Starla Garcia


    Pharr, Texas

    High School:
    PSJA North HS





    Starla Garcia


    Fenton Breaks School Record in Hammer Throw During Day One of Victor Lopez Classic

    Senior erases previous record with a 61.78m throw


    Track and Field Concludes Texas A&M Invitational

    Nineteen Cougars tally personal best


    Track and Field Completes Day One of the New Balance Collegiate Invitational

    Alicia Perkins finishes third overall in the women's 60-meter hurdles college


    Women's Track & Field Finishes Third at Texas A&M 12-Team Invitational

    Houston post 24 top-10 performances


    Track Competes At Bobcat Invitational

    Nicole Benton and Simon Stewart claim second place finishes

    2012-13 MEET RESULTS
    Feb 23-24 C-USA Indoor Championships 5000 (Indoor) 18:35.25 19th
    Jan 12 Texas A&M 12-Team Invitational 3000m (Indoor) 10:32.86 11th
    March 22-23 Victor Lopez Classic 5000m 18:32.19 8th
    April 13 Texas Invitational 3000m 10.29.61 10th

    2012-13 (Reshirt Senior)
    Ran a season best (10:32.86) in the 3000-meter run to place 11th at the Texas A&M 12-Team Invitational...Clocked in at 5:23.76 in the mile at the Texas A&M Invitational...Competed in the 5000-meter run at the Conference USA Indoor Championships.

    Outdoor: Competed in five meets for the Cougars...Finished second in the 1500-meter run at the South Florida Collegiate Invitational with a time of 4:54.47...Placed 10th in the 3000-meter run at the Texas Invitational with a personal best time of 10:29.61...Conference USA Outdoor Championships qualifier.

    2011-12 (Senior)
    Indoor: Placed sixth in the 5000m with a season best of 18:38.54 at the 2012 Adidas Classic... Ran a season best of 10:35.90 in the 3000m at the Texas A&M Invitational to place 18th... Ran a 10:45.68 in the 3000m at the Conference USA Championships.

    Outdoor: Competed in seven meets for the Cougars...Placed ninth in the 5000m with a time of 18:58.40 at the 2012 Texas State Bobcat Classic...Ran a season best of 4:52.90 in the 1500m to place 18th at the Conference USA Championships.

    2010-11 (Redshirt Junior)
    Ran two meets for the Cougars...Placed eighth in the 5000-m with a time of 18:24.77 at the Adidas Classic.


    2009-10 (Junior):Redshirted both indoor and outdoor season.

    2008-09 (Sophomore)


    2007-08 (Freshman)
    Indoor: Took ninth in the mile with a time of 5:36.29 and finished fifth in the 3,000m (10:45.35) at the New Mexico Cherry & Silver Invitational ... Ran an 18:28.11 5,000m race at the Leonard Hilton Memorial to finish in ninth place ... Set a PR in the 3,000m race at the C-USA Championships with a time of 10:24.49 ... Finished in 17th place in the 5,000m race at the championships with a time of 18:31.07 ... At the Texas A&M Invitational, ran 10:25.92 in the 3,000m ... Ran 17:58.54, the fifth best time in indoor school history, at the New York New Balance Invitational to finish in 11th place.

    Outdoor: Notched two top-10 finishes in the 1,500m, placing eighth at the TSU Relays (4:54.35) and tenth at the Texas Invitational (4:57.98) ... Competed at the J. Fred Duckett Rice Twilight in the 1,500m, finishing in 12th place with a time of 4:55.75 ... Finished in the top 20 five times in the 5,000m with the highest placement of 13th at the Texas Relays (18:22.88) and the USATF Championships (18:35.30) ... Ran only 800m race at the Victor Lopez/ Rice Bayou Classic, finishing in 22nd place with a time of 2:33.54 ... Competed in the 10,000m run at the C-USA Championships, finishing in ninth place with a time of 38:31.53.

    Graduated from PSJA North High School in Pharr, Texas ... Coached by Yesenia Cuellar and Monica Valle ... Four-time State Finalist in cross country ... Member of the Region IV Team Champions ... 2007 All-Region ... Team went to four District Team Championships ... Two-time District Champion in 3,200-meter ... District Champion in 1,600-meter ... Regional qualifier and state finalist in 3,200-meter ... Member of NHS, where she served as a secretary ... Junior and Senior class officer ... Member of UIL Science, Cheerleading, DAP and Pharr Rotary Student of the month (Jan.) ... Graduated eighth in her class.


    Born on Jan. 2, 1990 in McAllen, Texas ... Full name is Starla Marie Garcia ... Daughter of Ed and Odilia Garcia ... Chose Houston because of its athletic and academic programs ... Also recruited by HBU, Incarnate Word, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, UTPA and Texas A&M ... Hobbies include watching movies, cooking, reading and painting ... Nickname is Star ... Volunteers at Edinburg Regional Hospital as well as San Juan Nursing Home ... Majoring in nutrition.

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