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  Javier Garcia-Tunon
Javier Garcia-Tunon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, Fla

High School:
Belen Jesuit

Event:
Hurdles/Sprints


06/26/2014

Excellence Rewarded!

Trio of track & field/cross country 'Noles named Academic All-Americans

06/27/2013

Track Star Scholars

Fout, Winslow Sweep ACC Scholar-Athlete awards; Brits, Winslow Academic All-Americans

NCAA Participant

400m Hurdles: 2006 & 2008

Three-Time NCAA All-East Region

400m Hurdles: 2008

Three-Time CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American

Collegiate Bests

110m Hurdles: 14.07

400m Hurdles: 50.63

55m Hurdles: 7.51

60m Hurdles: 8.06

High Jump: 6'6.75"

At Florida State

• Named CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine First-Team Academic All-American. Only FSU's second three-time Academic All-American (Tom Lancashire).

• Earned his second CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America award with a Second-Team Honor in 2007. Named First-Team All-America his first season.

• Three-year ACC Honor Roll selection and back-to-back All-ACC Academic Track & Field Team member.

2008 Track:

Outdoor -

• Earned a trip back to the NCAA Champions with an at-large bid into the 400m hurdles.

• Ran a time of 51.35 during the prelims.

• Named NCAA All-East Region after finishing eighth in a time of 50.98.

• Posted a career-best time of 50.63 that is the 10th-best in school history.

• Scored points at the ACC meet with a fifth-place finish in the 400m hurdles after running the fastest time during the prelims.

2007 Track:

Outdoor -

• Had his best finish at the NCAA East Regional, taking 10th with a season-best mark of 51.39.

• Also produced a time of 14.77 in the prelims of the 110m hurdles.

• Member of the 4x400m relay team that placed fifth at the NCAA East Regional, with a time of 3:07.76. Time was the second-fastest in the ACC and earned the team All-East Region Honors.

• Turned in a wind-aided 13.88 in the prelims of the 110 hurdles at the ACC Championships. Finished sixth in the finals with a mark of 14.53.

• Finished fifth in the 400m hurdles at 51.62 after a 51.97 in the prelims that was third-fastest.

• Posted a career-best 110m time of 14.07 in taking second at the FSU Relays. Won the 400m at the event in 52.23.

Indoor

• Notched a personal-best time of 7.51 in the 55m hurdles at the UF Pepsi Challenge, which ranked fourth in the conference.

• Scored a career-best 60m mark during the Tyson Invitational with a seventh-place time of 8.06 to rate

sixth in the ACC.

2006 Track:

Outdoor -

• Received an at-large berth to the NCAA Championships in the 400m hurdles.

• Posted a time of 52.26 during the prelims.

• Ran two events at the NCAA East Regional.

• Ran on the fourth-place 4x400m relay team at NCAA East Regional that earned All-Region accolades.

• Earned All-ACC honors with a runner-up performance in the 400m hurdles at the league meet with a time of 52.72 after running a time of 52.30 in the prelims.

• Won the 400m hurdles at the FSU Relays, taking the top spot in 52.32.

• Cleared a season-best of 1.95m/6-04.75 to tie for seventh in the high jump at the conference meet.

Indoor

• Ran team's best 60m hurdle time of 8.18 at the Tyson Invite.

• Jumped 6-06.75 (2.00m) and finished sixth in the high jump at the ACC Championships.

2005 Track

• Redshirted during both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

High School

• Ranked in the top 15 nationally in the 110m and 300m hurdles.

• Won the Class 2A 110m and 300m hurdles state titles.

• Regional champion his senior year in 110m hurdles and the high jump after taking both hurdle events at the district meet.

• Named the 2004 Belen Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the 2004 Miami Herald All-Dade County Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

• Earned 2004 First-Team All-Dade honors in both hurdle events.

• Won multiple individual district events in 2003 as well as being a member of the winning 4x400m relay.

• Two-time Dade County Champion in the 300m hurdles to go along with a 110m hurdle title in 2003.

• Won the inaugural Flrunners.com State Decathlon Championship in 2003.

Personal

Born October 5, 1985 ... Graduated with a bachelor's degree in management... Working on his master's degree in business administration ... Brother Jose also attended FSU.


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