MINERS

Solomon Gardea
 Solomon Gardea

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
El Paso, Texas

High School:
Chapin High School

Position:
Distance

2013: Medical Redshirt.

2012:Indoor: Claimed bronze in the 3,000m run with a season-best time of 8:26.52 at the Texas A&M Invitational ... finished second at the Blue and Orange Opener in the 3,000m run ... posted a time of 8:31.96 in the 3,000m run at the Conference USA Indoor Championships ... clinched silver in the 5,000m run clocking in a time of 14:32.74 at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational

Outdoor: Ranked 48thin the nation in the 10,000m with a personal-best of 29:25.73 recorded at the Stanford Invitational ... qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Championships in the 10,000m run ... set a career-best of 14:26.65 in the 5,000m run at the Drake Relays ... took bronze in the 5,000m run with a time of 14:34.98 at the Texas Relays ... placed second in the 5,000m run at the UTEP Springtime with a time of 14:58.86 ... finished eighth at the Conference USA Championships in the 5,000m run ... took fifth at the C-USA Championships in the 10,000m run clocking in a time of 31:07.63.

2011: Indoor: Posted a career-best time of 8:33.48 in the 3,000m run at the Texas A&M Challenge ... clocked in at 14:56.36 in the 5,000m run at the C-USA Championships for a eight place finish ... finished 10th at the conference championships in the 3,000m, 8:35.12.

Outdoor: Clocked in a career-best time of 14:32.48 in the 5,000m run at the C-USA Championships finishing in fifth place ... took sixth at conference championships in the 10,000m run, 31:29.66 ... crossed the finish line with a time of 4:05.39 in the 1,500m run at the UTEP Invitational.

2010: Indoor: Took silver at the Texas Tech Invitational in the 5,000m run, 15:40.40 ... finished 31st in the mile at the Texas Tech Invitational, 4:37.27 ... clocked in at 8:54.38 at the Conference USA Championships for 16th place.

Outdoor: Finished seventh in the 10,000m run at the C-USA Championships crossing the finish line at 32:00.23 ... was eighth in the 5,000m at the Texas Relays, 15:34.52.



Personal: Son of Jesus and Mary Gardea ... majoring in mechanical engineering ... has two sisters, Amy and Tina ... born July 12, 1991 in El Paso, Texas.

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