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Starla Garcia
Starla  Garcia

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pharr, Texas

High School:
PSJA North HS

Height:
5-1

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
01/02/1990

Experience:
3L


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

Outdoor:

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

2008-09 (Sophomore)
Indoor:

Outdoor:


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.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL

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.

12/10/16
Reveille Invitational
at Reveille Invitational
College Station, Texas
All Day
01/13/17
Leonard Hilton Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
01/14/17
Carl Lewis High School Invite
Houston, Texas
All Day
01/15/17
Joe DeLoach Youth Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
01/21/17
Mark Colligan Memorial
at Mark Colligan Memorial
Lincoln, Neb.
All Day
01/27/17
Houston Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
01/28/17
Houston Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
02/03/17
Aggie Invitational
at Aggie Invitational
College Station, Texas
All Day
02/04/17
Aggie Invitational
at Aggie Invitational
College Station, Texas
All Day
02/10/17
Howie Ryan Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
02/10/17
Don Kirby Invitational
at Don Kirby Invitational
Albuquerque, N.M.
All Day
02/10/17
Tyson Invitational
at Tyson Invitational
Fayetteville, Ark.
All Day
02/11/17
Tyson Invitational
at Tyson Invitational
Fayetteville, Ark.
All Day
02/11/17
Husky Classic
at Husky Classic
Seattle, Wash.
All Day
02/11/17
Don Kirby Invitational
at Don Kirby Invitational
Albuquerque, N.M.
All Day
02/12/17
Houston Seniors/Masters Meet
Houston, Texas
All Day
02/24/17
vs The American Indoor Championships
Birmingham, Ala.
All Day
02/25/17
vs The American Indoor Championships
Birmingham, Ala.
All Day
03/10/17
vs NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas
All Day
03/11/17
vs NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas
All Day
03/16/17
Cougar Spring Break Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
03/24/17
Victor Lopez Classic
at Victor Lopez Classic
Houston, Texas (Rice)
All Day
03/25/17
Victor Lopez Classic
vs Victor Lopez Classic
Houston, Texas (Rice)
All Day
03/29/17
Texas Relays
at Texas Relays
Austin, Texas
All Day
03/30/17
Texas Relays
at Texas Relays
Austin, Texas
All Day
03/31/17
Texas Relays
at Texas Relays
Austin, Texas
All Day
04/01/17
Texas Relays
at Texas Relays
Austin, Texas
All Day
04/08/17
Houston Alumni Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
04/14/17
at Mt. SAC Relays
Walnut, Calif.
All Day
04/15/17
at Mt. SAC Relays
Walnut, Calif.
All Day
04/22/17
J. Fred Duckett Twilight Invitational
vs J. Fred Duckett Twilight Invitational
Houston, Texas (Rice)
All Day
04/27/17
Penn Relays
at Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
All Day
04/28/17
Penn Relays
at Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
All Day
04/28/17
Longhorn Invitational
at Longhorn Invitational
Austin, Texas
All Day
04/29/17
Longhorn Invitational
at Longhorn Invitational
Austin, Texas
All Day
04/29/17
Penn Relays
at Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
All Day
05/05/17
Tom Tellez Invitational
Houston, Texas
All Day
05/12/17
The American Outdoor Championships
Houston, Texas
All Day
05/13/17
The American Outdoor Championships
Houston, Texas
All Day
05/14/17
The American Outdoor Championships
Houston, Texas
All Day
05/25/17
at NCAA West Prelims
Austin, Texas
All Day
05/26/17
at NCAA West Prelims
Austin, Texas
All Day
05/27/17
at NCAA West Prelims
Austin, Texas
All Day
06/07/17
at NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
All Day
06/08/17
at NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
All Day
06/09/17
at NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
All Day
06/10/17
at NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
All Day
06/22/17
at USATF Jr/Sr Championships
Sacramento, Calif.
All Day
06/23/17
at USATF Jr/Sr Championships
Sacramento, Calif.
All Day
06/24/17
at USATF Jr/Sr Championships
Sacramento, Calif.
All Day
06/25/17
at USATF Jr/Sr Championships
Sacramento, Calif.
All Day

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