UND Roster

2014-15 Track and Field Roster

Nick Happe

Distance


Class Fifth Year
Hometown St. Charles, MO
High School Francis Howell North
Bio

AS A GRADUATE STUDENT:Compiled an outstanding indoor/outdoor track & field season as a distance specialist … competed in 12 meets … represented the Irish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, earning a 12th place finish (13:54.93) in the semi-finals of the 5000M run … also competed at the ACC Outdoor Championships, racing to a first place finish (14:01.15) in the 5000M run as well as a third place finish (3:50.83) in the finals of the 1500M run … was a member of the Irish[apos]s fourth place distance medley relay team (9:41.90) at the NCAA Indoor Championships … was equally impressive at the ACC Indoor Championships, notching a first place finish (14:03.92) in the 5000M run as well as a fourth place finish (8:20.04) in the 3000M run … earned a monogram.

AS A SENIOR (Arizona State): Had a career year during junior campaign, setting three marks that ranked in the top-five on ASU[apos]s all-time lists at the time of graduation … continued tear by becoming just the third athlete in Sun Devil history to go under four minutes in the mile, breaking the 10-year-old school record formerly held by Brandon Strong in a time of 3:58 … has also clocked the third-fastest 5K time in school history at 13:54.51 and the fifth-best 3,000-meter run time of 8:00.66, earning second-team All-America honors at the NCAA Championships … has PR of 7:52.18 in the 3,000m … got the 2012-13 season off to a good start, earning all-conference and all-region honors during the cross country season while also being named the Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year.

AS A JUNIOR (Arizona State): Qualified and competed in the NCAA West Preliminary Championships in the 5,000m and 1,500m … finished top 15 in both the 1,500m and 5,000m at the Pac-12 Championships with a 1,500m career best time of 3:48.49 … qualified and competed in the NCAA Indoor Championships in the mile, just missing the cut off to qualify for the final round … placed third in the mile at the UW Final Qualifier with a personal best time of 3:58.73 to finish third … represented the Sun Devils in the 3,000m and DMR at the MPSF Championships to place sixth and third, respectively … took first place in the 3,000m at the Texas A&M Challenge.

AS A SOPHOMORE (Arizona State): Moved onto the all-time ASU charts in the 5,000m run with a time of 13:54.15 at the Mt. SAC Relays … that time was the sixth-fastest in school history … won the same event at the ASU Invitational … also ran the same event at the Pac-10 Championships and the NCAA Preliminary Round Meet … ran faster than previous best in the 1,500m run on three occasions … turned in a personal-best time of 3:48.09 at the Sun Angel Track Classic … earned USTFCCCA National All-Academic Academic and All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention selections … competed in five races for the team, finishing a season-best 13th at the Dave Murray Invitational … placed among the Top 50 in the Pac-10 and just missed the Top 50 at the regional meet (53rd) … earned Academic All-Pac-10 First Team honors.

AS A FRESHMAN (Arizona State): Redshirted … ran four races unattached from the team … ran three times in the 1,500m run and once in the 3,000m run … was runner-up in the 3,000m run at the Sun Devil Open …opened the year redshirting, but jumped into the starting lineup after a 12th-place showing at the Dave Murray Invitational … placed 237th in first NCAA appearance … was 70th in the region and 35th at the Pac-10 Conference meet … also was 93rd at the NCAA Pre-National Meet.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: 2009 graduate of Francis Howell North High School (St. Charles, Mo.)… lettered four times in track & field and twice each in cross country and soccer for the Knights… captained the cross country as a junior and senior and also captained the track & field squad as a senior… selected as the 2009 Gatorade Athlete of the Year for the state of Missouri… two-time state champion after capturing both the 1,600m and 3,200m races in his senior season… seven-time all-state honoree, including twice in cross country and five times on the track… placed fifth in the state cross country race as a senior after taking 24th as a junior… selected to the all-regional teams in cross country at the Nike and Foot Locker meets… placed ninth on the track in the two-mile race at the Nike Outdoor National meet… set three school records on the track, including the 1,600m (4:13) and 3,200m (8:58) marks as a senior and the 4x800m relay (7:55) as a sophomore… achieved several academic accommodations, including graduating magna cum laude and being selected to the National Honors Society … parents are John and Susan Happe… has three sisters: Melissa, Kim and Alexis… born in St. Louis, Mo…. hobbies include playing soccer… full name is John Nicholas Happe … graduated in business finance from Arizona State … enrolled in law school at Notre Dame.