Three-Time NCAA Regional Qualifier Personal Bests Indoor Shot Put 53-07.75 Weight 49-07.00 Outdoor Shot Put 53-00.75 Discus 172-072005-06:INDOOR- Placed fifth in the weight throw a mark of 49-07.00 at the conference meet to pick up four points and placed fifth in the shot with a toss of 51-04.50 ... Placed fifth in the shot at the SIU Booster ... Threw a 49-03 in the weight at the McDonalds Invitational for a seventh place finish ... Finished fifth in the shot at the McDonalds Invitational ... Took second in the weight throw and the shot put at the Redhawk Invitational. Outdoor- Made the NCAA Regional in the discus ... Threw a 51-03 in the shot to take sixth at the C-USA Outdoor Championship and placed fifth in the discus ... Set a new PR at the Rhodes Open with a 172-07 in the discuss and placed third in the shot put ... Finished fourth in the discus with a throw of 155-10 and placed fifth in the shot put with a throw of 53-07.50 at Ole Miss.
2004-05: INDOOR-Competed in the shot put at five meets and the weight throw in four meets, scoring in the shot at the C-USA meet for the second-straight year...Set a personal best in the weight with a mark of 47-05.00" (14.45m) at the Saluki Booster Invitational...Placed fourth in the shot at the SEMO Invitational with a personal-best toss of 53-07.75" (16.35m)...Logged a sixth-place finish and scored in the shot at the C-USA Championships with a mark of 50-01.25" (15.27m), while placing 12th in the weight with a toss of 46-09.50" (14.26m)...OUTDOOR-Competed in the shot put and discus throughout he season, scoring in both events at the C-USA Championships for the second-consecutive year, while qualifying for his first NCAA Regional Championships in the discus...Set a then personal best in the discus at the Jace Lacoste Invitational, finishing third with a mark of 163-02" (49.74m)...Posted a season-best mark of 50-03.50" (15.33m) in a second-place finish in the shot at the Ole Miss Invitational...Set a new PR of 165-04" (50.39m) and qualified for NCAA Regionals in the discus at the Indian Classic, placing third...Placed seventh in the discus and eighth in the shot at the C-USA Championships with marks of 157-03" (47.93m) and 49-01.00" (14.96m), respectively...Placed 22nd in the discus at NCAA Mid-East Regionals with a toss of 160-09" (49.00m).
2003-04: INDOOR-Recorded indoor season-best marks in the weight throw 45-01.50" (13.75m) and shot put 50-03.50" (15.33m) at the SEMO Invitational, placing sixth in the weight and fifth in the shot...Scored in both the shot put and weight throw at C-USA Championships, placing seventh in the shot with a toss of 49-03.75" (15.03m) and eighth in the weight with a toss of 44-11.50" (13.70m)...OUTDOOR-Set a season best and placed fifth in the discus at the Bulldog Invitational with a toss of 161-11" (49.35m)... Finished fourth and set a personal best mark in the shot put at the Ole Miss Invitational with a throw of 52'4.25"(15.96m), while also placing fourth in the discus (154-04"; 47.05m)...Claimed third in the discus at the Mississippi Invitational (158'01"; 48.18m)...Won the shot put (50-06.25"; 15.40m) and placed fourth in the discus (154-10"; 47.18m) at the Murray State Invitational...Was again a two event scorer at C-USA Championships, placing sixth in the discus (148-10"; 45.36m) and eighth in the shot put (50-08.25"; 15.45m).
PREP: Attended Petofi Sandor H.S...Lettered one year in basketball and four years in track...Won 10 collective national championships in youth and high school competitions in the shot put and discus...High school team won the Hungarian National Championship in 2002...Holds the Hungarian Junior Natioanl record in the discus (56.56m)...Coached by Alfonz Saskoy.
PERSONAL: Born in Budapest, Hungary on Sept. 24, 1983...Son of Joseph and Zita Engel Gulyas...Major is undecided...Enjoys music, sleeping and being outdoors...Nickname is "Taz"...Favorite musician is Bob Marley, favorite movies are "The Fast & the Furious" and "Lord of the Rings"...Hopes to compete professionally someday...Chose Memphis because "Coach Robinson is one of the best throws coaches in the US."