Pat Hawkins (hurdler)

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Pat Hawkins (born 1951/1952 (age 70–71)[1]) is a former US national champion sprinter and hurdler, and the former American record holder in the women's 200-meter hurdles.


Hawkins represented Brooklyn's Atoms Track Club,[2] founded by Fred Thompson,[3] later an assistant coach for the 1988 US Olympic track and field team.

Hawkins was a four-time US national champion in the women's 200-meter hurdles from 1969 to 1972.[4] In 1971, she set an American record in the 200-meter hurdles, improving upon her existing American record with a time of 26.1 seconds.[1][5] She won a silver medal in the 100 meter dash at the 1971 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships[6] and a bronze medal at the 1972 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 200-meter hurdles.

She won the US National Indoor Championship 60-meter dash in 1971.

She was a member of the 1971 Pan American Games gold-medal-winning 4x100-meter relay team.


She won the women's track and field AAU prize in 1970.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Pat Hawkins Sets U.S. Hurdle Mark". New York Times. July 11, 1971.
  2. ^ "Atoms Track Club Places 5 on All‐American Unit". New York Times. December 3, 1970.
  3. ^ Amdur, Neil (February 1, 1972). "Atoms Club Mapping Road to Munich". New York Times.
  4. ^ "USA Outdoor Track & Field Champions – Women's 400 m Hurdles". Archived from the original on November 6, 2019.
  5. ^ A previous run of 26.1 seconds was wind-aided. See: "Brooklyn Girls Again Shatter World Record in Mile Relay". New York Times. July 5, 1970.
  6. ^ "Track and Field Statistics".
  7. ^ "A.A.U. Prize Winners". New York Times. May 14, 1970.

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