USATF ATHLETE BIOGRAPHY

Gentry Bradley

GENTRY BRADLEY

Events: 100, 200

Height: 6-0

Weight: 170

PRs: 100m-10.26 (1998); 200m-20.34 (1996).

Born: January 19, 1974, in Lynwood, Calif.

Current Residence: Long Beach, Calif.

High School: Pius X HS, Downey, Calif. '92

College: UCLA '96

Coach: John Smith

Agent: Emanuel Hudson

Club: Nike

Career Highlights: 1998 U.S. Outdoor 200 champ; 3rd, 1997 USA Outdoors 200; 1997 World University Games 200 champion.

Bradley got his start when his sisters ran age group track: "The coach always tried to get me out there. I was 10 or 11. I had my mind set on football, but finally I said I'd give it a try. According to my mother, I won my first race by a long ways, and she says if I hadn't, I would have never raced again. So I've been running ever since. It's the only sport I ever did" was slowed by hamstring problems in college; says he finally became healthy his senior year: "I knew I could do it. The only thing stopping me was me"earned a degree in history, education minor, at UCLAhopes to teach somedayworks part-time in UCLA's Athletics Learning Centersays John Smith handles the training, but his father, Gentry Bradley, Sr., "Is the key to the mental aspect of my running. My dad checks the attitude and makes me see how much I want it. I dedicated my nationals win to him, but we're not stopping there. When I'm running, he's running," said Bradley. "I'm also trying to add the 100m to my regimen. I've got Maurice Greene and Jon Drummond in my camp, and I've got to catch those guys."

1999: 3rd in 200 heats (20.74w); 7th in 100 heats (10.61w) at USA Outdoors...bests of 10.31 and 20.44.

1998: Won USA Outdoors (20.47), one of two wins that seasonthe other being the Southern California USATF (20.82)2nd at World Cup (20.38)ranked #7 in U.S. at 200 by T&FNbests of 10.26 and 20.38.

1997: 3rd at 200 in USA Outdoors (20.40), 4th in heats of 100 (10.27 PR)4th in 200 quarterfinals (21.08) at World Champswon 200 (20.48) at World University Gamesranked #6 in U.S. at 200 by T&FNbests of 10.27 and 20.40.

1996: 2nd in Pac-10 200 (20.64), 3rd in 100 (10.30)runner-up at 200 in NCAA (20.48)5th in 200 semi (20.20w) at Olympic Trialsbests of 10.30 and 20.34.

1995: 8th in Pac-10 200, 5th in 100bests of 10.58 and 20.89.

1994: 4th in Pac-10 200, and led-off the runner-up 4 x 400anchored UCLA's 8th place 4 x 100 at NCAAsbests of 21.09.

1993: Unable to run Pac-10s because of hamstring injurybests of 10.57 and 21.01.

1992: California HS state champion at 200, 2nd in the 100bests of 10.44 and 21.16.

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