2010 INDOOR TRACK - Best 800 mark of season was 1:56.71 on the banks to place 7th at the Navy Quad... Mark of 4:09.47 to place 9th at the N.Y. Armory Meet in the mile was his best of season and ranks 11th all-time at Maryland... Season-best 8:25.23 to place 4th in the 3,000 at the Brown Invitational was his best of the year and ranks 9th all-time at Maryland.
BEFORE MARYLAND - Transferred from American University... Won Patriot League cross country title in 2007, running mostly in No. 5 spot... Finalist both indoors and outdoors in 1,500 as a freshman... Track bests at AU - 800: 1:57; 1500: 3:54; mile: 4:23; 3,000: 8:48; 5,000: 15:12.
Lettered four years in outdoor track & field and cross country at Blake HS... lettered two years in indoor track & field for the Bengals... Regional champion in 3,200 outdoors in 2007... Had four top-10 finishes at 4A state meet in 3,200, including a second as a senior... Third in 4A state 3,200 indoors... First team all-county XC in 2006.
PERSONAL - Son of Kevin and Caren Gaffney... Father ran track and Gettysburg College... born in Silver Spring, Md.... has one younger brother, Connor... plays guitar... was also recruited by American, Lasalle and Providence... thinks Ed Norton should star in a movie of his life... majoring in marketing... double-knots his shoes before every race.