Hannah Gaskins Named #HLTF Co-Freshman Field Athlete of the Year

Hannah Gaskins Named #HLTF Co-Freshman Field Athlete of the Year

ROCHESTER, Mich. – Following one of Cleveland State's top individual performances at the 2018 Horizon League Outdoor Track & Field Championships last weekend, Hannah Gaskins was named the #HLTF Co-Freshman Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year.

Gaskins placed second overall in the Heptathlon, finishing with a school record 4285 points – more than 200 points ahead of the third place finisher. Out of the seven events, Gaskins was Cleveland State's top finisher in six, including four top-two overall finishes.

Those top-two finishes came in the High Jump (1.56), 200 Meter Dash (25.99), Javelin (29.25), and 800 Meter Run (2:34.92) – with three of the four results marking season-best times/marks for Gaskins.

Gaskins also had standout times in the 100 Meter Hurdles and 200 Meter Dash heptathlon events – as she recorded a school record time of 15.76 in the 100mH and the second-fastest time of 25.99 in the 200. 

Along with her second place finish in the Heptathlon, Gaskins also recorded a podium finish in the High Jump, placing eighth with a mark of 1.60. This tied her season-best mark in the event, while it also made her the only Viking to reach 1.60 during multiple meets.

Gaskins also competed in the 100 Hurdles at last weekend's #HLTF Championship, placing 12th in the prelims with a time of 16.31.

Sharing Horizon League Co-Freshman Field Athlete of the Year honors with Gaskins was Milwaukee's Kyra Arendt.

Hannah Gaskins' Individual Finishes

High Jump
8. 1.60

100 Meter Hurdles – Prelims
12. 16.31

2. 4285

Heptathlon – 100 Hurdles
4. 15.76

Heptathlon – High Jump
2. 1.56

Heptathlon – Shot Put
6. 8.93

Heptathlon – 200 Meter Dash
2. 25.99 

Heptathlon – Long Jump
8. 4.78

Heptathlon – Javelin
2. 29.25

Heptathlon – 800 Meter Run
2. 2:34.92