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ELLIOTT GASKINS
Event: 800m
Height: 5-8
Weight: 145
PRs: 800m - 1:46.05 (1999); 400m - 46.8.
Born: January 3, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Current Residence: Arlington, Va.
High School: Dobbins Technical (Philadelphia) '91
College: Temple '95
Agent: Karen Locke
Club: Unattached

Career Highlights: 6th, 1999 USA Outdoor 800; 5th, semifinals, 1996 Olympic Trials.

Gaskins, who began his career in 1993 as a 400-meter runner, started making waves as an 800-meter competitor the following year. In 1994, Gaskins placed 6th at the IC4A Championships and 7th in a semifinal at the USA Outdoorshe placed 5th in a semifinal at the 1996 Olympic Trials and 8th at the USA Outdoor Championships in 1997. He failed to make the 800 meter final at the 1998 USA Outdoor Championships but he bounced back to take 6th at the 1999 USA Outdoors in Eugene.

2001: 2nd at USA Indoors (1:47.25)2nd in opening round at World Indoors (1:51.04), did not advance to final.
2000: Ran lead-off leg (1:50.1) of American Record 4x800m relay team (Gaskins, Kevin Murphy, Mike Schrorer, Bryan Woodward) at New Balance Invitational (7:14.78)eight in Olympic Trials semifinal best of 1:46.20.
1999: 6th, USA Outdoorsbest of 1:46.05.
1998: Best of 1:49.15.
1997: 8th, USA Outdoorsranked #10 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 1:46.42.
1996: 5th, semifinals, Olympic Trialsbest of 1:46.52.
1995: Best of 48.10 (400 indoors).
1994: All-American at 800m (9th place at NCAAs)IC4A indoor 500m champion  best of 1:47.53.
1993: 5th, USA Juniors 400best of 47.25 (400).

5/23/01

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