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Gwendolyn Flowers
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Artesia HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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Gwendolyn Flowers
Courtesy: Arkansas
Release: 01/25/2010

PERSONAL BESTS || INDOOR: 200m – 23.93 (Arkansas Last Chance, 3/2/12)…400m – 54.03 (Tyson Invitational, 2/10/12); OUTDOOR: 100m – 11.66 (John McDonnell Invitational, 4/21/12)…200m – 23.76 (John McDonnell Invitational, 4/21/12)…400m – 53.65 (Arkansas Twilight, 5/4/12)

FIRST LOOK: Five-time All-American…two-time SEC champion (2011 indoor and outdoor 4x400m)…three-time All-SEC…school-record holder (indoor: 4x400m – 3:30.08, DMR – 11:01.01; outdoor: 4x200m – 1:33.04, 4x400m – 3:28.63)…2012 NCAA West Preliminary qualifier (400m, 4x100m, 4x400m)

2012 || INDOOR: Flowers opened the year with a victory at 200 meters and a second-place finish at 400 meters at the Arkansas Invitational. She ran the 400-meter leg of a school-record performance in the distance-medley relay at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational. The team combined for a time of 11:01.01 for an NCAA automatic qualifier. A mainstay on the 4x400-meter relay, Flowers ran the opening leg at the Tyson Invitational as the team posted a season-best time and NCAA auto mark of 3:32.75, good for a third-place finish. At the SEC Championships, she once again led off as the Razorbacks ran to a bronze result in a time of 3:34.42. Overall, Flowers was part of five top-three efforts by the 4x400-meter relay. At the NCAA Championships, she helped Arkansas to a fourth-place finish with a time of 3:33.29. For her work, she earned first-team All-America accolades. During the season, she established personal bests of 23.93 at 200 meters and 54.03 at 400 meters. OUTDOOR: Flowers was part of a school-record performance at the Texas Relays, helping the team to a time of 1:33.04 and a fourth-place finish in the 4x200-meter relay. In other relay duties, she was part of a meet record at the Drake Relays when she helped the sprint-medley relay to a win in a time of 3:45.48. She was also the lead leg of the first-place 4x200-meter relay at the Drake event. At the SEC Championships, Flowers earned second-team All-SEC honors after Arkansas finished second in the 4x400-meter relay. She was also the lead-off leg for the team’s bronze finish in the 4x100-meter relay at the conference meet. Flowers was an NCAA West Preliminary qualifier in three events—400 meters, 4x100m, 4x400m—and advanced the national meet with both relays. The mile relay ran its two fastest times of the season at the NCAA Championships including a 3:29.96 in the final for a fourth-place finish. Flowers earned two All-America accolades for her relay performances. During the year, she established a personal best of 53.65 at 400 meters.

2011 || INDOOR: Flowers opened the year at the Arkansas Invitational with a second-place finish at 200 meters (24.39) and a first-place run with the 4x400-meter relay (3:37.02). At the Virginia Tech Invitational, she clocked a time of 24.36 to finish third in the 200 meters and a personal-best 38.76 to finish second at 300 meters. Flowers ran to a personal-best 24.21 at 200 meters at the Razorback Invitational. She returned to the track at the two-day event to help the 4x400-meter relay to a first-place finish and NCAA automatic qualifying time of 3:32.48. At the SEC Championships, she finished 18th in the prelims of the 400 meters but came back to run the third leg of Arkansas' 4x400-meter relay that defended its indoor title in 3:31.01, another auto mark for the national meet. Flowers clocked a personal best in the 400 meters (55.03) at the Arkansas Last Chance meet. Running the third leg of the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA Championships, she helped the team to a school-record 3:30.08 and earned All-America honors. OUTDOOR: At the Stanford Invitational, Flowers came away with a fourth-place finish at 100 meters (11.76), 10th place at 200 meters (24.36), third place with the 4x100-meter relay (45.32) and victory with the 4x400-meter relay (3:39.07). She was the third leg of Arkansas' second-place 4x400 team at Texas Relays. The foursome clocked in with a time of 3:31.34, the group's second fastest of the outdoor season. At Drake Relays, Flowers and the 4x400-meter relay ran to a first-place performance in a meet- and school-record time of 3:28.63. She was also part of the second-place sprint-medley relay (3:51.24) at Drake. For their collective effort at Drake Relays, the 4x400-meter relay team was named the SEC Runner of the Week. Flowers helped account for 18 points at the SEC Championships in Arkansas' second-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay and victory with the 4x400-meter relay. She earned All-SEC honors with the mile relay. In the preliminary round at the SEC Championships, Flowers had a personal-best 23.77 in the 200 meters. She qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary in the 100 meters, 200 meters and with the 4x400-meter relay. At the NCAA Championships, Flowers picked up Second-Team All-America honors with the 4x400-meter relay. She was recognized for her work in the classroom with a spot on the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.

2010 || INDOOR: Flowers began her collegiate career with the 200 meters and 4x400-meter relay at the season-opening Arkansas Invitational. She spent a majority of the season running the 200-meter distance, peaking in the preliminary rounds of the SEC Championships with a personal-best time of 25.10. She also competed at 300 and 400 meters at the Virginia Tech Invitational and Razorback Invitational, respectively. Flowers ran as a member of the 4x400-meter relay three times. At the Arkansas Invitational, she anchored the crew to a third-place finish. OUTDOOR: In the first outdoor meet of the season, she placed sixth in the 400-meter hurdles and helped the 4x400-meter relay to a third-place finish at the UCF Black & Gold competition. At the Razorback Spring Invitational, she was part of the first-place 4x400-meter relay team that crossed in a time of 3:37.94. At the Missouri Southern Invitational, she captured her first career individual title with a time of 11.89 in the 100 meters. She repeated the feat with the same time the following week at the Arkansas Twilight. At the SEC Championships, she competed in the 100 meters, 200 meters and as a member of the Razorbacks' 4x100-meter relay. Flowers closed out the season at the USA Junior Championships where she clocked a time of 25.14 in the preliminary rounds of the 200 meters.

PRIOR TO ARKANSAS: She competed in track and field at Artesia High School and Centennial High School in California. She holds personal bests of 24.4 in the 200 meters, 55.0 in the 400 meters and 43.0 in the 300-meter hurdles. She was a state championships qualifier in the 300-meter hurdles and a seven-time league champion as a member of the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays. She won the 200-meter CIF state title as a freshman (24.8).

PERSONAL: Born May 5, 1991, she is the daughter of Gary and Michelle Copeland Flowers. She is enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.


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