Flora Bolonyai of the women's water polo team and Viktor Fajoyomi of the men's track & field team take home honors for the week of Feb. 3-9.
USC has a strong day overall; Ready for final-day action at Mt. SAC
Trojans also entered at the CSULA Twilight Meet
Trojans also to compete at the Cal State L.A. Invitational
Williams Places 4th In Multi-Events; Henry 13th In Heptathlon
THIS YEAR: Senior Viktor Fajoyomi made a successful transition to the decathlon as a junior, registering the fifth-most points in the event ever by a Trojan and only figures to improve. Remains one of USC's top athletes in the high jump, long jump and triple jump.
2013: Tied for third in the high jump at the Trojan Invitational on March 23 by clearing 6-9.75 (2.08m). Set a then legal PR at the same meet by winning the men's long jump with a leap of 23-8.75 (7.23m). Placed fourth in the 100m dash on the first day of the Pac-12 Multi-Event Championships with a PR-matching time of 11.33. On the same day, he set three more PR's in the long jump, shot put, and 400m dash with a jump of 24-3.50 (7.40m), a throw of 41-5.25 (12.63m), and a time of 49.83 respectively. Placed fifth in the decathlon with a PR of 7,299 points on the final day of the Pac-12 Multi-Event Championships. That total is the fifth-highest point total ever scored by a Trojan in the multi-events. He became the first Trojan to make the top 10 performers list in the event since 2003, which is the last time a USC athlete has scored at the conference championships in the decathlon. On this same day, he set three more PR's in the discus throw, pole vault, and the 1500m race with a throw of 115-4 (35.15m), a vault of 12-9.50 (3.90m), and a time of 4:29.80 respectively. He also had a season-best in the javelin with a throw of 150-0 (45.71m). Placed fourth in the long jump at the Pac-12 Championships with a wind-aided jump of 24-4.25 (7.42m) on May 11.
2012: Had a season-best high jump of 6-8.75 (2.05m) to place second at the Dual Meet on April 29. Also placed fifth in the triple jump (46-8.75), 10th in the long jump (20-10.50) and fourth in the javelin throw (159-11), missing out by four feet of scoring in his first attempt at the javelin as a collegian. Posted season best in the triple jump (46-10.25) and long jump (23-1.25) at the Claremont Relays on Feb. 25. Finished 16th in the HJ at the Pac-12 Championships with a clearance of 6-7.0. Also was 21st in the long jump (22-4.25) and fouled out in the triple jump.
2011: Fajoyomi had a season-best high jump of 7-0.25 (2.14m) in winning the competition at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on May 1. Also won the long jump with a wind-aided PR leap of 24-4.50 (7.43m) and took second in the triple jump with a wind-aided leap of 50-1.75 (15.28m). He scored 13 of the 27 points available in the three jump events, more than the entire UCLA team in the events. Fajoyomi was named Pac-12 Male Field Athlete of the Week (April 25-May 1) for his efforts in the Dual Meet. Placed ninth in the HJ (6-11.00), seventh in the TJ (49-6.50) and 17th in the LJ (22-8.50) at the Pac-10s. Tied for 25th at the NCAA Preliminary Rounds in Oregon with a clearance of 6-7 and did not advance to championships. Had a wind-aided PR of 50-6.25 in the triple jump at the NCAA Preliminary Rounds, but that was only good for 17th and he did not advance.
HIGH SCHOOL: Fajoyomi went to high school at Rákóczi Ferenc KSZKI in Hungary. He was the Hungarian Junior champion in the high jump in 2009 and 2010. Fajoyomi has a career best high jump of 7-1.5 (2.18m) on Dec. 6, 2010 in Budapest, Hungary. He placed 13th in the high jump at the World Juniors in Moncton, CN last year with a clearance of 7-0 (2.14m). Fajoyomi placed 11th at the 2009 European Junior Championships with a clearance of 6-9.5 (2.12m). Has a PR of 23-6.50 (7.18m) in the long jump.
PERSONAL: Fajoyomi was born on March 27, 1991 in Budapest, Hungary. He is an Economics major at USC...His hobbies include music and basketball.
CAREER BESTS: HJ -- 7-1.50 (2.18m) LJ -- 24-3.50 (7.40m)/24-4.50w TJ -- 50-6.25w (15.40m) 100m -- 11.33 400m -- 49.83 1500m -- 4:29.80 110m HH -- 15.01 PV -- 12-9.50 SP -- 41-5.25 JT -- 159-11 DT -- 115-4 DECATHLON -- 7,299