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Nick Symmonds

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Gender Male
Birthday 12/30/1983 - 30 years old
Twitter address @NickSymmonds
 

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Nick Symmonds - OTC EliteCollege: Willamette University
Event
: 800 Meters – 1:42.95
Coach
: Mark Rowland
Personal Website
: www.NickSymmonds.com

Idaho native Nick Symmonds joined OTC Elite in the Fall of 2006 after graduating from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Perhaps the most decorated OTC athlete of all time, Symmonds is the reigning US and Olympic Trials Champion at 800 meters, and has not lost a national-championship race at that distance since 2007. After being ranked 10th in the world by Track and Field News in 2009, Symmonds brings a No. 6 ranking into 2011.  He brought home a 5th place finish in Daegu, South Korea at the 2011 IAAF World Outdoor Championships.

Professional: For the second year in a row, Symmonds opened his 2012 season in Australia with two 800-meter races in Sydney and Melbourne. Nick followed up his trip Down Under with two races bumping up in distance. At the Kansas Relays, Nick competed in the invitational mile then later ran a personal best in the Oxy High Performance Meet 1,500 meters -- 3:36.04. Symmonds returned home to Eugene/Springfield for the Prefontaine Classic, where the 800 meters consistently showcases the world's most elite. In his best finish since winning the Pre Classic in 2009, Nick finished third behind Abukakar Kaki and Mohammed Aman in a season best 1:44.32. At the U.S. Olympic Trials three weeks later, Nick lit up the crowd again with his closing 100 meters and won his fifth consecutive National Championship in the 800 meters. Following the Trials, Symmonds traveled to Europe for a pair of final tune-up races before London. At the Diamond League meet in Monaco, Symmonds ran .02 seconds off his PR with a 1:43.78. Symmonds entered his second Olympic Games determined to make his first Olympic final. He was able to secure one of the two qualifying spots based on time in the semifinal round. The 800 final proved to be one of the most electrifying races in London. Kenya's David Rudisha set a new world record of 1:40.91 and the top five finishers were all under 1:43. Nick was one of those five, taking fifth in the third fastest time ever ran by an American in 1:42.95.

Symmonds opened up the 2011 season in top form, dipping under the IAAF World Championships ‘A’ Standard (1:45.40) with a time of 1:45.09 at the IAAF Melbourne Track Classic in Australia....He returned to Oregon for the Prefontaine Classic in preparation for the USA National Championships. He won for the fourthyear in a row with a time of 1:44.17. Running quickly in two Diamond League events(1:43.83, Monaco and 1:44.4, London) gave him confidence going into the 2011IAAF World Championships. Having hoped for more, he crossed the line slightlydiscouraged but still ran 1:45.12 and placed fifth overall. He finished the seasonwith a road appearance at the Fifth Avenue Mile in New York City.

Symmonds won the 2010 U.S. Indoor Championship at 800 meters and set his personal best in both the 800 and the 1,000. The former mark was set in Rieti, Italy on August 29, in the same race in which David Rudisha set a new world record of 1:41.01. Symmonds took third that day, in a time of 1:43.76. Earlier that summer, Symmonds placed third in the 1,000 at the Prefontaine Classic, setting another PB of 2:16.35. … His 2010 race highlights included five top-6 finishes in Diamond League races, highlighted by a second-place showing in New York. Symmonds also recorded an 800 win in Zagreb on Sept. 1, and a fifth-place showing at the Continental Cup in Split, Croatia on Sept. 5. … Symmonds opened his outdoor season at the Penn Relays, leading off the USA Blue team in the Distance Medley Relay. … In March, Symmonds capped off a short, yet stellar indoor season with a USATF Indoor 800 title. On February 14, he ran with OTC Elite teammates Matt Scherer, Tyler Mulder and Will Leer to a World Indoor Record time of 9:21.77.

In 2009 Symmonds won the Prefontaine Classic 800 and successfully defended his U.S. National Title, punching his ticket for the World Championships in Berlin. Unlike in Bejing, Symmonds did not fail to qualify for the Berlin final and won his semifinal heat prior to taking 6th overall, which was the highest placing by an American man in the 800 since 1997. … Earlier that summer, Symmonds went on to set his 2009 PR of 1:43.83 at the Monaco Super Grand Prix and he finished the year ranked No. 10 in the world at 800 meters.

Symmonds won his first outdoor National Championship at the 2008 US Olympic Trials in Eugene, when he set a then PB of 1:44.10 to lead a trio of Oregon athletes to represent the USA in the two-lap event in Bejing. Symmonds went on to make the semi-finals at the Beijing Olympics.

