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Athletic Hall of Fame

Frankie Garcia

Frankie Garcia is a member of the Cedar Creek Class of 1988.  He was a high school stand out in track and field and a member the Cedar Creek inaugural Cross Country Team.

Frankie’s passion for running allowed him to excel in both Track and Field and Cross Country. His high school accomplishments include:

Freshman

  • LHSAA 3rd Place overall finish
  • LISA State Champion - 1600 Meter Run
  • LISA State Champion – 3200 Meter Run
  • Fastest 14-year-old in the nation for the 3000-meter run with a time of 9:20.51

Sophomore

  • Qualified for the Junior Olympic National Championships in Lincoln Nebraska

Junior

  • State Championship Runner up in the 1600 Meter Run and 3200 Meter Run

Senior

  • Cross Country Team State Champion
  • Individual Cross Country State Champion
  • State Champion 1600 Meter Run
  • State Champion 3200 Meter Run with state record time of 9:36.24
  • Only High School student to be invited to compete in a collegiate meet where he places 2nd to LA Tech Senior Muriuki Ngatia of Kenya

College

  • LA Tech – 5th overall Tech Cross Country Invitational – Freshman
  • Sophomore transfer to UTSA – ranked 4th in the NCAA DIV I CROSS COUNTRY
    Ran 14:45 in the 5000
    Ran 25:01 in the 5-mile Cross Country to place 3rd overall - full scholarship as a walk on
  • Junior
    Tied Randy Reina, US National 10,000 Meter Leader’s record with a 5000 Meter Run time of 14:35
  • Senior
    Sponsored by Mitsubishi and Run A Way Runners Store – Nike B Team

As a professional runner, Frankie trained for the Olympic Trails of 1992 and came within one second of the 4-minute mile barrier.
 
Frankie resides in Hondo, Texas where he is the owner and operator of Pancho and Lefty Tattoo and Supply. He has two children and one grandson; Lindsay Michele Garcia and son Ian and Matthew Garcia. Matthew is a student at Mount Union College where he plays football. Mt. Union won the NCAA Championship Game in 2017, his freshman year. Also joining Frankie today is his girlfriend Ruby Correa.
 
We welcome the Garcia family and friends and congratulate Frankie as an inaugural member of the Cedar Creek Athletic Hall of Fame.
 
Congratulations Frankie Garcia.


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