As a Junior: established career highs in the weight throw (52-8) while finishing second respectively at the George Mason Invitational at the Terrapin Outdoor Invitational set a career high in the hammer throw at 170 competed in the ACC Outdoor Championships in the hammer and at the ACC Indoor Championships in the weight throw during the indoor season finished third at both the Bucknell and Delaware Invitationals
As a Sophomore: Developed into one of teams top throwers took second in the hammer at the George Mason Invitational placed sixth in the hammer at the ACC Outdoor Championships finished fourth in the shot put at the Terrapin Invitational took third in the hammer at the Maryland Invitational
As a Freshman: Made an immediate impact in the throwing events finished fifth at the ACC Outdoor Championships in the hammer with a throw of 154-9 recorded teams best throw in the hammer (155-10) during the outdoor season placed seventh at the ACC Indoor Championships in the weight throw with a toss of 50-10 3/4 finished first in the hammer at the Maryland Invitational 10 top-five finishes overall
Before Maryland: Letterwinner in both football and track in high school team was league football champion in final three seasons with combined record of 31-4 played offensive and defensive end received National Student Athlete Award in 1997 all-league in shot put and discus top performances included 51-6 in the shot, 140-0 in the discus and 148-0 in the javelin
Personal: James J. Gondak born May 12, 1978 son of Nancy and David Gondak brother, John, is a member of the Kentucky track coaching staff.
Career Bests Weight 52-8 George Mason Invitational, 2001 Hammer 170 Terrapin Outdoor Invitational, 2001