Merrillville (Ind.) HS ‘02 Indiana ‘06
Event: 400 meters
PR: 400m 44.61 (2008)
Current Residence: Valencia, Calif.
High School: Merrillville (Ind.) HS ‘02
College: Indiana ‘06
Coach: John Smith
Agent: Danny Escamilla
Career Highlights: 3rd at 2008 Olympic Trials; two-time Big Ten 200m champ; three-time Big Ten Outdoor 400m champ; 2003 USA Junior 200m runner-up; 2003 Pan Am Junior Champs 200m runner-up
Neville surprised many with his third-place finish at the 2008 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., finishing behind only World Outdoor Championships silver medalist LaShawn Merritt and reigning world and Olympic champion Jeremy Wariner in the final. Neville crossed the finish line in a personal best time of 44.61 seconds in punching his ticket for the 2008 Olympic Team. A member of the Indiana University track & field squad from 2003-2005, Neville won four Big Ten titles for the Hoosiers and earned All-America recognition on five occasions. He Holds IU indoor records in the 200m dash and 400m dash, as well as in the 4x400m relay and the Distance Medley Relay...owns the second-best outdoor marks in IU history in the 200m dash and the 400m dash as well as the 4x400m relay...named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2004...did not compete in track & field at IU his freshman year, choosing instead to participate in the I.U. Marching Band...Left the I.U. program following his junior year to turn pro.
2008: 1st at Olympic Games in 4x400 (2.55.39) and 3rd in 400m (44.80) ... 3rd at Olympic Trials (44.61PR)...3rd in semis at Olympic Trials (45.03)...3rd at Baie Mehault (45.08)...
2007: 7th at USA Outdoors (46.06)...best of 45.24
2006: 3rd at USA Outdoors (44.75)...3rd at NCAA Outdoors (44.94)...Big Ten Outdoor champ (45.49)...Big Ten Outdoor 200m champ (20.85)...ranked #7 in U.S. by T&FN...bests of 20.74 & 44.75.
2005: Big Ten Outdoor 400m champ (45.89)...Big Ten 200m runner-up (21.05)...5th in opening round at USA Outdoors (46.77)...best of 45.89
2004: 7th at NCAA Outdoors (45.31)...Big Ten Outdoor champ (45.05)...Big Ten Outdoor 200m champ (20.39)...4th in opening round at Olympic Trials (45.69)...bests of 20.39 & 45.05.
2003: U.S. Junior 200m champ (21.11)...Pan Am Junior Champs silver medalist (20.63)...best of 20.63.