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A key member of the proud tradition of Cal Poly track & field, Sharon Hanson-Lowery entered the Hall of Fame as a four-time NCAA All-American and the current record holder of the Cal Poly women's heptathlon mark and 400 hurdles.
Sharon holds the all-time career record in the 400m hurdles and helped lead Cal Poly to a second-place finish at the NCAA National Championships in 1987. In that meet, Hanson-Lowery placed second in the 400m hurdles, third in the 100m hurdles, and was a part of the relay team that finished fourth in the 400m relay and sixth in the 1600m relay.
After her career at Cal Poly, Sharon went on to compete in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. She is actively involved in the Athletes Advisory Committee for the Washington-Baltimore Regional 2012 Coalition. This group has been formed to bid for the 2012 Olympics. She currently resides in Virginia with her two children and husband.