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  Michael Garcia
Michael Garcia

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Santa Fe, NM

High School:
Santa Fe

Event:
Middle Distances

Honors:
Two-Time All-American

**National Champion**
** Three-Time All-American **

Collegiate Career Best
800 meters 1:49.61i
800 meters 1:48.8

Stanford: A three-time All-American whose versatility has been a valuable resource for the distance squad ... Competed for the 2005-07 cross country teams ... Has been a solid postseason performer for the Cardinal and will continue to lead the middle distance crew in 2008.

2007 Track & Field Season (Junior): Posted a 19th place finish in the 800 meters at the NCAA Championships with a time of 1:49.62 ... Recorded a fifth place finish in the 800 meters at the NCAA West Regional to advance to the NCAA Championships ... Ran to a fourth-place finish in the 800 meters at the Pac-10 Championships ... Posted the top 800-meter team time (1:49.22) at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational, as well as the second-best team time in the 400 meters (48.81) at the Stanford Invite ... Earned the third All-American honor of his career as a member of the national champion distance medley relay team at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Placed fourth in the 800 meters at the MPSF Indoor Championships.

2006 Track & Field Season (Sophomore): Competed in the 800 meters at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championships, logging a season-best 1:48.9 in the prelim ... Ran a career-best 1:48.5 in the 800 meters at the NCAA West Regional for sixth place ... Indoors, gained All-American honors as a member of the distance medley relay team that finished eighth at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Ran a season-best and team-best 1:50.16 in the 800 meters at the MPSF Championships.

2005 Track & Field Season (Freshman): Ran a season-best 1:50.85 in the 800 meters at the Big Meet ... Indoors, earned his first All-American honor as a member of the distance medley relay team that finished fourth at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships ... Finished seventh in the 800 meters at the MPSF Championships ... Ran a season-best 1:50.82 at the New York Armory Invitational.

2004 Track & Field Season: Redshirted.

High School: A 2003 graduate of Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, NM ... Two-time New Mexico State high school champion in the 800 meters ... 2002 state champion and state meet record-holder in the 400 meters (48.10) ... Named the 2003 New Mexico and Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year, as well as the 2003 Santa Fe High School Athlete of the Year.

Cardinal Catalogue: Biological Sciences ... Parents are Anthony and Antoinette Garcia ... 2006 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team member ... 2005 Pac-10 All-Academic track and field selection ... Also a 2006 Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention selection in track and field.

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