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Carl Myerscough
Position: Throws
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Hambleton, England
High School: Millsfield School

 

Personal Bests:

Indoors: Shot Put, 70-6 1/4

Outdoors: Shot Put, 71-11; Discus, 207-2

NCAA All-American:

2003 Indoor Shot Put (National Champion)

2003 Outdoor Shot Put (National Champion)

2002 Indoor Shot Put (National Champion)

2002 Outdoor Shot Put

2002 Outdoor Discus

Honors:

2002 & 2003 Indoor Shot Put National Champion; 2003 Outdoor Shot Put National Champion; Big 12 Shot Put Champion 2002 (I), 2002 (O), 2003 (I); Big 12 Discus Champion (2002, 2003); NCAA Midwest Regional Shot Put Champion, 2003 (O); 2003 Track and Field News No. 7 World Shot Put Ranking; Academic All-Big 12 (2002, 2003); Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Spring 2003)

NCAA Championships:

2003 (I): Shot Put, 70-6 1/4 (1st)

2003 (O): Shot Put, 71-11 (1st)

2002 (I): Shot Put, 69-9 (1st)

2002 (O): Shot Put, 62-9 1/2 (8th); Discus, 202-7 (2nd)

Big 12 Championships:

2003 (I): Shot Put, 68-10 (1st)

2003 (O): Shot Put, 68-10 1/2 (2nd); Discus, 196-0 (1st)

2002 (I): Shot Put, 69-2 (1st)

2002 (O): Shot Put, 67-6 3/4 (1st); Discus, 197-7 (1st)

 

2003: Carl Myerscough (pronounced MY-ers-coe) claimed his third national championship in the shot put at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with an unbelievable throw of 71-11 on his final throw of the competition to come from behind and win... toss broke the 23-year old British record by nine inches... also claimed the NCAA indoor title with a throw of 70-6 1/4, which added nine and 1/4 inches to the British indoor record... was also an NCAA meet record and only a centimeter shy of the all-time best by a collegiate thrower...  became Nebraska’s first male three-time national champion since Charlie Greene won six titles from 1965 to 1967... became only the ninth athlete in NCAA history to claim two indoor national championships in the shot put... won the NCAA Midwest Regional title in the shot put with a throw of 69-5 1/4 to punch his ticket to the outdoor national championships... won the Big 12 discus title, launching it 196-0 for the title... finished second to Missouri’s Christian Cantwell in the shot put at the conference championships, throwing it 68-10 1/2 for the silver... won the discus and shot put titles at the Ward Haylett Invitational and the Stanford Invitational... won the Big 12 Indoor Championships in the shot with a throw of 68-10... fell to Cantwell at the adidas Classic with an automatic-qualifying mark of 68-2 1/4... the next week, threw a mark of 68-5 to win the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational to tie a then-nation-leading mark... during the summer won the British AAA championship in the shot put (70-8 1/2) and the Longdon Grand Prix (70-6 1/2)... won silver in the shot put and was seventh in the discus at the SPAR European Cup... did not qualify for the finals at the World Championships, after throwing the shot 64-0 1/4 in the prelims. 2002: Myerscough was outstanding in 2002, bringing home a national championship in the shot put at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a throw of 69-9, which was also a school record, a Big 12 Conference all-time indoor best, a British national indoor record, and the fifth-longest throw in the world in 2002" finished second in the discus at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a throw of 202-7... several days later, placed eighth in the shot put at NCAAs (62-9 1/2) despite injuring his shoulder during the discus competition... during the summer, competed in several meets, including the English Commonwealth Games Trials, European Cup and the XVII Commonwealth Games... won both the shot (65-0 1/2) and discus (200-10) in the Commonwealth Games Trials by wide margins... won the bronze medal in the shot (65-4) at the Commonwealth Games... was sixth in the shot (63-8 1/4) in the 2002 European Cup which was won by Great Britain... at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships, Myerscough captured titles in the shot put (67-6 3/4) and the discus (197-7)... best outdoor throw of the season in the shot came at the Kansas State, Wyoming Triangular meet, with a then-school-record mark of 67-11 3/4... also set a discus school record at the triangular with a 207-2 throw... won the Big 12 Indoor title in the shot put with a throw of 69-2. 2001: Redshirted. 2000: Tossed a season-best mark of 64-8 in the shot put for a first-place finish at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational... the meet was his third and final of the season... finished first in the shot put (62-1 3/4) in a dual against Oklahoma... placed first (64-4) in a triangular against Kansas and Tulsa, his first meet as a Husker... did not participate outdoors. High School: Placed second in the shot put at the 1998 World Junior Championships... finished seventh in the discus at the same event. Personal: English coach was Simon Nathan... major is art... parents are David and Angela Myerscough... married former NU thrower Melissa Price on June 20, 2003... born Oct. 21, 1979.