Look back at the Gophers' B1G Championship season and the rest of the team's 2016 outdoor campaign
The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
Minnesota's eight NCAA qualifiers matches the most in program history
Minnesota is sending 20 representatives to this week's NCAA West Prelim in Lawrence, Kan.
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 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 • plans to major in kinesiology • also enjoys playing violin and writing.
|Hawkins' Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|60m||7.49 (AT-6th)||Jack Johnson Classic (1/30-31/15)|
|200m||24.03 (AT-1st)||Big Tens (2/27/15)|
|Hawkins' Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|100m||11.58 (AT-T4th)||NCAA West Prelim (5/28/15)|
|200m||23.93 (AT-5th)||John McDonnell Invitational (4/11/15)|
|400m||54.31 (AT-7th)||UCLA Legends Invitational (4/23/16)|
Gophers Set for Summer Competitions
Several current Gophers and Minnesota alumni are set to compete at national and international meets this summer.
Gopher Trio Garners Academic All-America Honors
Track & field student-athletes Alex Beckman, Jess Lehman, and Luca Wieland have been honored for academics.
Season Recap: A Look Back at 2016
Look back at the Gophers' B1G title and the rest of the team's 2016 campaign.