Track & Field
    Nellum Named 2013 Pac-12 Male Track Athlete Of The Year

    Brshon Nellum shown here acknowledging the crowd before running and winning the men's 400m race at the NCAA Championships. - photo courtesy of Kirby Lee

    June 13, 2013

    USC's Bryshon Nellum was named the 2013 Pac-12 Male Track Athlete of the Year it was announced today (June 13) by Commissioner Larry Scott.

    The redshirt senior won the NCAA 400m title and placed third in the 200m final at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. from June 5-8, earning first team All-America honors in both events. His 400m time of 44.73 in the finals was a PR and the fastest time run by a collegiate runner in 2013. His wind-aided time of 19.99 in the 200m semifinals was also the fastest time under any condition by a collegiate runner this season. His legal best 200m dash this season was 20.23 set in winning the Pac-12 title and ranks third all-time by a Trojan.

    Nellum claimed the Pac-12 Championships titles in both the 200m and 400m, becoming just the second conference male athlete to accomplish the feat. He finished the season undefeated against collegians in five finals at 400m and won three of four finals against collegians at 200m.

    It was quite a calendar year for Nellum who made the 2012 U.S. Olympic team in the 400m in late June, then reached the Olympic semifinals in the 400m and earned a silver medal as a member of the 4x400m relay team in August, graduated in December, began his graduate degree in January and captured the Pac-12 200m and 400m crowns en route to being named the Pac-12 Championships Male Track Athlete of the Meet in May and then Pac-12 Men's Track Athlete of the Year today.

    Nellum was also named the 2013 National Men's Track Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on June 12.