THIS YEAR: Redshirt senior Corey White is coming off an outstanding first season of throwing the javelin for USC in which he set the school record and finished second at the NCAA Championships.
2008: Had a memorable season throwing the javelin for USC, re-writing the record books all season, culminating with a second-place finish in the NCAA Championships, the only meet he did not win. White earned All-American honors and was named USTFCCCA West Region Male Field Athlete of the Year and Pac-10 Male Field Athlete of the Year. In his first meet for USC - the Trojan Relays - White won with a throw of 220-1, the third-best mark in school history. He then won the javelin at the Northridge Invitational on March 15 with a throw of 235-5, the second-best mark in USC history and a new PR. He was not done as he won the Trojan Invitational on March 22 with a new PR of 241-8, three feet off the school record. He then took down the school record when he won the javelin at the Texas Relays on April 5 with a throw of 256-10 (78.29m), breaking Nils Fearnley's record of 244-8 which was set in 1995. White was not done yet, as he shattered his own school record at the Mt. SAC Relays with a throw of 267-10 (81.65m). He actually broke his record twice on the day as one of his earlier throws went 257-7. At the time, it was the top collegiate throw in the country by more than 20 feet. White won the javelin at the Dual Meet on May 3 with a throw of 237-11, more than 62 feet farther than the second-place finisher. He then won the Pac-10 javelin title with a throw of 241-8 and the NCAA West Regional javelin crown with a toss of 241-11. At the NCAA Championships it came down to the expected battle between White and Georgia's Chris Hill and the Trojan fell two-feet short, taking second with a throw of 255-2. It was, however, the farthest any Trojan had thrown the javelin in an NCAA competition. Also finished second to Hill at the NACAC Under-23 Championships with a throw of 257-7 1/4. White advanced to the finals at the Olympic trials, but placed ninth with a throw of 226-1 and did not qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team.
2007: Served his redshirt season.
BEFORE USC: Attended Redlands for the 2005 and 2006 seasons, winning the 2006 NCAA Division III javelin championship at Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill. with a stadium and school-record throw of 231-7 (70.59m) on May 27..Was ALL-SCIAC both seasons...Finished seventh at the NCAA Div. III Championships as a freshman...Won the gold medal at the USTAF Junior National Championships in the javelin with a throw of 221-4...This advanced him onto the Pan American games in Canada, where he earned the silver medal in the javelin with a throw of nearly 229 feet...Also played defensive end for the Bulldogs' football team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Mt. Pleasant High in San Jose, Calif.
PERSONAL: Corey was born on Jan. 31, 1986...Likes to play video games and watch movies...Lists his favorite actors as Megan Fox and Chuck Norris and favorite movie as Grandma's Boy...He is a Psychology major at USC.
CAREER BESTS: Javelin -- 267-10 (81.65m) (School Record)