|Hometown:||Traverse City, Mich.|
|High School:||Traverse City Central|
High School: Lettered four years each in both cross country and track at Traverse City (Mich.) Central High School ... Coached by John Lober and Don Lukens ... Graduated in 2017 ... Served as a 2016 cross country team captain ... Recognized as Most Improved Freshman for the 2013 season ... Helped Trojans to both conference and regional track championship crowns for four (2014-17) consecutive seasons ... Competed three seasons (2013-15) in cross country skiing ... A National Technical Honor Society member and was member of the school's Peer-to-Peer Club mentoring kids with autism.
Personal: Son of Kevin and Piper Gills ... Born in Traverse City, Mich. ... Has a brother ... Likes reading and hiking ... A biology and pre-veterinary medicine major.