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English Gardner
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'6"
Year: Junior
City/State: Voorhees, N.J.
High School: Eastern Senior
Experience: High School
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5-Time NCAA Champion (100 Meters twice, 4x400 Meter Relay, 60 Meters-i, 4x400 Meter Relay-i)
Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year
6-Time Pac-12 Champion (100 Meters twice, 200 Meters twice, 4x100 Meter Relay, 4x400 Meter Relay)
U.S. Junior Record (100 Meters)
5 School Records (100 Meters, 200 Meters, 4x400 Meter Relay, 60 Meters-i, 4x400 Meter Relay-i)
8-Time All-American

2012-13: Set school and conference records with her NCAA championship run at 100 meters. Was also the national runner-up at 60 meters indoors and scored on two relay teams in 2013. Outdoors - Set school records in the 100 and 200 meters, as well as keying both relays. Broke her own school record in her only 100 meters of the regular season, going 11.00 to win the event at the Mt. SAC Relays. In the championships season, recovered remarkably from a false start at the Pac-12 meet to cruise through her NCAA West Preliminary Rounds (11.08, 11.42) and advance to the NCAA Championships. There, she clocked a wind-aided 11.00 in the semifinals to advance. That merely served as a precursor to the final, where she blasted out of the blocks an accelerated through the finish line in 10.96 (wind +0.9). That not only broke her own school record for the second time during the season, but also broke Gail Devers’ Pac-12 record of 10.97 set for UCLA in 1987. That was also the third-fastest 100 in NCAA history. She was just as impressive in the 200. After running the event just once in the regular season, she roared to victory at the Pac-12 meet in a school record 22.62. That was also the third-fastest time in Pac-12 history. She eventually advanced to the NCAA Championships at 200 meters, where she was 22nd overall (23.70). In the relays, She anchored the 4x100 to a victory at the Pac-12 meet in 44.31. She then led the Ducks to a season-best 43.73 in the NCAA semifinals before taking fourth in the finals at 43.80. The semifinal time was the third fastest in school history. In the 4x400, led Oregon to victory at the Penn Relays in 3:26.73. That was the second-fastest time in school history. Indoors - Posted a national runner-up finish at 60 meters and helped Oregon to a national title and school record in the 4x400 meter relay. Abbreviated season saw her take second in the 60 meters at the MPSF Championships (7.24). At the NCAA Championships finished second in a close race in a season best 7.15. Also paced the 4x400 meter relay team to the NCAA title in a school record 3:30.22. Season Bests: Outdoors - 100 Meters - 10.96 (PR), NCAA Championships, Eugene, Ore. (6/7/13); 200 Meters - 22.62 (PR), Pac-12 Championships, Los Angeles, Calif. (5/12/13). Indoors - 60 Meters - 7.15, NCAA Championships, Fayetteville, Ark. (3/8/13 & 3/9/13)..

2011-12: Remarkable sophomore season where she won three NCAA titles, three Pac-12 titles and was an Olympic Trials finalist at 100 meters. Three-time All-American. Did not lose a collegiate final at any distance during 2012. Outdoors - Set personal bests in the 100 (windy), 200 and 400 meters. Opened year with a personal-best in the 400 meters (53.73) in a win at the USC Invitational. Won the 200 meters at the Pepsi Team Invitational (23.24) to help Oregon win the team title. Ran her first open 100 of the season at the Oregon Relays, going 11.28 for the win. Opened up the championship season in a big way at the Pac-12 meet, winning the 100 meters in an all-conditions PR of 11.00 (w+2.5), taking the 200 in a personal-best 22.82 and running the second leg on the winning 4x100 meter relay squad (43.72). The 200 time was the second-fastest in school history. Breezed through the NCAA West rounds in the 100 in 11.06 to advance to the NCAA Championships. Also helped the 4x100 relay team win its preliminary heat at the NCAA West meet in 43.99. At the NCAA Championships, won her 100 meter semifinal in 11.10 and the powered away from field in 11,10 again to win her first NCAA outdoor title. In the relays at the NCAA meet, ran the second leg on the team that ran 43.32 - the second-fastest in school history - to make the event final, where she again took the second leg on the Ducks' fourth-place team (43.58). Came back at the end of the meet to lead off Oregon's remarkable 4x400 meter relay team that won in a meet-record 3:24.54. Wrapped up impressive outdoor season at the U.S. Olympic Trials, where she was third in her preliminary heat in 11.27 and second in her semifinal in 11.10. As the only collegian to make the final, took seventh in 11.28. Indoors - Got season of to a good start with a win in the 60 meters at the Blue and Orange opener (7.34). Won the 200 meters at the Texas A&M Challenge and then lowered that to 23.58 at New Mexico's Don Kirby Elite Invitational. Was the second-fastest time in school history. Also won the 60 at New Mexico in 7.17. At the NCAA Championships, won her 60 meter semifinal in 7.17 to advance to the final, which she won in 7.12, the fourth-fastest in NCAA history. Season Bests: Outdoors - 100 Meters - 11.00 (w+2.5) (PR), Pac-12 Championships, Eugene, Ore. (5/13/12); 200 Meters - 22.82 (PR), Pac-12 Championships, Eugene, Ore. (5/13/12); 400 Meters - 53.73 (PR), USC Invitational, Los Angeles, Calif., (3/23/21). Indoors - 60 Meters - 7.12 (PR), NCAA Championships, Nampa, Idaho (3/10/12).

