USC’s Bryshon Nellum wins NCAA 400-meter final

Bryshon Nellum of USC won the men’s 400-meter race at the NCAA track and field championships at Eugene, Ore., vaulting the Trojans into the lead in the men’s team standings.

Nellum, a 2012 U.S. Olympian from Los Angeles, clocked a personal-best 44.73 seconds to finish ahead of Texas A&M;'s Deon Lendore (44.94 seconds) and Florida’s Arman Hall (45.02).


Nellum’s victory earned 10 points, giving USC 32. Texas is in second place with 31 points, Arkansas is third with 26.

Nellum and USC’s Aaron Brown also qualified for Saturday’s 200-meter final.

Brown, a junior who competed for Canada in the 2012 London Games, on Friday finished fifth in the 100-meter final, clocking 10.01 seconds.

USC senior Reggie Wyatt won the 400-meter hurdles in 48.58 seconds.

Alitta Boyd and Melia Cox were competing Friday in the final of the women’s triple jump.


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