THIS YEAR: Sophomore Gabriella Cantrell begins her second season as a Trojan competing in the 100m, 200m and relays.
2015: Cantrell set PRs in the 100m with a time of 11.53 (-1.2) and 200m with a time of 23.34 (+1.6) at the Florida Relays on April 3. She finished sixth in the 200m with a time of 23.55 (+0.7) at the Pac-12 Championships on May 17…also placed ninth in the 100m final with a time of 11.72 (+1.1). She reached the NCAA quarterfinals in the 200m and placed 22nd with a time of 24.04 (+0.6). During the indoor season she set PRs in the 60m (7.39) and the 200m (23.60). She placed second in the 200m with a time of 23.81 at the MPSF Indoor Championships on Feb. 27.
HIGH SCHOOL: Cantrell graduated with the class of 2014 from San Leandro High in San Leandro, Calif. after running her first three seasons at Bishop O'Dowd in Oakland, Calif. Cantrell placed second in the 200m (23.85) and fifth in the 100m (11.73) at the 2014 California State meet, despite working her way back from a hamstring injury suffered during the indoor season. She finished third in both as a junior as well. She achieved her personal bests in the 100m (11.50w) and the 200m (23.77) at the Clovis CIF State Championship meet in May of 2013. She currently holds her High School records in both the 100 and 200 meter races and was the anchor leg on the record setting 4 x 100m team. She also reached the 2014 USATF Junior Championship 200m dash finals before a DQ.
PERSONAL: Gabriella was born on November 30, 1995 in Oakland, CA. Her parents are Gregory and Velma Cantrell and she has one sister, Sienna Cantrell. In high school, Cantrell was on the honor roll, as well as volunteered for the Oakland P.A.L...Her Sports hero is Florence Griffith Joyner and she aspires to become a pro track runner or an orthopedic surgeon for the NFL...She is currently in the Dornsife School of Arts and Sciences as a Human Biology major...Lists Beyonce as her favorite recording artist, Gabrielle Union as her favorite actress and Life of Pi as her favorite movie...Her favorite food is Indian curry and she would like to travel to Dubai.
CAREER BESTS: 100m - 11.53 200m - 23.34