USC looks sharp in final tune-up before hosting next week's dual meet against UCLA
Trojans also entered at the CSULA Twilight Meet
Trojans enjoy a big first day against top-notch competition
Trojans also to compete at the Cal State L.A. Invitational
Trojans to be at Cal, Stanford and San Diego
THIS YEAR: Senior Reggie Wyatt proved last season that he is one of the top 400m hurdlers in the U.S., placing second at the conference meet, third at the NCAA meet to earn All-America honors and reaching the Olympic Trial finals. He ranks fifth all-time by a Trojan in the 400m IH and has run a leg on four of USC's all-time best 4x400m relay times.
2012: Made it three straight seasons as a two-time winner at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet by winning the 400m IH with a time of 51.39 and running a leg on the winning 4x400m relay. He also ran his only 400m race of the season and placed second with a time of 47.50. Took second in the 400m IH with a time of 50.35 and ran a leg on the second-place 4x400m relay team which ran 3:06.39 at the Pac-12 Championships in Eugene, Ore. Cruised out of the regional with the eighth-best qualifying time of 50.57, after posting the fastest time of 50.33 in the prelims. Advanced to the finals in the 400m IH and placed third with a PR of 49.11, .32 seconds behind the winner, Stanford's Amaechi Morton. His time was the fifth-fastest ever by a Trojan hurdler. He then ran the third leg for USC's 4x400m relay team which finished second to Florida, 3:00.64 to 3:00.02. USC's time was the second-fastest in school history, just .06 seconds off the school record set in 1992. Wyatt went on to reach the finals in the 400m IH at the U.S. Olympic Trials and he placed sixth with a time of 50.06, with the top three hurdlers qualifying to represent USA at the London Olympics.
2011: Ran a then-PR in placing second in the 400m IH with a time of 49.41 at the Pac-10 Championships in Tucson, Ariz. on May 14. That time was an improvement of .05 seconds and bettered his eighth place standing on USC's all-time list...Also ran the second leg for USC's Pac-10 Champion 4x400m relay team which posted a winning time of 3:03.38, good for the 10th fastest time in USC history. Had the fourth-fastest qualifying time of 49.94 in the 400m IH at the NCAA Preliminary Rounds to advance to the NCAA Championships...Also ran a leg for the 4x400m relay team which advanced by posting the second-fastest time of 3:05.08. Placed fourth in his semifinals heat in the 400m IH with a time of 50.72 and did not advance to the finals, finishing in 12th place. Ran the leadoff leg for the 4x400m relay team which did not advance to the finals, finishing ninth with a time of 3:05.18. Was a two-time winner at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet for the second year in a row, winning the 400m IH with a time of 50.38 and anchoring the winning 4x400m relay. Took third place in the 400m IH Invite Elite race at Mt. SAC on April 16 with a time of 50.00.
2010: Wyatt moved into USC's all-time top 10 and set the school freshman record in the 400m IH with a time of 49.97 in the preliminaries of the Pac-10 Championships on May 15 which was the top qualifying mark and moved him into ninth place on USC's all-time list. Wyatt placed third in the Pac-10 finals with a time of 50.37. He then moved up to eighth on USC's list and bettered his school freshman record with a time of 49.46, second in his quarterfinal heat at the West Preliminary Rounds on May 28 in Austin, Texas. Wyatt entered that meet eighth in the country in the event and the only freshman in the top 19. Wyatt advanced to the NCAA finals in the 400m IH, and finished eighth with a time of 53.99. He had advanced to the finals with the fifth-fastest semifinals time of 49.85. Also earned All-America honors in the 4x400m relay as the anchor of the team that placed fifth with a time of 3:04.54. Wyatt also anchored the 4x400m relay team which posted the sixth-fastest time in USC history of 3:03.26 at the Texas Relays on April 3. Earned the U.S. a bronze in the 400m IH with a time of 50.15 at the U23 NACAC Championships in Florida in July.
HIGH SCHOOL: Wyatt attended La Sierra HS in Riverside, Calif...He set the national freshman and sophomore high school 300m hurdles record before running unattached as a junior when he transferred schools...As a senior, he broke the national high school record in the 300m IH with a time of 35.02 in the prelims of the CIF Track and Field Championships...His time of 35.02 was more than two and one-half seconds faster than the next qualifier and broke the old national record of 35.28 set by Jeshua Anderson in 2007. Was ranked as the No. 1 track recruit in the USA. Wyatt took second place in the 400m IH at the 2007 World Youth Games in the Czech Republic and in 2009 won the 400m IH at the U.S. Junior Championships...He took home the bronze medal in the 400m IH at the Pan Am Junior Championships with a time of 50.61.
PERSONAL: Wyatt was born on September 17, 1990 in Torrance, Calif...He likes to go to the beach and relax in his spare time...His cousin Justin Wyatt lettered as a cornerback at USC from 2002-05...He is a fan of the Friday movie series...Is a Sociology major at USC.
CAREER BESTS: 400m IH -- 49.11 400m -- 46.13 800m -- 1:51.72