Garcia in Major Meets:
2006 C-USA 6th-10,000
18:29.24i (2006) 5,000
39:44.50 (2006) 10,000
Saw limited action during track season due to injury.
Cross Country: Finished 15th in the 5k run at the Islander Splash in Corpus Christi with at time of 18:58 to lead Rice past Texas . . . 25th at Rice Invitational.
Outdoor: Placed sixth in 10,000 at C-USA meet in 39:48.31... Also 15th in 5,000... Season-best for 5k of 18:48.68 at Bayou Classic.
Indoor: 14th in 5,000 at C-USA meet... Set season-best of 18:29.24 at Houston Jan. 20... Also clocked 10:38.63 for 3,000 Feb. 4 at Houston.
Cross Country: Finished 20th at the conference championships in Orlando as Rice won its first C-USA team title in any sport... 13th at Rice Invitational.
2005 graduate of Webster Groves High School... Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track for coaches Ken Manwaring and Ellie Redders and the Statesmen... Third in Missouri state meet in two-mile in 2005, also won conference championship in the mile... Placed 31st at state cross country meet in 2004... District cross country champion... Valedictorian of her class.
Personal - Full name: Lea Danielle Garcia. Parents: Rogelio and Maureen Garcia of St. Louis, Mo. (two sisters).
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