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SMWC Inks IHSAA 7th Place State Finalist Long Jumper: Montel Gardner

SMWC Inks IHSAA 7th Place State Finalist Long Jumper: Montel Gardner

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) men's track & field head coach Zach Whitkanack announced the signing of Arsenal Technical High School standout Montel Gardner. Gardner signed his National Letter-of-Intent this evening among his friends and family at ATHS. He finished seventh place at the 2019 IHSAA Boys Track & Field State Finals in the long jump event. He is arguably the Pomeroys most decorated men's track & field signee of the 2019-20 recruiting class.

Bio | Montel Gardner

Hometown | Indianapolis, Ind.

Prep | Arsenal Technical High School

Sport(s) | Men's Track & Field

Event(s) | 100M, Long Jump

Height | 5-foot-11

Weight | 170lbs

Birth Date | Sunday, October 29th, 2000

Quote | Montel Gardner

On his commitment to the Woods…

"It feels good, I felt very wanted and welcomed at SMWC. I like that it is a small school and you won't see many faces; you'll see the faces you know. I'm most excited about being a member of the new track and field team and I plan to set records. Also, I would like to thank Coach Zach for helping me out with everything."

Quote | Zach Whitkanack

On Montel's decision to join the SMWC men's track and Field team…

"I am thrilled to announce the signing of Montel Gardner. Montel is a phenomenal talent and an accomplished high school athlete. I look forward to working with Montel and seeing what he can achieve at SMWC!"


Plans to major in Health and Wellness

Graduated from Arsenal Technical HiAgh School


Varsity Letter Winner | Track & Field, Basketball

2019 IHSAA State Qualifier | Long Jump – 7th Place

2019 IHSAA Regional Qualifier | Long Jump – 2nd Place

Career Long Jump PR | 22-10

Named MVP of the Track & Field team


Son of Alicia and Michael Gardner

Two siblings, Montrel and Leonard Gardner

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