University of Iowa Athletics
Distance

Nick Young

Class Fr.
Hometown Bettendorf, Iowa
High School Bettendorf

2012 — Track – did not compete.

2011 — Indoor – placed third in mile (4:19.58) and fourth in 3,000 meters (8:52.59) at Illinois Open… Outdoor – did not compete… Cross Country – ran collegiate-best 31:34 (10,000 meters) at Chile Pepper Festival… also competed at Iowa Invite (26:42-8,000 meters), Roy Griak Invite (27:10-8,000 meters), Big Ten Championships (25:58-8,000 meters) and NCAA Midwest Regional (35:25-10,000 meters)… letterwinner.

2010 — Indoor – redshirted… Outdoor – ran lead leg on team-leading distance medley relay (9:42.97) at Drake Relays… that time ranks third all-time at Iowa…ran a collegiate-best 800 meters at the Iowa Invitational (1:55.11)… earned a collegiate-best in the 1,500 meters at Musco Twilight XI (3:52.78)… ran a collegiate-best 3,000 meters at Tiger Track Classic (8:36.12)… placed third in 1,500 meters at Razorback Invite (3:56.66) and fourth at Tiger Track Classic (3:52.96)… letterwinner… Cross Country – ran season bests at NCAA Regional (32:47-10,000 meters) and Bradley Classic (25:02-8,000 meters)… placed 65th at Big Ten Championships (25:33-8,000 meters)… also competed at Wisconsin Adidas Invite (25:21-8,000 meters) and Iowa Invite (26:28-8,000 meters)… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors.

2009 — Cross Country – redshirted.

High School — two-time all-conference in track, earning all-state honors in cross country senior year… placed fourth in 1,600 meters (4:24) at state meet junior year… best times are 51.5 in 400 meters, 1:55.6 in 800 meters, 4:23.6 in 1,600 meters and 9:33.6 in 3,200 meters… two-time team MVP in cross country, earning track team MVP honors as a junior… also played basketball and football… honor roll student, earning academic letters in cross country and track… earned 2009 Presidential academic award… all-academic team member in cross country and track… coached by Joe Lopez and Ben Pennington.

Personal — born October 3, 1990… son of Tom and Joan Young… Spanish major.

Young’s Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
800 Meters (O) 1:55.11 Iowa Invitational 4/17/10
1,500 Meters (O) 3:52.78 Musco Twilight XI 5/1/10
Mile (I) 4:19.58 at Illinois Open 1/8/11
3,000 Meters (I) 8:52.59 at Illinois Open 1/8/11
3,000 Meters (O) 8:36.12 at Tiger Track Classic 4/3/10
8,000 Meters (CC) 25:02 at Bradley Classic 10/15/10
10,000 Meters (CC) 31:34 at Chile Pepper Festival 10/15/11