Position
Middle Distance
Height
5'4
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Busheny, Uganda
Previous School
South Plains College
High School
Old Kampala HS

Event: 800M (IN: 1:48.29; OUT: 1:47.11)

All-American
All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
One of the top 800-meter runners in the history of LSU track and field … Finished his career ranked No. 3 on the school’s all-time indoor performance list with a top time of 1:48.29 … Also ranked No. 6 on LSU’s all-time outdoor list in the event with an overall personal best of 1:47.11 … Earned his first career All-America honor with a fifth-place finish in the 800 meters at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in 2008 … Was also an all-conference performer during the outdoor season in 2007 as he was runner-up in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships.

2008
Capped his collegiate career with another outstanding season in 2008 … Earned his first career All-America honor during the indoor season after finishing fifth in the 800 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Crossed the finish line in 1:49.66 in the national final … Recorded the second-fastest time during the qualifying rounds at the NCAA Indoor meet at 1:49.58 … Punched his ticket to the NCAA Indoor Championships with a strong provisional qualifying time of 1:48.29 at the Cyclone National Qualifier … Time was a new indoor personal best and the third-fastest time in program history … Just missed earning all-conference honors during the indoor season with a third-place finish in the 800 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships (1:49.02) … Helped complete a 1-2-3 sweep in the 800 meters by LSU as senior Elkana Kosgei finished first and sophomore Jamaal James finished second at the SEC meet … Also ran the 800 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (1:50.33) and Tyson Invitational (1:50.46) during the indoor season … Opened the outdoor season by clocking a top time of 1:48.13 at the LSU Alumni Gold … Time was enough to earn an at-large berth into the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Finished in 23rd place at the national meet with a time of 1:50.95 in the prelims … Placed 11th at both the SEC Outdoor Championships (1:50.34) and NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (1:49.84) … Also ran on LSU’s 4×400-meter relay team during the outdoor season … Ran the leadoff leg on the foursome that clocked a seasonal best time of 3:04.76 at the Texas Relays … Ran the third leg on the squad that finished sixth at the SEC Outdoor Championships (3:06.20), 11th at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (3:11.32) and 13th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (3:07.11).

2007
Proved to be one of the Tigers’ top newcomers for the 2007 season … Teamed with freshman Jamaal James to form the top middle distance combo in the Southeastern Conference … Made his first career appearance in the 800 meters at both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships … Finished 14th in the event at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 1:52.12 in the prelims … Clocked an indoor personal best and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 1:48.70 at the Cyclone National Qualifier … Time ranked No. 3 on LSU’s all-time indoor list in the event … Crossed the finish line in fourth place at the SEC Indoor Championships … Placed 15th in the 800 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Earned his first career All-SEC honor with a second-place finish in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Clocked a new outdoor PR of 1:47.11 to move him into the No. 5 spot on the school’s all-time outdoor performance list … Also made his first career appearance at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, finishing the meet in sixth place with a time of 1:48.37 … Earned back-to-back event titles in the 800 meters at the Sun Angel Classic (1:48.95) and LSU Alumni Gold (1:48.53).

PRIOR TO LSU
Was a four-time NJCAA All-American selection while competing for head coach Chris Beene at South Plains College … Won a national title in the 800-meter run at the NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 2005 … Was also a member of the national champion 4×800-meter relay that took first place at the national meet in 2006 … Also won an individual national championship in the 400 meters in his native country of Uganda … Has enjoyed great success on the international stage as he was a semifinalist in the 800 meters at the 2004 IAAF World Junior Championships.

PERSONAL
Full name is Reuben Twijukye … Born on Dec. 25, 1986 … Son of Elly Mugisha and Medis Kanarebera … Has three siblings: Jackson, Paul and Morene.

 

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