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Justin Gaymon

Justin Gaymon

Event: 400m hurdles
Height: 5-9
Weight: 176
PR: 48.46 (2008)
Born: 12/13/1986
Current Residence: Athens, Ga.
Hometown: Phillisburg, Pa.
High School: Phillisburg (Pa.) H.S.'05
College: Georgia '09
Coach: Nat Page
Agent: Paul Doyle
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Club: New York Athletic Club (NYAC)
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International Championships
2008 NACAC U23 champion (49.50)

Collegiate Championships
Two-time NCAA Outdoor bronze medalist – 2009 (49.02); 2007 (49.43)
Two-time SEC Outdoor champion - 2007 (49.25); 2008 (48.53)
2009 SEC Outdoor runner-up (48.86)

Awards and Honors
Three-time NCAA All-American

About Justin
Gaymon has been a constant force on the 400mH circuit over the pat six seasons. In only his junior year of college, Gaymon agonizingly finished fourth at the Olympic Trials in 2008 where he missed the Olympic Team by only four hundredths of a second. Since graduating from UGA as a three-time All-American in 2009, Gaymon has been active on an international level with competitions in Europe and Australia. Gaymon is an avid photographer and maintains a blog of his travels. Played football and basketball in high school. Founded an online magazine “The Georgia Playbook” that includes in depth features on UGA Athletics. Studied advertising at UGA and is interested in a career as an art director after competing. Collects vinyl records.
Results
2013: 4th at Lausanne (48.81); 5th at USA Outdoors (48.56); 4th at Roma (48.64); 5th at addias Grand prix (49.41); 7th at Doha (1:34.57); 1st at Kingston (49.23); 4th at Drake Relays (49.97); 1st at Melbourne (49.34)
2012: 5th at U.S. Olympic Trials (49.41); 3rd at Oslo (48.97); 2nd at Shanghai (49.07); 3rd at Kingston International Invite (49.08); 1st at Sydney Classic (49.77); 1st at Perth Classic (50.21)
2011: 5th at London (50.09); 1st at Bruselles (49.68); 3rd at Lausanne (49.21); 6th at USA Outdoor (49.39); 5th at New York Grand Prix (49.24); 6th at Rome (49.31)
2010: 4th at Bruselles 949.30); 4th at London (49.10); 3rd at Monaco (48.65); 1st at Lignano (49.22); 4th at USA Outdoors (48.85); 6th at Oslo (49.56)
2009: 7th at IAAF World Athletics Final (51.19); 6th at Rome (49.55); 4th at Lausanne (49.28); 6th at USA Outdoor (49.31); 3rd at NCAA Outdoor (49.02); 2nd at SEC Outdoor (48.86); 5th at NCAA Indoor 400m (46.89); 3rd at SEC Indoor 400m (47.11)
2008: 1st at NACAC U23 (49.50); 4th at Olympic Trials (48.86); DQ in NCAA Outdoor, 2nd in semifinal (49.57); 1st at SEC Outdoor (48.53); 1st at SEC Indoor 400m (45.94)
2007: 3rd at NCAA Outdoor (49.43); 1st at SEC Outdoor (49.25); 8th at SEC Indoor 60mH (8.20)
2006: 8th at SEC Outdoor 110mH (13.90)

USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: 
Outdoor bests - 48.46 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 10 in the World, ranked No. 7 in the World by T&FN)
2012: Outdoor bests - 48.97 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 19 in the world, ranked No. 5 in the USA by T&FN)
2011: Outdoor bests – 48.58 (No. 6 in the USA, No. 11 in the world, ranked No. 5 in the USA by T&FN)
2010: Outdoor bests – 48.65 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 14 in the world, ranked No. 5 in the USA by T&FN)
2009: Outdoor bests – 48.86 (No 7 in the USA by T&FN, No. 18 in the world)
2008: Outdoor bests – 48.46 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 7 in the world)
2007: Outdoor bests – 49.25 (No. 12 in the USA, No. 36 in the world)
2006: Outdoor bests – 50.20
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