49ers looking to build off strong showing in last weekend's season opener
49er men and women both finish second in season opener
LBSU's season-opening meet will take place at Carbon Canyon Park in Brea
Men places ninth, women takes 11th
Senior becomes first 49er in program history to win league title
2011:Finished 20th at the Big West Championships with an 8K personal-record 24:34 ... Also established a lifetime-best 30:43 in the 10K at the NCAA West Regional (59th) ... Had a seventh-place showing at the Fullerton Opener (25:51) ... Crossed the finish line in 24:41.4 at the Bronco Invitational.
2010: Competed in five events ... Placed fifth at the Aztec Invitational with a time of 26:05 ... Recorded a season-best 25:04.8 in the 8K at the Bronco Invitational ... Placed 38th at the Big West Championships (25:33.6).
High School:Lettered four years in cross country at Nipomo High School ... Led the Titans to two league titles, a third-place showing at the CIF Finals and a top-10 finish at the state championships ... Three-time first-team all-league performer ... Won the league title as a junior and senior ... Finished seventh in the state ... Also lettered four years in track, garnering all-league honors twice.
Personal: Member of the LBSU track & field team ... Finished seventh in the 3000m steeplechase at the 2012 Big West Championships ... Majoring in history.
GARCIA'S PERSONAL BESTS