Best Time: 8K: 26:01.0 (10/1/04); 10K: 33:29.5 (11/12/05).
2006: Earned 10 points for the Boilermaker squad with a 13th-place finish and time of 18:47.46 for the 6K at the Illini Open (9/1); led team in second-place finish and earned fourth place overall individually at the Indiana Intercollegiates (9/16) with a time of 25:46 in the 6K.
2005: Finished 32nd of 224 at the Indiana Intercollegiates (9/16) with a 26:33.0; ran his best race of the season at the Pre-Nationals Meet (10/15), posting a time of 26:06, five seconds off his career best.
2004: Finished second among Boilermaker harriers in two races in 2004, running a 26:48.0 at the Indiana Intercollegiates (9/17) and a personal-best 26:01.0 at the Notre Dame Invitational (10/1).
Big Ten Championships: 2005 - 26:25.13 (56); 2004 - 27:45.0 (81).
Before Purdue: Competed one season on Ball State's cross country team.
High School: Was a four-year letterwinner in cross country at Yorktown High School; was an all-conference honoree as a sophomore; served as team captain during his junior season.
Personal: Justin Joseph Gauthier was born on Jan. 14, 1985, in Muncie, Ind.; is the son of Dennis and Debbie Gauthier.