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DARRYL GAY

Player profile

position
Sprints
year
Junior
hometown
Orlando, Fla.
high school
Evans

Bio:

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Battled through injuries throughout his sophomore season, yet still managed to record personal-bests in both the 60- and 100-meter dashes…is a valuable member of the team individually at the conference level as well as a quality component on the 4×100 relay…capped year by qualifying for the 100 at the NCAA East Preliminary for the first time.

 

2020

Indoor: Battled injury throughout the season, which got off to a great start…ran a lifetime-best 6.69 in the semifinal round of the 60-meter dash at the Tiger Paw Invitational, where he placed fourth in the final…competed at the ACC Championships but was unable to advance to the 60 final, placing 12th after the prelims.

 

2019

Indoor: Advanced to the ACC Indoor Championships 60-meter dash finals for the second consecutive year with a personal-best time of 6.71 in the prelims, where he was injured…jogged the final for the eighth-place point, which loomed large as the Noles tied host Virginia Tech for a share of the team title…ran 6.76 but narrowly missed joining the loaded final at the Texas Tech Classic…missed final by one position in the season-opening 60 at the Orange & Purple Elite. Outdoor: Competed in the 100 at the NCAA East Preliminary for the first time, placing 37th in the first round…recorded his collegiate-best 100-meter time (10.48) in the qualifying rounds at the ACC Outdoor Championships but was .08 seconds shy of reaching the final…recorded his second of three 100-meter PBs of the season at the Tom Jones Memorial (10.51) and also handled a leg on the runner-up 4×100 relay (39.14)…ran personal-best of 10.56 for eighth place at the Crimson Tide Invitational…provided first hint of improvement when he won the 100 at the FSU Relays in a windy 10.32, which was good enough to earn a spot in the NCAA East Field.

 

2018

Indoor: Posted strong third-place 60-meter dash finish in his collegiate debut at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational (6.74)…also competed at the Razorback and Tyson Invitational meets…qualified fourth for the 60-meter dash finals at the ACC Championships and missed the 200-meter final by one spot after a PB of 21.30…posted personal-best 6.72 in the ACC 60-meter final, contributing to a 22-point event haul which helped propel the Noles to the title. Outdoor: Competed in eight meets, with the bulk of his work coming on the 4×100 relay…posted a PB 10.58 in the 100-meter dash at the Tom Jones Memorial…ran third leg on the ACC Outdoor runner-up 4×100…ran a strong third leg as the Noles posted a then-SB 39.12 to qualify third for the NCAA Championships at the NCAA East Preliminary meet…helped Noles reach the NCAA Championship finals in the 4×100 as they qualified third in 39.00; the No. 8 time in program history…claimed his first All-American honor as the Noles finished fifth in the final.

 

PERSONAL:

Twice a Florida 4A state finalist in the 100-meter dash and three-time qualifier…transferred to Evans for his senior season where he finished third in the 100-meter finals…was eighth as a junior at Ocoee High and missed the finals by one spot as a sophomore…senior season included a sweep of the 100 and 200 at the district and Metro Conference meets…also won the 100 and the long jump at the prestigious Bob Hayes Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla…in addition to competing in track & field he also played four seasons of high school football…the son of Donna Coleman…intends to major in business…born Oct. 27, 1997.