC Second Team honors with his 13th-place finish at the SEC Championship in Gainesville.
2012: Scored third for UF, 14th overall at the NCAA South Region Championship in Tallahassee … Scored fifth or higher for UF in four of five meets he ran in … Chalked up season-best marks in the 5k (WCU Invite; 15:49.5), 8K (Pre-Nationals; 24:28.80) and 10k (South Region Championship; 30:51.3) ... Highest individual finish was eighth at the season-opening Western Carolina Invitational.
2011: Competed in six races for the Gators, including the 2011 NCAA Championships in Terre Haute … Also raced at Western Carolina Invitational, the USF Invite, Florida’s Mountain Dew Invitational, SEC Championship and the NCAA South Region Championship … Had season-best marks in the 8k (25:35.56) at the SEC Championship in Knoxville and in the 10k at the NCAA South Region Championship with a mark of 32:14.9 … Scored fourth for UF at the USF Invite, his highest individual finish of the season (10th).
HIGH SCHOOL/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.