Myklebust Named C-USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week
March 30, 2004
CHICAGO-Memphis Senior Gaute Myklebust was named C-USA Male Track & Field Athlete of the Week for the week of March 30; as announced by the conference offices Tuesday. Myklebust won the discus competition at the Bulldog Invitational Saturday hosted by Mississippi State with a school record breaking toss of 59.33m (194-08.00). Myklebust broke his own record that he set in 2003 at the Sea Ray Relays (4/12/03) with a throw of 58.31m. His mark of 59.33m currently ranks third in the nation this year.
The mark in the discus throw qualified Mylebust for the NCAA Mid-Eastern Regional in Baton Rouge, La. on May 27-29. The regional meet is one of four nationally in which track athletes will compete for the right to advance to the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas on June 10-13. Myklebust was one of three Tigers that qualified for the NCAA Regional Saturday as Senior Adam Martin earned a mark in the shot put with a throw of 16.96m and Senior Ivan Williams qualified in the 200m with a time of 21.05.
As a junior, Myklebust was named the 2003 C-USA Male Outdoor Athlete of the Year after winning both the discus and shot put at the 2003 C-USA Outdoor Championships in Charlotte. He qualified for the NCAA Regional and eventually advanced to the NCAA Championships where he placed 14th in the discus.