Prep: Won the 3200m regional title indoors each of the past two years ... Victories came en route to a third-place finish at the Virginia AAA state outdoor championships ... Also finished third at 3200m indoors in 2011 ... Won four district titles in his career ... Named second-team All-Met indoor by the Washington Post in 2011 ... Honor roll every year of high school ... Member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society.
Personal: Son of Paul and Joanne Gates ... Enjoys reading, swimming, and biking.