Record setting performance for freshman.
Total ranks as third most in the conference
Tigers honored at annual awards banquet
High School: Attended Sprayberry High School in Sprayberry, Ga. ... Placed second at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals with a hammer throw of 209 feet, 5.75 inches in 2011 ... Placed first at the 2009 USATF Track and Field championships in the hammer throw with a mark of 179 feet, 7.5 inches ... Two-time All-American ... Holds the Guatemalan youth and junior records and Central American youth record ... Member of the Guatemalan youth and junior teams.
Personal: Born August 16, 1993 in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Son of Espartaco and Bertha Gaitan ... Has two sisters, Sabrina and Bessy, and one brother, Gustavo.