|Hometown:||Santa Ana, Calif.|
|High School:||Foothill HS|
CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE - 2012
Gavin Fallen took fourth in the discus at the Big West Championships (May 12) ... posted a CSUN season-best and persnal career-best of 165-5 (50.43) ... placed seventh in 160-4 (48.87) at the Steve Scott Invitational (Apr. 29) ... also posted a season-best of 124-0 (37.81) in the hammer at the Cal State LA Twilight Open (Apr. 19) ... did not compete during the 2012 indoor season.
Fallen redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons for the Matadors.
FOOTHILL HIGH SCHOOL
Competed in track & field and football all four years at Foothill High School in Tustin, Calif. ... threw the discus and shot and also competed in the high jump for the Knights ... best in the discus was 162-6 and best shot put was 45-0 ... was an offensive lineman for the football team ... graduated in 2010 with a 3.0 grade point average.
Born September 5, 1992 ... parents are Barbara and Steve Fallen ... has one sister, Ariella who attends Long Beach State ... chose Northridge over Cal State Fullerton, UC Santa Barbara and Sacramento State ... favorites include US Olympic thrower Mac Wilkins, actor Will Ferrell and the websites Facebook and YouTube ... chose Cal State Northridge because "it's close to home, good athletics and had my degree" ... says the best thing about being an athlete is "the body" and the toughest is "he hard work and effort to be the best" ... lists Cecil Whiteside as the best athlete he's ever competed against ... major is undecided.
OUTDOOR CAREER BESTS
Discus: 165-5 (50.43) - Big West Championships (5/12/12)
Hammer: 124-0 (37.81) - Cal State LA Twilight Open (4/19/12)