MINERS

Crystal Garcia
 Crystal Garcia

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
El Paso, Texas

High School:
Silva Magnet HS

Last College:
El Paso Community College

Height:
5-2

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
08/29/1986

Sophomore (2007): Cross Country: Competed in every cross country meet during the season ... fourth at the Lori Fitzgerald Invitational ... 18th at the Lobo Invite on Sept. 8 ... 32nd at C-USA Championships ... 84th at NCAA Mountain Region Meet and 94th at the Bill Delinger Invite. Outdoor: Placed 12th in the 10,000-meter run at C-USA Championships ... sixth at the NMSU Spring Classic in the 5,000 and eighth at the Springtime Invitational ... placed 10th in the 3,000 at the UTEP Invitational on April 14th ... seventh in the 5,000 at the Don Kirby Memorial Invite.

Freshman (2006): Cross Country: (2005): Placed 72nd at the C-USA Championships ... fifth at the Lori Fitzgerald Invitational and ninth at the Kachina Classic.

Before UTEP: Transferred from El Paso Community College where she ran for coach Feliz Hinojosa ... national qualifier for the NJCAA Cross Country Championships, helping EPCC to the national title ... lettered in volleyball, basketball, track and cross country at Silva Magnet ... earned the school's most athletic award as a senior ... two-time state qualifier in cross country ... four-time All-District selection in cross country ... placed ninth at the regional cross country meet as a senior ... three-time All-District in track ... prep coaches were Alfredo Trejo and Eddy Brooks ... member of the National Honors Society and student council ... graduated with academic excellence honors.

Personal: Full name is Crystal Garcia ... majoring in pre-med and biology with a minor in chemistry ... daughter of Marc and Maria Chase ... has one brother (Hector Chase) ... born Aug. 29, 1986, in El Paso, Texas.