THIS YEAR: Norbert Horvath, who has the second-best hammer mark in USC history, returns with the hope of adding more honors to an already impressive collegiate resume. He is one of the more consistent hammer throwers in the nation. If he stays healthy, he has a chance to win USC's sixth NCAA hammer title.
2000: Norbert overcame a back injury last year to finish strong at the dual, conference and NCAA meets ... Earned All-American honors for the second-straight year with a season-best 231-11 to place fifth at the NCAAs ... Won his second-straight Pac-10 crown with a throw of 230-4 to lead a USC sweep of the top four places in the hammer ... Won the hammer competition at the UCLA dual meet with a distance of 227-8.
1999: Finished as the NCAA runner-up in the hammer ... Answered every round in the NCAA hammer finals with a PR and his last throw (a PR of 241-11) was barely eclipsed on the eventual winner's last throw ... Won the Pac-10 Championship with a mark of 227-9 ... Finished first at the USC-UCLA dual meet with a throw of 227-9 ... In his six other competitions Norbert finished first three times, second twice, with one sixth place finish.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Hevesi Akos in Szombathely, Hungary.
PERSONAL: Norbert was born in Szombathely, Hungary, on June 13, 1975 ... He is majoring in social sciences at USC.
CAREER BEST: Hammer - 241-11.