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OUTDOOR: Finished 18th in the 1500m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships to earn USTFCCCA Honorable Mention All-America … qualified for nationals by running a personal-best 3:45.56 at the NCAA East Preliminary, which ranks him sixth in school history … finished seventh in the 1500m (3:46.62) at the SEC Championships … posted a personal best in the 5000m at the Virginia Challenge with a time of 14:03.49 that makes him fifth in school history … finished third in the 1500m at the Border Clash (3:45.60) … finished fourth in the 800m (1:52.90) and third in the 1500m (3:52.46) at the Yellow Jacket Invitational … SEC Academic Honor Roll … USTFCCCA All-Academic.
INDOOR: Finished ninth in the mile at the SEC Championships with a time of 4:06.10 … placed fourth in the mile at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a personal-best time of 4:03.58 that ranks him sixth in school history … finished 10th at the Armory Invitational in the 3000m with a personal-best time of 8:17.50 … came in seventh in the Auburn Invitational mile (4:07.74).
CROSS COUNTRY: Helped lead the Ole Miss team to its first NCAA Championships berth in school history ... finished fifth on the team and 211th overall at the NCAA Championships (10K time of 32:47.9) ... placed 19th at the NCAA South Region Championship (10K time of 30:58.8) and helped Ole Miss to its first region team title in program history ... named All-Region ... finished 29th at the SEC Championship (8K time of 25:20.63) ... helped Ole Miss to an SEC runner-up finish for just the second time in cross country program history ... placed 66th at the Greater Louisville Classic (8K time of 25:12.31) to help the team to a runner-up finish ... helped the team capture third place at the Commodore Classic with a 46th-place individual finish (8K time of 25:52.41) ... earned sixth place and helped Ole Miss tie for the team title at the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic (4-mile time of 20:27.01).
OUTDOOR: Scored a team point for the Rebels at the SEC Championships with an eighth-place finish in the 1,500 meters (3:51.58) ... placed ninth in the 1,500 at the Mt. SAC Relays with a personal-best time of 3:47.43 that ranks him 10th in the school record books ... runner-up in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash, clocking a 9:47.78 in his first ever attempt at the steeple ... anchored the 4x800 relay team to a third-place finish at the Texas Relays with a time of 7:28.58 that ranks top five in school history.
INDOOR: Placed 11th in the mile at the SEC Championships (4:10.99) ... became one of the top 10 milers in school history when he ran a season-best 4:08.65 to win the college division at the Armory Collegiate Invitational ... in his first collegiate 3,000-meter race, clocked an 8:22.06 at the Husky Classic to rank ninth in school history ... ran a 1:56.26 in the 800 at the Auburn Invitational
CROSS COUNTRY: Competed at five meets ... placed 51st at the NCAA South Region Championships (10K time of 31.19.9) ... earned SEC All-Freshman honors with a 45th-place result at the SEC Championships (8K time of 25:20.96) ... finished 81st at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational (8K time of 25:44.1).
BEFORE OLE MISS: Lettered four years in cross country and track ... placed runner-up in the mile at the 2013 New Balance Indoor Nationals (4:08.17) to earn All-America honors ... 2013 Brooks PR Invitational mile champion ... ranked No. 2 among U.S. high schoolers in the indoor mile ... competed at the 2012 Nike Cross Nationals ... placed sixth at the 2012 Texas 5A cross country meet ... All-State in cross country and track as a senior ... school record holder in the 800 meters (1:52.99) and 1600 meters (4:06) ... personal bests of 8:56 in the 3,200 and 15:11 in the 5,000 ... helped Southlake Carroll to state championships in 2011 and 2012 and a runner-up finish at Nike Nationals in 2011.
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 4, 1994 ... son of Larry and Niki Gilley ... mother ran track at the University of Texas at Arlington ... likes to eat bacon before a race.
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