PR: 44.86 (2009)
Born: March 15, 1989
Current Residence: Lubbock, Texas
High School: Millwood (Oklahoma City, Okla.) HS ‘07
College: Texas Tech ‘11
Coach: Wes Kittley
Career Highlights: Runner-up at USA Outdoor Champs; 2009 Big 12 Conference Outdoor 400m champ; runner-up at 2009 NCAA Indoor Champs
Texas Tech sophomore Gil Roberts placed second in the men's 400M at the 2009 USA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., earning a spot on the U.S. team for the IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany. The three-time All-American ran the second-fastest time of his career with a 44.93 placing second overall and defeating Olympic medalists Kerron Clement, Darold Williamson and David Neville. He is the first Red Raider to make the U.S .National team since Jonathan Johnson in 2004. Roberts pulled up lame with a slight quadriceps injury during the semifinals of the 2009 NCAA Championship meet in June. During the 2008 Outdoor season, Roberts earned All-American honors as a member of the Red Raiders 4X400M relay team at the NCAA Championships finishing sixth with a mark of 3:05.22 ... earned All-Regional honors with the relay team at the Midwest Regional finishing third in 3:04.09 ... won the 400M with a mark of 46.21 at the Red Raider Open ... placed second in the 200M with a mark of 21.04 ... member of the 4X100M relay team placing third with a mark of 39.73 at the UTEP Invite. During the 2008 indoor season, Roberts Competed in the NCAA Championships as a member of the 4X400 relay team ... earned All-Conference honors in the 400M event at the Big 12 Championships with a mark of 48.71 ... won the Texas Tech Invitational with the 4X400 relay team with a mark of 3:16.25. Attended Millwood High School, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma ... was a member of both the football and track State Championship teams in 2006-2007 season ... five time national champion including Nike Outdoor Nationals ... best performances, 200m 20.77, 400m 46.16...Mass Communications major at Texas Tech.
2009: 2nd at USA Outdoors (44.93)...5th in opening round at World Outdoors (46.41)... suffered quadriceps injury in semis at NCAA Outdoors (dnf)...Big 12 Conference champ (44.86PR)...runner-up at 2009 NCAA Indoor Champs (45.71)...ranked #6 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 44.86.
2008: 6th in 4x400m relay at NCAA Outdoors 3:05.22...4th at USA Junior Champs (46.43)...best of 46.21.
2007: 1st at National Scholastics...best of 46.16.