Elias Gilbert
Elias Gilbert
Title: Track & Field
Position: Hurdles

Elias Gilbert is inducted into the WSSU C.E. “Big House” Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame for his outstanding accomplishments in track and field.  A three-time national champion and two-time NAIA All-American, Gilbert is one of the greatest track and field athletes to ever take to the track at WSSU.  Gilbert captured the 1958 110-yard high hurdles (13.6), the 1959 120-yard high hurdles (14.6) and the 440-yard high hurdles (53.6) national championship during his illustrious career.  Gilbert captured the Herbert B. Marrett Outstanding Performer award from the NAIA in both 1956 and 1958 as well.