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Gabriel Mvumvure
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'7"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Harare, Zimbabwe
High School: Churchill HS
Major: International Studies & Political Science
Born: 02/23/1988
Gabriel Mvumvure Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 10/13/2011

Events: 60M (6.68), 100M (10.23), 200M (IN: 20.96; OUT: 20.67)

NCAA Champion
3-time All-American
NCAA Mideast Regional Champion
SEC Champion
2-time All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
A standout 100-meter and 200-meter sprinter during his four-year collegiate career from 2008-11 ... Also made a name for himself as one of the stars on LSU's 4x100-meter relay team ... Earned three career All-America honors as a member of the sprint relay ... Was an impact performer as a freshman in 2008 while helping the Tigers capture their seventh NCAA title all-time in the 4x100-meter relay while running the third leg in the national final ... Joined Armanti Hayes, Richard Thompson and Trindon Holliday to run the third-fastest time in program history with a title-clinching run of 38.42 in the NCAA final ... Also anchored the Tigers to All-America finishes in both 2010 and 2011 ... Also captured one SEC title and two All-SEC honors as a member of the sprint relay ... Finished his career among the Top 10 performers in program history in both the 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash on LSU's all-time indoor performance list ... Ranked No. 5 in the 60 meters (6.68) and No. 7 in the 200 meters (20.96) on the school's all-time list ... Also recorded wind-legal PRs of 10.23 in the 100 meters and 20.67 in the 200 meters during his LSU career ... Was a member of LSU's school record 4x200-meter relay team that clocked 1:20.45 to take the gold at the Texas Relays in 2011 ... Teamed with Keyth Talley, Horatio Williams and Tristan Walker for a time of 1:20.45.

2011
Enjoyed his most prolific season as an LSU Tiger while setting four personal records during his senior season in 2011 ... Established lifetime PRs of 6.68 in the 60 meters, 10.23 in the 100 meters, 20.67 in the outdoor 200 meters and 20.96 in the indoor 200 meters during the 2011 campaign ... Clocked 6.68 in the 60-meter dash in a third-place finish at the Razorback Invitational during the indoor season ... Moved into the No. 5 spot on LSU's all-time indoor performance list in the 60-meter dash with his performance ... Secured a fourth-place finish in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships after running 6.70 in the final ... Also ran 6.70 for a fifth-place finish in the final at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and in the qualifying round at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Added a fourth-place finish in the 200-meter dash at the SEC Indoor meet while clocking his indoor PR of 20.96 ... Marked the first time in his career to break 21 seconds indoors in the 200 meters ... Finished the season ranked No. 7 indoors on LSU's all-time performance list in the 200 meters ... Competed in the 200-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships for the first time in his career ... Earned a 12th-place finish in the event nationally after running 21.12 in the preliminary round ... Opened the 2011 outdoor season by setting a wind-legal PR of 10.23 in a second-place finish in the 100-meter dash at the LSU Invitational ... Followed two weeks later by setting his wind-legal PR of 20.67 in taking the 200-meter title at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational ... One of the stars of the 117th running of the Penn Relays while winning the 100-meter title and anchoring the Tigers to wins in both the 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter relays ... Became just the second LSU Tiger in program history to win the 100-meter dash at the Penn Relays after clocking 10.33 in the final ... Anchored the Tigers to a dominating win in the 4x100-meter relay with the second-fastest time in Penn Relays history at 38.77 ... Teamed with Keyth Talley, Horatio Williams and Tristan Walker to run a 2011 seasonal best of 38.77 ... Also teamed with Riker Hylton, Williams and Walker to take home the 4x200-meter relay crown with a winning time of 1 minute, 20.62 seconds for the second-fastest time in program history ... Was named the SEC Male Runner of the Week following his performance at the Penn Relays ... Completed the season sweep of 4x200-meter titles at both the Texas Relays and Penn Relays ... Ran with Talley, Williams and Walker to set an LSU school record of 1:20.45 in their win at the Texas Relays ... Earned his third career All-America honor as a member of LSU's 4x100-meter relay team during the 2011 outdoor season as he anchored the Tigers to a fourth-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships with their time of 39.20 in the national final ... Competed in both the 100 meters and 200 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Earned a spot in the 200-meter final at the SEC Outdoor meet with the fourth-fastest prelim time at 20.61w ... Pulled up with a hamstring injury in the preliminary round of the 100-meter dash as he did not compete in either final at the conference meet ... Was forced to miss the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds due to his injury ... Returned to action at the NCAA Outdoor Championships while running LSU's anchor leg in the 4x100-meter relay final ... Represented Zimbabwe at the IAAF World Championships for the first time in his career while running both the 100 meters and 200 meters in Daegu, South Korea.

