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2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

 

Nick Symmonds

Nick Symmonds

Event: 800m
Height: 5-10
Weight: 165
PR: 800m - 1:42.95 (2012); mile - 3:56.72i (2007); 1,500m - 3:36.04 (2012)
Born: 12/30/1983
Current Residence: Springfield, Ore.
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
High School: Bishop Kelly (Boise, Idaho) H. S. '02
College: Williamette University '06
Coach: Mark Rowland
Agent: Chris Layne
Sponsor: Brooks
Club: Oregon TC Elite
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USA Championships
Five-time USA Outdoor champion – 2008 (1:44.10); 2009 (1:45.86); 2010 (1:45.98); 2011 (1:44.17); 2012 (1:43.92)
2007 USA Indoor champion (1:48.73)
2008 USA Indoor runner-up (1:46.96)
Three-time USA Outdoor runner-up - 2006 (1:45.83); 2007 (1:45.17); 2013 (1:43.70)
2014 USA Indoor bronze medalist (1:48.48)
 
Collegiate Championships
Four-time NCAA Division III Outdoor 800m champion - 2003 (1:49.51); 2004 (1:50.87); 2005 (1:49.87); 2006 (1:49.59)
Three-time NCAA Division III Outdoor 1500m champion - 2003 (3:46.66); 2005 (3:54.20); 2006 (3:40.91)
 
Awards and Honors
NCAA Division III national record holder
2005 NCAA Division III Track and Field Male Athlete of the Year
 
About Nick
Since 2006 Symmonds has either won (2008-2012) or finished as runner-up (2006-2007, 2013) in the 800m at the USA Outdoor Championships. In 2012 he reached new heights in placing fifth in the Olympic Games final in a new personal best time of 1:42.95. Along with teammate Duane Solomon, who placed fourth in London, the two became the second and third runners in American history to break the 1:43 barrier. In 2009 Symmonds became the first American to make the men's 800m final at the World Championships since Rich Kenah won the bronze medal and Mark Everett finished eighth in 1997. Symmonds duplicated that performance again in 2011. He qualified for his first Olympic team in 2008 at Hayward Field in one of the most memorable races of the Trials. A native of Boise, Idaho, Symmonds won seven NCAA Division III titles competing for Williamette University. Competing for the Oregon Track Club Elite, Symmonds worked to open the Tan Republic tanning salon. 
Results
2013:
1st at Edmonton 800m (1:44.86); USA Outdoor runner-up 800m (1:43.70); 3rd at Prefontaine 800m (1:45.40); 1st at Oxy HP 1500m (3:36,07); 4th at Millrose Games 600m (1:16.89)
2012: 5th in Olympic Games final (1:42.95); Olympic Trials champion (1:43.92); 1st at DecaNation (1:47.96); 5th in Monaco (1:43.78); 3rd at Pre Classic (1:44.32); 2nd at USATF High Performance 1500m (3:36.04).
2011: USA Outdoor champion (1:44.17); 5th at World Outdoors (1:45.12); 3rd at Monaco (1:43.83)
2010: USA Outdoor champion (1:45.98); 3rd at Pre Classic 1,000m (2:16.35); 6th at Monaco (1:44.0; 3rd at Rieti (1:43.76); 4th at Stockholm (1:45.32); 1st at NY GP (1:45.05); 6th at Paris (1:44.93); 2nd at Ponce GP in 1,000m (3:40.33)
2009: USA Outdoor champion (1:45.86); 6th at World Outdoors (1:45.71); 1st at Nike Prefontaine Classic (1:45.8); 1st at Tyson Invitational (1:47.72); 1st at 1,000m at Reebok BIG (2:20.52); 3rd at Monaco (1:43.83)
2008: Olympic Trials champion (1:44.10); 5th in Olympic semifinal (1:46.96); USA Indoor runner-up (1:46.96); 4th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (1:45.01); 6th at World Indoor Champs (1:46.48)
2007: 6th in semis at World Outdoors (1:46.41); USA Indoor champion (1:48.73); USA Outdoor runner-up (1:45.17); 1st at Reebok Boston Indoor Games (1:48.15); 1st in mile at Seattle (3:56.72i); 2nd in mile at Tyson Invitational (4:01.21); Nike Prefontaine Classic champion (1:44.54); 3rd at Madrid (1:45.06); 5th at Heusden-Zolder (1:45.49)
2006: USA Outdoor runner-up (1:45.83); 4th at Stanford 1500m (3:40.91)
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: 
Outdoor bests - 800m, 1:43.03 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the World, ranked No. 1 in the USA and No. 2 in the World by T&FN); 1500m, 3:34.55 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 37 in the World)
2012: Outdoor bests - 800m, 1:42.97 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 6 in the world); 1,500m, 3:36.04 (No. 14 in the USA, ranked No. 2 in the USA & ranked No. 8 in the world by T&FN)
2011: Outdoor bests - 800m, 1:43.83 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 6 in the world by T&FN)
2010: Indoor bests - 800m, 1:47.59 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 21 in the world); Outdoor bests - 800m, 1:43.76 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 8 in the world, ranked No. 6 in the world by T&FN)
2009: Indoor bests - 800m, 1:47.72 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 15 in the world); Outdoor bests - 800m, 1:43.83 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 11 in the world, ranked No. 10 in the world by T&FN)
2008: Indoor bests - 800m, 1:46.48 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 10 in the world); Outdoor bests - 800m, 1:44.10 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 10 in the world)
2007: Indoor bests - 800m, 1:48.15 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 19 in the world); Outdoor bests - 1:44.54 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 14 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2006: Outdoor bests - 800m, 1:45.83 (No. 5 in the USA, ranked No. 7 in the USA by T&FN)
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