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    Ben Lukowski     
     
      Ben Lukowski
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
St. Albans, W.Va.

High School:
St. Albans

Last College:
West Virginia

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 165

Event:
5,000

Experience:
2L

PERSONAL RECORDS

Career Bests
3,000 8:32.0
5,000 14:35.17
10,000 29:53.64

SEC Results-Outdoor
2005-5,000 14:52.40 (24th)
2005-10,000 31:04.88 (8th)
2006-5,000 14:49.35 (20th)
2006-10,000 30:18.00 (8th)

SEC Results-Cross Country
2004-8K 25:22.18 (50th)
2005-7.9K 24:24.03 (29th)
2006-8K 25:40.25 (39th)

South Regional Results-Cross Country
2004-10K 32:11.43 (59th)
2005-10K 31:14.09 (22nd)
2006-10K 32:08.1 (20th)

NCAA Results-Cross Country
2005-10K 32:16.6 (223rd)

TENNESSEE HIGHLIGHTS

Major- Exercise science.

2006-Outdoor- Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Lowered his personal-best time in the 5,000 after finishing in 14:35.17 to place 14th in the Olympic Development Section at the Penn Relays (April 27) ... Added one point to Tennessee's team total by finishing eighth, with a time of 30:18.00, in the 10,000 at the SEC outdoor championships (May 12) ... Also contested the 5,000 at SEC outdoors, finishing 20th in 14:49.45 (May 14) ... Clocked 15:07.00 and placed ninth in the Invitational Section of the 5,000 at the Sea Ray Relays (April 15) ... Ran the third leg on UT's 4x1,500 relay team that finished second at the Sea Ray Relays (April 14) ... Finished 23rd in section two after recording a time of 30:11.13 in the 10,000 at the Stanford Invitational (March 31).

2006-Indoor- Prepared for the outdoor season by competing in two races ... Finished 16th with a time of 8:42.02 in the 3,000 at the Virginia Tech Invitational (Feb. 18) ... Crossed the finish line in 15:11.03 to place 36th in the 5,000 at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 4).

2005-Outdoor- Won the Herb Neff Award at the team banquet, earned by the non-scholarship or freshman athlete who makes a valuable contribution to the team ... Took on the grueling 5,000/10,000 double at the SEC outdoors ... Fended off a late charge to take eighth and score for the Vols in the 10,000 with a time of 31:04.88 at the SEC championships ... Finished 24th in the 5,000 at the SEC meet after running a time of 14:52.40 ... Achieved his lifetime-best 10,000 time of 29:53.64 to finish 33rd in a large field in section two of the Stanford Invitational (March 25) ... Ran his season-best 5,000 time of 14:45.63 to finish 21st in the college section of the Penn Relays (April 28) ... Finished fourth in the 5,000 at the Baldy Castillo Invitational in 14:56.26 to open the outdoor season ... Placed ninth in the 3,000 with an 8:43.54 time at the Gatorade Classic.

2005-Indoor- Ran to an indoor season-best 5,000 time of 14:56.53 to finish eighth while competing unattached at the Virginia Tech Challenge (Feb. 11) ... Took 19th in the 5,000 after clocking a 14:59.05 at the Penn State National Meet ... Competed unattached in the 3,000 at ETSU's Niswonger Invitational, finishing ninth in the unseeded section after running an 8:45.29.

Cross Country 2006- Scored in four of the five races in which he competed ... Led the Vols with his third-place overall finish at the 8.4K UT Invitational (Pre-Regional) ... Finished second on the team and 99th overall at the 8K Brooks Pre-Nationals ... Also finished second among Vols and 13th overall at the 8K Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic ... Placed 20th overall and third on the team in front of the home crowd at the NCAA South Regional ... Finished 39th overall and seventh on the team at the 8K SEC championship.

Cross Country 2005- Joins All-America Zach Sabatino as the only Vols to score in each meet they entered during the 2005 season ... Lettered after running and scoring in each of the five meets he contested on the six-meet schedule ... Earned all-region acclaim after finishing 22nd, third among Vols, in 31:14.09 at the 10K NCAA South Regional ... Placed 29th, fifth among Vols, with a time of 24:24.03 at the 7.9K SEC championship ... Capped the season at the 10K NCAA championship, finishing 223rd, fifth among Vols, with a 32:16.6 time ... Ran to a season-best bronze finish, also third among Vols, with a time of 23:32 in a victorious team effort at the 7.3K Tennessee Invitational ... Followed that race with a second consecutive top-10 finish, taking seventh, second among Vols, with a time of 24:43.86 in another Tennessee win at the 8K Greater Louisville Classic (gold race) ... Took 85th, third among Vols, with a time of 24:55.1 at the 8K Pre-Nationals Invitational (blue race).

Cross Country 2004- Lettered after running in five of Tennessee's six races and scoring in three ... Finished 50th with a time of 25:22.18 at the 8K SEC championship ... Took 59th in 32:11.43 at the 10K NCAA South Regional ... Helped Tennessee to the season-opening team win with his sixth-place, fourth among Vols, 25:31.04 finish at the five-mile Western Kentucky Old Timers Classic ... Placed ninth, fourth among Vols, with a time of 26:21.11 at the 8K Tennessee Invitational ... Crossed 142nd, fifth among Vols, with a time of 25:40.8 at the 8K Pre-NCAA Meet (white race).

BEFORE TENNESSEE

Transferred to Tennessee after West Virginia cut its program ... Ran in all six cross country races as a freshman in 2002 ... Finished fourth at the Hillbilly Classic as a freshman ... Ran top times of 8:32.0 in the 3,000 and 14:35.59 in the 5,000 ... Attended St. Albans High before signing with West Virginia ... Finished third at the 2001 West Virginia high school cross country championships ... Placed second in the mile and 3,200 at the 2002 West Virginia high school track championships.

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