Nichols Finishes 6th At Nationals, Named All-American

Nichols Finishes 6th At Nationals, Named All-American

In an impressive end to her freshman indoor campaign, EMU's Hannah Nichols (Fredericksburg, Va./Chancellor) took sixth place in the 800m at Saturday's NCAA Indoor National Championships. Nichols earns an All-American award with the finish.

Running in the field of the top eight runners in the nation, Nichols crossed in 2:14.66, just holding off Kristen Linzmeier of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2:14.77.

Isaac Bryan, Director of Cross Country and Track & Field, was proud of what his runner accomplished.

"Hannah ran a great race," Bryan explained. "She put herself in in great position early. She's had an amazing run these last few weeks and has had a PR every single meet this season which is very rare. I'm proud of her tenacity and competitiveness. To be an All-American in your freshman year is quite an accomplishment."

Nichols had been seeded No. 14 of the 17 women who qualified for nationals, but ran her PR of 2:13.83 in Friday's preliminaries to advance as the fourth seed to Saturday's finals.

Emily Richards of Ohio Northern was the run-away winner, coming in nearly two seconds ahead of the next runner at 2:10.38.