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Northwest Bearcats Player Bio

Jessica Nichols

Jessica Nichols

Height: 5-3

Class: Cross Country: Jr. Indoor/Outdoor: So./Jr.
Hometown: Louisiana, Mo.
Major: Broadcasting with coaching minor


Ran outdoor season-high in the 800-meters with a time of 2:44.42 at the Jock's Nitch Northwest Open (4/4) … ran season-best in the 1,500-meters at the MIAA Outdoor Championships (5/3) with a time of 5:11.82 … ran indoor season-best time of 3:14.28 in the 1,000-meters at the Nebraska Wesleyan Invite (1/24) ... ran a 20:54 at the Cowboy Jamboree (10/04) to give her the best 5k cross country season-high … ran best 6k cross country season time at the MIAA Championships (10/24) with a time of 24:27.71 earning her 30th place which was the best finish at the MIAA Championships for any Bearcat


Finished sixth for Northwest at the Bearcat Open (9/8) during the cross country season ... ran season-best 20:44.56 at the Christian Brothers Invite (10/6)

Louisiana High School

Earned all-district and All-Clarance Cannon Conference honors all four years ... state champion in 800-meter run sophomore year ... earned nine all-state honors: 800-meter run (8th, 2007; 1st, 2004); 1,600-meter run (6th, 2007; 6th, 2006; 3rd, 2005; 3rd, 2004); 3,200-meter run (6th, 2007) and 4x800-meter relay (6th, 2004) ... editor of yearbook ... also active in basketball and softball for three years ... named to honor roll all four years

Personal Bio

Born Oct. 13, 1988 ... daughter of Janis Nichols

Career Highs

800m UCM Mule Relays 2/7/08 2:34.51
Mile MIAA Championship 3/1/08 5:34.96
1000m Nebraska Wesleyan 1/24/09 3:14.28
800m Jock's Nitch 4/4/09 2:44.42
1500m MIAA Championship 5/4/08 4:55.4
3000-steeple Northwest Open 4/7/08 12:54.24

Cross Country
5K Christian Brothers Twilight Classic 10/6/07 20:44.56
6K MIAA Championships 10/25/08 24:27.71