2008 Track & Field
Outdoor: Competed in the 110m hurdles and the 100m at the Big Ten Championships ... Ran personal-best 14.80 in the 110m hurdles in placing first at the SIU Spring Classic ... Timed wind-aided 14.60 in the 110m hurdles at the Sea Ray Relays ... Was runner-up in the 110m hurdles at the Illinois Twilight (14.96) ... Timed personal-best 56.67 in the 400m hurdles at the SIU Spring Classic. Indoor: Placed fifth in the 60m hurdles at the Big Ten Championships (8.10) ... Won 60m hurdles title at the EIU Friday Night Special with personal-best time of 8.09 ... Also won 60m hurdles at the Carle/Health Alliance Invitational (8.31) ... Was fourth in the 60m hurdles at the Saluki Fast Start and sixth at the Indiana Open ... Also competed in the 200m in five meets, running personal-best time of 22.60 at the Saluki Fast Start.
Two-time All-State honoree in the 110m hurdles ... Took third in the hurdles at the 2007 state meet ... Owned the top time in the state in the 110m hurdles as a senior (13.74) ... Member of shuttle hurdle relay that set a new record at the 2007 Senior Spotlight Meet ... Competed in the 110m hurdles at the 2007 Junior Olympics ... Took fourth at the state meet in the 110m hurdles in both the indoor and outdoor seasons his junior year ... Earned two letters in track and field.
Born Oct. 5, 1988 ... Son of Jeffery and Linda Gist ... Has three older siblings, Jeffery, Sharsheen and Justin ... Biggest thrill in sports is watching the underdog win ... Enrolled in the general curriculum.
Gist's Personal Bests
200m (Indoor): 22.60
60m Hurdles (Indoor): 8.09
110m Hurdles (Outdoor): 14.80