2009 Outdoor: Placed 14th at the SEC Championships in the javelin with a mark of 59.05m (193-9) ... Had a season-best mark of 60.43m (198-3) at the Tiger Track Classic while finishing third ... Was also third at the Spec Towns Invitational and placed second at the Coach O Invitational.
2008 Outdoor: Finished 10th at the SEC Championships in the javelin with a regional qualifying mark of 61.72m (202-6), which ranks eighth in school history ... Had an effort of 61.62m (202-2) at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... Placed 15th at the Mideast Regional Championships with a throw of 60.45m (198-4).
2007 Outdoor: Placed ninth at the SEC Championship in the javelin with a mark of 60.43m (198-3) ... Took first place at the Springtime Invitational with a throw of 58.63m (192-4).
Personal: Born May 31, 1988 ... Son of Phillis and Robin Gaines ... Has two sisters, Courtney (24) and Casey (17) ... Majoring in industrial design.