Megan Nickles
Megan Nickles

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Bettendorf, Iowa

High School:
Bettendorf High

Position:
Distance

09/28/2013

Nickles Leads Bears at Cowboy Jamboree

Freshman finishes five-kilometer course in 20:58.50

08/31/2013

Bears Top Louisiana-Monroe at Tulsa Cross Country Festival to Open Season

Forde leads way with 12:42 effort on two-mile course

Personal Bests
2-Mile: 13:14 (Aug. 31, 2013)
5K: 19:54.30 (Nov. 2, 2013)

2013 Cross Country
Competed in all of MSU's meets ... Posted a time of 13:14 in season-opening two-mile Tulsa Duals on Aug. 31 ... Saved best for last, adding best 5K time in Missouri Valley Conference Championships ... Ran 19:54.30 (64th overall) in season's final meet.

Background
Competed in track and cross country for the Bulldogs of Bettendorf High ... As a senior, ran a personal-best time in the 800 meters ... Led Bettendorf's distance medley team to a state title and the third-best time in Iowa prep history ... Earned top-10 state finishes in the 800 meters and 1,500 meters ... Helped the school's 4x400m relay team to a runner-up finish at state ... Owns Bettendorf's records in the 4x400, 4x800, distance medley relay, and has the second-best 1,500m time ... Earned all-district and all-conference honors for track three times ... Was a two-time all-conference and all-district selection in cross country ... Qualified for state as a senior and was named MVP of her track team as a sophomore.

Personal
Megan Marie Nickles was born July 23, 1995 in Bettendorf, Iowa ... Daugther of Jason and Dawn Nickles ... Has three siblings: Grant, Jenna and Luke ... Majoring in communication sciences and disorders ... Plans to go to graduate school and pursue a Master's in speech pathology.

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