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Quanah Gardiner - Track & Field - Kansas Jayhawks

Quanah Gardiner

Position Distance
Class Jr./Jr.
Hometown Ashland, Kan.
High School Ashland


Career Highlights
2018 Cross Country Academic All-Big First Team
2017-18 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team

2020 INDOOR (Jr.)
Opened his season at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/6) with a personal best in the mile, running a 4:33.12 to place second … Placed fourth in the 1,000 meters at the Jayhawk Classic (1/23-1/24), finishing in 2:38.68.

2019 OUTDOOR (So.)
Utilized redshirt season.

2019 INDOOR (So.)
Helped the distance medley relay to a first place finish at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-1/26) with a combined time of 10:21.81 and posted a personal-best time of 2:33.43 in the 1,000 meter run (PM session).

Finished ninth for the Jayhawks and 19th overall at the season-opening Bob Timmons Classic (9/1) in the men’s 6K race with a time of 21:10.9 … Placed 85th in the men’s 8K at the Rim Rock Classic (9/29) with a time of 26:55.6.

2018 OUTDOOR (Fr.)
Placed sixth in the 800-meter run at the Oral Roberts Invitational (3/31) with a time of 1:55.71 … Recorded a personal-best time of 1:55.10 in the 800 meters to place seventh at the Ward Haylett Invitational (5/5).

2018 INDOOR (Fr.)
Finished second in the 1,000-meter run at the Bob Timmons Challenge (12/2) with a time of 2:35.93 … Clocked a sixth-place finsh in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:59.33 at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/13) … Finished 13th in the 1,000 meters with a personal-best time of 2:33.82 at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/23-24).

Utilized redshirt season.

Member of the Ashland High School team that won two-consecutive regional track & field Championships (2015-16) and the 2016 1A Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHAA) State Championship … Kansas state champion in the 3,200-meter run, 1,600-meter run and 800-meter run in 2016 … School record holder in the 1,600 meters (4:22.52) and 800 meters (1:55.38) … Won 19 state medals in cross country and track over his high school career … Named All-Conference all four years in high school for cross country.

Son of Mark and Eva Gardiner … Has two brothers, Ransom and Cole who both ran cross country at Kansas State University … Has goals to graduate from KU with a degree in secondary education.