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Gayle Hunter
Gayle Hunter

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Riverside, Calif.

High School:
J.W. North

Position:
Multi-Events

Experience:
GR


Personal Bests

Indoors
200m: 24.56
800m: 2:18.86
55mH: 7.96
60mH: 8.53
High Jump: 5-6.5 (1.69)
Long Jump: 20-7.25 (6.28)
Triple Jump: 41-7.25 (12.68)
Shot Put: 37-3.75 (11.37)
4x400: 3:35.90
Pentathlon: 4141 (PSU Record)

Outdoors
200m: 23.76
800m: 2:17.20
100mH: 13.49w
4x400: 3:27.69 (PSU Record)
High Jump: 5-5.25 (1.66)
Long Jump: 21-4.75 (6.52)
Triple Jump: 41-2.50 (12.56)
Shot Put: 38-2(11.63)
Javelin: 126-5 (38.53)
Heptathlon: 5711 (PSU Record)

On the National Scene ...
|| 2008 Outdoor || A member of the Lions' NCAA Champion 4x400-meter relay, that ran a Penn State record 3:27.69 - the fastest time by a collegiate team in 2008 ... Scored a fifth-place finish in the long jump with a personal-best 21-4.75 (6.52) ... Also finished fifth in the heptathlon with a score of 5709 ... Posted the top marks in the heptathlon field in the 200-meters and long jump, recording a 23.76 PR in the 200 ... Ran the third leg on winning Lion 4x400s at the NCAA East Regional Championships and Penn Relays ... Advanced to the NCAA meet thanks to a fourth-place effort in the long jump at the regional meet ... Also competed in the 100-meter hurdles at the regional championships, finishing ninth overall. || 2008 Indoor || Claimed fifth place in the pentathlon with a school-record total of 4141 ... Began the competition with a PR 8.53 in the 60-meter hurdles ... Posted an indoor personal best of 20-7.25 (6.28) in the long jump, which was also the best mark in the pentathlon field ... Also managed personal bests in the shot put and 800-meters during the competition. || 2007 Outdoors || Earned All-America honors with an eighth-place finish in the heptathlon at the NCAA Championships ... also set the school record at 5711 ... Placed seventh in the heptathlon at the USATF Championships ... Participated in three events at the NCAA East Regional, posting an eighth-place finish in the long jump ... Ran on the school-record 4x400 that ran 3:31.75 to place second at the regional and qualify for the national meet. || 2007 Indoors || Finished 10th in the pentathlon at the NCAA Indoor Championships. || 2005 Outdoors || Took second in the long jump at the Pan Am Junior Track and Field Championships ... Finished 16th in both the long jump and 4x400 at the NCAA Championships ... placed 18th in the heptathlon ... Place third in the long jump at the East Regional, and fifth in the 4x400. || 2005 Indoors || Posted a 14th-place finish in the pentathlon at the NCAA Championships.

At the Big Ten Championships ...
|| 2008 Outdoor || Placed third in the heptathlon with an NCAA automatic-qualifying total of 5558 ... Posted fifth-place finishes in the long jump and the triple jump, and took sixth in the 200. || 2008 Indoor || Garnered bronze-medal honors in the penathlon with a total of 4008 points ... Took third in the long jump and triple jump, posting a personal-best 41-7.25 (12.68) in the triple jump. || 2007 Outdoors || Scored in four events, including a third-place finish in the heptathlon, a seventh-place effort in the triple jump, and sixth-place standing in the long jump ... also ran a leg of the first-place 4x400 that set a new Nittany Lion Track record (3:34.93). || 2007 Indoors || Placed second in the triple jump with a leap of 41-4.25 (12.60), and scored a fourth-place finish in the pentathlon. || 2005 Outdoors || Took second in the heptathlon and notched fifth place finishes in the long jump, triple jump, and 4x400. || 2005 Indoors || Finished eighth in the triple jump and ninth in the pentathlon.

Around the Track ...
|| 2008 Outdoor || Finished third in the long jump at the Jesse Owens Classic, second at the Bucknell Team Challenge, and sixth at the Sun Angel Classic ... Won the 200 at the Bucknell Team Challenge and finished second in the 100 hurdles. || 2008 Indoor || Ran on the winning 4x400s at the Penn State Relays and Penn State National ... Won the pentathlon against tough competition at the Penn State National, posting the top marks in the field in the 55-meter hurdles and the long jump ... Won the long jump at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup, and finished second at the Penn State Relays and Penn State Open.
|| 2007 Outdoors || Won the heptathlon title at the prestigious Penn Relays, posting an automatic-qualifying 5606 ... Also won the multi at the Auburn Tiger Classic with a score of 5419 ... Won the long jump at the Bucknell Team Challenge and the George Mason Spring Classic. || 2007 Indoors || Won the pentathlon at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup with a season-best a provisional-qualifying score of 4033 ... Took first in the long jump at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup and placed second at the Penn State Open and Penn State National ...Ran on the Lions' provisional-qualifying 4x400 at the Penn State National (3:38.13) ... Finished second in the 60-meter hurdles at the Penn State Open. || 2006 Outdoors || Medical Redshirt. || 2006 Indoors || Posted a provisional-qualifying long jump of 20-1 (6.12) before her season was cut short due to injury. || 2005 Outdoors || Placed third in the heptathlon at the Ole Miss Invitational ... Finished fifth in the Olympic Development 100-meter hurdles at Penn Relays. || 2005 Indoors || Set facility and school records in the pentathlon with a score of 4059 ... Finished second in the long jump at the Penn State Relays, Open, and Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup. || High School || 2004 US Junior heptathlon champion ... placed sixth in the heptathlon in the 2004 World Junior Championships ... Number-one ranked high school long jumper in 2004 (20-7.50) ... Riverside County Athlete of the Year ... 2004 Nike Outdoor National long jump champion. || Personal || Daughter of Gail and Fred Kunz ... born April 8, 1986 ... Journalism major.

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