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April Garner
April  Garner

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April Garner returns to the University of Connecticut women's track and field coaching staff for herseventh season. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a former UConn athlete, and has been an integral part of the recent success of the Connecticut program. She works intimately with the sprint and hurdle group and was a key factor in elevating the 4x100 and 4x200 teams to national prominence in 2009.

As a collegiate competing for Connecticut, Garner compiled a long list of accolades, including four individual New England Championship titles, an ECAC championship title, and NCAA regional and national standards. She reigns as the school record holder in the 55 hurdles, 60 hurdles, and 100 hurdles. Garner also excelled academically, being named to the dean's list eight times, and receiving NCAA All-Academic honors in 2005.

Garner is currently pursuing a professional career in the sprint hurdles. In 2009, she competed on the international scene, including meets in Switzerland, France, and Italy. She competed at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR, and has been a two-time finalist in the U.S. Indoor National Championship 60 hurdles.

Garner graduated with her B.S. in Allied Health, May of 2005, and completed her M.S. in Physical Therapy, May of 2006. She currently resides in Middletown, Conn., where she also works as a Physical Therapist.