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W. Cross Country

 Heather Garcia
Heather Garcia

Baldwin City, Kan.

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WXC Set for Wisconsin ADIDAS Invitational

Eagles to compete in Madison, Wis. Against 19 nationally ranked teams

AS A SENIOR (2011-12)
SAAC Representative...Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement.
XC: Set a personal record of 24:05 (6K) at the Lehigh Paul Short Run (9/30)...finished with a PR 18:29.96 in the UMass Cross Country Invitational (9/17)opened the year by taking 12th place overall at the Dartmouth Invitational (9/10), scoring second for BC in 17:42.
Indoor T&F: Placed third in the 3,000-meters at the Northeastern Jay Carisella Invitational (12/3) with a time of 10:05.92...finished second in the mile at the URI Sorlien Women's Invitational (1/13), running a time of the BU Multi-Team Meet (1/19), took fourth in the 1,000-meters with a time of 3:00.42 and also took fifth in the mile with a time of 4:58.76...ran the 3,000-meters in 9:47.77 at the 2012 BU Terrier Classic (1/27-28)...finished the mile in 4:54.37 at the 2012 New Balance Collegiate Invitational (2/3-4) the ACC Championship (2/23-25), ran the mile in 4:54.96 and ran the 3,000-meters in 9:41.20...finished seventh in the 3,000-meters with a time of 9:49.48 at the ECAC D1 Indoor Championships (3/3-4).
Outdoor T&F: Took third in the 1,500-meters at the Northeastern Spring Open (3/24), running a time of 4:39.83...finished the 1,500-meters at the Raleigh Relays (3/30-31) in the Stanford Invitational (4/6-7), ran the 5,000-meters in 17:11.61...placed eighth in the 1,500-meters at the UMass Spring Meet (4/14) with a time of 4:41.92...completed the 5,000-meters at the ACC Outdoor Championships (4/19-21) in a time of 17:29.43...ran the 3,000-meters at the Penn Relays (4/26-28) in 9:49.46...finished the 3,000-meters at the IC4A/ECAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships (5/11-13) with a time of 10:01.15.

AS A JUNIOR (2010-11)
ACC Academic Honor Roll...Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement.
XC: Opened the season as the Eagles' fifth scorer, crossing the line in a time of 18:17 at the Boston College Invitational (9/11).
Outdoor T&F: Set a 1,500-meter personal best of 4:44 flat for fifth place at the Skyhawk Invitational (4/29) ... contested the 5,000-meter run in 17:46.99 at the ACC Championship (4/23)...took ninth in the 5,000-meter run at the UMass Invitational (4/9), crossing in the Stanford Invitational (3/25-26), ran the half mile in 2:19.91 and the 1,500-meter contest in 4:49.12.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2009-10)
ACC Academic Honor Roll...Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement.
XC: Ran 18:57.7 at the ECAC Championship Meet (11/21), coming in 75th place overall ... turned in a 18:40.7 performance at the Murray Keatinge (10/3) for 29th place ... finished in 15th place at the UMass Invitational (9/19) in a time of 18:26.
Indoor T&F: Ended the mile in 16th (5:04.41) at the ACC Championship (2/25-27)...finished the 3,000m competition in 10:06.46 at the BU Terrier Invitational (1/29-30)...took in ninth in the mile at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/23) with a time of 5:03.54.
Outdoor T&F: Completed the ACC Championship (4/15-17) 5,000m competition in 18:02.69...ran the 800m in 2:23.03 at the UMass Spring Meet (4/10)...finished the 5,000m in 17:34.86 at the Stanford Invitational (3/36-27).

AS A FRESHMAN (2008-09)
ACC Academic Honor Roll...Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement.
XC: Finished in 115th place in her only meet of the season at the Meet of Champions with a time of 24:50.1.
Indoor T&F:Took third in the 1,000-meter run at the Northeastern Husky Track & Field Carnival (12/6).

Was an Academic All-State runner as a junior...named the All-Area Athlete of the Year in Cross Country and Track her junior season...Was honored with the Wendy's Heisman Award which is given to the top 10 runners in the state of Kansas.

Born November 11, 1989...enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences as a Communications major...daughter of Michael Garcia and Cheryl Chamberlin...has an older sister named Emily and a younger brother named Kyle.

Overall PR
Overall PR
800 --- --- 2:19.91 - Stanford (3/26/11) ---
1000 3:00.42 - BU Multi (1/19/12) --- --- ---
15000 --- --- 4:39.83 - Northeastern Spring Open (3/24/12) same
Mile 4:54.37 - New Balance (2/3/12) same --- ---
3000 9:41.20 - ACC (2/23/12) same 9:49.46 - Penn Relays (4/26/12) same
5000 --- --- 17:11.61 - Stanford Invitational (4/6/12) same
5K (XC)
--- --- 18:17.0 - BC (9/11/10) ---
6K (XC)
--- --- 24:50.1 - Iona (2009) ---
Finishes Wins: 2 Top 3: 6 Top 5: 12 Top 10: 20

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