Nicole Nielsen
Last School
Borah High School
Roster Years


  • Born in Seattle, Wash.
  • Parents are David and Sheri Nielsen
  • Older brother, Jared, ran cross country at Southern Virginia University
  • A Rotary and Presidential scholar
  • Enjoys playing the piano, singing, reading, being with friends and family, and fly fishing
  • Majoring in elementary education

Before BYU

  • Lettered four years in track and cross country at Borah HS in Boise, Idaho
  • Named the school's 2007 and 2008 Most Valuable Female Cross Country athlete
  • Two-time runner up in the cross country state championships in 2006 and 2007
  • Idaho State Gatorade Girls Cross Country Athlete of the Year in 2008
  • 2006 Jr. Olympic cross country All-American
  • Footlocker and Nike Cross national finalist
  • Member of the National Honor Society
  • 5A District III cross country champion in 2007
  • Puma Invitational Girls Elite champion in 2007
  • 1600 and 3200m champion in 5A District III and state champion
  • Idaho State Gatorade Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year in 2006 and 2007


  • MWC Scholar-Athlete (2009)
  • MWC Academic All-Conference (2010)
  • 2013 West Coast Conference Cross Country All-Academic Team


2011: Junior    
Place Event  Time Distance
82 Roy Griak Invitational 22:08.0 6K
18 Notre Dame Invitational 17:59.0 5K
269 Wis. Adidas Invitational 22:37.0 6K
2010: Sophomore    
Place Event  Time Distance
3 Utah State Open 17:05.0 5K
49 Notre Dame Invitational 17:31.0 5K
122 Pre-Nationals Invitational 21:53.1 6K
14 MWC Championships 22:30.5 6K
38 NCAA Mountain Regionals 21:42.9 6K
2009: Freshman    
Place Event  Time Distance
10 BYU Autumn Classic* 18:46.6 5K
18 Bob Firman Invitational 18:50.2 5K
60 Wis. Adidas Invitational 18:16.0 5K
20 Chile Pepper Invitational 21:40.6 6K
11 MWC Championships 21:42.5 6K
34 NCAA Mountain Regionals 22:05.6 6K
96 NCAA Championships 21:26.0 6K

 Best Times: 5K - 17:05.0, 6K - 21:26.0

* - Unattached

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2009

  • Named as the MWC Women's Freshman of the Year following an 11th-place finish at the MWC Championships, earning All-MWC Second Team honors
  • Came in 34th place at the NCAA Mountain Regional with a 6K time of 22:05
  • Arrived in 96th place at the NCAA Championships with a 6K time of 21:26
  • Finished in 20th place at the Chile Pepper Invitational in 21:40
  • Earned a 60th-place finish at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational in 18:16
  • Achieved an 18th-place mark at the Bob Firman Invitational
  • Came in 10th place running unattached at the BYU Autumn Classic, finishing the 5K race in 18:46
Sophmore Year 2010

  • Placed third at the Utah State Open in 17:05.0
  • Ran at the Notre Dame Invitational, taking 49th in 17:31
  • Competed at Pre Nationals, taking 122nd in 21:53.1
  • Earned Second Team All-MWC honors with a 14th place finish in 22:30.5 at the MWC Championships
  • Finished the season with a 38th place finish at the Mountain Region in 21:42.9
Junior Year 2011

  • Placed 82nd in the Roy Griak Invitational with a time of 22:08.0
  • During the Notre Dame Invitational, came in 18th place in 17:59.0
  • Finished 269th in the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational in 22:37.0
Senior Year 2013

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2012

Medical Redshirt Year 2012