Samuel Garcia
Samuel Garcia
Year: Fr.
Hometown: El Monte, Calif.
High School: Arroyo HS
Position: Distance

TRACK & FIELD FRESHMAN (2014): Competed in five events for the Titans during the 2014 outdoor track and field season... ran the 3000-meter twice during the season and recorded a personal-best time of 8:49.57 at the Big West Challenge on April 11 to finish ninth... also competed in the 5000-meter run three different times and ran a personal best 15:19.97 at the UCI Spring Break Invitational to finish 14th. 

CROSS COUNTRY FRESHMAN (2013): Utilized redshirt season. 

ARROYO HS
Four-year varsity letter winner in both cross country and track for the Knights under head coach Ramon Lopez... was named the San Gabriel Valley Runner of the Year during her his senior year... finished ninth overall at the division two CIF's... named to the division two All-State team... set personal bests in the 800m (1:59), 1600m (4:21), 3200m (9:16).

PERSONAL 
Born in West Covina, Calif... has five brothers, Joseph, Aiden, Anthony, David, James, and one sister, Sophia... intends to major in business accounting... would like to be an accountant.

FAVORITES
Place(s) to Run: Garcia Trail
Athletic Team: Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Lakers
Athlete(s): Steve Prefontaine, Galen Rupp, Jim Ryn
Movie(s): Phone Booth, The Bucket List, Sinister
Musical Artist(s): Black Sabbath, Silverstein, The Strokes, Led Zeppelin
Book(s): Born to Run