Seven members of the Golden Gopher women's track & field team have earned All-Big Ten Conference honors
Emerald Egwim won the 400m to lead the Golden Gophers on day three of the Big Ten Championship Sunday
Minnesota won 10 event titles to edge host Kansas for the team title at the KU Relays Quadrangular Saturday
The Gophers competed locally at the Hamline Women's Twilight meet on Wednesday evening
Madeline Strandemo won the mile to lead the Gophers to a fourth-place team finish at the 2017 B1G Indoor Championship
05.14.17 Women's Track at Big Tens
Photos from day two at the 2016 Big Ten Track & Field Championship. Photos by Jeremy Buss and Becky Miller.
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in May 15-17, 2015. Photos by Walt Middleton.
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the NCAA Outdoor Championship on July 12-13, 2015. Photos taken by Becky Miller
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on February 27, 2015.
2017 Season - Indoor: Named team co-captain • competed at six meets • ran the lead leg of the fourth-place 4x400m relay team at Big Ten Championship, running 3:37.20 to rank fourth in program history • ran the lead leg of the winning 4x400m relay team at the Music City Challenge, running 3:39.59 to rank fifth in program history • ran season-bests in the 60m (7.59) and 200m (24.42) at the Meyo Invite • won the 200m (24.87) at the Jack Johnson Classic.
2017 Season - Outdoor: Named All-Big Ten Second Team in the 4x100m relay • ran six races • ran both the 4x100m and 4x400m relay at the Big Ten Championship, anchoring runner-up 4x100m (45.30 seconds) and running third leg of fourth-place 4x400m relay team (season-best 3:39.53) • posted a season-best time of 25.00 to win the 200m at the Hamline Twilight • ran on the 4x100m relay at three meets, including clocking a season-best time of 44.80 to win and move into third in program history at the Kansas Relays Quadrangular • ran the 4x400m relay at two meets.
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran 12 races with appearances in the 60m, 200m, 4x400m relay, and distance medley relay • broke the Minnesota indoor program record in the 4x400m relay at the Big Ten Championship, placing fourth in 3:35.33 • ran the 400m leg of the distance medley relay at Big Tens, placing third in 11:13.28 to rank sixth in Minnesota history • ran a season-best 7.55 in the 60m dash to place 11th at Big Tens • placed sixth in the 200m in a season-best 24.44 at the ISU Classic.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran 13 races • led off the program record-breaking 4x400m relay team (3:32.50) that finished fourth to clinch a share of the Big Ten team title and place 11th in the 400m (55.04) at the Big Ten Championship • NCAA West Prelim qualifier with the 4x400m relay, leading off the 16th place relay team (3:37.01) • moved into seventh in program history with a career-best time of 54.31 in the 400m at the Virginia Challenge • finished as runner-up in lone 100m appearance of the season (11.93) and led off 4x100m relay team that placed third in a season-best 45.61 to rank 10th in program history at UCLA Legends Invitational • ran on the first-place 4x100m relay (45.71) and 4x400m relay (3:35.93) at the Rock Chalk Classic • won the 400m (55.62) at the Jaguar Classic.
2015 Season - Indoor: Ran 17 races and recorded career-best times in the 60m and 200m • broke the Minnesota program record in the 200m with a time of 24.03 for 13th place at the Big Ten Championship • moved into sixth in Minnesota history with a 7.49 in the 60m at the Jack Johnson Classic • won seven races, including the 60m (7.51), 200m (24.84) and 4x400m relay (3:52.12) at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual • ran the second leg of the Gophers' second-fastest 4x400m relay in program history in 3:37.03 for fourth place at the Big Ten Championship • placed 12th in the 60m (7.53) at Big Tens • ran on the fourth-place 4x400m relay at the Iowa State Classic (3:43.03) to rank ninth in Minnesota history.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Named Second Team All-American, Second Team All-Big Ten, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran 21 races, including appearances in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m relay, and 4x400m relay • ended the season in a tie for fourth in Minnesota history in the 100m (11.58) and ranked fifth all-time in the 200m (23.93) • ran a career-best 11.58 in the 100m to place 33rd at the NCAA West Prelim • ran a career-best 23.93 in the 200m to place sixth at the John McDonnell Invitational • placed 13th in the 4x400m relay (3:35.90) at the NCAA Championship • advanced to the NCAA Championship 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 12th in both the 100m and 200m • won the 4x400m relay at Musco Twilight, Triton Invitational, and Baylor Invitational • anchored 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.
2014 Season - Indoor: Ran career-bests in the 60m (7.68) and the 200m (24.71) at Big Tens • finished the indoor season as the 10th ranked Gopher all-time in the 200m (24.71) • ran the Gophers' top three 60m times and top four 200m times of the indoor season • won the 200m at the Northwest Open • anchored first-place 4x400m relay team at Northwest Open (3:53.66).
2014 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed in seven meets • named an alternate for the 4x400m relay at the NCAA national championships • finished 15th in the 4x100m relay with a season-best 44.91 at NCAA West Prelims to rank fifth all-time • placed fifth in the 4x100m relay (45.56), ninth in the 100m (12.04) and 12th in the 200m (24.59) at Big Ten Championships • ran the Gophers' top three best times of the season in both the 100m and 200m • won the 100m in a season-best 11.78 at USF Collegiate to rank eighth among Gophers all-time • placed sixth in the 200m in a season-best 24.23 at Spec Towns to rank ninth among Gophers all-time • won the 4x100m relay at Spec Towns (45.29) and UC San Diego (45.58) • ran on the 4x100m, 4x200m and sprint medley relay teams at TSU Relays.
2013 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A graduate of Roosevelt High School • two-time 100m champion at the Drake Relays • ran on three winning relays at Drake in 2012: the 4x100m (which set an Iowa high school record), the 4x200 (which set a Drake Relays record), and the sprint medley relay • Iowa state champion in both the 100m and 200m as a junior • finished second in the 100m and third in the 200m as a sophomore • three-time CIML conference champion in both the 100m and 200m • added additional conference titles in the 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m and sprint medley relays • has personal bests of 11.9 (100m), 24.3 (200m) and 57 seconds (400m) • competed in AAU Indoor and Outdoor Junior Olympics • also earned letters in cross country and academics.
Personal: Born September 6, 1994 • daughter of John and Ronnie Hawkins • has three siblings: Eris, John Jr., and Joshua • kinesiology major • returned for a fifth year while completing her M.Ed. in Sport/Exercise Science • enjoys playing violin and writing.
|Hawkins' Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|60m||7.49 (AT-6th)||Jack Johnson Classic (1/31/15)|
|200m||24.03 (AT-1st)||Big Ten Championship (2/27/15)|
|Hawkins' Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|100m||11.58 (AT-T4th)||NCAA West Prelim (5/28/15)|
|200m||23.93 (AT-6th)||John McDonnell Invitational (4/11/15)|
|400m||54.31 (AT-7th)||UCLA Legends Invitational (4/23/16)|
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