Cliff Nielson
 Cliff Nielson

Gowanda, New York

High School:
Gowanda HS





Student-athletes, UVU community honored at Wolverine Club Awards

Retiring athletic director Mike Jacobsen was recognized with a special presentation and the Bronze Wolverine Award.


Wolverines Fare Well in Opening Meet in Idaho


UVU Men, Women Both 4-Peat at GWC Championships

The women took home the title by nearly 150 points, while the men won theirs by 40.


Pincock, Nielson Sweep GWC Track Honors


UVU Records 17 Individual Firsts at the SUU Dual

At Utah Valley...
JUNIOR ~ (2014): Did not compete in either indoor or outdoor.

REDSHIRT ~ (2013): Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

SOPHOMORE ~ (2012): (OUTDOOR) Won the 5000m (15:18.86) and placed second in the 1500m (3:53.22) at the Great West Conference Championships ... Won the mile (4:21.18) at the UVU/SUU Dual ... Placed fourth in 5000m (14:48.33) at the Bryan Clay Invitational ... Won the 3000m (8:25.19) at the UVU/USU Dual ... Won the 5000m (15:01.99) at the UVU Collegiate ... Won the 5000m (14:35.54) and finished third (3:53.56) at the SDSU Aztec Invitational. (INDOOR) Placed third in the 5000m (14:51.51) and 3000m (8:33.85) at the Great West Conference Championships ... Placed third in the mile (4:25.91) at the Air Force Team Challenge ... Won the 3000m (8:42.83) and the mil e(4:14.54) at the Bronco Invitational ... Won the mile (4:22.84) and placed third in the 3000m (8:50.53) at the Snake River Open.

FRESHMAN ~ (2011): (INDOOR) Was part of the 4000m distance medley relay team that finished fourth (10:41.59) at the Great West Conference Championships...Was part of the 4 x 400 team that placed third (3:28.73) at the Boise State Challenge (OUTDOOR) Finished third in the 800m (2:00.92) at the UVU Open and sixth in the 1500m at the UVU Collegiate (4:08.14) and the UNLV Track Classic (4:06.19)

Before Utah Valley...
Three-time cross country and track MVP...Holds high school records in the 800m, 1600m, 3200m and 4x800 relay...Two-time Section VI cross country champion...All Western New York Runner of the Year...Team won back-to-back league and section titles.

Graduated from Gowanda HS in 2010 with a 3.7 GPA...Also lettered in wrestling...Plans to major in exercise science...Also recruited by BYU, Buffalo, Cal...Son of Spencer Nielson and Denise Hoca.