Emerald Egwim
Emerald  Egwim

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Eagan, Minn.

High School:
Eagan HS

Event:
Sprints

Experience:
1 Letter


05/23/2016

Gophers Set for NCAA West Prelim

Minnesota is sending 20 representatives to this week's NCAA West Prelim in Lawrence, Kan.

05/19/2016

Gophers Send 20 to NCAA West Prelim

Twenty Gophers have qualified for the NCAA West Prelim in Lawrence, Kan., next week

05/18/2016

Gophers Celebrate B1G Title

Gopher Digital Productions captured the women's track & field team's celebration as B1G co-champions over the weekend

05/15/2016

Gophers, Wolverines Share B1G Crown

Minnesota and Michigan tied for the Big Ten Conference title this weekend

05/14/2016

Lehman Repeats as B1G Heptathlon Champ

Jess Lehman and Audra Winter score in the Big Ten heptathlon competition to lead the Gophers

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2016 Season -- Indoor: Ran 12 races with appearances in the 60m, 200m, 400m, and 4x400m relay • broke the Minnesota indoor program record in the 400m in prelims at the Big Ten Championship (54.11) and again in the final (53.41) where she placed sixth • broke the Minnesota indoor program record in the 4x400m relay at Big Tens, placing fourth in 3:35.33 • ran career-best times in both the 60m dash (7.63) and 200m dash (24.78) to win both events at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual • won the 200m (25.05) at the Minnesota Open • part of first-place 4x400m relay at the Jack Johnson Classic and Minnesota Open.

2015 Season -- Indoor: Ran in seven races • finished the season ranked eighth in Minnesota history in the 400m with a time of 55.20 in her first-ever collegiate open 400m, placing seventh at the Husker Invitational • placed 13th in the 400m (55.64) at the Big Ten Championship • ran the third leg of the Gophers' second-fastest 4x400m relay in program history in 3:37.03 for fourth place at the Big Ten Championship • placed third in both the 60m (7.78) and 200m (25.22) at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual.

2015 Season -- Outdoor: Named Second Team All-American and Second Team All-Big Ten honoree • ran 20 races, including appearances in the 200m, 400m, 4x100m relay, and 4x400m relay • ended the season ranked fourth in Minnesota history in the 400m (53.70) • ran a career-best 53.70 in the 400m in the first round at the NCAA West Prelim • placed 13th in the 4x400m relay (3:35.90) at the NCAA Championship • advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 4x400m relay after finishing fifth at the NCAA West Prelims in a Minnesota program record of 3:32.68 • placed second in the 4x400m relay (3:33.76) and fourth in the 4x100m relay (45.17) at Big Ten Championships where she was also ninth in the 400m (54.57) • won the 4x400m relay at Musco Twilight, Triton Invitational, and Baylor Invitational • led off the fifth-fastest (45.17) and eighth-fastest (45.47) 4x100m relay teams in program history • won the 4x100m relay at the Jaguar Challenge and Musco Twilight and finished second at both the Triton Invitational and John McDonnell Invite • USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree. 

High School: A 2014 graduate of Eagan High School • two-time all-state honoree • nine-time Minnesota State Class AA state meet participant in the 100m (2011, 2012, 2013), 200m (2011, 2012, 2013), 4x200m (2014) and 4x400m (2013, 2014) • 14-time South Suburban Conference champion from 2009 to 2014 • holds school records in the 200m and 4x400m relay • placed 10th in the 100m at the state meet as a freshman, sophomore and junior • earned a career-best fourth-place finish in the 200m at the state meet as a junior • Triple "A" award winner for academics, athletics and arts • academic all-state honoree • National Honor Society member.

Personal: Finished second at 2013 National Speech and Debate Association tournament • X-Factor participant • plays the alto saxophone • majoring in management information systems.

Egwim's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
60m 7.63 Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual (1/23/16)
200m 24.78 Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual (1/23/16)
400m 53.41 (AT-1st) Big Tens (2/27/16)
Egwim's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
200m 25.03 Jaguar Challenge (3/20/15)
400m 53.70 (AT-4th) NCAA West Prelim (5/28/15)

MORE HEADLINES

Day One NCAA West Prelim Action Postponed

5/26/2016

Due to inclement weather, Thursday's competition at the NCAA West Prelim is postponed until Friday.

Six Gophers Named Academic All-District

5/26/2016

Minnesota led all NCAA Division I programs with six CoSIDA Academic All-District Track & Field/Cross Country honorees.

Gophers Set for NCAA West Prelim

5/23/2016

Minnesota is sending 20 representatives to this week's NCAA West Prelim in Lawrence, Kan.

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