Player Profiles



Arielle                            Gaither
Arielle
Gaither
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
Height: 5-3
Sport: Women's Track
Position: Hurdles

Biography

At West Virginia in 2013
  • Second Team Academic All-Big 12
  • Recorded a personal-best time of 1:00.85 in the 400 meters at the Doug Raymond Invite
  • Had a personal-best time of 1:31.16 in the 600 yards at the Big 12 Indoor Championships, finishing in 18th place overall
  • Placed third in the 500 meters at the Gold-Blue Open with a time of 1:18.46
  • Member of 4x400 meter relay team that placed first at the WVU invite and fifth at the Doug Raymond Invite
  • Finished in second-place overall in the 800-meter run at the WVU Invite, running a personal-best time of 2:24.34
  • Member of 4x400 meter relay team that recorded first-place finishes at the Ohio Team Challenge and at the Early Bird Meet
  • Personal-best time of 2:21.87 in the 800-meter run at the Wake Forest Open on March 16
  • Placed first in the 400-meter hurdles at the Early Bird Meet with a time of 1:05.19
At West Virginia in 2012
  • Came in second place in the 800-meter run with a career-best 2:34.82 at the WVU Holiday Classic
  • Finished in 1:41.64 in the 600-meter run at the Nittany Lion Challenge
  • Achieved third place in the 500-meter dash at the WVU State Farm Games in 1:22.84
  • Ran a career-best 1:41.38 in the 600-meter run at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge
  • Came in 19th in the 400-meter hurdles at the Wake Forest Open in 1:05.55
  • Finished 37th in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:07.24 at the Raleigh Relays
  • Placed 31st in the 400-meter hurdles at the Larry Ellis Invitational in a career-best 1:04.89
  • Member of the 4x400 relay at the Raleigh Relays, helping foursome to 21st in 3:59.46
At West Virginia in 2011
  • Competing unattached, finished fourth in the 500-meter dash at the WVU Holiday Classic in 1:22.82
At West Virginia in 2010
  • Finished 20th in the 500-meter run (1:18.40)at the Penn State Invitational and PSU Northeast Challenge
  • Captured first place at WVU State Farm Games in the 500-meter run (1:20.88)
  • Took first place in the 500-meter run (1:21.63) and helped the 4x400-meter relay team to a first-place showing (3:56.40) at the WVU Holiday Classic
  • Finished third in the 400-meter hurdles at the James Madison Invitational
  • Aided the 4x400-meter relay team to a fourth-place showing
  • Placed second (59.94) in the 400-meter dash at the Father Bede Hines Invite
Prep
  • Three-year captain at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
  • Two-time city and regional champion in the 300-meter hurdles
  • Finished in second-place in the 300-meter hurdles at the 2009 AA Maryland State Championships
  • Named all-city for the 2008 outdoor season
  • Ran for the Baltimore City Track and Field Club
  • Earned a bronze medal at the 2008 AAU Junior Olympics as a member of the 4x800 team and a silver medal in 2009
  • Anchored 2009 Nike Outdoor National Champion Emerging Elite 4x400 relay team and helped 4x200 team to a fourth-place finish
Personal
  • Daughter of George Gaither and Angela Owens
  • Birthday is Jan. 16
  • Has one brother and a sister
  • Majoring in mechanical engineering
  • Big East Academic All-Star
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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