The Blue Demons track and field teams ready themselves for their first Chicago competition of the season.
Career Notes: Named to BIG EAST All-Academic Team in 2011, 2012.
2011-12 (Sophomore) Indoor: Competed on the 4x400m relay team that placed third at the Blue and Gold Invitational in a time of 3:25.82.
Outdoor: Competed in the 400m dash at six meets...ran a career-best time of 50.64 in a 12th-place finish at the Tom Botts Invitational...finished fifth at the Purdue Open in a time of 51.34...placed eighth at the DePaul Invitational in 52.48...finished in the top 20 of all six races...competed on the 4x400m relay team that won the DePaul Invitational in 3:21.52 and placed ninth at the FSU Relays in a season-best time of 3:19.83...ran on the 4x400m relay team that finished eighth at the BIG EAST Championships and sixth at the Chicagoland Championships.
2010-11 (Freshman) Indoor: Competed in five meets for the Blue Demons...finished the 400m with a time of 51.14 at the Notre Dame Invitational, earning him fourth place...also ran the 400m in 52.33 at the Purdue Invitational (seventh place), in 51.61 at the Blue and Gold Invitational (11th place), and in 51.41 at the ISU Classic (33rd)...also ran in one 200m dash, placing ninth at the Badger Track Classic...competed on DePaul's 4x400m relay squad at the Blue and Gold Invitational, earning a second place finish with a time of 3:59.35...part of a 4x400m relay team that finished third at the Purdue Invitational by registering a time of 3:27.80...also part of a team that finished the Badger Track Classic 4x400m relay with a fifth-place time of 3:35.66.
Outdoor: Competed in the high jump, the 200m dash, and the 400m dash during outdoor season...notched a career-best in the high jump at the ISU Duals with a 1.90m jump...twice registered a high jump of 1.86m, giving him second place at the Chicago Penultimate and fifth place at the Chicagoland...placed fourth at the DePaul Invitational in the high jump with a height of 1.80m...ran a career-best time of 23.47 in the 200m dash at the Chicago Penultimate, earning him fifth place...also recorded a career-best time of 51.29 in the 400m dash at the Stan Lyons Invitational... part of a 4x400m team that placed second at the ISU Duals with a time of 3:21.87 and finished ninth at the BIG EAST Conference Championship with a time of 3:15.83...part of a 4x400m squad that captured a second-place finish at the DePaul Invitational with a time of 3:25.76.
High School: All-State high jumper (indoor track) in 2010...All-State high jumper (outdoor track) in 2009...two-time, USTAF national qualifier...state champion (indoor) in 4x400 in 2010...Nike Indoor National Meet qualifier...two-time Academic All-State (2009, 2010).
Personal: Son of Kenneth and Sally Gaskell...has a younger brother, Eric...plans to major in Biology.