Ind: Junior, Out: Junior
Tallahassee, Fla. (Godby HS)
BD: 4/7/78 (Quincy, Fla.)
Shot Put: 17.13m (56-2.5) - 1997 Barnett Bank Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
Shot Put: 16.74m (54-11.25) - 1997 Barnett Bank Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
Discus: 56.52m (185-5) - 1998 Stanford Invitational, Palo Alto, Calif.
HONORS: 1997 U.S. Junior National Champion - Discus
2000: Did not compete.
1999: Did not compete.
1998 AS A SOPHOMORE: Bests of 54-7.5 in the shot put and 185-5 in the discus... Sixth at the Outdoor SEC Championships, Discus, 174-8 and 13th in the shot put, 53-1... Third at the Florida Relays collegiate shot put, 53-1.5 and discus, 176-5... Second in the Florida Relays invitational discus, 174-10 and 10th in the shot put, 50-2.5... 11th at the Indoor SEC Championships shot put, 54-7.5.
1997 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 56-2.5 in the shot put and 179-5 in the discus... Eighth in the Outdoor SEC Championships shot put, 53-7... Ninth at the Indoor SEC Championships shot put, 54-7.25.
1997 WINS (5): (i): GBTC Invitational, SP: 53-3.5; (o) Barnett Bank, SP: 54-11.25; Disc: 172-11; Twilight, Disc: 170-1; Seminole Twilight, Disc: 179-5.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Class 6A state track and field champion in the discus and the shot put two years in a row... Won the 1996 shot put state championship by four feet (58-7) and the discus by 20 feet (186-0)... Ranked 24th on Track and Field News' discus list at 186-0. High School Coach: Jesse Forbes
PREP BESTS: SP: 61-9; Disc: 186-0.
"BEYOND THE STATS": Defensive lineman for the Florida football team who finished the 1999 season with 33 tackles and a sack while starting all 13 games... A consensus prep All- American football player... Named first team football All-America by USA Today... Selected Gatorade Circle of Champions Player of the Year for state of Florida... Named to Florida's prestigious Super Seniors Team... Favorite sports personalities are Bruce Smith and Kevin Carter... Son of Johnnie Cummings... Born Sheddrick Gurley on April 7, 1978 in Quincy, Fla... Has two brothers, Rashaud and Chris Gainous and a sister, Christie Gainaus.
MAJOR: Electrical Engineering.