USC junior Corey White was named the United States Track and
Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) West Region Male
Field Athlete of the Year on Monday.
White, who will be competing this week as one of the favorites in the
javelin at the NCAA Track and Field Championships held in Des Moines,
Iowa, had an outstanding first season for the Trojans.
After transferring from the University of Redlands and redshirting
last season, White immediately made an impact on the USC program by
recording the third-farthest throw in school history in his first
competition as a Trojan and then the second-farthest throw at the
Trojan Invitational on March 22.
He then set the school javelin record with a throw of 256-10 (78.29m)
in winning the title at the 2008 Texas Relays, more than 12 feet
farther than Nils Fearnley’s USC record set in 1995. White then
bettered that mark with a throw of 267-10 (81.65m) to win the javelin
at Mt. SAC on April 20.
So far this posteason, White has won the javelin competition at the
Pac-10 Championships with a throw of 241-8 (73.66m) and at the NCAA
West Regional with a throw of 241-11 (73.73m), a new West Regional