2010-11: Set the American junior record in the 100 meters (11.03). Pac-10 100 meter champion. Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year. All-American (100 meters) Outdoors - Following the college season, capped year with a runner-up finish in the 100 meters at the USA Junior Championships. Won her semifinal in 11.40 before taking second in the final in 11.18. At the NCAA Championships, survived a rough collision with teammate Mandy White in the semifinals of the 4x100 meters to earn All-America status in the 100 meters. Won her semifinal heat in 11.17 before taking seventh in the final in 11.25. Easily advanced in the 100 meters at the NCAA West Preliminary meet, where she ran 11.39 in both the first and quarterfinal rounds to advance to the NCAA Championships. Also ran the second leg on the 4x100 meter team that advanced in 44.68, the seventh-fastest time in school history. Played an important role in Oregon's come-from-behind win at the Pac-10 Championships. Won the 100 meters in 11.03, which broke Gail Devers' meet record and Angela Williams' U.S. junior record. Also broke her own school record in the event. Was third in the 200 meters in a season-best 23.02, which was the second-fastest time in school history. Established a then-personal best in winning her heat of the 200 meters at the Oregon Relays in 23.22. Also anchored the 4x100 meter relay team that broke the Oregon Relays record in 43.82. That was the second-fastest time in school history. Broke the school record in the 100 meters, winning in 11.30 at the Mt. SAC Relays. Also helped the 4x100 meter relay team run the third-fastest time in school history (44.09). Was named Pac-10 track athlete of the week following the Mt. SAC Relays. Key to Oregon's victory at the Pepsi Team Invitational with wins in the 100 (11.62), 200 (24.06) and by anchoring the winning 4x100 meter relay team (44.59). Time in the 100 was fifth-best in school history. Anchored the 4x100 relay team to the fourth-fastest time in school history, 44.47, at the Stanford Invitational. Took the 400 meters in her outdoor debut at the Oregon Preview (56.20) and anchored the 4x100 meter relay team that clocked the No. 5 time in school history, 44.16. Indoors - Set school (at the time) and Dempsey Indoor records in the 60 meters in her Oregon debut, running 7.29 in the final to win the UW Indoor Preview. Also ran the third leg on the all-freshman 4x400 meter relay team that ran the fifth-fastest time in school history (3:41.02). Season Bests: Outdoors - 100 Meters - 11.03, Pac-10 Championships, Tucson, Ariz. (5/14/11); 200 Meters - 23.02, Pac-10 Championships, Tucson, Ariz. (5/14/11). Indoors - 60 Meters - 7.29, UW Indoor Preview, Seattle, Wash. (1/15/11).

Prep: Ranked 10th nationally as a senior in the 100 meters (11.56) and fourth in the country in the indoor 55 meters (6.91). Was the 2010 New Jersey Meet of Champions runner-up in the 100 meters for Eastern Senior High School when she ran her season-best time of 11.56. Was the Group 4 100 meter (11.84) and 200 meter (24.04) champion in 2010. Indoors as a senior, took third in the 55 meters Eastern States Championships, running 6.91. Also tallied an indoor win at the Hispanic Games in 7.06. Posted impressive times earlier in her prep career. As a sophomore in 2008, ran a wind-aided 11.49 in the 100 meters at the NJSIAA Group Championships and was the Group 4 100 and 200 meter winner. Also took second in the 100 in the 2008 Nike Outdoor Nationals in 11.82. As a freshman, won the New Jersey Meet of Champions 100 meter title (11.62) and was second in the 200 (24.11) during the 2007 spring season after taking the Group 4 state championships in both events. She missed her junior season due to a knee injury. High School Bests: 100 Meters - 11.49, 2008; 200 Meters - 23.60, 2007; 400 Meters - 53.98, 2006; 55 Meters - 6.91, 2010.

Personal: Major is sociology.

Personal Bests
100 Meters - 10.96,
NCAA Championships,
Eugene, Ore., 6/7/13
200 Meters -  22.62,
Pac-12 Championships,
Los Angeles, Calif., 5/12/13
400 Meters - 53.73,
USC Invitational,
Los Angeles, Calif., 3/23/12
60 Meters - 7.12 (i),
NCAA Championships,
Nampa, Idaho, 3/10/12

NCAA Outdoor Track Championships
2013 - 100 Meters, 1st, 10.96
2013 - 200 Meters, 22nd, 23.70
2013 - 4x100 Meter Relay, 4th, 43.80
2012 - 100 Meters, 1st, 11.10
2012 - 4x400 Meter Relay, 1st, 3:24.54
2012 - 4x100 Meter Relay, 4th, 43.58
2011 - 100 Meters, 7th, 11.25
2011 - 4x100 Meter Relay, s-DNF

NCAA Indoor Track Championships
2013 - 60 Meters, 2nd, 7.15
2013 - 4x400 Meter Relay, 1st, 3:30.22
2012 - 60 Meters, 1st, 7.12

Pac-12 Track Championships
2013 - 200 Meters, 1st, 22.62
2013 - 4x100 Meter Relay, 1st, 43.81
2013 - 100 Meters, DQ
2012 - 100 Meters, 1st, 11.00w
2012 - 200 Meters, 1st, 22.82
2012 - 4x100 Meter Relay, 1st, 43.72
2011 - 100 Meters, 1st, 11.03 (Pac-10)
2011 - 200 Meters, 3rd, 23.02 (Pac-10)
2011 - 4x100 Meter Relay, s-DNF (Pac-10)