Hometown: Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Previous School: Easley High School
Paced the Trojans in four events … In her collegiate debut, paced AU fifth-place finish at USC Upstate’s Eye Opener with a 7th-place finish in a time of 20:01.56 … Led the Trojans again at the Winthrop Invitational with a 10th-place showing in a time of 19:28.43 … Led the way for the third consecutive outing and claimed 20th at the Charlotte Invitational in a time of 23:00.8 … Paced squad for the third consecutive outing and claimed 20th in a season-best time of 19:18.1 en route to claiming 42nd place at the Royals Challenge … Crossed the line in 17th (20:21.3) at the SAC Championships … Led the Trojans and placed 44th at NCAA Southeast Regionals in a time of 23:41.9 … Also competed on the women’s track and field squad.
Also competed in track and field and basketball … As a sophomore, helped lead her 4x800 relay team to third place in the region … As a junior, placed third in the 4A cross country regionals with the team finishing second overall … Placed second in 1,600 meter run as a junior, with the 4x800 relay squad finishing second in the region … Placed second as senior in cross country 4A regionals and second in the 1,600 meters.
Born on May 22, 1995 … Daughter of Thomas and Sonya Gardner … Majoring in Education.