Gabart, a native of Miami, Fl, joined the VIC distance team with modest high school marks of 4:34 for the mile and 2:05 for 800-meters, but, according to coach Scott Simmons, he's been improving ever since.
"Steeve is one of those rare young runners who gets it right off," says Simmons. "He has been progressively advancing his training since August and challenging himself to be as good as our older runners. His attitude is great. His lifestyle is great and great things will happen for him."
The U.S. Junior National Track Championships will be held in conjunction with the U.S. National Outdoor Championships June 23-26.