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English Gardner (born April 22, 1992) is an American track and field sprinter who specializes in the
100-meter dash The 100 metres, or 100-metre dash, is a sprint race in track and field Track and field is a sport that includes Competition#Sports, athletic contests based on running, jumping, and throwing skills. The name is derived from where th ...
. Her personal best of 10.74 seconds, set in 2016, ranks her in the top ten all-time for the distance.


Career

She was born in
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Philadelphia
and grew up in
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, where she graduated from
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as part of the class of 2010. While running for the
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, in 2011 she set what should be the American junior record in the 100 metres 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
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team, winning two 100 m titles, two 4×400 m titles, and an indoor 60 m dash title. Gardner qualified for the
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in
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Moscow
after winning the 100 m at the
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. Her time of 10.85 equalled the best time run in 2013 to that date by
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set earlier that same day in a semi-final. In Moscow, Gardner just missed the podium with a fourth-place finish in the
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with a time of 10.97. She was a silver medalist with the United States in the 4×100-meter relay. Gardner qualified for the
2015 World Championships in Athletics The 2015 IAAF World Championships ( zh, 第十五届世界田径锦标赛), the fifteenth edition of the IAAF World Championships The World Athletics Championships are a biennial Athletics (sport), athletics competition organized by World Athlet ...
in
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Beijing
after a runner up 100 m at the
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. 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 Merlene Joyce Ottey Order of Jamaica, OJ, Order of Distinction, CD (born 10 May 1960) is a Jamaican-Slovenian former track and field sprint (running), sprinter. She began her career representing Jamaica in 1978, and continued to do so for 24 ye ...
as the seventh fastest competitor in history. Gardner finished 7th running 10.94 (Wind: +0.5 m/s) at
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and won gold in 41.01
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.


Coaching in NCAA

Coach Gardner joined the
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Princeton University
men's track & field coaching staff as a volunteer assistant in November 2018.
In February 2019, Princeton men won
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team championship in
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Boston
.
In May 2019, Princeton men won
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team championship in
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.
In March 2020, Princeton men won
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team championship in
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.
In October 2021, Princeton men won
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team championship in
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.Ivy League Cross Country Championships October 30, 2021 - Princeton University - 8000 m
TFRRS


Personal records

*
100-meter dash The 100 metres, or 100-metre dash, is a sprint race in track and field Track and field is a sport that includes Competition#Sports, athletic contests based on running, jumping, and throwing skills. The name is derived from where th ...
– 10.74 (2016) *
200-meter dash The 200 metres, or 200-metre dash, is a Sprint (running), sprint running event. On an outdoor race 400 m track, the race begins on the curve and ends on the home straight, so a combination of techniques are needed to successfully run t ...
– 22.62 (2013) *
400-meter dash The 400 metres, or 400-metre dash, is a sprinting Sprinting is running over a short distance at the top-most speed of the body in a limited period of time. It is used in many sports that incorporate running, typically as a way of quickly reac ...
– 53.98 (2006) *
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indoor – 7.12 (2012) *200-meter dash indoor – 23.34 (2012)


National titles

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**100-meter dash: 2013, 2016 *
NCAA Women's Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships The NCAA Division I Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships are the annual college athletics, collegiate track and field competitions for women athletes representing NCAA Division I, Division I institutions organised by the National Collegia ...
**100-meter dash: 2012, 2013 *
NCAA Women's Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships The NCAA Women's Division I Indoor Track and Field Championship is an annual college athletics, collegiate indoor track and field competition for women from NCAA Division I, Division I institutions organised by the National Collegiate Athletic Ass ...
**60-meter dash: 2012


International competitions


References


External links

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