2016 (R-FRESHMAN): Made ‘Runner debut at BC Relays, won 400m hurdles with time of 55.71…Lowered CSUB season-best 400m hurdles time to 55.40 with seventh-place finish at WAC outdoors…Mark was 20th all-time for the Roadrunners…Ran 800m once with time of 2:01.52…Earned Academic All-WAC.
2015 (REDSHIRT): Sat out the season as a redshirt for UC Irvine…Competed in meets unattached, ran a season-best 54.78 in the 400m hurdles.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2014 graduate of Frontier High School...Coach was his father, David Gaeta...Earned numerous accolades in his prep career including First Team All-SWYL and All-Area in 2013 and 2014…South Area Champion in 110m and 300m hurdles in 2013…Won South Area and Central Section 300m hurdles in 2014 and finished runner-up at Central Section meet…Helped lead the Titans to be SWYL Champions during senior season…Top prep times: 110m hurdles (14.58), 300m hurdles (38.37), 400m (50.93), 800m (2:03)…Graduated in Top 15 of class with 4.3 GPA…Also competed in cross country and basketball for the Titans.
PERSONAL: Born Mar. 28, 1996...Son of David and Cathy Gaeta…Plans to major in geology…Father, David, ran track at Bakersfield College before competing at Fresno State.