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    Josh Gist
    Josh Gist
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    South Holland, Ill.

    High School:
    Thornwood HS

    Event:
    Hurdles

    Birthdate:
    10/05/1988

    I/O Eligibility:
    SR/SR

    AT ILLINOIS

    2010 Track and Field
    Outdoor: Competed in the prelims of the 110m hurdles at the Big Ten Championships, turning in a season-best time of 15.29 ... Posted a personal-best time of 11.22 in the 100m dash and took fourth in the 110m hurdles at the Iowa Invitational ... Ran a wind-aided time of 15.12 in the 110m hurdles at the Illinois Twilight.

    Indoor: Ran the 60m hurdles at three meets, recording a seventh-place finish and season-best time of 8.49 at the Illinois Intercollegiate.

    2009 Track & Field
    Outdoor: Competed in the 110m hurdles at the Big Ten Championships, timing 15.14 in prelims ... Ran outdoor season-best 15.11 at the Illinois Invitational, en route to a sixth-place finish ... Took 13th place in the 100m at the Spec Towns Invitational, finishing with a time of 11.32.

    Indoor: Competed in the 60m hurdles at four meets, finishing sixth at the Iowa Dual ... Ran indoor season-best time of 8.43 at the Saluki Fast Start meet ... Competed in the 200m at three meets, finishing fifth at the Iowa Dual ... Posted indoor season-best time of 22.86 at the Iowa State Classic.

    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).

    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) ... Also competed in the 200m in five meets, running personal-best time of 22.60 at the Saluki Fast Start.

    High School
    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.

    Personal
    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 ... Majoring in communications.

    Gist's Personal Bests
    Outdoor
    100m: 11.22 - Iowa Invitational (4/17/10)
    110m Hurdles: 14.80 - SIU Spring Classic (3/29/08)

    Indoor
    60m Hurdles: 8.09 - EIU Friday Night Special (2/22/08)
    200m: 22.60 - Saluki Fast Start (12/7/07)

    Updated January 2011

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