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JOSH GARCIA

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BIO

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Senior and second-year Seminole who has built on a solid finish during outdoor season and is poised to factor in top seven this season…chosen as one of three captains for the 2013 cross country season.

Cross Country

2012: Toed the line in five meets in his first season at Florida State…turned in his swiftest 8k performance at Louisville Invitational/Pre-Nationals (24:46.7) as the Seminoles’ No. 6 finisher…was sixth `Nole across the finish line at Notre Dame Invitational (24:47)…placed 43rd at ACC Championship meet (25:02.9) as No. 8 finisher…finished fourth among Seminoles in win at Covered Bridge Open and was No. 6 FSU runner in Virginia Tech Invitational/Pre-ACC meet triumph.

Track & Field

2013: Outdoor – competed in four outdoor meets primarily in the 10,000 meters, where he registered a career-best time of 30:15.39 at the Stanford Invitational…narrowly missed scoring at the ACC Outdoor Championships when he place ninth in 30:54.35…opened the season with a win at the UNF Spring Break Invitational in the 5000 (14:51.84). Indoor – placed fifth in the 3000m (8:31.59) at the Samford Invitational in his only competition.

Personal

Attended Cowley (Kan.) Community College after graduating from Santaluces High…was a five-time All-American at Cowley between cross country, half marathon, indoor and outdoor seasons…helped team win first two national titles in program history…individual highlight was his seventh-place finish at NJCAA Cross Country Nationals with an 8k PR of 24:18…transferred to Oklahoma for sophomore season…competed for the Sooners in cross country and track during the 2011-12 school year…majoring in sociology…born June 28, 1990.