Photos from the 2011 Mountain West Conference Track and Field Championships
2012-13 Indoor: Earned a fifth-place mark of 10:45.44 in the 3,000-meter run at the Air Force Invite ... competed in the 3,000-meter at the AF Team Challenge but did not finish the race. Outdoor:
Competed in the 5,000-meter run at the Fum McGraw Quad, placing fourth in 18:35.07 ... finished seventh in the 1,500-meter run in 5:08.06 at the Tom Benich Invite to open the outdoor season.
Competed in two meets during the outdoor season ... had a strong finish at the Tom Benich Invite with a mark of 4:53.35 in the 1,500-meter run for second place ... set a season-best 1,500-meter with a mark of 4:49.97 at the Fum McGraw meet.
Established herself as the top Cowgirl distance runner as a freshman, finishing in the top 25 in all six cross country races ... named MW Freshman of the Year in cross country, and contributed in indoor and outdoor track as well ... set the school record in the 5,000-meter run and was fourth at the MW Championships in the same event ... set team-best marks in five events in indoor and outdoor track.
Had a stellar prep career in both academics and athletics ... named to the honor roll all four years and was a National Honor Society member ... also named to the first team All-Metro track team in Kansas City, Kan., along with earning first team honors in cross country ... state runner-up in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs at the state 6A meet.
Daughter of James and Leslie Nelson ... has one sister, Katie ... majoring in kinesiology and health promotion.
Nelson's Bests: Indoor
Mile run - 5:06.76 (2011)
3000m run - 9:50.68 (2011)(No. 4 UW all-time mark)
5000m run - 16:48.24 (2011)(No. 1 UW all-time mark)
1500m run - 4:35.08 (2011)(No. 7 UW all-time mark)
3000m run - 9:47.56 (2011)
5000m run - 16:31.61 (2011)(No. 1 UW all-time mark)