2010
Earned his second All-America honor for the Tigers while anchoring LSU's 4x100-meter relay team to a third-place finish in the national final at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore. ... Teamed with Barrett Nugent, Will Coppage and Armanti Hayes for a time of 39.27 seconds en route to a third-place finish in the national final ... Also led the Tigers to a seasonal-best time of 39.00 while running the anchor leg at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C. ... LSU won its quarterfinal heat and finished in second place overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds to qualify for the national meet ... Anchored LSU's sprint relay team for the first time at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Helped the Tigers score five points in the event with a fourth-place finish after running 39.34 in the SEC final ... Ran the second leg of LSU's 4x400-meter relay team that finished in 13th place in the semifinal round at the NCAA Championships (3:07.97) ... Finished in 15th place in both the 100-meter dash (10.62) and 200-meter dash (21.29) at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Won the 200-meter dash in LSU's outdoor season opener at the Louisiana Classics with a time of 21.35 ... Competed in the 60 meters and 200 meters during the indoor season ... Finished just outside of scoring position for the Tigers with a ninth-place finish in the 200-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships (21.42) ... Set a new indoor personal best in the 200 meters with a seasonal-best time of 21.20 in the preliminary round at the conference meet ... Time met the NCAA provisional qualifying standard and ranked No. 10 on LSU's all-time indoor performance list at the end of the indoor campaign ... Finished in 19th place in the 60-meter dash at the SEC Indoor meet (6.87) ... Recorded a seasonal-best time of 6.81 in the 60-meter prelim at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

2009
Competed in the 200-meter dash at the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the second time in his career ... Qualified automatically for the NCAA Outdoor meet with a fifth-place finish in the 200 meters at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, clocking a then wind-legal personal best of 20.72 seconds in the regional final ... Committed a false start in the preliminary round at the national meet ... Scored three points for the Tigers with a sixth-place finish in the 200 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Recorded regional qualifying times of 20.95 and 21.00 at the conference meet ... Also recorded regional qualifying times at the Louisiana Classics (21.15), Sun Angel Classic (21.00) and LSU Alumni Gold (20.89) ... Also competed in the 100-meter dash during the outdoor season ... Set a wind-legal seasonal best of 10.48 en route to a 14th-place finish in the 100 meters at the SEC meet ... Took fourth place in the event at the Penn Relays with a time of 10.51 ... Finished sixth in the 100 meters at the Texas Relays with a wind-aided time of 10.42 ... Ran the third leg on LSU's 4x100-meter relay team throughout the outdoor season ... Earned his second career All-SEC honor in the event while running the third leg on the foursome that finished second at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 38.86 ... Also ran on the foursome that captured the event title at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships with a winning time of 39.13 ... Competed primarily in the 60-meter dash during the indoor season ... Recorded a new PR with a seasonal-best time of 6.77 in the prelims at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Finished the event in 14th place at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 6.82 in the preliminary round ... Ran a time of 6.79 at the Purple Tiger Classic and LSU Twilight ... Competed in the 200 meters in three meets during the indoor campaign, finishing the season with a seasonal best and indoor personal best of 21.45 in a 15th-place finish at the SEC Indoor meet.

2008
Proved to be one of the top freshman sprinters in all of collegiate track and field with his performance in 2008 ... Ran the third leg on the Tigers' 4x100-meter relay team that won an NCAA title at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa ... Teamed with Armanti Hayes, Richard Thompson and Trindon Holliday to run 38.42 in the national final, which is the third-fastest time in school history and the sixth-fastest time in the history of collegiate track and field ... Also qualified for the 200-meter dash at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Just missed earning All-America honors and advancing to the 200-meter final as he finished the event in 12th place with a time of 20.84 in the semifinal round ... Received an at-large bid to compete in the 200 meters at the national meet following his sixth-place finish in the event at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships ... Set a then wind-legal personal best of 20.83 in the regional final ... Also clocked a wind aided time of 20.68 in the prelims at the regional meet ... Opened the outdoor season by winning the 200-meter title at the Willie Williams Classic (21.23) ... Not only ran on the LSU's national champion 4x100-meter relay team, but also ran the third leg on the foursome that set a new meet record of 38.62 to claim the SEC title at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Scored two points with a seventh-place finish in the 200 meters at the SEC Outdoor meet, clocking a 21.27 in the final ... Also ran the 100-meter dash during the outdoor season ... Was an NCAA Regional participant in the event, finishing the meet in 12th place with a wind-aided time of 10.30 ... Placed 18th in the 100 meters at the SEC Championships (10.71) ... Set a new wind-legal personal best with a time of 10.37 to win the 100-meter title at the Willie Williams Classic ... Followed by winning the event title at the LSU Tiger Relays with a time of 10.47 ... Ran on LSU's sprint relay teams that won titles at the prestigious Texas Relays (38.74) and Penn Relays (39.18) during the 2008 season ... Saw limited action during the indoor season after coming to LSU at mid-term ... Lined up in the 60 meters and 200 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Finished 11th and 22nd, respectively.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the world's premier junior sprinters who joins the LSU track and field program from Churchill High School in Harare, Zimbabwe ... Joined the LSU program as Zimbabwe's national junior record holder in both the 100 meters (10.45) and 200 meters (20.91) ... Represented his country in the 200-meter dash at the 2006 IAAF World Junior Championships in Beijing, China ... Won African Junior Athletics champion in the 100 and 200 meters ... Competed for Team Zimbabwe at the 2007 All-Africa Games in Algiers, winning a bronze medal as a member of Zimbabwe's 4x100-meter relay team and finishing sixth in the 200 meters ... Earned National Junior Athlete of the Year honors for his performance in 2007 ... Was also named the Provincial Athlete of the Year in his home country in 2004 ... Led his high school track and field team to provisional and national championships during his high school career.

PERSONAL
Full name is Gabriel Mvumvure ... Born on Feb. 23, 1988 ... Son of Francis and Jenipher Mvumvure ... Has two older siblings named Bethel and Privilege ... Majoring in international studies and political science.

 

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