2012 Track & Field Indoor: Placed third in the 600m run at the Arkansas Invitational with a time of 1:37.27 ... Also came in third in the 800m at the Saluki Open in 2:19.93 ... Was part of the 4x400m relay team that placed seventh (4:06.42) at the Saluki Open ... Ran the mile in 5:13.36 at the Varsity Apartments Invitational, good for a ninth-place finish ... Teamed with Emma Burditt, Alyx Dull and Lisa Imgrund to take seventh in the distance medley relay at the MVC Indoor Championships.
Outdoor: Took a second-place finish in the 800m run (2:13.79) at the Arkansas Spring Invitational ... Was sixth in the 1,500m (4:43.03) at the Tom Botts Invitational ... At the same event, helped the 4x400m relay team take third with a time of 3:47.98 ... Teamed with Pernell Joseph, Merica Moncherry and Althia Maximilien to take eighth in the 1,600m sprint medley at the Drake Relays.
2011 Cross Country Finished 171st at the NCAA Midwest Regional 6K with a time of 25:03.55 ... Notched a 56th-place finish in 19:51.7 at the MVC Championships 5K ... Finished ahead of more than 100 runners at the Chile Pepper Festival 6K with a time of 23:50.2 ... With a time of 19:20.12, easily cracked the top-100 in the blue race 5K at the 10th Annual Greater Louisville Classic ... Ran the two-mile race at the Hurricane Festival in 6:35.
2011 Track & Field Indoor: Ran a personal best in the mile at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 5:10.18 ... Had another personal best at the MVC Indoor Championships in the preliminaries of the 800m run (2:14.27), went on to finish seventh in the event (2:17.99) ... Was also a member of the distance medley relay squad that finished fourth at MVC Indoor Championships with a time of 12:15.59.
Outdoor: Had a fourth-place finish at the Tom Botts Invitational as a member of the 4x400 relay team (3:54.76) ... Also a member of the distance medley relay squad that finished fourth at the Kansas Relays with a time of 12:16.86 ... Finished fourth at the Kip Janvrin Open in the 800m with a time of 2:17.05 ... Was a member of the sixth-place 4x400 relay team at the MVC Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:50.10.
2010 Cross Country Set a personal best at the MVC Championship when she ran 18:48.36 ... Was the Bears' fourth finisher at the MVC Championships ... Was 12th at both the SBU and SIUE Invitationals.
2010 Track & Field Indoor: Did not compete in the indoor season.
Outdoor: Ran in the 3,000m at the Razorback Spring Invitational, where she turned in a time of 10:52.99 ... Finished third in the 800m at the Redbird Spring Invitational, running 2:16.00 ... At the MVC Championships, turned in her best times of the season: 2:15.47 in the 800m and 4:40.20 in the 1,500m, which placed her 12th.
2009 Cross Country Redshirted.
Background Four-time Illinois AA (Large Class) state championship qualifier in track and field ... Earned all-state honors in 2006 (4x400m) and competed at the state level in the 1,600m in 2006 and 2007, 4x800m in 2007 and 2009 and in the 800m in 2008 ... Was a 13-time West Suburban Gold Conference individual champion on the track ... Thate was a four-time All-Conference performer in cross country and took the conference title in 2005.
Personal Nicole Karin Thate was born Nov. 4, 1990 in Oak Lawn, Ill. ... Daughter of Steve and Lynn Thate ... Has two sisters, Jacquelyn and Amanda, and one brother, Erik ... Majoring in exercise & movement science.