Pariis Garcia
Pariis  Garcia

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Staten Island, N.Y.

High School:
Notre Dame Academy

Height:
5-7

Event:
Sprints/Mid-Distance

Major:
Childhood Education

07/31/2014

BIG EAST Names 169 St. John's Student-Athletes To 2013-14 All-Academic Team

13 Red Storm teams represented on all-conference list.

05/11/2014

Mooney Crowned Conference Champion Again As Red Storm Finishes Fifth At BIG EAST Outdoor Championship

St. John's finishes with 88 team points and claims six total medals in Villanova, Pa.

05/05/2014

Red Storm Wins Six Events And Honors Seniors At Inaugural Tom Farrell Classic

St. John's pays tribute to volunteer assistant coach and Olympic medalist.

04/27/2014

Red Storm Impresses At Penn Relays

Senior Danette Hinton posts fourth-best hammer throw performance in program history.

04/22/2014

Red Storm Track & Field Wins 11 Events At Annual Monday Meeting

St. John's back at DaSilva Memorial Track on May 3 for inaugural Tom Farrell Classic.

02/27/2016

2016 BIG EAST Indoor T&F Championships Day Two

Photos from day two of the 2016 BIG EAST Indoor T&F Championships as St. John's finishes in second-place.

02/26/2016

2016 BIG EAST Indoor T&F Championships Day One

Photos from day one of the 2016 BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships at Ocean Breeze.

05/04/2015

2015 Athletic Awards Banquet

2015 End Of Year Athletic Awards Banquet.

02/21/2014

2014 BIG EAST Indoor Championship

St. John's competes at the 2014 BIG EAST Indoor Championship at the NYC Armory.

01/31/2013

2013 Metropolitan Indoor Track & Field Championships

2013 Metropolitan Indoor Track & Field Championships Jan. 25, 2013

As a Junior (2014-15): Participated in the 2015 Pan American Games with the Puerto Rican 4x400-meter relay team that finished sixth … Named to the All-BIG EAST Indoor team and All-BIG EAST Outdoor team … swept gold in the 400-meter dash at the BIG EAST Indoor and Outdoor Championships … anchored the 4x400-meter relay that also swept gold at the BIG EAST Indoor and Outdoor Championships … won silver in the 200-meters at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … selected as a member of the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team and BIG EAST All-Academic Team … ran the seventh fastest 400-meters time in St. John’s history at the ECAC Outdoor Championships … Indoor Track – 400-meters: won a gold medal in the 400-meters four different times during the indoor season … once at the STJ Bill Ward Meet with a time of 56.64 seconds (Dec. 8) … again at the Princeton Women’s Quad Meet with a time of 56.79 seconds (Jan. 9) … once more at the NYC Metropolitan Championships with a time of 55.69 seconds (Feb. 5-6) … and again at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships with a time of 54.89 seconds (Feb. 28-March 1) … 4x400-meter relay: anchored the 4x400-meter relay team that took home six gold medals during indoor season at meets such as the STJ Bill Ward Meet (Dec. 8), the Princeton Women’s Quad Meet (Jan. 9), the NYC Gotham Cup (Jan. 16), the NYC Metropolitan Championships (Feb. 5-6), the NYRR Millrose Games (Feb. 14), the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (Feb. 28-March 1) and finally the ECAC Championships (March 6-8) … 200-meters: ran the event only three times during indoor season and ended in strong fashion winning the silver medal at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships with a time of 24.72 seconds (Feb. 28-March 1) … Outdoor Track – 400-meters: won a bronze medal at the Larry Ellis (College) Meet with a time of 54.29 seconds (April 17-18) … won gold in the 400-meters at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships when she ran a time of 53.78 seconds (May 8-9) … set a new personal best time of 53.69 seconds in the 400-meters at the ECAC Outdoor Championships where she placed second (May 15-17) … made it to the NCAA East Preliminary Round for the 400-meters where she finished 42nd with a time of 54.46 seconds (May 29-31) … 200-meters: recorded three top-10 finishes in the 200-meters during the outdoor season including a ninth place finish at the Larry Ellis (College) Meet (April 17-18), a silver medal winning finish at the Tom Farrell Classic (May 1-2) and a seventh place finish at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (May 8-9) … 4x400-meter relay: anchored the 4x400-meter relay team that recorded three top-three finishes during the outdoor season … the team won the bronze-medal at the Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational with a time of 3:42.87 (April 10-11) … won a gold medal at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:38.61 (May 8-9) … won a silver medal at the ECAC Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:38.72 (May 15-17)

