AS A SENIOR: Competed at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championship … placed 11th on the five-mile course at the National Catholic Championships … recorded a time of 15:01.55 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships … competed in the Gina Relays in the 1,500m … placed fifth overall in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle… claimed first in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational… at the Indiana University Relays, ran the 4x800m relay and the 3,000m … part of the 4,000m distance medley at the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships that claimed fourth … recorded a mile time of 4:08.98 and claimed first overall at the Notre Dame Invitational … earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Finished fourth at the Valparaiso Crusader Open in 19:38 … finished sixth at the National Catholic Championship in 23:50 … had a 38th-place finish in 25:49 at the Notre Dame Invitational … started the indoor season in the 1,600 (4:17.94) at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener… finished the 1,000 in 2:27.73 at the Notre Dame Invitational … competed in the steeplechase and finished in 9:20.19 … competed at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the steeplechase while finishing in 9:24.19.
AS A SOPHOMORE:Finished sixth overall in the National Catholic Championship, posting a time of 25:20 … placed 91st at the Notre Dame Invitational (25:02) … ran distance during the track season, placing third in the 3,000 at the Blue and Gold Invitational … finished fourth behind three teammates in the 1,000 (2:29.08) at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener … placed sixth in the 1,600 at the Notre Dame Invitational in 4:13.46 … ran the 1,600 in 4:11.02 at the Meyo Invitational, good for a 10th-place finish … posted a 4:09.37 in the 1,600 at the Alex Wilson Invitational … placed fifth in the p
relims of the 1,500 (3:52.77) at the Stanford Invitational … finished eighth in the 1,500 at the Hillsdale Relays … finished ninth in the 1,500 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … ran the 1,500 in 3:54.88 at the Georgia Tech Invitational for 24th.
AS A FRESHMAN: Finished second in the 1,000 in 2:28.53 at the Blue and Gold Invitational … finished ninth in the 1,600 (4:14.96) at the Notre Dame Invitational … finished 36th in the 800 at the Meyo Invitational in 1:54.58 … 23rd-place finish in the 1,600 (4:18.38) at the Alex Wilson Invitational … opened the outdoor season with a fifth-place finish in the 1,500 at the Mike Poehlein Invitational … finished fourth in 1:56.39 in the 800 at the Spartan Invitational … ran the 800 at the Eastern Michigan Invitational in 1:55.45 to finish seventh … closed out the season with a 16th-place showing in the 800 at the Hillsdale Relays, clocking in at 1:54.34.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Three-sport (track, cross country and soccer) and 11-time letterwinner at Upland (Calif.) … holds the Upland 800 record … two-time conference champion in the 800 during last two seasons of track and field … named cross country MVP and track and field MVP both junior and senior seasons … named soccer team MVP junior year … led as team captain in last three seasons for track and field and cross country … soccer team captain senior season … played with Arsenal Soccer Club and won two national championships (2004, 2005) … member of California Scholastic Federation … member of Solar Boat Club … born March 9, 1989, in Pomona, Calif. … son of Colleen Cooper and Juan Gamboa … second youngest of five siblings … graduated in May 2011 from Mendoza[apos]s College of Business, majoring in information technology management.
GAMBOA[apos]S CAREER INDOOR BESTS
|800, (Meyo Invitational)||1:54.58|
|1,000m (Blue and Gold Invitational)||2:28.53|
|1,600m (Meyo Invitational)||4:11.02|
|3,000m (Blue and Gold Invitational)||8:27.17|
GAMBOA[apos]S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS
|800m (Ole Miss Invitational)||1:53.21|
|1,500m (BIG EAST Championships)||3:52.30|
|Steeplechase (Gina Relays)||9:20.19|