2019 XC: Ran 32:00.7 at the NCAA Mountain Regional to place 55th overall … finished 24th at the MW Championships in a time of 23:57.28 … placed 101th at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational after running 24:37.6 … finished 78th overall at the Joe Piane – Notre Dame Invitational at 24:31.12 … finished fourth at the Lobo Invitational with a time of 15:43.31 … named a MW Scholar-Athlete.
2018 XC: Finished second at the Lobo Invitational with a time of15:34.0 … finished 103rd at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational, completing the 8K race in 24:29.8 … placed 69th in the men’s White race of the Wisconsin Pre-Nationals with a time of 24:51.7… placed 30th at the Mountain West Cross Country Championships with a time of 25:44.5 … was the top finisher for UNM at the NCAA Mountain Regional with a time of 29:58.1.
2019 Indoors: Competed in four different meets during the season … finished second in the mile run with a 4:19.21 at the UNM Team Invitational … set a personal-best 3000-meter time of 8:13.97, finishing third at the New Mexico Classic on Feb. 1 … recorded season-high mile time of 4:13.56 at the UNM Team Invitational on Jan. 26.
2019 Outdoors: Competed in one meet … ran 14:58.82 in the 5000-meter at the Bryan Clay Invitational.
2017 XC: Saw action at two meets … made his season debut at the Mountain West Championships, scoring at UNM’s No. 4 with a 25th-place time of 24:45.75 over the 8K course … placed 87th overall (sixth on the team) at the NCAA Mountain Regionals, running 32:44.7.
2018 Indoors: Ran in four meets during the season… placed fourth in the 3000 at the New Mexico Classic (8.22.15*)… competed in the Mountain West Champions in the 5000 where he finished in tenth place (14:40.20*).
2018 Outdoors: Competed in four meets… placed third in the 3000 at the Don Kirby Tailwind Open with a time of 8:40.63*… ran in the 10,000 at the Mountain West Championships and finished 11th (31:44.76).
2016 XC: Competed at four meets, scoring twice … opened with a 13th-place run of 16:12 at the Lobo Invitational, placing second on the team … scored at the Notre Dame Invitational, running 25:33.8 for 153rd overall and fifth on the team … placed 36th (25:51.7) in the open race at the Wisconsin Invitational … finished 50th at the Mountain West Championships
2017 Indoor: Saw action at three meets … opened his season at the New Mexico Classic, placing seventh in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:38.78* … almost scored in the 5,000 at the Mountain West Championships, placing ninth with a time of 14:56.82*
2017 Outdoor: Competed at one meet, placing fourth in the 3,000-meter run at the Don Kirby Tailwind Open (8:41.91*)
2015 XC: Redshirt season
2016 Indoor & Outdoor: Did not compete
Lettered in cross country and track & field at Belen High School for his father, Joseph Garcia … was All-State in cross country in 2013 … three-time all-state in the 3200-meter run (2013-15) and two-time all-state in the 1600 (2014-15) … all-state in the 1600 sprint medley (2014) and the 800 (2015) … Junior Olympic Cross-Country All-American in 2013 … had high school PRs of 9:45.36 in the 3200 and 4:27.65 in the 1600 … valedictorian, part of National Honors Society and three-time academic letterman.
Parents are Joseph and Georgia Garcia … has two brothers, Joseph and Joshua, who ran cross country at UNM and New Mexico Highlands, respectively … favorite athlete is Chipper Jones.
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol