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  Mark Nicholls
Mark Nicholls

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
South Mecklenburg

Height:
5-10

Event:
Fly, IM


2005-06: Scored points at the ACC Championships (Feb. 22-25) with his fifth place finish in the 200 fly (1:49.52)...recorded a personal best in the 200 fly with a time of 1:48.86 during the prelims...posted two more personal bests, finishing 17th in the 100 fly (49.53) and 25th in the 500 free (4:35.73)...finished third in the 200 fly (1:49.94), eighth in the 500 free (4:39.71) and ninth in the 100 fly (50.70) at the Georgia Tech Invitational (Nov. 18-20)...took fourth in the 200 fly at an ACC quad meet (Oct. 21-22) with a time of 1:54.18.

2004-05: Missed most of the second half of the season after being sidelined with a medical condition...Rebounded to post a pair of career-best at the ACC Championships (Feb. 23-36)...Preservation in the face of adversity earned him the Comeback Award at the annual team banquet...Posted a career-best 1:51.06 during the bonus heat of the 200 butterfly, placing 23rd...Dropped his personal-standard in the 100 butterfly, notching a 51.54 in the prelims...Lowered his career-best in the 500 freestyle with a 4:39.17 at the Georgia Fall Invitational (Dec. 3-5)...Posted a season-best 400 IM time of 4:07.97, taking 16th place...Tallied six top-five finishes during dual meets.

2003-04: Had his best meet of the season at the Texas A&M Fall Invitational (Nov. 21-23)... Participated in the bonus heat of two events at the ACC Championships (Feb. 25-28)...Placed 17th with a time of 1:52.08 in the 200 butterfly, followed by a 22nd-place 400 IM mark of 4:07.07...Notched eight top-five finishes during his first dual meet season, including a second place mark--his highest of the year--in the 200 butterfly against Georgia Tech (Jan. 17).

HIGH SCHOOL: Ended high school tenure with a regional championship in the 100 butterfly his senior year...Earned a pair of all-conference accolades as a junior and senior...Named All-Region his final two seasons...Southern Zone champion in the 200-yard butterfly...Shared team MVP honors his last year...Named captain as a sophomore...Swam for Ellen Mullis at South Mecklenburg and for Dave Gibson on the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club.

PERSONAL: Born May 15, 1985...Majoring in communications...Son of Tony and Sandy Nicholls...Older sister Claire swims at NC State...High school and club teammate of sophomore Stacy Rademacher and freshman Meredith Martelle.

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