Jose Garcia On His HS Season And Hispanic Heritage Month

On this episode of For The Record, Jose Garcia of Harlingen High (TX) reflected on his final race as a Big Red at the UIL 6A State Championships. Here, he won his first state title of his career. Garcia wants to continue to be an inspiration for his community as he begins his freshman year at the University of Texas-San Antonio. 

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Garcia shares what it means to him and how it feels to be a part of Texas history. 

Interview Segments:

  • How has training been at UTSA (1:11)
  • His goals for his freshman year (2:04)
  • Thoughts competing during the indoor season for the first time (2:56)
  • His biggest accomplishment from his high school career (3:38)
  • His thoughts when he saw his as the champion at states (5:04)
  • What it meant to bring home a title to the Rio Grande Valley (6:43)
  • How does it feel to be an inspiration to so many athletes (8:10)
  • How does it feel to be a part of Texas history as the first hispanic athlete to win a state title (9:22)
  • Who inspires Garcia to compete in track and field (10:45)
  • The team's talent and his hispanic culture (12:01)
  • What Hispanic Heritage Month means to Garcia (13:27)
  • His motivation behind the sport (14:17)

*Jose Garcia won his first UIL 6A 100m state title last season

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