Emerald Egwim
Emerald  Egwim

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Paul, Minn.

High School:
Eagan HS

Event:
Sprints

Experience:
3 Letters


06/11/2018

Gophers Total 13 All-America Honors

The Minnesota women's track & field team earned 13 All-America accolades as the USTFCCCA announced award recipients

06/09/2018

Spagnola Leads Gophers at NCAAs

Minnesota earned five top-12 finishes on the final day of competition at the NCAA Outdoor Championship

06/07/2018

Gophers Land Eight All-America Awards

No. 10 Minnesota opened competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship on Thursday

05/27/2018

Gophers to Send 14 to NCAA Championship

No. 11 Minnesota wrapped up the NCAA West Prelim with four more qualifications for the national meet on Saturday

05/25/2018

Five More Gophers Advance

Emma Spagnola, Emerald Egwim, Titania Markland, Agnes Esser, and Madeline Strandemo secured NCAA Championship berths

06/09/2017

NCAA Championship Women's Day One

Photos of the Gophers competing at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championship. Photos by Becky Miller.

05/14/2017

05.14.17 Women's Track at Big Tens

05.14.17 Women's Track at Big Tens

05/15/2016

2016 Big Ten Women's Track Championship Day Two

Photos from day two at the 2016 Big Ten Track & Field Championship. Photos by Jeremy Buss and Becky Miller.

01/23/2016

Women Track host Wisconsin

Minnesota wins Border Battle

07/22/2015

W. Track Big Ten Outdoor Championships May 2015

Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in May 15-17, 2015. Photos by Walt Middleton.

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2018 Season - Indoor: Ran 10 races • placed fifth in the 400m in a season-best 52.93 and ran third on Gophers' seventh-place 4x400m relay (3:38.12) at the Big Ten Championship • ran a season-best 24.55 in the 200m to place 12th at the Larry Wieczorek Invite • won the 400m at The Dual • ran second on the first-place 4x400m relay team at the Power Five Invite, clocking a time of 3:36.36 to rank second in Minnesota history • ran the 400m leg of the fourth-place distance medley relay at the Power Five Invite, clocking a time of 11:07.53 to rank second in Minnesota history • also ran on the seventh and eighth ranked 4x400m relay teams in program history.

2018 Season - Outdoor: Named Second Team All-American in the 400m and 4x400m relay • named Second Team All-Big Ten in the 4x100m relay • named Academic All-Big Ten • NCAA Championship qualifier in the 400m and 4x400m relay, placing 12th in the 400m (52.57) and 14th in the 4x400m relay (3:35.10) • advanced to the NCAA Championship in the 4x400m relay by placing sixth at the NCAA West Prelim, clocking a time of 3:32.25 to set a new Minnesota program record • advanced to the NCAA Championship in the 400m by placing eighth (52.42) at the NCAA West Prelim • led off runner-up 4x100m relay and set a Minnesota program record of 44.22 seconds and placed sixth in the 400m (52.00) at the Big Ten Championship • ran a career-best 51.82 during the 400m prelims at the Big Ten Championship • tied her career best in the 200m (23.74) as runner-up at the Cougar Invite • ended the season ranked first in the 4x100m relay (44.22), first in the 4x400m relay (3:32.25), second in the 400m (51.82), and third in the 200m (23.74) among all-time Gophers • part of four of the top 10 4x100m relays in program history • part of four of the top five 4x400m relays in program history.

2017 Season - Indoor: Named Second Team All-American • finished 16th in the 400m (53.80) at the NCAA Championship • placed fifth in the 400m (53.07) and ran on fourth-place 4x400m relay team at Big Ten Championship, running 3:37.20 to rank fourth in program history • ran a program-record 52.73 in the 400m in prelims at the B1G Championship • ran a career-best 24.37 in the 200m to place fifth at the Music City Challenge and move into eighth in program history • won the 400m and 4x400m relay (3:44.23) at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual • won the 200m at the SDSU Holiday Open and Minnesota Open • won the 4x400m relay at the SDSU Holiday Open.

2017 Season - Outdoor: Named All-Big Ten First Team in the 400m and All-Big Ten Second Team in the 4x100m relay • named Academic All-Big Ten • NCAA Championship qualifier in the 400m dash, placing 20th in 53.95 • advanced to NCAA Championship with an automatic berth in the 400m after taking third in her heat and seventh overall in 52.24 at the NCAA West Prelim • Big Ten Conference 400m champion in 52.39 • ran second on B1G runner-up 4x100m relay in 45.30 seconds and ran second on fourth-place 4x400m relay in a season-best 3:39.53 at Big Ten Championship • ran a career-best 51.99 in the 400m prelims at the Big Ten Championship to improve on her own Minnesota program record • competed at seven meets with appearances in the 200m, 400m, 4x100m relay, and 4x400m relay • ran a career-best 23.74 to win the 200m at the Kansas Relays Quadrangular and move into third in program history • broke her own Gophers' program record in the 400m twice, running 52.75 at the Sun Angel Classic and 51.99 at the Big Ten Championship • ran second on the winning 4x100m relay at the Kansas Relays Quadrangular, clocking a season-best time of 44.80 to rank third in program history • represented Nigeria at the NGC Sagicor NAAA National Open Championships in Trinidad and Tobago, placing 13th in the 200m (24.16) • named to Nigeria’s 4x400m relay team for the IAAF World Championships in London.

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.

2016 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran 10 races • ran third leg of the program record-breaking 4x400m relay team (3:32.50) that finished fourth to clinch a share of the Big Ten team title and ran a season-best 54.33 to place ninth in the 400m at the Big Ten Championship • NCAA West Prelim qualifier with the 4x400m relay, anchoring the 16th place relay team (3:37.01) • ran a career-best 24.37 as runner-up in the 200m at the UCLA Legends Invitational • had two appearances in the 4x100m relay, including placing third in a season-best 45.61 at the UCLA Legends Invitational to rank 10th in program history.

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, Second Team All-Big Ten, and USTFCCCA All-Academic team 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.

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 (2018 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
60m 7.63 Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual (1/23/16)
200m 24.37 (AT-8th) Music City Challenge (2/10/17)
400m 52.73 (AT-1st) Big Tens (2/24/17)
Egwim's Outdoor Career Bests (2018 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
200m 23.74 (AT-3rd) Kansas Relays Quadrangular (4/22/17)
400m 51.82 (AT-2nd) Big Tens (5/12/18)

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Four Gophers Earn Academic All-America Nods

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6/20/2018 - W. Track & Field

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