Steffen Nerdal
Steffen Nerdal

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bergen, Norway

High School:
Fana Gymnas/ Lawton Chiles HS

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 290

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
02/22/1985

Experience:
HS


Three-Time All-American
Three-Time NCAA Qualifier
Seven-Time C-USA Champion

2009 Outdoor: Redshirted.

2009 Indoor: Competed in six meets in weight throw and shot put...Finished first in all six weight throw meets he participated in...Set a personal best weight throw mark of 22.54 meters en route to his NCAA Championship...Finished first at the EIU Mega Meet, SIU McDonald's, Rod McCravy, SEMO Invite and the C-USA Championships as well...Finished second at the EIU Mega Meet with a shot put mark of 14.41 meters.

2008 Outdoor: Competed in eight meets during the 2008 outdoor season including the NCAA Mid-East Regional and the 2008 NCAA Outdoor National Championships...Competed in both the discus and the hammer throw during the outdoor season for the Tigers...At the Rhodes Open Meet, earned the title of meet champion in both the discus and the hammer throw with tosses of 54.10m (177-06) and 64.12m (210-04) ,respectively...Also swept the SEMOtion Relays in the discus 51.77m (169-10) and the hammer throw 67.43 (221-03) earning first place in both events...At the John McDonnell Invitational, earned a first place finish in the hammer throw with a toss of 63.81m (209-04)...At the exclusive Sea Ray Relays, earned fourth place in the hammer throw with a toss of 66.67m (218-09)...At the Ole Miss May Invitational, earned another meet title with a hammer throw of 64.80m (212-07)...At the 2008 C-USA Outdoor Championships, earned a pair of C-USA titles in the discus with a launch of 53.94m (177-00) and the hammer throw with a toss of 66.36m (217-08)...Qualified to compete at the NCAA Mid-East Regionals in Fayetteville, Ark....Set a season best mark and placed ninth in the discus with a mark of 54.18m (177-09)...At the NCAA Regional, launched the hammer 65.59m (218-06)...The fourth place toss sent him to the NCAA National Championships...At the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, earned All-America honors with a sixth place finish in the hammer throw with a personal best throw of 68.21m (223-09).

2008 Indoor: Competed in five meets while participating in the weight throw during the 2008 indoor track and field season...Distances improved each meet throughout the season and recorded three first place finishes...At the Arkansas State Invitational, placed first place in the weight throw and broke his previous personal best of 18.78m (62-00.00) with a toss of 18.98m (62-03.25)...At the 2008 C-USA Indoor Championships, set a personal best record and a C-USA meet record with a throw of 20.94m (68-08.50) earning him the C-USA crown for the weight throw.

2007 Indoor: At the Rod McCravy Classic, placed eighth in the discus with a throw of 50.63 and had a distance of 16.25 in the weight throw... At the Gladstein Invitational, had a distance of 16.61 meters in the weight throw...Placed second at the McDonald's Invitational in the weight throw with a distance of 18.02 meters...Took first at the Red Hawk Invitational with a throw of 59-5 ¾ in the weight throw...At the C-USA Championships placed third in the weight throw with a distance of 18.78.

2007 Outdoor: Grabbed two first place finishes at the Rhodes Invitational with a throw of 54.54 meters in the discus and 61.68 meters in the hammer...Took home two first place finishes at the Lynx Invitational in the hammer and discus with distances of 64.36 meters and 54.11 meters...Won both the discus and hammer at the Mississippi State Bulldog Classic with throws of 54.49 meters and 59.99 meters...Placed first in the discus throw at the Ole Miss Invitational with a distance of 55.37 meters...Won the hammer at the ASU Mini Meet with a throw of 61.22 meters...At the C-USA Championships, won the hammer throw with a distance of 60.59 meters and took fourth in the discus with a distance of 50.19.

ACADEMICS: Has been a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for three semesters...Made the Dean's List for one semester...Has been a member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for one year...Honored to the C-USA All-Academic Team in 2008.

Prior to Memphis: Was a Norwegian Junior Champion in the hammer throw and a three-time Norwegian National Champion in the discus...Took fourth in the hammer at the Florida State High School Meet while competing for Lawton Chiles HS in Tallahassee, Fla....Has thrown 209-7 (63.89m) and 174-8 (53.26m) in the discus.

Personal: Born February 22, 1985, in Bergen, Norway...Nickname is Enly, which stands for "Viking Power"...Parents are Willy Nerdal and Signe Steinkopf...Both parents hold a PH.D. in chemistry...Hobbies are fishing and skiing...Majoring in business.

Nerdal's Best Outdoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date Set
Hammer Throw 70.21m Ole Miss Inv. 4/11/09
Discus 55.37m Ole Miss Inv. 4/7/07
Nerdal's Best Indoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date Set
Weight Throw 23.22m NCAA Championships 3/13/10

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