English Gardner

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]

English Gardner
English Gardner Rio 2016.jpg
Gardner at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1992-04-22) April 22, 1992 (age 29)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight119 lb (54 kg)
Event(s)100 metres, 200 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m: 10.74  s (2016)
200 m: 22.62 s (2013)


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 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 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 metres 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 running 10.94 (Wind: +0.5 m/s) at Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres and won gold in 41.01 Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay.

Coaching in NCAAEdit

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]

Personal recordsEdit

National titlesEdit

International competitionsEdit

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


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