Jason Garcia
Jason Garcia
Year: Senior
Hometown: Conroe, Texas
High School: Conroe High School
Position: Distance

2013 CROSS COUNTRY (SENIOR): Competed in five races during the season … Finished 8th in the 8k (27:14.5) during the Islanders Splash … Finished 16th at the Southland Conference Championships … Qualified for the South Central Regional and finished 46th in the 10k with a time of 31:56.5.

2013 CROSS COUNTRY (SOPHOMORE): Sat out the season with a medical redshirt.

2012 OUTDOOR TRACK (SOPHOMORE): Clocked a time of 32:14.84 in the 10k at the Victor Lopez Rice Classic (3/23) … qualified for the Southland Conference Championships … cast another record into the top 10 with a time of 33:20.00 at the Southland Conference Championships (5/12) in the 10k.

2012 INDOOR TRACK (SOPHOMORE): Finished 12th at the Jeff Davis Bank McNeese Indoor Meet (2/3) in the 3k with a time of 9:05.00.

2011 CROSS COUNTRY (SOPHOMORE): Teamed up at the UTPA Bronc Relays (9/2) with Jacob Abrego to finish fourth with a time of 38:23 … ran a 17:40 in the 5k at the Rice Invitational (9/16) … posted a personal-best time of 26:42.3 in the men’s 8k at the Grass Routes Grand Prix (9/30).

2011 OUTDOOR TRACK (FRESHMAN): Posted a season best at the Cactus Cup (3/19) in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:11.78 … placed eighth at the J. Fred Duckett Twilight (4/23) in the 5K with a time of 15:29.88 … finished 10th at the Bobcat Invitational (4/30) in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:06.51.

2011 INDOOR TRACK (FRESHMAN): Finished fifth in the 5000 meter run at the Texas Tech Invitational (1/21) with a time of 16:09.46 which broke him into the eighth spot in the Islanders men’s top 10 … placed sixth at the McNeese Cowboy Indoor Meet (1/14) in the one mile … finished 18th in the mile at the Houston Open.

2010 CROSS COUNTRY (FRESHMAN): Ran in five meets during the season ... his best finish was 20th at the Ricardo Romo/Six Flags Fiesta Texas Classic (9/17) with a time of 15:47.8 ... finished 41st at the Southland Conference Championships (10/28) crossing the finish line at 27:12.0 ... ran at the NCAA South Central Regional finishing with a time of 34:04.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ran for two coaches at Conroe High School ... won three letters ... ran the mile in 4:29 and a 5k in 16:01 during his senior year ... won the Texas half marathon ... placed sixth in the district in the mile and two mile ... ran for a AAU team that placed second in the 3K and 5th in the 1500 qualifying regionally ... ran with Track Houston for USATF qualifying for regionals ... went to state in Orchestra with a quartet and was first chair viola ... served as Senior Class Vice President.

PERSONAL: Born Jason N. Garcia on Nov. 23, 1990, in Conroe ... son of Jose and Rosa Garcia ... has a younger sister Jennifer and older sister Sindy ... major is business.