White Named USTFCCCA West Region Field Athlete Of The Year

June 9, 2008

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 it was announced today (June 9).

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 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 Record.

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