Saturday, November 1, 2008

USC Standout Runner Shot On Halloween

Violence visits the sports community, although this time it involves ones of track's own.

University of Southern California sprinter, Bryshon Nellum is recovering after being shot in the leg three times on Saturday after leaving a Halloween party.

The nineteen-year-old sophomore, was hospitalized in stable condition following the shooting at 2 a.m. Friday.

It is unclear at this point, whether the former standout high school runner considered by many as a prospect with the talent to eventually become a professional track athlete.

As a senior at Long Beach Poly, he set the California record at 200-meters in 20.43. Bryshon also dropped 45.54, a personal best, in winning the 400 state title.

Jay Hicks for Prerace Jitters.


  1. Man thats some bull that he got shot. I hope he runs a 43.9 in 2009.

  2. He could still prolly run 46 2 days after surgery...he's that fast

  3. anything can happen anywhere, anytime,,,we all know that,,,however,, be selective about where u go,,an watch the company u keep my brother,,good luck back on the track,,,ill be watchin

  4. Good point...we hope that Bryshon has a full recovery.

    Jay Hicks