BIOGRAPHY
  Clara Nichols
Clara Nichols
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Omaha, Neb

High School:
Millard South

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
12/28/1993


04/20/2013

OSU Track & Field Collects Colossal Marks In California

04/20/2013

OSU Track & Field Collects Colossal Marks In California

04/16/2013

Cowboy Track Moves Back Into Top 25

04/13/2013

OSU Throwers Hit Big Marks, Lead The Way In Arkansas

Miller Now No. 2 In NCAA, Way hits New Personal Best

04/13/2013

OSU Throwers Hit Big Marks, Lead The Way In Arkansas

Miller Now No. 2 In NCAA, Way hits New Personal Best

Personal Bests
100 meters - 11.97
200 meters - 24.66
400 meters - 55.05
600 yards - 1:21.78
800 meters - 2:06.56
1,500 meters - 4:27.79

All-Big 12
2014 Outdoor 800 Meters
2014 Indoor 800 Meters
2013 Indoor 600 Yards
2013 Indoor Distance Medley Relay

Honors And Awards
2013 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team (Track and Field)
2014 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (Track and Field)

2014 Outdoors: Repeated her all-conference indoor performance with another All-Big 12 honor in the 800 meters, placing sixth at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 2:11.62...Went on to appear in the 800 meters at NCAA West Preliminary, where she finished 29th (2:09.86)...Compiled top-ten marks in three separate events at the Tulsa Duels, finishing third in the 4x400 meter relay, fourth in the 400 meters and seventh in the 200 meters.

2014 Indoors: Earned her third All-Big 12 selection at the conference championships, taking third in the 800 meters (2:07.83)...Set a new lifetime best in the 800 meters as well, running a 2:06.56 for fourth-place honors at the Alex Wilson Invitational...Also put up impressive performances with second-place finishes at the KSU Winter Invite (1:25.80 in the 600 yard run) and the KSU WIldcat Invite (58.10 in the 400 meter dash).

2013 Cross Country: Donned the orange and black at the Hurricane Festival, where she completed the two miles in 13:11, marking a 31st-place finish in her only appearance.

2013 Outdoors: Set a new personal best in the 800 meters, with a 2:07.31 at the Stanford Invitational, then beat that mark three weeks later with a 2:06.63 at the Mt. SAC Relays, which is the No. 3 time in OSU history ... Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary in the 800 meters, and finsihed 29th.

2013 Indoors: Nichols had an impressive indoor campaign, landing in the top three on the all-time OSU list in two different events ... In the Big 12 Championships, running the 600 yards for the first time all season, Nichols pulled off a stunning performance, snagging third place and six valuable team points with a 1:22.51--the second-fastest time in OSU history ... At the Razorback Invitational, she ran the 400 meters in 56.08, which landed her at No. 3 in OSU history for the event ... At the Husky Classic, she ran the 400 meters in 56.50, placing fourth.

2012 Cross Country: Did not compete.

High School: Placed in the top two 16 times at the Nebraska state championship meet, including seven individual state titles (400m: `09, `10, `11, `12; 200m: '11, `12; 100m: `12), three state relay titles (4x400m: '10, '11, `12), four individual runner up finishes (200m: '09, '10, 100m: '10, '11) and 2 relay runner up finishes (4x400m: '09, 4x100m: '09) ... Holds the Nebraska state record for the 400 meters (55.05) ... Ranked nationally as the No. 19 returning senior in the 400 meters ... Named an all-state track and field athlete in 2009-12 ... Voted team MVP in 2009-11 ... Holds top 10 times in Nebraska records for 400 meters, 4x400 meter relay, 100 meters, 200 meters and 4x100 meter relay ... Named Most Improved Cornhusker Flyer in 2009 ... Won the Kansas Relays 400 meter championship in 2011 ... Named to the all-state academic track and field team in 2010-12 and the all-district academic team in 2011 ... An honor roll student and AP Scholar ... Also competed in volleyball and basketball as an underclassman.

Personal: Clara Nichols was born Dec. 28, 1993, in Rochester, N.Y. ... Daughter of Mary and Marty Nichols ... Mother played basketball at Damen College ... Volunteered with A Better Future for Toda, an anti-bullying organization.

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