Year Inducted: 2017
1600m ... 4:52
5K ... 16:50
Half-marathon ... 1:19:36
Nicole may well be one of the most prolific high school middle distance runners to ever come out of the Miami Valley in southwestern Ohio. Nicole wonsix Division 1 State Championships
between 1993-1996 for Chaminade-Julienne High School in Dayton.
Nicole went to the Ohio HS State Championship meet in cross country and track all four years. Her freshman year she placed 3rd in cross country, 2nd in 1600m, and 3rd in 3200m at the State Championships. Her sophomore year, she won three of her six state titles; placing first in cross country, the 1600m, and 3200m. Her junior year she won the State Championship in cross country. As a senior, she won their third cross country State Championship and her second 1600m title, along with a 2nd place finish in the 3200m. To add to her amazing high school XC and track career, Nicole also placed sixth at the prestigious Foot Locker National Cross Country Championship in San Diego, CA in 1995.
As a collegiate runner at The University of Norte Dame in Indiana, Nicole was named to the All-Big East Conference Cross Country team her freshman year in 1996. Injuries throughout the remainder of her college years kept her from reaching the highest level of excellence her raw talent would have taken her to. Even with chronic injuries, she still ran well enough to become a four time varsity letter athlete in both cross country and track at Norte Dame.
After college, Nicole continued racing not only as a runner, but also started competing and winning as a duathlete and triathlete at the national and international level. Some of her highlight races include: Caesar’s Creek Duathlon Champion in Ohio (2001, 2003, 2010); Windsor Duathlon Champion, Ontario, Canada (2001, 2002, 2004); Cincinnati Flying Pig Half-marathon, 2nd place (2006); Caesar’s Creek Triathlon Olympic distance champion (2007, 2008); Cincinnati Flying Pig Half-marathon - 1st place (2009); Muncie Duathlon - 1st Overall (2010); She placed 9th overall in the 2011 Duathlon World Championship in Gijon, Spain. Nicole also placed 2nd overall in the Elite Female division and was 1st American at the USAT (USA Triathlon) Duathlon Na t ion a l C h amp i o n s h i p in Tucson, AZ (2011). She placed 1st in US Air Force 10K (2012).
As Nicole was busy making her mark in the world of multi-sport endurance racing, she also would occasionally step back into road racing with great success. Locally, she was 2nd overall female in the Dayton River Corridor Classic Half-marathon (2010); she won the Jingle Bell Run (2010, 2011, 2012), ORRRC Turkey Trot (2001, 2011, 2012), Ghost & Goblins 5K (2005, 2006).