UND Roster

2011-12 Cross Country Roster

Ryan Nichols

Middle Distance

Class Freshman
Hometown Stillwater, MN
High School Stillwater Area

AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in three meets during the cross country season … opened campaign with 17th place finish out of 53 runners at the 5K Crusader Invitational (16:33.0) … earned a top-10 finish in the 8K JV race at the National Catholic Championships … finished ninth out of 77 runners in 26:29.9 … also competed in the 8K gold race at the Notre Dame Invitational … made one appearance at the indoor Blue and Gold Invitational.

AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in one event for the Irish on the season … raced in the 3,000m run at the Blue & Gold Invitational, placing eighth.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Nine- time letterwinner in cross country, track and basketball for Stillwater (Minn.) … track and cross country team captain during his senior campaign … two-time MVP in cross country … six-time all-conference selection in track and cross country … all-city selection five times … twice named an all-state runner in track and cross country … only the third person in school history to be named team MVP more than once (the other two were Jake and Luke Watson, both former Notre Dame runners) … has three siblings … son of Rick and Mary Ann Nichols … born in Brooklyn Center, Minn.