MOSCOW – Former Oregon Ducks track and field star English Gardner posted a time of 10.94 in the 100m dash at the IAAF World Championships. Her time was tops of the event, as she was the only woman to put in a time under 11 seconds.
“Today just gave me a little bit more confidence,” Gardner said in an article by the Oregonian. “It woke me up a little bit, let me know I’m still in the hunt, I’m still in the game, and I’m ready to rock ‘n’ roll.”
Garner will have more opportunities to shine for the Americans with semifinal action on Monday. The American and Jamaican sprinters are the early favorites.
“I just want to have fun, enjoy the moment,” Gardner said. “I have nothing to lose and all to gain, and so I’m just going to sneak in there and maybe steal a couple of spots or maybe a medal. I’m just going to go out there and have fun.”