Andre Gaston
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pittsburg, Calif.

High School:
Pittsburg HS '07

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 175

Position:
MIddle Distance

Major:
Physics

2008: Placed 12th in 400 at Big West Conference meet, recording season-best 49.72... Also member of 7th-place 4x400 relay (3:17.78)... Competed indoors once, running 51.82 quarter at Husky Classic.

PITTSBURG HS '07: Two-year state qualifier... Placed 12th in 400 (48.77), 14th in 4x100 relay (42.55), 8th in 4x400 relay (3:21.92) at state championships as a senior... Finished 10th in 400 (48.61), 7th in 4x400 (3:20.45) at states as a junior... Advanced to state meet after finishing 4th in 400 (49.04) and 4th in 4x100 (42.48) at North Coast Section Meet of Champions... Won Bay Valley Athletic League titles in both 200 and 400 as a sophomore... Captured Black Diamond Scholar honor as school's top math student.

PERSONAL: Born in Honolulu, Hawaii... Majoring in physics... Parents are John and Brooke Gaston... Brooke ran track at Cal... Nephew of former track star and TV personality Leslie Maxie... Career highlights including anchoring the 4x400 at 2006 CIF state meet and anchoring 800 sprint medley relay at Arcadia Invitational... Moment in history he wishes he could have seen was Tommie Smith and John Carlos on the medal stand at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.