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Mate Koroknai
Player Profile:
Mate Koroknai 1796943
Position: Hurdles
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Debrecen, Hungary
High School: University of Debrecen
Experience: High School

Personal Bests
Indoor
60m Hurdles: 8.19 (1/22/16)
400m: 47.06 (1/30/16), 46.86o (2/27/16)
600m: 1:19.31 (2/19/16)
Outdoor
400m: 48.27 (4/12/14)
400m Hurdles: 50.33 (8/12/14)

NCAA Championships
2016 (I): 4x400 Relay - 3:08.48 (10th)
2014 (O): 400m Hurdles - 50.75 (9th)

Big Ten Championships
2016 (I): 400m - 46.86p/47.04 (8th); 4x400 - 3:06.47 (2nd)
2015 (O): 400m Hurdles - 52.21 (9th)
2014 (O): 400m Hurdles - 51.29 (4th)
2014 (I): 600m - 1:19.77o (19th)

Honors
All-America Second Team (400m Hurdles - 2014 Outdoor; 4x400 Relay - 2016 Indoor)
All-Big Ten Second Team (4x400 - 2016 Indoor)
Academic All-Big Ten (2015)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015; Spring 2014, 2014-15)

2016 (Junior)
Indoor: Earned second-team All-America honors with the 4x400m relay after finishing 10th in 3:08.48 at the NCAA Indoor Championships...placed second with the 4x400m relay at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in 3:06.47 to earn second-team All-Big Ten honors...placed eighth in the 400m at the Big Ten meet with a time of 47.04...set an oversized track PR in the 400m in the Big Ten prelims, 46.86...took first in the 4x400m relay at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, New Mexico Invitational and Mark Colligan Memorial...won the 400m at the Mark Colligan Memorial in 47.50...set a 60-meter hurdles personal best of 8.19 at the Prairie Wolf Invitational.

2015 (Sophomore)
Indoor: Set a personal best in the 600m of 1:19.31 to finish fifth at the Nebraska Tune-Up...ran an indoor-best 48.37 in the 400m to place third at the Mark Colligan Memorial.

Outdoor: Finished ninth in the 400m hurdles at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (52.21)...ran a season-best 50.80 to place second at the Michael Johnson Classic...took first at both the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Invitational (51.07) and Husker Spring Invitational (51.17)...ran 52.51 at the NCAA West Preliminary Round to finish 30th.

2014 (Freshman)
Indoor: Participated in four meets for Nebraska throughout the 2014 indoor season...recorded a personal-best time of 1:19.46 in the 600 meters at the Nebraska Tune-Up in a fourth-place finish...finished runner-up in the 600 meters at the Frank Sevigne Invitational...clocked a time of 49.15 in his lone 400-meter appearance of the season...placed 19th in the 600 meters at the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Championships. Outdoor: Recorded a personal best in the 400 meters with a time of 48.27 at the Nebraska Quad...in the 400m hurdles, finished fourth at the Big Ten Championships...recorded a personal best at the NCAA West Prelims with a time of 50.35 and finished ninth at the NCAA Championship Prelims...was a second-team All-American in the 400m hurdles...named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring semester.

Before Nebraska (University of Debrecen)
Came to Nebraska with a personal best of 51.02 in the 400m hurdles, 48.40 in the 400 meters and 8.56 in the 60m hurdles...ranked 112th in the world in the men’s 400m hurdles.

Personal
Born Jan. 13, 1993...parents are Tibor and Judit...majoring in electrical engineering.

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