Nemeth Named Co-Conference USA Male Track & Field Athlete of the Week
April 27, 2004
CHICAGO-Memphis senior distance runner Mate Nemeth was named the Conference USA Male Track & Field Athlete of the Week it was announced by the conference offices Tuesday.
Nemeth placed third in the 3000m Steeplechase with a time of 8:50.95 at the Penn Relays. It marked the second consecutive year that Nemeth placed at the highly competitive meet. In 2003, Nemeth won the steeplechase competition at the Penn Relays. Nemeth's time was the best by any runner in C-USA and ranks 11th in the nation in 2004.
Nemeth holds the school record in the event at 8:37.53 (Stanford Invitational, 2003). Nemeth share's this week's award with TCU's Jerry Harris, who anchored TCU's 4x100m Relay team to a gold medal performance at the Penn Relays. Nemeth is the second Memphis Tiger to claim this award in 2004, as Gaute Myklebust was honored the week of March 30.