Didyk made an immediate impact on the Memphis track team in 2003...A transfer from the University of South Australia, the Australia native was a double medallist at C-USA Indoor Championships placing second in the 3000m and third in the 5000m...He will compete in cross country this fall and be one of the Tigers top-runners and one of the elite runners in C-USA.
2003: INDOOR-Placed second at the Arkansas State Invite in the 3000m with a time of 8:34.92...Placed third at the C-USA Indoor Championships in the 5000m (14:54.02)...Placed second in the 3000m at C-USA Indoor Championships with a time of 8:33.27 finishing runner-up to teammate Mate Nemeth...Personal best times of 8:34.92 (3000m) and 14:54.02 (5000m)...OUTDOOR-Placed third at the Big Cat Classic in the mile run (4:22.70)...Placed second at the Southeast Missouri State Gatorade Classic in the 5000m (15:11.02)...Won the 5000m at the Mississippi State Invite with a time of 14:37.00...Placed third at the Ole Miss Easter Invite in the 1500m (3:54.38)...Was the top ranked runner in C-USA in the 5000m entering the C-USA Outdoor Championship Meet, but battling an illness he finished ninth in the 5000m (15:06.14) and 12th in the 10,000m (33:19.49)...Personal best times of 33:19.49 (10,000m), 3:54.3 (1500m), 14:37.00 (5000m) and 4:22.70 (mile run).
2001-02: (University of South Australia)...Competed in both track and cross country at South Australia...Personal best times of 14:3.00 (5000m), 8:28.00 (3000m), 3:56.30 (1500m), 1:56.60 (800m) and a 51.20 (400m).
PREP: Attended St. Michael's College...Competed in cross country and track there...Personal best times in prep school of 4:03 (1500m), 8:52 (3000m), 16:03 (5000m).
PERSONAL: Full name is Adam Jaraslav Didyk...Born in Adelaide, Australia on August 14, 1981...Son of Jack and Erica Didyk...Father is a managing director, mother is a clothing designer...Major is sport psychology...Chose Memphis because the coaching staff was great, wanted to be part of a great distance team and school is known for having many Australians...Plans to return to Australia in the spring and complete degree program the University of South Australia in education and Catholic studies ...Enjoys hanging out with friends, traveling and watching Australian Rules Football...Has two brothers (Taras and Kristian), Kristian attended Colorado State University...Also recruited by Belmont and Northern Iowa.