As A Sophomore (2013-14): Named All-BIG EAST after placing top-3 in an event at both the indoor and outdoor BIG EAST Championship ...Indoor Track - 400-meters: earned a 400-meter silver medal at the BIG EAST Championship (Feb. 22), tying the eighth-fastest time in school history with a 55.66-second clocking, a personal best ... recorded a time of 55.96 seconds in finishing 14th at the ECAC Championships (March 7) ... claimed bronze at the Metropolitan Championships (Jan. 31) in a time of 56.80 seconds ... ran 56.14 seconds at the ArmoryCollegiateInvitational (Feb. 7), placing fifth in the preliminary round ... 4x400-meter relay: secured gold at the BIG EAST Championship (Feb.22) in a seasonal best time of 3:41.30 ... was the runner up at the ECAC Championships (March 7) in 3:41.85 ... placed second at theNYRRMillrose Games (Feb. 15) in 3:43.87 ... broke the tape first at the NYU Saturday Night Shootout (Jan. 18) in 3:46.70 ...Outdoor Track - 400-meters: placed fourth at the BIG EAST Championship (May 11) in 55.81 seconds ... set a new personal best of 55.41 seconds in a third-place finish at the Princeton Quad (April 12) ... ran 55.91 seconds at the Victor Lopez Classic, placing fifth ... 200-meters: set a new personal best of 24.72seconds at the inaugural Tom Farrell Classic (March 3), placing third ... was fourth at the Princeton Quad (April 12) in 25.03 seconds ... 4x400-meterrelay: clocked a seasonal best time of 3:38.18 in a fifth-place finish in the ECAC division race at the Penn Relays (April 25) ... placed 23rd at the NCAA East Regional in a time of 3:41.72 ... clocked 3:39.50 in the preliminary round of the BIG EAST Championship (March10), placing fourth in the final in 3:42.97 ... 4x100-meter relay: placed seventh at the ECAC Championships (March 16) in 47.18 seconds ... 4x200-meter relay: clocked a time of 1:38.47 in the preliminary round at the Penn Relays (April 24).

As A Freshman (2012-13): Selected to the 2012-13 BIG EAST Conference All-Academic Team ... Indoor Track - 400-meters: competed in the event on seven occasions, posting four top-10 finishes in her first season with the Red Storm and a personal best time of 57.67 seconds in a seventh-place finish at the Metropolitan Championships (Jan 24-25) ... posted a time of 58.08 seconds for 17th at the BIG EAST Championships (Feb. 16-17) ... DMR: claimed a bronze medal at the Metropolitan Championships (Jan. 24-25) in a time of 13:04.68 ... Outdoor Track - 400-meters: ran the distance five times, setting a personal best of 57.80 seconds at the UCF Black & Gold meet (March 16) and claiming the individual title at the STJ Monday Meeting (April 1) in 57.90 seconds.

At Notre Dame Academy: Starred in track & field all four years ... graduated as the Notre Dame Academy record-holder in the 400-meters and 600-meters ... ranked 26th in the nation and 15th in the state in the 600-meters ... member of the distance medley relay team that became the first team in Staten Island to compete at the Penn Relays Championship of America in over a decade ... achieved the Eastern State Championship in the 400-meters in 2012 and the 4x400-meters ... named a Staten Island Advance All-Star in 2011 and 2012 ... honored as outdoor track & field Team MVP in 2010 ... ran on the 2011 Staten Island Cross Country Championship team.

Personal: Daughter of Alberto and Youree Garcia, both 1988 graduates of St. John's and members of the track & field program ... mother Youree Garcia was inducted into the St. John's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013 ... has three siblings, Brianne (18), Ariella (15) and Sofia (12) ... enjoys painting, reading and listening to music ... majoring in psychology with the goal of becoming a physical or occupational therapist ... chose to come to St. John's because of its well-rounded combination of academics, athletics and Vincentian values ... recruited by Fordham University, University of Albany, Monmouth University and Sacred Heart University.

Off the Track

Favorite Movie: "Remember the Titans"

Favorite Book: "Love Does" by Bob Goff

Favorite Song: "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" by John Mayer

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