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  Chris Nickinson
Chris Nickinson


Pensacola, Fla.

High School:
Booker T. Washington

All-ACC 2006 Cross Country: Competed in five meets for the Seminoles ... Tops on the team with a 10th-place finish at the Covered Bridge Open as he crossed the finish line in 26:35.11 ... Posted a season-best time of 24:47.1 to take 83rd at the NCAA Pre-National meet ... Ran a 25:49.9 to take 37th at the ACC Championships ... Lone 10k time of the year was a 36:28 at the national championship.

2007 Track: Indoor - Took 11th in the prelims of the mile run at the ACC Championships, coming in at 4:15.16 ... Ran a season-best time of 4:14.68 to take 11th at the Diet Pepsi Invitational ... Finished 11th in the mile in the College Division of the Tyson Invitational.

2005 Cross Country: Slowed by injuries to open the season ... Recorded a lifetime best at the ACC Championship with an 8k time of 24:40.6 to finish 23rd ... Finished 152nd with a time of 25:34.7 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals Meet ... Took 61st in a career-best 32:52.73 at the NCAA South Regionals ... Concluded the season at the NCAA Championships with a 10k mark of 33:02.2.

2006 Track: Outdoor - Finished 10th at the Seminole Invite in the 1500m with a time of 4:01.45 ... Ran a season-best 3:59.51 in the 1500m to finish fifth at the Seminole Twilight ... Placed eighth at the Snowbird Invitational in the 5000m with a career-best time of 14:55.64.

2004 Cross Country: Made his cross country debut at the Mountaineer Open, taking 17th with a time of 26:01.70.

2005 Track: Outdoor- Placed second with a season-best mark of 3:50.88 in the 1500m at the Seminole Invitational ... Had the third fastest time at the ACC Championships, posting a 3:51.96 in the preliminary race of the 1500m run. Came back to finish 13th in the event with a time of 3:59.67 ... Took second in the 1500m run at the Seminole Twilight in 3:54.10. Indoor - Earned the first All-ACC honor of his career as leadoff leg of the winning distance medley relay that crossed the finish line in a time of 9:53.55 ... Posted a seasonbest time of 4:10.51 in the mile at the Gator Invitational to take fourth ... Highest finish came at the Florida Intercollegiate where he placed second in the mile with a time of 4:15.22 ... Third fastest miler at the Wildcat Invitational, clocking a 4:12.87.

2003 Cross Country: Redshirted during his freshman season in cross country.

2004 Track: Outdoor - Added depth to the middle distance area, competing in the 1500m event ... Ran a season-best time of 3:52.33 at the Yellow Jacket Invite to finish 10th ... Won the event at the Seminole Invitational in 3:52.77 ... Indoor - Held two of the top 10 times on the squad in the 3000m ... Crossed the line third in the mile at the Gator Invite in a time of 4:14.22 ... Ran a season-best 8:36.03 at the Florida Intercollegiate meet in the 3000m ... Took fourth at the Clemson Opener in the 300m and in the mile run at the Clemson Invite.

Prep: Earned all-state honors at the 2003 FHSAA Track & Field Championships with a third-place finish in the 3A 1600m ...Also earned all-state honors as a member of the cross country team and in the 1600m during his senior season ... Named to the All-Panhandle Cross Country team.

Personal: Born October 23, 1984 ... Majoring in political science ... Son of Ed and Jean Nickinson

Collegiate Bests
8k (XC) - 24:40.6
10k (XC): 32.52.73
1500m - 3:50.40
mile - 4:10.51
5000m - 14:55.64

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