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.
|Born||April 22, 1992|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 6 in (168 cm)|
|Weight||119 lb (54 kg)|
|Event(s)||100 meters, 200 meters|
|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. While running for the University of Oregon, in 2011 she set what should have been 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 formerly held by Angela Williams from 1999, but that mark had not yet been ratified. The current record of 10.98 (+2.0) is now held by, Candace Hill. 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.
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. 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.
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 NCAAEdit
Coach Gardner joined the Princeton University men's track & field coaching staff as a volunteer assistant in November 2018.
In February 2019, Princeton men won Ivy League team championship in Boston.
In May 2019, Princeton men won Ivy League team championship in Princeton, New Jersey.
In March 2020, Princeton men won Ivy League team championship in Ithaca, New York.
In October 2021, Princeton men won Ivy League team championship in Princeton, New Jersey.
In February 2022, Princeton men won Ivy League team championship in Fort Washington Avenue Armory in New York City.
In March 2022, Princeton men placed 5th 2022 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham CrossPlex.
In May 2022, Princeton men won Ivy League team championship at Yale University.
In June 2022, Princeton men placed 7th 2022 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
In October 2022, English Gardner shared her story.
- 100-meter dash – 10.74 (2016)
- 200-meter dash – 22.62 (2013)
- 400-meter dash – 53.98 (2006)
- 60-meter dash indoor – 7.12 (2012)
- 200-meter dash indoor – 23.34 (2012)
- USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
- 100-meter dash: 2013, 2016
- NCAA Women's Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships
- 100-meter dash: 2012, 2013
- NCAA Women's Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships
- 60-meter dash: 2012
|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|
|2021||Summer Games||Tokyo, Japan||2nd||4 × 100 m relay||41.90|
- ^ 100 Metres – women – senior – outdoor All time best. IAAF. Retrieved on July 27, 2015.
- ^ English Gardner. USA Track and Field. Retrieved on July 27, 2015.
- ^ 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"
- ^ English Gardner. Oregon Ducks. Retrieved on July 27, 2015.
- ^ Track and field: English Gardner 4th in women's 100 meters at world championships. OregonLive.com (August 12, 2013). Retrieved on 2016-08-20.
- ^ USA Track & Field – Results – FULL Archived October 5, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. Usatf.org. Retrieved on August 20, 2016.
- ^ OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST ENGLISH GARDNER JOINS PRINCETON COACHING STAFF Princeton Tigers
- ^ "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).
- ^ "Ivy League Outdoor Track & Field Championships - May 4-5, 2019 - Princeton - Princeton, NJ". Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS).
- ^ "Ivy League Indoor Track & Field Championship - February 29 - March 1, 2020 - Cornell-Barton Hall - Ithaca, NY - 200m (Flat)". Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS).
- ^ "Ivy League Cross Country Championships October 30, 2021 - Princeton University - 8000 m". Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS).
- ^ Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Track & Field Championships February 26-27, 2022 - Armory Track & Field Center - New York, NY - 200m (Banked) TFRRS
- ^ NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships March 11-12, 2022 - Birmingham Metro CrossPlex - Birmingham, AL - 200m (Banked) TFRRS
- ^ Ivy League Outdoor Track & Field Championships May 7- 8, 2022 - Yale - New Haven, CT TFRRS
- ^ NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships June 8-11, 2022 - Hayward Field - Eugene, OR TFRRS
- ^ Episode 414: English Gardner – 2x Olympic Medalist & Sprinter for Nike on Career Highlights and Mental Health I'll Have Another with Lindsey Hein Podcast
- English Gardner at World Athletics
- English Gardner at World Athletics
- English Gardner at legacy.USATF.org
- English Gardner at TeamUSA.org
- English Gardner at the International Olympic Committee
- English Gardner at Olympics.com
- English Gardner at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)
- English Gardner on Twitter