Emma Spagnola  
Emma  Spagnola

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Aurora, Ill.

High School:
West Aurora HS

Event:
Sprints/Hurdles/Jumps

Birthdate:
03/18/1996


05/21/2015

Eighteen Gophers Qualify for NCAA Prelim

Seven Gophers have qualified in multiple events, including Devin Stanford, Ke-ke Burks and Agnes Esser in the disc and hammer

05/17/2015

Gophers Take Third at B1G Championship

A program-record 4x400m relay performance highlights the final day of B1G action for the Gophers

05/16/2015

Herauf Wins B1G Heptathlon, Gophers Lead

Minnesota leads the team standings with 71 points through two days at the Big Ten Championship

05/13/2015

Gophers Ready for B1G Championship

Minnesota travels to Michigan State for the Big Ten Outdoor Championship this Friday through Sunday

05/06/2015

Gophers Head to UW La Crosse Eagle Open

Many of the Gophers will compete in their final meet of the season this weekend

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2015 Season – Indoor: Raced the 60m hurdles at six meets, ran on the 4x400m relay at three meets and competed in the long jump at five meets • broke the Minnesota program record in the 60m hurdles three times and ended the indoor season ranked second in Minnesota history in the 60m hurdles at 8.41 seconds, set in prelims of the Big Ten Championship • won the 60m hurdles at the Minnesota Open and placed second at three meets • finished ninth in the B1G 60m hurdle final • ran on the fourth-place 4x400m relay at the Iowa State Classic (3:43.03) to rank ninth in Minnesota history • placed 10th in the long jump at Big Tens with a season-best jump of 5.79m (19-00.00).

High School: A 2014 graduate of West Aurora High School • ran for coach Teresa Towles at West Aurora • earned 12 top-10 finishes at the Illinois Class 3A state meet in track & field • 16-time Dupage Valley Conference champion • named 2014 ICCCA Female Player of the Year, 2014 Female Athlete of the Year for Illinois, 2014 West Aurora HS Female Athlete of the Year and 2014 Gatorade Player of the Year nominee • 2014 Illinois Class 3A state champion in 100m hurdles (14.10) and 300m hurdles (42.45) as a senior • took third in the long jump and the 4x400m relay at the state meet as a senior as well • 2013 Illinois Class 3A long jump state champion (18-2.25) and state runner-up in the 100m hurdles (14.16) and the 300m hurdles (42.98) as a junior • finished as state runner-up in the 100m hurdles (14.20) as a sophomore and placed third in the long jump (18-2.25) at the state meet as a freshman • holds West Aurora HS records in the 300m hurdles (42.45), 100m hurdles (13.90), long jump (19-1.25), high jump (5-5) and 4x400m relay (3:50.06) • owns a personal best of 19-2.25 in long jump (indoor) • four-time USATF Junior Olympic All-American honoree after finishing fourth in the 100m hurdles (13.84) and fifth in the 400m hurdles (59.69) in 2013 and finishing second in the 100m hurdles (13.93) and 400m hurdles (59.48) in 2014 at the USATF JO National Championships • two-time New Balance All-American honoree in 2014, finishing fifth in the long jump at the 2014 New Balance Nationals Indoor Championship and third in the 400m hurdles at the 2014 New Balance Nationals Outdoor Championship • also played freshman volleyball and travel softball • National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society member • high honor roll member who graduated in the top 10 percent of her class with a 4.0+ grade point average.

Personal: Born March 18, 1996 • daughter of Gia and Wally Spagnola • has two younger siblings, Nick and Tori • intends to major in physical therapy • enjoys tumbling, drawing, hanging out with friends, watching movies and snowboarding.

Spagnola's Indoor Career Bests (2015 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
60m Hurdles 8.41 (AT-2nd) Big Ten Championships (2/27/15)
Long Jump 19-00, 5.79m Big Ten Championships (2/27/15)
Spagnola's Outdoor Career Bests
Event Mark Meet (Date)
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