Daniel Garcia
Daniel Garcia
Height: 5-11
Year: RS Freshman
Hometown: Sylmar, Calif.
High School: Sylmar HS
Position: Distance

Daniel Garcia competed in the 800 and 1,500 meters for the Matadors in 2010 ... ran a season-best 2:00.74 in the 800 meters at the Tommie Lister Classic at Cal State LA (Apr. 15) ... posted a season-best of 4:15.51 in the 1,500 meters at the Bryan Clay Invitational (Apr. 16) ... did not compete indoors ... finished 69th at the 2009 Big West Cross Country Championships in a time of 29:20.1 ... best finish of the season was 52nd in 17:04.13 at the Northridge Invitational.

Garcia redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons for the Matadors.

Competed in both track and field and cross country at Sylmar High School in Sylmar, Calif. ... earned All-City honors in both cross country and track as a senior in 2008 ... was named cross country/track team MVP in 2007 and 2008 ... graduated in 2008 with a 3.0 grade point average.

Born July 17, 1990 in Sun Valley, Calif. ... parents are Martina and Jose Luis Garcia ... has three sisters, Elvira, Monica and Michelle and one brother, Arturo ... favorites include the Los Angeles Dodgers, actor Jim Carrey, the TV show "Smallville" and the band the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus ... says the best thing about being an athlete is "that you're sometimes seen as a role model" ... major is Kinesiology/Exercise Science.

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