Colin Gardina
Colin Gardina
Year: FR
Hometown: Mullica Hill, N.J.
High School: Clearview Regional
Events: XC/Distance
Major: Chemical Engineering

Personal Bests

  • Indoor
    • 1000m: 2:35.38 (2018-19 at Husky Invitational)
    • 3000m: 9:03.29 (2018-19 at URI Coaches Tribute)
    • Mile: 4:25.04 (2018-19 at URI Coaches Tribute)
  • Outdoor
    • 3000m Steeplechase: 10:03.66 (2018-19 at Holy Cross Invite)

2018-19

  • Indoor:
    • Finished second in the 4x800m relay (7:59.52) and fifth in the 1000m (2:35.38) at the Husky Invitational.
    • Finished 35th in the 1000m (2:40.53) at the Beantown Challenge.
    • Finished 13th in the mile (4:30.46) at the Sorlien Invitational.
    • Finished ninth in the mile (4:25.04) and 16th in the 3000m (9:03.29) at the URI Coaches Tribute.
    • Finished eighth in the mile (4:44.39) at the URI Pre-Conference Meet.
  • Outdoor:
    • Finished fourth in the 3000m steeplechase (10:31.31) at the Bryant Black & Gold Invitational.
    • Finished ninth in the 3000m steeplechase (10:06.89) at the UConn Northeast Challenge.
    • Placed third in the 3000m steeplechase (10:03.66) at the Holy Cross Invite.
    • Placed second in the 3000m steeplechase (10:14.65) at the Brown Open.

High School

  • Attended Clearview Regional High School.
  • Member of the cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track teams, earning 11 total varsity letters.
  • Captained the cross country and track teams his senior year.
  • Named First Team All-Conference for Cross Country in 2017 and Second Team All-Conference for Cross Country in 2018.
  • Named Second Team All-Conference for Outdoor Track in 2017 and 2018.

Personal

  • Born July 28, 2000.
  • Son of Melanie and Craig Gardina.
  • Has one brother, Brody, and one sister, Miranda. 
  • Chose Rhode Island over the University of New Haven and Rowan.
  • Interests include gaming.
  • Favorite athlete is Carson Wentz.
  • Lists his favorite teams as the Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, 76ers, Phillies, and Union.
  • Chose Rhode Island because "URI offered me the best chance to succeed in life and to grow as a person".
  • Majoring in Chemical Engineering.