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2007 Men's Track & Field Roster

Jose Garcia

Miami, Fla. (Belen Jesuit HS)

Mile: 4:11.80, 2007 Diet Pepsi Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.

1,500m: 3:52.43, 2007 Pepsi Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.
3,000m Steeplechase: 8:59:87, 2007 Pepsi Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.

2007 AS A SENIOR (JUNIOR INDOOR): Wins (1): (o) Pepsi Florida Relays steeplechase (8:59.87) … Best of 8:59.87 (steeplechase) … Competed in eight meets (three indoor, five outdoor) … SEC Academic Honor Roll … Finished 33rd in steeplechase at NCAA East Regional Championships (9:26.57) … Took 12th in steeplechase at Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships with time of 9:41.22 … Shattered personal record by nearly 14 seconds to claim first individual event victory  and first NCAA regional time of career in steeplechase at Pepsi Florida Relays (8:59.87) … Also fourth in 1,500m (3:52.43) … Set then-PR in steeplechase with time of 9:13.49 to take second at Florida State Relays … Finished ninth in SEC Indoor Championships mile with time of 4:22.92.

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) … 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 (9:42.49) ... Runner-up in the steeplechase at the FSU Dual meet in a personal-best time of 9:21.12.

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 ... 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.

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