At Utah Valley... 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.