May 24, 2006

Nellum's turn to burn

The speed of light is 299,792,458 miles per meter, and while Long Beach, Calif., Poly wide receiver Bryshon Nellum has yet to be offered a scholarship for football, his recent track times indicate that he's capable of running down the spotlight in any sport.

Currently holding the state's best marks in the 200 and 400-meters, Nellum hasn't finished monopolizing headlines.

"I'm just hitting full stride right now," said Nellum, who holds the nation's fastest time in the 400-meters. "It's the best I've felt in the 400 (meters) and 200 (meters). I think once I get to state, I'll be running my fastest. My goal is to drop below 45.00 in the 400."

At the CIF Southern Section Division-I Finals last weekend, Nellum won the 200-meters with a time of 21.06. At the Mt. SAC Relays earlier this year, Nellum ran a 20.99, which is the nation's third fastest time in the 200.

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