Long Sprints / Middle Distance
Ind: Freshman, Out: Freshman
Edinburg, Texas. (Edinburg HS)
BD: 1/19/81 (Decatur, Ill.)
800m: 1:58.77- Gator Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
800m: 1:59.25 - FSU Relays, Tallahassee, Fla.
1500m: 4:18.47 - Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.
2000 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 1:58:77 (800m) (1:59.25 outdoors) and 4:18.47 (1500m)... Competed in six meets (Four Indoors, Two Outdoors)... 31st in the Florida Relays collegiate 1500m, 4:18.47 - personal best.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: With the Edinburg Track club, was the 1997 AAU national champion in the 800m... 1998 AAU National Champion in the 1600m relay... Advanced to the state finals in the 800m in 1998 and 1999...Holds the all-time district and the Edinburg High record in the 800m (1:53). Edinburg Track Club Coach: Andy Martinez.
PREP BESTS: 400m: 48.2; 800m: 1:53.29.
"BEYOND THE STATS": Also a first team all-state free safety for the Bobcats football team... Tied state record for interceptions (14) and was named defensive MVP on the all-area team... Edinburg advanced to the state quarterfinals in 1999... Enjoys fishing and hunting in his spare time... Plans to follow in his father's footsteps and become a banker... Aunt Marcia Morey was a swimmer for the U.S. Olympic team in 1976 (100 and 200m breast stroke)... Son of Robert and Madelyn Gandy... Born Robert Gandy on January 19, 1981 in Decatur, Ill... Has one sister, Page.