English Gardner made her return to the track an incredibly successful one Saturday when she won the 60-meter dash at the Millrose Games with one of the 20-fastest times ever by a U.S. woman.
Gardner, a graduate of Eastern High School and the University of Oregon, won the 60 at the 112th annual Millrose Games in 7.10 at the 168th Street Armory track in New York.
Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago, now competing for adidas, was second in 7.15.
Gardner was the 2016 U.S. champion at 100 meters and No. 7 in world history at 10.74 and won a gold medal on the U.S. 400-meter relay team.
But she’s been dealing with knee issues the last few years and underwent ACL surgery last year. Her 60 Saturday was her first indoor race in two years and she broke a seven-year-old PR of 7.12 that she set at 2012 indoor nationals in Nampa, Idaho.
Gardner’s time is No. 20 on the all-time U.S. list and No. 2 in the world this year, behind only Ewa Swoboda of Poland, who ran 7.08 in a meet earlier this month in Karlsruhe, Germany.