» Gudaitis Earns Pac-10 Sportsmanship Award (May 3, 2011)
2011: Diagnosed with thyroid cancer which prevented him from competing during his senior season.
2010: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons due to a foot injury.
2009: Qualified for his first career NCAA Championships, making it in both the 400-meter dash as well as the 4x100m relay ... was the lead-off runner for the 4x100m relay at Regionals and NCAA's where they finished 18th overall ... in the 400m prelims at NCAA's, pulled up with a leg injury and walked to the finish line ... at Regionals, led the 4x100 relay to a season-best time of 40.18 seconds in the final to place third and earn the final auto bid to nationals, then came back an hour later and ran a season-best 46.90 in the open 400 to finish fourth despite being seeded sixth ... placed ninth in the 400m at the Pac-10 Championships, and was part of the fifth-place 4x100m relay ... was part of 11 points at the UW-WSU dual, taking second in the 400m (47.45) and 4x400m relay (3:14.14) and first in the 4x100m relay (40.24) ... opened the outdoor season with a 47.17 400m run at the Sun Angel Classic, good for 11th ... indoors, ran the 400m leg on UW's top DMR of the year, which placed second at the MPSFs in a time of 9:36.21, fifth-best in school history and an NCAA provisional mark ... fifth in the 400m at MPSFs in 47.55 and in the 4x400m relay (3:13.53) ... ran on the victorious 4x400m relay at the Husky Classic, posting a 3:11.11, 10th-best in school history ... picked up Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.
2008: Cut more than a full second off his 400-meter personal bests during the season ... narrowly missed an NCAA Championships berth, finishing 6th in the 400m at West Regionals in a time of 47.30 ... set a new personal-best of 46.82 in the Pac-10 Championships prelims, eventually placing 9th overall ... won the 400m dash at the UW-WSU dual meet ... ran the lead-off leg of UW's fastest 4x400m relay teams both indoors and out ... 4x4 relay took second at Husky Classic in 3:09.74, the 6th-fastest indoor time in school history ... helped the 4x400m relay to 4th at the MPSF Championships ... also ran the 400-leg on UW's distance medley relay which took 6th at MPSFs in the fastest time of the season.
2007: Reached first NCAA Championships, running at the outdoor meet with the 4x400m relay which placed second at Regionals, and sixth in the NCAA semis ... was the lead sprinter on the 4x400 whose best time of 3:08.39 ranked 10th in school history ... also ran the relay indoors, with a season-best time of 3:09.08 bettering the NCAA provisional standard ... 4x400 relay captured the MPSF title in 3:09.28 ... also ran the 200m and 400m indoors ... placed seventh in the 400 at MPSFs in a season-best of 48.62 ... ran the 4x100 relay on three occasions, once at Pac-10's and in a season-best 40.96 in winning the UW-WSU dual ... 4x400m relay placed second at Pac-10 Championships.
High School and Personal: Mother is Maria Gudaitis ... helped Tacoma Baptist to the state A/B track titles in 2004 and 2006, serving as team captain for three years ... part of the state champion 4x400 relay all four years ... won state titles at 400 and 200-meters as a senior ... won 10 Sea-Tac League titles ... won the 400-meters at the Shelton Invite in 2004 and 2006 ... was also a four-year letterwinner in both football and basketball ... was named All-State in football as a wide receiver and defensive back in both 2004 and 2005 ... All-Pacific League in football and basketball from 2004-06 ... interested in a business major ... graduated with a 3.8 GPA.
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