University of Iowa Athletics

Nick Holmes

Class Fr.
Hometown Peoria, Ill.
High School Limestone
Nick Holmes - Men's Track & Field - University of Iowa Athletics

2013 — Track – did not compete… letterwinner.

2012 — Indoor – placed ninth in mile at Big Ten Championships (4:09.46), running a 4:07.95 in prelims… ran collegiate-best 4:07.77 mile at Alex Wilson Invite… placed second in two miles (9:07.31) at New Year’s Classic and 17th in 3,000 meters (8:19.84) at Husky Invite… placed second in mile at Iowa Invite (4:12.86) and ninth at Razorback Invite (4:12.75)… Outdoor – ran collegiate-best and team-leading 5,000 meters (14:29.77) at Stanford Invite… placed sixth in 1,500 meters with a collegiate-best 3:49.53, which ranks eighth all-time at Iowa… ran lead leg on team-leading distance medley (9:41.59) and 6,400-meter relays (17:02.69) at Drake Relays… those times rank third all-time at Iowa… letterwinner… Cross Country – Iowa’s top finisher at Big Ten Championships and Pre-National Invite… placed 31st at Big Ten Championships in 24:34 (8,000 meters) and 81st at Pre-National Invite with a collegiate-best 24:18 (8,000 meters)… placed 73rd at NCAA Midwest Regional (32:17-10,000 meters)… also ran 8,000 meters at Roy Griak Invite (25:35-31st) and Bradley Open (25:50-12th)… letterwinner.

2011 — Track – did not compete… Cross Country – earned all-region honors, placing 18th at NCAA Midwest Regional… placed 43rd at Big Ten Championships (24:46-8,000 meters) and 38th at Chile Pepper Festival with a collegiate-best 30:43 (10,000 meters)… Iowa’s top finisher at Roy Griak Invite, placing 20th in 24:36 (8,000 meters)… placed second at Iowa Invitational (25:31-8,000 meters) and third at Iowa Open (19:28-6,000 meters)… letterwinner.

2010 — Indoor – ran collegiate-best 3,000 meters at 8:15.48, a time which ranks eighth all-time at Iowa… anchored team-leading distance medley relay, earning a season-best 9:51.05 at the ISU Classic, a time which ranks fifth all-time at Iowa… ran season-best mile at the ISU Classic (4:10.01)… placed fourth in mile at Last Chance Qualifier (4:10.14)… placed fourth in the 3,000 meters at Jack Johnson Invite (8:31.53)… Outdoor – led the team in the 10,000 meters, earning a collegiate-best 30:02.31 at Big Ten Championships, which ranks sixth all-time at Iowa… ran season-best 1,500 meters (3:50.27) at Musco Twilight XI… ran season-best 5,000 meters at Drake Relays (14:33.73)… letterwinner. 2009 — Track – redshirted… Cross Country – placed 41st at Big Ten Championships (26:37) and 49th at NCAA Regional (32:28)… runner-up at Hawkeye Invite with collegiate-best 18:30 (6,000 meters), which ranks fifth in school history… also placed ninth at Iowa State Intercollegiate (26:26)… letterwinner.

2008 — Cross Country – won Hawkeye Invite (18:33) in collegiate debut… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors.

High School — won Class 2A state cross country title senior year (14:21)… placed fifth in 3,200 meters (9:13.12) at state track meet as a senior… named Athlete of the Meet at 2008 Illinois Prep Top Times Classic after winning indoor mile in a meet record-setting 4:13.72… placed 11th in 1,600 meters (4:13) at 2008 Nike Outdoor Nationals… four-time conference champion, winning two titles in cross country and two in track… four-time first team all-conference in cross country, earning all-state honors in cross country and track as a senior… track all-conference honoree senior year… two-time team captain… set school records in 1,600 meters (4:10), 3,200 meters (9:04), cross country three miles (14:21), and as part of 3,200-meter relay (8:04)… National Honor Society member… coached by Clint Lafary.

Personal — born August 31, 1990… son of Tim and Janet Holmes… interdepartmental studies major.

Holmes’ Collegiate Best Times

Event Time Meet Date
1,500 Meters (O) 3:49.53 Musco Twilight XIII 4/21/12
Mile (I) 4:07.77 at ISU Qualifier 3/3/12
3,000 Meters (I) 8:15.48 at Meyo Invitational 2/6/10
Two Miles (I) 9:07.31 New Year’s Classic 1/14/12
5,000 Meters (I) 17:32.73 at Big Ten Championships 2/25/12
5,000 Meters (O) 14:29.77 at Stanford Invitational 4/6/12
6,000 Meters (CC) 18:30 Hawkeye Invitational 9/4/09
8,000 Meters (CC) 24:18 at Pre-National Invitational 10/13/12
5.2 Miles (CC) 26:37 at Big Ten Championships 11/1/09
10,000 Meters (O) 30:02.31 at Big Ten Championships 5/14/10
10,000 Meters (CC) 31:41 at NCAA Regional 11/12/11