Nellum Qualifies

USC sprinters Bryshon Nellum made the U.S. Olympic team in the 400-meter dash and teammate Josh Mance qualified for the relay team in the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore.
Nellum was sixth with about 70 meters left in the race but finished third at the wire with a personal best of 44.80. Nellum’s time moved him from 10th to fourth on USC’s all-time 400m dash list.
“I kept faith in God, kept going day by day, kept working hard and stayed dedicated,” Nellum said.
“We have worked on fi nishes and they both did that very well today,” USC track coach Ron Allice said. “All the credit goes to them. To be able to handle all of the pressure, and there is no more pressure than that, and to beat great competition including a former
Olympic champion.”

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  • gotroy22

    A big Fight On to Bryshon for persevering after his injury and to Josh!

  • Revenge of Charlie Bucket

    what to go Nellum and Mance!! good luck boys! way to handle the pressure!!

    some athletes can’t handle pressure very well, so more kudos to you! when your coach comments that you can handle pressure, that says a lot.

    conversely, when a coach publicly states there is s concern with an athlete’s ability to handle pressure, well, honestly, that can be a problem.

    fit on!

  • Trojsteve5

    Well done to the two Trojans. Noticed Mance ran unattached while Bryshon was listed under USC. Have to be wondering if these performances had happened at the NCAA it would have been a 2nd & 3rd worth 14 pts. instead of the four earned by Mance. That is another added 10 pts. to the total score moving the Trojans up a few notches in the final standings. That is another type of pressure.

  • in sheep’s clothing

    that’s an awesome accomplishment for nellum. medalling may well be out of the picture but getting to london has to feel great for him.

  • dtksr1

    I saw Bryshon’s kick the last 25 yards giving him 3rd place. Glad he got this opportunity, he deserves it with what he had to overcome. The Trojan family salutes you Bryshon!