John Gatewood
John Gatewood
Height: 5-10
Weight: 125
Year: Sr.
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
High School: Franklin

JUNIOR (2011): Posted a season-best time of 27:16 at the Royal Cross Country Classic … finished in 78th place at the Southern Conference Championship with a time of 27:26 … ran a time of 27:43 at the Disney Classic to take 52nd place.

SOPHOMORE (2010): Opened the season at the Winthrop Invitational with a time of 27:08 … posted a time of 27:56 at The Citadel Invitational to finish in 16th place … recorded a season-best time of 26:47 at the Great American XC Festival to place 16th ... ran a time of 26:56 at the Royal CC Challenge … placed 65th at Southern Conference Championships with a time of 27:25.

FRESHMAN (2009): Debuted at the Gamecock Invitational and finished the 5k race in 21st place with a time of 16:36 … ran a time of 27:45 at the Elon Invitational … recorded a 16th place finish at The Citadel Invitational with a time of 27:52 … placed 11th at the 6k Winthrop Asics Fall Invitational with a time of 19:32 … concluded the season at the Southern Conference Championships with a time of 27:07.

HIGH SCHOOL:  A 2009 graduate of Franklin High School in El Paso, Texas … recorded a time of 15:50 in the three mile run and 4:29 in the mile run … set a personal-best record in the 800 with a time of 2:03 and shares a time of 1:59.00 in the 4x800 relay … 2007 cross country state qualifier, two-time cross country all-region team member and a two-time track regional qualifier.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 7, 1991 in Wurzburg, Germany … son of Michael and Katheryn Gatewood… his sister, Katheryn Gatewood, was also a member of the Bulldog cross country and track and field teams … majoring in business administration.

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