Freshman sprinter Gareth Ashton has been running track since jr. high school in his hometown of Forney, Texas. He eventually was a regional qualifier in high school but even with the accolades, Ashton didn’t receive any collegiate offers. Ashton is deaf but that didn’t stop him from pursuing his dream of running for a Division 1 track program. So after enrolling into UT-Arlington he asked the track team for an opportunity to walk on. After showing his talent he’s currently still running for the team. Check out my story on one of the most inspirational athletes on the campus of UTA.