Gardner Part of 2022 Pac-12 Hall of Honor Class
SAN FRANCISCO – Oregon track and field legend English Gardner has been selected to the 2022 Pac-12 Hall of Honor class, as announced Monday afternoon by the league office.
Gardner was a five-time NCAA champion, six-time Pac-12 champion and nine-time All-American during her standout career at Oregon. She is also a two-time Olympic medalist with Team USA as a member of the 4x100-meter relay—gold in 2016, silver in 2021—and a two-time U.S. champion in the 100 meters.
Formal induction will take place Friday, March 11, in a ceremony prior to the semifinals of the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament, presented by New York Life. Following the induction, the class will then be honored during a special halftime ceremony of the day's first semifinal matchup at T-Mobile Arena.
Gardner is part of the 20th Hall of Honor class since its creation in 2002, and the fourth featuring legends from an array of sports after the Pac-12 expanded the field to be inclusive of all sports.
2022 Pac-12 Hall of Honor Class
Tanya Hughes (Arizona)
Curley Culp (Arizona State)
Layshia Clarendon (California)
Jenny Simpson (Colorado)
English Gardner (Oregon)
Steven Jackson (Oregon State)
Tony Azevedo (Stanford)
Jackie Joyner-Kersee (UCLA)
John Naber (USC)
Tom Chambers (Utah)
Tina Frimpong Ellertson (Washington)
Drew Bledsoe (Washington State)
Gardner is one of four conference track and field greats part of the 2022 class, along with Tanya Hughes (Arizona), Jenny Simpson (Colorado) and Jackie Joyner-Kersee (UCLA).
Gardner broke onto the scene by winning the Pac-10 title in the 100 meters as a freshman. She clocked a time of 11.03 to break Gail Devers' meet record and Angela Williams' U.S. junior record. The following year, Gardner won three NCAA titles—60 meters, 100 meters and 4x400m relay—to match three Pac-12 titles in the 100 and 200 meters and with the 4x100-meter relay.
A season after being named the Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year, Gardner earned Pac-12 Women's Track Athlete of the Year accolades in 2012.
At the 2013 NCAA Championships at Historic Hayward Field, Gardner won a second-consecutive national title in the 100 meters behind a 10.96 performance that broke the Pac-12 record—another mark held by Devers—and her own Oregon school mark. With the time, Gardner became the No. 3 all-time performer in NCAA history, and still ranks among the top 10 at ninth overall.
In addition to her Olympic accomplishments, Gardner has two World Championships silver medals with Team USA in the 4x100-meter relay in 2013 and 2015. Overall, she is a three-time World Championships qualifier having also earned a spot on the team in 2019 in the 100 meters.
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