2003 Hungarian National Champion: 5000m
Karadi joins the Memphis Track & Field and Cross Country program as a highly touted freshmen from Hungary...Karadi should make an immediate impact as a distance runner and has the potential to be one of the top distance runners on the team...He will compete in cross country this fall.
2003: (CROSS COUNTRY)-Ran in three meets for the Tigers...Finished 97th at the Iona Meet of Champions with a time of 27:44.70 in the 8K race...Placed eighth at the Saluki Invitational with a time of 26:03.37 (8K)...Finished 79th at the C-USA Cross Country Championships with a 8K time of 31:51.50.
PREP: Attended Pvskas Tivadar Prepatory School...Competed in track & field and soccer in high school...Competed in the Hungarian National Championships in 2003 and won the 5000m...Personal best times of 14:26.00 (5000m), 8:19.00 (3000m)...Coached by Nagy A'rpi.
PERSONAL: Full name is Szabolcs Karadi...Born on October 10, 1982 in Budapest, Hungary...Son of Gyorgy Karadi...Father is a salesman, mother is retired...Major is mathematics...Nicknames are "Szabi" or "Leszopsz"...Chose Memphis because it is the best school ever...Favorite band is "Kispal", favorite movie is the "Matrix", favorite book is "Vuk"...Also recruited by Kobanyai Kohomernoki.