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Gary Martin

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Position
Sophomore
Class
Warminster, Pa.
Hometown
Archbishop Wood
High School
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Gary Martin - Track & Field - Virginia Cavaliers

All-American
2024 Indoor:
Mile (First Team)

All-ACC
2024 Indoor:
3000m (First Team)
2024 Indoor: Mile (First Team)
2023 Cross Country

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2024 Indoor
• Ran in the finals of the NCAA Indoor Championship mile, getting tripped up on the closing lap for a 12th place finish
• Raced through the preliminary heat of the mile at NCAA Indoor Championships, clocking in at 3:57.29
• Advanced to the finals and placed 2nd overall in the mile at ACC Indoor Championships 
• Finished third in the 3000m at the ACC Indoor Championships
• Ran the closing 1600m leg in the DMR at the Arkansas Qualifier where the relay placed second
• Competed in the 800 meters at the BU David Hemery Valentine Invitational
• Broke the school record in the mile run, clocking in at 3:54.73 for second place at the Eagle Elite invitational
• Opened the season by placing first with a personal best of 7:47.49 in the 3000m at the Penn State National Open

2023 Cross Country
• Named to the 2023 All-ACC Academic Cross Country team
• Competed at the NCAA Cross Country Championships hosted by UVA at the Panorama Farms Cross Country Course
• Named to the 2023 All-ACC Academic Cross Country team
• Helped UVA to a fifth-place finish at the 2023 NCAA Southeast Regional Cross Country Championships
• Earned All-ACC status placing eighth at the 2023 ACC Cross Country Championships
• First Cavalier finisher at the XC23 Pre-Nationals 8k with a 10th-place finish
• Led UVA placing 13th in an 8k race at the Virginia Invitational on the Panorama Farms Cross Country Course

2023 Outdoor
• Named to 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll
• Qualified for NCAA East Regional Preliminaries in 1500m — did not compete due to illness
• Scored a point for UVA at ACC Championships placing eighth in the 1500m (3:43.40)
• Runner-up at Virginia Challenge in 1500m with a PB of 3:39.53
• Won 800m at Virginia Grand Prix posting a PB of 1:47.74
• Second in 1500m at Raleigh Relays (outdoor debut) posting 3:40.08

2023 Indoor
• Qualified for the finals in the mile at the ACC Indoor Championships
• Helped set a Virginia record in the DMR at the Arkansas Qualifier as the team clocked 9:23.71
• Martin’s performance in the mile set a Virginia Freshman record in the event and ranked as the second-fastest time in Virginia History
• Posted a time of 3:56.83 in his collegiate mile debut at the David Hemery Valentine Invite placing fourth in his heat
• Helped to win the Penn State National Open in DMR
• Ran 1:50.01 in his 800 meter debut at the Penn State National Open

2022 Cross Country
• Named to 2022 All-ACC Academic Team
• Ran a personal-best 10k time of 30:43.6 at the NCAA Cross Country Championships (11/19/22)
• Placed 46th at the Southeast Regional Championships (11/11/22)
• Finished 58th at the ACC Championships (10/28/22)
• Ran a PB 8k time at the Panorama Farms XC23 Invitational finishing 16th (10/15/22)
• Helped UVA to a win at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown in his Virginia debut finishing 17th (9/23/22)

Background
• 4th Fastest Outdoor High School Mile in U.S. History
• 2022 Outdoor State Champion in 1600m + 800m
• 2021 Outdoor State Champion in 1600m + 3200m
• PA State Record Holder in the Mile (3:57.89)
• PA State Record Holder in the 3200m (8:41.57)
• PA State Record Holder in the 3000m (8:16.40)
• 3rd Fastest 800m in State History
• 2 Sub 4 Miles (3:57.98 and 3:57.89)
• Penn Relays 1 Mile Champion
• New Balance Indoor Nationals Mile Champion (4:02.34)
• New Balance Outdoor Nationals Mile Champion (4:03.57)
• National Commended Merit Scholar
• Student Council Vice-President
• National Honor Society Member (Tutoring and Community Service)

Personal
• Born in Warminster, PA
• Son of Heather and Rob Martin
• Volunteered for Harboro Little League Baseball, St. Catherine’s CYO Basketball, CYO track, and CYO Cross Country
• Enrolled in College of Arts and Sciences