Former, Future Trackmen to Run in Olympics

A pair of former and a future Bulldog trackmen are heading to Athens. Greece, that is, not Georgia.

Sprinters Pierre Browne and Keston Nelson have qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games with their Canadian national team. Browne will compete in both the 100 meter dash and the 4x400 meter relay, while Nelson is qualified in the 4x100 relay. 2004 MSU signee Steve Mullings, a sprinter from Barton County Comm. College who is originally from Perth Town, Jamaica, has qualified for the 100 and 200 meters as well as the 4x1 for the Jamaican national team.

Brown was a four-year star for State, from 2000-03. He holds the program record in the 100 meter dash at 9.98 and was part of the record-setting 4x400 team with both marks set his senior season. He finished second in the NCAA 100 meter championship that year, and was third in the '02 national championship.

Nelson earned his three varsity letters from 2001-03. He was part of the '03 distance medley team that still holds the MSU record, and ran anchor legs on both the 4x200 and 4x400 teams.

Mullings currently has the 10th and 13th fastest times in the world in the 100 (10.40) and 200 (20.22) meters, respectively.

A total of 148 current and former SEC athletes and coaches qualified for this Olympiad, which run from August 11-29. Auburn had the most athletes to make a national team, 28, while Florida had 27.

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