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Nick Gazis
Nick Gazis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Skokie, Ill.

High School:
Niles West

Event:
Throws


2006 Highlights: Horizon League outdoor champion in the discus...set the school record in the event with a toss of 54.96m at the Sea Ray Relays on April 15...placed 14th in the discus at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships...also recorded top 10 finishes at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships in the shot out (4th/4.94m) and hammer throw (3rd/49.75m)...named Horizon League Athlete of the Week on April 18...did not compete during the indoor season.

2005 Highlights: Won the weight throw at the Lewis Invitational with a heave of 14.9 meters...set a personal-record in the shot put with a toss of 14.89 meters, which was the fourth-longest mark in Horizon League, at the Horizon League Indoor Championships...garnered a season-best heave of 15.58 meters, which was the fourth-longest in the Horizon League, in the weight throw at the Horizon League Indoor Championships...picked up a pair of top five finishes at the Purdue Invitational in both the shot put (4th, 12.84 meters) and weight throw (5th, 14.03 meters)...did not participate in the outdoor campaign.

2004 Highlights: Advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Regional Championships...captured the discus title at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships with a heave of 163'1", earning the automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals...picked up two more top five finishes at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships in the hammer throw (4th, 157'2") and shot put (5th, 43'9 ¼")...broke a 24-year old record in the discus with an outdoor toss of 164'9" at the Big Blue Meet...also took home a fourth-place mark in the hammer throw (156'8")...placed third in the weight throw (45'6 ½") at the Chicago Pentangular...won the weight throw at the Lewis Qualifier with a toss of 44'8 ¼"...captured second-place in the weight-throw (49'3") at the UW-Milwaukee Quadrangular...was victorious in the discus (163'10") and took home second-place honors in the hammer throw (159'7") at the Chicagoland Championships...garnered first-place honors in the hammer throw (161'3") and runner-up honors in the discus (151'2") at the Elmhurst Invitational...finished first in both the hammer throw (48.79m) and discus (48.03m) at the Old Fashion Track Meet...won the discus (164'5") at the Butler Twilight Meet.

2003 Highlights: Finished second in the shot-put (40'9 ½") at the Maroon Mini Meet...took home a fifth-place finish in the weight throw at the Lewis Friday Night Series #1 with a heave of 44'2 ½"...was fourth in the discus (143'11") at the Wheaton Invitational...captured a first-place finish in the discus (153'2") at the Chicagoland Championships and followed that up with a fourth-place mark of 137'6" in the hammer throw...placed fifth in the discus (145'8") at the Lee Calhoun Memorial Meet...picked up a sixth-place mark in the discus (157'4 ½")at the Butler Twilight...took home a fifth-place finish in the hammer throw (145'11") at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships...was a runner-up in the discus (159'4") at the Outdoor Championships...earned a seventh-place finish in the discus (155'1") at the North Central Invitational.

2002 Highlights: Served as the Flames' lone participant in the weight events...placed fourth in the discus at the Elmhurst Invitational with a toss of 136'6"...won the discus event at the UIC Invitational with a heave of 132'3"...finished second in the discus with a mark of 136'1" at the Marquette Invitational...placed 10th overall in the weight throw with a personal-best mark of 36'9 ¾' at the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships...finished sixth in the discus at the Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a toss of 140'7".

Prep/Personal: Was a three-sport athlete at Niles West in soccer, swimming and track and field...selected to the Central Suburban League South All-Conference Track and Field team as a senior...holds school-record in the discus (156'3")...garnered CSL South All-Conference soccer team twice...son of George and Pat Gazis...born October 18, 1983...majoring in engineering.

Career-Best Indoor Throws
Shot Put          14.89m           2/27/05
Weight Throw      15.58m           2/27/05

Career-Best Outdoor Throws Shot Put: 14.94m (5/12/06) Discus: 54.96m (4/13/06) SCHOOL RECORD Hammer Throw: 52.70m (4/6/06)

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