The 75 honorees is the third most since the Falcons joined the MW in 1999-2000
Personal-Best Times -- 800m: 1:52.60a | 1500m: 3:58.75a
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2016: Did not compete.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2015: Raced at the Colorado State Invitational, clocking a time of 16:39.1 to finish 97th.
HIGH SCHOOL: Punahou School...Hawaii state champion in the 800-meter run...also ran on the 4x400-meter relay team that finished second at the state championships...three-time all-state honoree (twice in cross country, once at 800 meters)...four-time all-Interscholastic League of Honolulu honoree (three times in cross country, once at 800 meters)...also competed in soccer, earning ILH Honorable Mention honors...received scores of 5 in AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics and AP Calculus BC.
PERSONAL: Full name is Gordon Francis Hardie Kowalkowski...nicknames are "Sawyer" or "Hawaii"...son of Randy Kowalkowski and Lydia Hemmings...is an only child...majoring in aeronautical engineering...future plans include becoming a pilot...serving as Guardian of Honor...named to the Dean's List and Athletic Director's List...hobbies include the beach, playing recreational football with Zac Petrie, telling Nikolai Rhodes that Hawaii has culture, seeing Andrew Milliron every morning (and telling him good morning), giving Coach Cole high-fives, asking Jacob Bilvado why "I just don't get it" and discussing aeronautical theory with Tyler Younkers, Zac Petrie, Conner Wilburn, Jacob Bilvado and Jack Quinn...gets expert car advice from Josh Wojciechowski...completed Operation Air Force at Beale AFB, Calif., over the summer...also traveled home during leave...has a Hawaiian middle name: Ke Ola Maika'i O Ke Kumu Koa...member of Cadet Squadron 37.
COACH COLE ON GORDON: "Gordon has had some success on the track in the 800-meter, but can be more than a one-event athlete. He’s very smooth, he’s grown up a great deal in terms of understanding of the improvement process, and he’s starting to realize that if you want to be good at running, you generally have to run. He’s already made big gains in his cross country sessions and that should mean good things for when he gets to the track season in all of the mid-distance events."