Track & Field

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The track and field program at the University of Memphis has taken off in recent years due to a combination of factors. A charter member of Conference USA, the Tigers have contributed several marks to the C-USA record books. Since 2003, a Tiger or Lady Tiger has represented the university at the NCAA Championships every year. In that time, five U of M athletes have earned nine All-American nods.

Coach Kevin Robinson is a big reason for the success of the track and field Tigers. Robinson, a former U of M standout in throwing events, has molded such record-breaking athletes as Steffen Nerdal, Susan King, Gail Lee and Gaute Myklebust. During Robinson’s tenure as Memphis head coach, U of M athletes have set 35 school records during indoor and outdoor track and field season.

Tiger track and field athletes excel off the track as well. Many U of M track and fielders donate their time to such worthy causes as the Children’s Museum of Memphis and the Memphis Zoo. Nerdal was twice awarded the Conference USA Spirit of Service Award, the highest award that can be given to a C-USA athlete for community involvement, athletics and academics.

Track and field at the U of M is a diverse, multi-faceted experience designed to mold its athletes for success after college.