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     Marcus Garcia
    Marcus Garcia

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Palatine, Ill.

    High School:
    Palatine

    Position:
    Distance


    03/29/2014

    Track & Field Concludes Competition at Raleigh Relays, DuPage Invite

    Freshman Kyle Hauser dominates 1,500-meter run

    01/16/2014

    Track & Field to Compete in UWM Triangular and Lewis Invitational

    Women travel to Romeoville, Ill., and the men head to Milwaukee, Wis.

    01/16/2014

    Track & Field to Compete in UWM Triangular and Lewis Invitational

    Women travel to Romeoville, Ill., and the men head to Milwaukee, Wis.

    08/29/2013

    Cross Country Season Kicks Off With UIC Home Opener

    The Flames will host at Horse Tall Lake in Palos Heights Ill., starting at10:00 a.m. (CT)

    06/20/2013

    `Forty Flames to Follow' for 2013-14: Marcus Garcia

    UIC distance running looks bright with Garcia toeing the line

    Career-Best XC Times
    6,000-meter run: 20:31.9 (9/07/12)
    8,000-meter run: 25:45.0 (10/27/12)

    Career-Best Outdoor Marks
    3,000-meter run: 9:02.91 (4/11/13)
    5,000-meter run: 15:48.34 (5/03/13)
    10,000-meter run: 32:46.85 (5/03/13)

    Career-Best Indoor Marks
    one-mile run: 4:33.99 (2/22/14)
    3,000-meter run: 8:58.16 (3/01/14)
    5,000-meter run: 15:22.93 (3/01/14)

    Garcia Records

    2014 Outdoor: Earned sixth place in the 5,000m run at the College of DuPage Spring Opener with a mark of 16:17.63... Placed eighth overall in the 10,000m run at the Horizon League Championships with a time of 32:49.02.

    2014 Indoor: Placed fourth overall in the 3,000m run at the ONU Quad Invite with a mark of 9:05.89... Earned third place in the 3,000m run at the Windy City Rumble with a time of 9:02.56... Placed fifth in the 5,000m run at the Chicagoland Championships with a mark of 15:32.31... Earned ninth overall in the 3,000m run at the Horizon League Championships with a time of 15:22.93.

    2013 Outdoor: Ran the 10,000-meter in 32:46.85 at the Horizon League Championship (5/3/13), the 10th-fastest time in the Horizon League during the outdoor season ... Also posted a time of 15:48.34 in the 5,000-meter run at the meet. 2013 Indoor: Ran the 3,000-meter in 9:00.05 at the Chicagoland Championships (2/18/13) ... Crossed the finishing line in 15:41.16 in the 5,000-meter at the North Central Cardinal Opener (1/18/13).

    XC 2012: Began his collegiate career with a 14th place showing at the UIC Opener with a time of 22:01.90 in the 4.1-mile race ... helped carry the Flames at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational with an 8K time of 26:55 ... ran a season-best time of
    25:45 in the 8K at the Horizon League Championships and placed 11th overall, earning a spot on the All-Conference Second Team ... represented UIC at the NCAA Midwest Regional and recorded a 33:03.19 in the 10K event.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Two-sport athlete in cross country and track and field ... crossed the line 29th overall at the 2011 State Cross Country Championships as Palatine won the team title ... team placed fifth at the 2011 Nike Cross Country Nationals ... guided his squad to a fourth-place finish in 2010 and sixth in 2009 at the state XC meet ... finished third in the 3,200-meter run at the conference and sectional meet ... son of Al and Donna ... sibling named A.J. ... major currently undecided.