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Leah Nichols
Leah Nichols

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Orlando, Fla.

High School:
Timber Creek High School

Position:
DISTANCE

  • '10 All-MVC (Cross Country)
  • '10 All-Midwest Region (Cross Country)

At Missouri State: Leah Nichols will run distance events after making her mark during her freshman cross country season....2010 Cross Country: An All-MVC performer for her showing at the MVC Championship....She finished third overall at the meet, running her 5K in 17:40.74....Her 5K time of 17:20.71, which she set at the Chile Pepper Festival, is second all-time at MSU....Finished 13th at that meet and was the Bears' top finisher....Also in the record books for her 6K time posted at the NCAA Midwest Regional, where she finished 22nd overall and was the Bears top finisher....Her 20:48.31 showing is the third-fastest time ever at MSU....Earned All-Midwest Region for her performance....One of two Bears ranked in the top three of both events....Emerged as one of the Bears top runners early, finishing second overall in her first collegiate meet, the SIUE Invitational....Background: Nichols will run for the Bears after an impressive high school career at Timber Creek High in Orlando, Fla.....During her career, Nichols set personal bests of 19:55.06 in the cross country 5K and 11:55.04 in the 3,200-meter run on the track....Personal: Leah Ellen Nichols was born October 3, 1991, in Coon Rapids, Mich.....Daughter of Phil and Ellen Nichols....Has three sisters, Emily, Julia and Lydia....Majoring in exercise and movement science.

Missouri State Careers Bests for Nichols

Event

Best

5K (cross country)

17:20.71

6K (cross country)

20:48.31

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