Patrice Gates finished runner-up in the women's hammer throw.
School record holder in the javelin with a mark of 194-10 set on April 3 at the WKU National City Invitational
2004: Competed in four throwing events for U of L including the shot put, discus, javelin and hammer ... Won two individual titles in the javelin and finished in the top-6 in all five meets ... Won one individual title in the discus (Miami Invite) and finished in the top-4 eight times ... Earned a pair of second-place finishes in the hammer and finished in the top-5 eight times ... Earned a second (discus), a third (hammer) and a fourth (javelin) at the Conference USA Championships.
2003: Team's top thrower in the shot put, discus and hammer throw ... Placed fifth in the hammer throw and ninth in the discus at Conference USA Championship despite battling illness all weekend ... Qualified for NCAA Mid-East Regional in discus ... Had one of the nation's top freshman marks in the discus with a best of 172-7 ... Won discus at Carl Rossi Relays and finished runner-up six times ... Also placed second in shot put twice and hammer throw once in the spring ... Named to Conference USA Commissioner's and Fall Athletic Director's Honor Rolls.
High School: Lettered in track and field and basketball at Kincardine Secondary School ... Member of Canadian Junior National Team and competed at 2001 Pan-American Junior Championships ... Placed sixth in discus at 2002 Canadian Senior National Championships ... Also led basketball team to silver medal at Provincial High School Championships.
Personal: Born Arthur Turland on January 11, 1982 in Kincardine, Ontario ... Son of Anne-Marie Benedict ... Majoring in mechanical engineering ... Post-college ambition is to be a great family man ... Favorite athlete, most impressive person he's met and the person with the greatest influence on his athletic career is Jason Tunks, Canadian recordholder in the discus ... Favorite movie is Knockaround Guys ... Favorite TV show is Spongebob Squarepants ... Favorite singer is Big Sugar ... Favorite food is his mother's cooking.