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2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

 

Billy Nelson

Billy Nelson

Event: 3,000m steeplechase
Height: 5-5
Weight: 120
PR: 8:17.27
Born: 09/11/1984
Current Residence: Longmont, Colo.
Hometown:
High School: Taft Union (Calif.) HS ‘02
College: Colorado University ‘07
Coach: Mark Wetmore
Agent: Chris Layne
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USA Championships
2011 USA Outdoor champion (8:28.46)
2008 Olympic Trials runner-up (8:21.47)
 
Collegiate Championships
2008 NCAA Championships runner-up (8:28.85)
 
Awards and Honors
Four-time NCAA Division I All-American
 
About Billy
A 2008 Olympian, Billy Nelson finished 2011 as the top rated steeplechaser in the country according to Track & Field News. Part of a string of strong line of Buffalo steeplechasers, Nelson graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in history. He was a standout distance runner at Taft Union high school in California where he set school records in the 3,200m (8:54), mile (4:15) and 3,000m (9:35). As a senior, he won the Division IV California state championship. 
Results
2012: 8th at Olympic Trials (8:32.21); 10th at USATF High Performance (8:34.10); 9th at Rome (8:21.42).
2011: 12th in semi-final at World Outdoors (8:51.20); USA Outdoor 3,000m steeplechase champion (8:28.46); 1st at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational (8:22.44).
2010: 5th at the USA Outdoors (8:35.17).
2009: 8th at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational (8:37.53); 7th at the Prefontaine Classic (8:35.90).
2008: 1st at Big 12 Conference Championships (8:53.84); 2nd at NCAA Championships (8:28.85); 2nd at Olympic Trials (8:21.47); 10th at Olympic Games (8:36.66).
2007: 1st at the Big 12 Conference Championship (8:47.89); 2nd at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (8:51.46); 4th at the NCAA Championships (8:33.33).
2005: 3rd at the Big 12 Conference Championships (8:53.01); 2nd at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (8:47.27).
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2012:
Outdoor bests – 8:21.42 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 32 in the world)
2011: Outdoor bests – 8:17.27 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 27 in the world)
2010: Outdoor bests – 8:35.17 (No. 10 in the USA)
2009: Outdoor bests – 8:35.90 (No. 9 in the USA)
2008: Outdoor bests – 8:21.47 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 38 in the world)
2007: Outdoor bests – 8:33.33 (No. 11 in the USA)
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