MINERS

Solomon Gardea
 Solomon Gardea

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
El Paso, Texas

High School:
Chapin High School

2011 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

2013 (RS SENIOR): Ran a career best 18:28.9 to finish 10th in the 5,500 meter Lori Fitzgerald ... competed in the 5K at the Lobo Invitational and Kachina Classic ... took ninth overall at the Kachina Classic in Las Cruces, N.M. ... ran for the Miners at the Notre Dame Invitational, Pre-National Invitational and C-USA Championships in the 8K ... posted a 32:33.8 in the 10K at the Mt. Region Championships.

2012: Redshirt

2011 (JUNIOR): Earned All-Conference USA Second Team honors with a time of 24:30 in the 8K race and finished 12th overall ... clocked in a time of 25:26 at the Pre-National meet ... took sixth place at the Kachina Classic with a time of 26:01.1 ... crossed the finish line fifth at the Lori Fitzgerald meet and posted a time of 21:45.7 in the 7K.

2010 (SOPHOMORE): Garnered Conference USA Second Team honors with a 13th place at the conference championships clocking in at 24:25 ... best finish of the season was a sixth place at the Lori Fitzgerald Invitational with a time of 21:20 ... ran to an 18th-place finish at the Kachina Classic with a time of 26:19 ... opened the season with a 29th place with a time of 26:05 at the Lobo Invitational ... finished 55th at the NCAA Mountain Regional, 31:30 ... ran a 25:54 at the Notre Dame Invitational and 25:43 at Prenationals.

2009 (FRESHMAN):
Finished 31st at Lobo Invitational with a time of 27:03.85 ... 16th at Lori FitzGerald Invitational with a time of 21:59.0 ... 19th at Kachina Classic with a time of 27:35.6 ... 80th at Bill Dellinger Invitational with a time of 25:59.40 ... 188th at Pre-National Invitational with a time of 26:09.9 ... placed 37th at C-USA Championships with a time of 26:53.1 ... 98th at Mountain Region Championships clocking in with a time of 33:29.1.


PRIOR TO UTEP: Garnered cross country all-state honors as a senior ... named to the all-region and all-city teams in 2008 and 2007 ... tabbed an all-city selection as a sophomore.

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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