Rideout selected adidas? OVC Male Track Athlete of the Week
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Nashville, Tenn. - Tennessee State University men's track and field 400m sprinter, Michael Rideout, was named adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Male Track Athlete of the Week.

He picks up his second career OVC weekly award during indoor season while winning the event for the fourth time since joining the Flying Tigers as a freshman in 2008.

The junior from Sacramento, Calif. put up an impressive performance at Middle Tennessee State's Blue Raider Invitational last week building on one of his best showings the week prior at the Saluki Open hosted by Southern Illinois.

He finished first in the 400m dash above tough competition. His time of 49.4 seconds in the event proved to hold other competitors from Belmont, Troy and MTSU.

Rideout currently shares the fastest time in the OVC this indoor season with a clocking of 49.02 seconds. He recorded the time at SIU's Saluki Open finishing second overall.