Summer 2007 - Placed ninth in the disc (186-3) at the USATF Senior National Championships.
2007 - Earned All-American honors with his fourth-place finish in the discus at the NCAA Championships (199-4) ... Ranked No. 1 in the country with his best mark of 208-11 (No. 2 all-time at UCLA/Junior class record) ... Was the West Region runner-up in the discus (200-4) ... Pac-10 champion in the discus (lifetime-best, 208-11) ... Won the discus competition at USC (197-10) and at the Cal/Nevada Championships (197-10) ... Placed third in the "A" section of the discus at the Texas Relays (199-4) ... Finished third in the discus at the UCSD Invite (202-1) ... Was the runner-up in the discus (192-0) at the RJ/JJK Invite ... In indoor track, had a best shot put mark of 54-8.
2006 - Earned All-American honors in the discus with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (183-2) ... Placed 11th in the discus at the West Region Championships ... Pac-10 champion in the discus (194-1, season-best) ... Finished second in the discus (185-0) and third in the javelin (188-1) against USC ... Placed sixth in the discus at the RJ/JJK Invite (176-2) ... Cal/Nevada discus champion (178-11).
2005 - Placed 23rd (171-11) in the discus at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Finished eighth in the disc (178-2) at the West Regional ... Finished seventh in the disc (174-1) at the Pac-10 Championships ... Threw a then lifetime-best 185-4 in the discus at the Cal State Northridge Invite ... Against USC, threw a then lifetime-best 183-3 in the javelin.
2004 - Redshirt season.
High School - Won the discus invitational section at the Mt. SAC Relays (184-0) and placed 10th in the shot (52-7) ... 2003 Desert Valley League champion in the discus (180-6) and shot put (prep best, 57-8) ... Was the 2002 CIF Southern Section Division I discus champion ... Placed second in the disc at the league meet as a sophomore and junior ... Prep best of 191-0 in the discus.
Personal - Born January 6, 1985 in Palm Springs, CA ... Son of Gabe and Barb Garza ... Has one sister, Janice and one brother, Armando ... History major.
Garza's Best Marks
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