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JOSE GARCIA
  • Distance
  • Ind: Freshman, Out: Sophomore
  • Miami, Fla. (Belen Jesuit HS)
  • BD: 4/26/85 (Miami, Fla.)

CAREER VICTORIES: 2
PERSONAL RECORDS
OUTDOOR

Steeplechase: 9:21.12, 2004 FSU Dual Meet, Gainesville, Fla.

2006 AS A JUNIOR (SOPHOMORE INDOOR): Did not compete for Florida SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2005 AS A SOPHOMORE (FRESHMAN INDOOR): Wins (1): (o) Florida Relays 4x1,500m relay (16:14.76) Competed in four meets (two indoor, two outdoor) Finished second in steeplechase at Miami Gatorade Classic with time of 9:27.87 Ran on winning 4x1,500m relay at Florida Relays (16:14.76) Finished seventh in 3,000m at Florida Intercollegiate (8:56.15) SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2004 AS A FRESHMAN: Wins (1): (o) Florida Relays 4x800m relay (7:24.68) Best of 9:21.12 (steeplechase) ... Competed in four meets (all outdoor) ... Finished 12th in the steeplechase at the SEC Championships, clocking in at 9:42.49 ... Runner-up in the steeplechase at the FSU Dual meet in a personal-best time of 9:21.12 ... Finished eighth in the steeplechase in 9:47.89 at the Sun Angel Classic ... Finished ninth in the steeplechase at Florida Relays in 9:50.87 and was a member of the winning 4x800m relay and the second-place 4x1,500m relay.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 50.9 (400m), 1:55 (800m), 4:15 (1,600m) 15:49 (3-mile) and 16:10 (5,000m) 2003 Florida Class 2A high school 1,600m champion, runner-up in 2002 ... 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 ... 2003 All-Miami Dade County Track and Field team selection ... 2000 and 2001 All-Miami Dade Cross Country selection ... 2001 Florida Athletics Coaches Association All-Cross Country team selection ... Belen Jesuit team was the 2000 Florida Class 2A Cross Country runner up ... Team was district champions on the track in 2002 and 2003 ... Set Belen Jesuit records in 800m, 1,600m, mile and distance medley relay ... Also played golf for a year and basketball for three years ... A member of Key Club, Peer Ministry, Respect Life Club and Student Council ... Spent two years as a counselor for 5-year-olds at Belen Summer Camp.

MAJOR: Exercise Physiology/Pre-Medicine


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