English Gardner
English Gardner Rio 2016.jpg
Gardner at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1992-04-22) April 22, 1992 (age 30)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight119 lb (54 kg)
Sport
SportRunning
Event(s)100 meters, 200 meters
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m: 10.74  s (2016)
200 m: 22.62 s (2013)

English Gardner (born April 22, 1992) is an American track and field sprinter who specializes in the 100-meter dash. Her personal best of 10.74 seconds, set in 2016, ranks her in the top ten all-time for the distance.[1]

Career

She was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Voorhees Township, New Jersey, where she graduated from Eastern Regional High School as part of the class of 2010.[2][3] While running for the University of Oregon, in 2011 she set what should be the American junior record in the 100 meters at 11.03 (+0.6) set while winning the Pac-10 Championships. Her mark is superior to the listed record by Angela Williams from 1999, but that mark has not yet been ratified. She was a five-time NCAA champion with the Oregon Ducks track and field team, winning two 100 m titles, two 4×400 m titles, and an indoor 60 m dash title.[4]

Gardner qualified for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics in Moscow after winning the 100 m at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Her time of 10.85 equalled the best time run in 2013 to that date by Barbara Pierre set earlier that same day in a semi-final. In Moscow, Gardner just missed the podium with a fourth-place finish in the 100 meters with a time of 10.97.[5] She was a silver medalist with the United States in the 4×100-meter relay.

Gardner qualified for the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing after a runner up 100 m at the 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.[6]

Gardner won the 100 meters at the 2016 United States Olympic Trials in a time of 10.74 (+1.0). In addition to qualifying her for the 2016 Summer Olympics, the time tied Merlene Ottey as the seventh fastest competitor in history.

Gardner finished 7th in the 100 meters at the 2016 Summer Olympics, running 10.94, and won gold in the 4 x 100 meters relay, running a combined 41.01.

Coaching in NCAA

Coach Gardner joined the Princeton University men's track & field coaching staff as a volunteer assistant in November 2018.[7]
In February 2019, Princeton men won Ivy League team championship in Boston.[8]
In May 2019, Princeton men won Ivy League team championship in Princeton, New Jersey.[9]
In March 2020, Princeton men won Ivy League team championship in Ithaca, New York.[10]
In October 2021, Princeton men won Ivy League team championship in Princeton, New Jersey.[11]

Personal records

National titles

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 4th 100 m 10.97
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 42.75
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 14th (sf) 100 m 11.13
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 41.68
2016 Summer Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 7th 100 m 10.94
1st 4 × 100 m relay 41.01
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 23rd 100 m 11.20
in prelim
2021 Summer Games Tokyo, Japan 2nd 4 × 100 m relay 41.90

References

  1. ^ 100 Metres – women – senior – outdoor All time best. IAAF. Retrieved on July 27, 2015.
  2. ^ English Gardner. USA Track and Field. Retrieved on July 27, 2015.
  3. ^ English Gardner, United States Olympic Committee. Accessed August 10, 2016. "Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pa.; Hometown: Voorhees, N.J.; High School: Eastern Regional Senior High School (Voorhees, N.J.) '09"
  4. ^ English Gardner. Oregon Ducks. Retrieved on July 27, 2015.
  5. ^ Track and field: English Gardner 4th in women's 100 meters at world championships. OregonLive.com (August 12, 2013). Retrieved on 2016-08-20.
  6. ^ USA Track & Field – Results – FULL Archived October 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. Usatf.org. Retrieved on August 20, 2016.
  7. ^ OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST ENGLISH GARDNER JOINS PRINCETON COACHING STAFF Princeton Tigers
  8. ^ "Ivy League Indoor Track & Field Championship - February 23-24, 2019 - Harvard-Gordon Track and Tennis - Cambridge, MA - 200m (Banked)". Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS).
  9. ^ "Ivy League Outdoor Track & Field Championships - May 4-5, 2019 - Princeton - Princeton, NJ". Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS).
  10. ^ "Ivy League Indoor Track & Field Championship - February 29 - March 1, 2020 - Cornell-Barton Hall - Ithaca, NY - 200m (Flat)". Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS).
  11. ^ "Ivy League Cross Country Championships October 30, 2021 - Princeton University - 8000 m". Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS).