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Bryshon Nellum

Bryshon Nellum

Event: 400m
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
PR: 400m - 44.73 (2013)
Born: 05/01/1989
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: Long Beach Poly H.S. '07
College: Southern California '12
Coach: Ron Allice
USATF Championships
Third at 2012 Olympic Trials (44.80)
2007 USATF Junior champion (45.38)

International Championships
2012 Olympic Games 4x400m silver medalist (2:57.05)

Collegiate Championships
2013 NCAA Outdoor champion 400m (44.73)
2013 NCAA West Regional champion 400m (45.42)
Two-Time PAC-12 Outdoor champion: 2013 - 200m (20.23), 400m (44.76);2012 - 400m (45.20)

About Bryshon
When doctors told Bryshon Nellum he would never return to a world-class level of running, he kept pushing forward. Stunned after he was shot three times in the legs after leaving a party near the USC campus, Nellum went through three surgeries to slowly remove the damage and began the process of recovery. Though the recovery was slow, Nellum’s drive paid off when he finished third in the 400m at the Olympic Trials in a personal-best 44.80 seconds and earned a berth on the London Olympic team. For his ability to overcome such tragedy and reach the highest level in sport, Nellum was slected as flag bearer for the Closing Ceremony for Team USA at the London Olympic Games.  In 2013 Nellum claimed his first NCAA Outdoor championship in the 400m with a personal best time of 44.73. He graduated from USC in May of 2013.

6th at USA Outdoors in the 200m (20.65);
2013: 6th in prelims at USA Outdoors 400m (47.81); NCAA Outdoor champion 400m (44.73); 3rd at NCAAs 200m (20.27); NCAA West Regional champion 400m (45.42); NCAA West Regional runnuer-up 200m (20.58); PAC-12 Outdoor champion 200m (20.23); PAC-12 Outdoor champion 400m (44.76); 1st at Mt. SAC Relays 200m (20.49); 2nd at Mt. SAC Relays 400m (45.65)
2012: Olympic Games 4x400m gold medalist (2:57.05); 3rd in semi-final heats at Olympic Games (45.02); 3rd at Olympic Trials (44.80); 5th at NCAA Outdoors (45.45); PAC-12 Outdoor champion (45.20); 1st at Norwalk Beach Classic (46.87); 1st at Los Angeles/USC Trojan Invitational (46.45)
2011: 3rd at PAC-10 Outdoors (45.56); First at Los Angeles Cal State Twilight (47.60); 1st at Los Angeles UCLA vs. USC (46.88)
2010: Third at PAC-10 Outdoors (45.94); PAC-10 Outdoor 4x400m champion (3:06.07)
2007: USA Junior Outdoor champion (45.38); Pan Am Junior champion (45.38)
2006: 1st at USA Junior Outdoor Championships
2005: 1st at USATF Junior Olympic Championships (47.16); 3rd at World Youth Championships (46.81); 2nd at USA U18 Championships (47.73) 1st in 200m (21.30)
2004: 1st at U16 Olympic Trials 400m (47.27) and 200m (21.65)

USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
Outdoor Bests - 200m, 20.23 (No. 7 in the USA, 400m, No. 21 in the World); 400m, 44.73 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 7 in the World, ranked No. 4 in the USA by T&FN)
2012: Outdoor bests - 400m, 44.80 (3rd in the US; 8th in the World, ranked No. 6 in the USA by T&FN)
2011: Outdoor bests - 400m, 45.56
2010: Outdoor bests - 400m, 45.94
2007: Outdoor bests - 400m, 45.38
2006: Outdoor bests - 400m, 46.20
2005: Outdoor bests - 400m, 46.81
2004: Outdoor bests - 400m, 47.27
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