Emma Spagnola punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships in the 100m hurdles as the sixth Gopher to advance through the NCAA West Prelim
Emerald Egwim, Taylor Wiebke, and Madeline Strandemo each punched their tickets to the NCAA Championship Friday
Minnesota's 18 representatives have secured 22 qualifications in 11 different events at the NCAA West Prelim
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
2017 Season - Indoor: Named Second Team All-American after placing 15th in the shot put (15.81m, 51-10.50) at the NCAA Championship • competed in shot put at seven meets • threw a career-best 17.17m (56-04.00) to win the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual and set a new Minnesota program record • placed 12th in shot put (14.80m, 48-06.75) at the Big Ten Championship • won three shot put titles.
2017 Season - Outdoor: Named All-Big Ten Second Team in the shot put after finishing as B1G shot put runner-up with a Minnesota program record throw of 16.65m (54-07.50) • named USTFCCCA All-Academic and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • placed eighth in the discus at the Big Ten Championship (51.07m, 167-06) • NCAA West Prelim qualifier in shot put and discus, placing 15th in the shot put (15.81m, 51-10.50) and coming in 30th in the discus (49.65m, 162-10) • competed in shot put at nine meets, winning four titles, and competed in discus at eight meets • broke shot put program record twice, throwing a career-best 16.65m (54-07.50) at Big Tens to improve on her program record mark of 16.63m (54-06.50) at the Sun Angel Classic • recorded a career-best mark of 53.57m (175-09) to finish as discus runner-up at the Longhorn Invite and move into ninth among all-time Gophers.
2016 Season - Indoor: Competed in the shot put at six meets and the weight throw at two meets • threw a career-best 15.79m (51-09.75) to place fifth in the shot at the Big Ten Championship and move into sixth in Minnesota history • won shot put at the Parents Day Invite and Minnesota Open • finished seventh in the weight throw with a career-best throw of 16.61m (54-06.00) at the Minnesota Open.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed at 10 meets with eight appearances in shot put, seven in discus, and three in hammer throw • placed 19th in the shot put in a career-best 15.92m (52-02.75) at the NCAA West Prelim, moving into fifth in program history • threw 14.87m (48-09.50) in shot put to place 11th at the Big Ten Championship • threw a career-best 48.88m (160-04) in the discus to place sixth at the Rock Chalk Classic • recorded a season-best throw of 48.53m (159-03) in hammer throw at the Jaguar Classic.
2015 Season: Competed unattached during both the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons • placed seventh in the shot put (14.76m, 48-05.25) and 11th in the discus (45.85m, 150-5) at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Slinger High School • four-time track & field letterwinner • 2014 and 2013 Wisconsin Division 1 state champion in the shot put and state runner-up in the discus • two-time WIAA all-state honoree in both the shot put and the discus • took fifth in the shot put and eighth in the discus at the state meet as a sophomore in 2012 • four-time Wisconsin Little Ten Conference champion in the shot put • two-time conference champion in the discus • owns Slinger school records in the shot put (46-2) and the discus (143-0) • two-year letterwinner in both volleyball and basketball • earned all-conference and all-area honors in basketball • National Honor Society and German National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born April 28, 1996 • daughter of Scott and Peggy Sabin • has two brothers, Daniel and Derek • Physiology major • enjoys playing piano and guitar, drawing, painting and reading.
|Sabin's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|Shot Put||17.17m, 56-04.00 (AT-1st)||Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual (1/21/17)|
|Weight Throw||16.61m, 54-06.00||Minnesota Open (1/16/16)|
|Sabin's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|Shot Put||16.65m, 54-07.50 (AT-1st)||Big Ten Championship (5/4/17)|
|Discus||53.57m, 175-09 (AT-9th)||Longhorn Invite (4/29/17)|
|Hammer Throw||48.95m, 160-07 (UA)||Tommie Twilight (4/29/15)|
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