2010/FRESHMAN: Competed in only one race - the UC Irvine/Asics Invitational - due to injury and finished the 8K course in 31:37.6.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated in 2010 from Poway High School, where he was a multi-year varsity letterwinner in cross country and track for head coach Dan Scaitel ... Career best marks include a 4:48 (1600m), 10:10 (3200m) and 16:50 (3.2 mile) ... Part of a cross country team that won back-to-back Palomar League championships in 2008 and 2009 as well as the 2009 San Diego CIF title ... Named MVP of the school's junior varsity XC squad and was voted Most Improved on the track team following his sophomore year.
PERSONAL: Given name is Austin Wesley Gray ... Born in Norfolk, Va., and raised in Poway, Calif. ... Sports medicine major ... Son of Wes and Kathy Gray ... Brother to Evan, Kyle and Corey.
FAVORITES: Kenenisa Bekele and Haile Gebrselassie (pro athletes) ... Ethopian National team (pro team) ... The Kite Runner (book) ... Rudy (movie) ... Tewodros Kassahun (musical artist) ... Pasta and pizza (food) ... Basketball (sport besides running) ... Enjoys listening to Ethiopian music.