Previous professional highlights: Symmonds was the National runner-up at 800 meters in both 2006 and 2007. His coming-out party in Eugene happened on June 10, 2007, when Symmonds defeated 2004 Olympic Champion Yuriy Borzakovskiy at the Prefontaine Classic. Earlier in 2007, Symmonds made his mark on the indoor track, winning 800 races at both the USA Indoor Championship and the Boston Indoor Games. … In addition to his Pre Classic title, Symmonds also won the Osaka Grand Prix Championship and was the USA Outdoor runnerup. He went on to the World Championships in Osaka, where he made it to the semifinal round.

College: Symmonds was unstoppable for Willamette University from 2003-2006. He collected four straight NCAA Division III titles in the 800 and three 1,500-meter championships (2003, 2005, 2006). When NCAA titles were on the line, Symmonds was a perfect 7-for-7.

High School: Symmonds championship-racing success started during his junior year of high school at Bishop Kelly in Boise, Idaho. In the fall of 2001, Symmonds won his first state title in cross country. He went on to win four more individual championships in the spring of 2001 on the track: in the 800, 1600, 3200 and 4x400 relay. He repeated that four-title feat on the track as a senior in 2002.

Personal: A 2006 graduate of Willamette University, Symmonds earned his Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry.

PERSONAL BESTS – Outdoors
600 Meters – 1:14.47 – Eugene, Ore. – June 15, 2008
800 Meters – 1:42.95 – Olympic Games, London, UK - August 9, 2012
1000 Meters – 2:16.35 – Prefontaine Classic, Eugene, Ore. – July 3, 2010
1500 Meters – 3:36.04 – Oxy High Performance, Eagle Rock, Calif. - May 18, 2012

PERSONAL BESTS – Indoors
800 Meters – 1:46.48 – Valencia, Spain – March 9, 2008
1000 Meters – 2:20.52 – Boston, Mass. – February 7, 2009
Mile – 3:56.72 – Washington Invitational, Seattle, Wash. – February 3, 2007

 

My Results

  Pl Rd F/H# Mark Converted Wind Division  
2013 Fifth Avenue Mile
1 Mile Road 17     4:00.1 Open  

2013 Brussels Diamond League - Memorial Van Damme
800m 2 F 1 1:43.03 Open  

2013 Palio Citta della Quercia - Rovereto
800m 1 F 1 1:44.75 Open  

2013 DecaNation
800m 1 F 1 1:49.69 Open  

2013 Zurich Diamond League - Weltklasse Zurich
800m 1 F 1 1:43.56 Open  

2013 Kamila Skolimowska Memorial - Warsaw
800m 1 F 1 1:44.79 Open  

2013 IAAF World Outdoor Championships
800m 1 P 4 1:46.90 Open  
800m 2 S 3 1:45.00 Open  
800m 2 F 1 1:43.55 Open  

2013 London Diamond League - Sainsbury's Anniversary Games
800m 1 F 1 1:43.67 Open  

2013 Monaco Diamond League - Herculis
1500m 10 F 1 3:34.55 Open  

2013 Edmonton International Track Classic
800m 1 F 1 1:44.86 Open  

2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
800m 1 P 3 1:47.10 Open  
800m 1 S 2 1:45.22 Open  
800m 2 F 1 1:43.70 Open  

2013 PreClassic.com - The official Prefontaine Classic website
800m 3 F 1 1:45.40 Open  

2013 Oxy High Performance Meet
1500m 1 F 1 3:36.07  

2013 Kansas Relays
Mile 3 F 1 4:00.21 Cunningham Invitational  

2013 Millrose Games
600m 4 F 1 1:16.89 Open  

2012 DecaNation
800m 1 F 1 1:47.96 Open  

2012 2012 London Olympics
800m 1 P 4 1:45.91 Open  
800m 3 S 2 1:44.87 Open  
800m 5 F 1 1:42.95 Open  

2012 Morton Games - Dublin
400m 5 F 1 47.45 Open  

2012 Monaco Diamond League - Herculis
800m 5 F 1 1:43.78 Open  

2012 USA Olympic Track and Field Trials
800m 2 S 2 1:46.82 Open  
800m 1 F 1 1:43.92 Open  
800m 1 P 1 1:46.94 Open  

2012 PreClassic.com - The official Prefontaine Classic website
800m 3 F 1 1:44.32 Open  

2012 Oxy High Performance Meet
1500m 2 F 2 3:36.04  

2012 Kansas Relays
Mile 4 F 1 4:01.57 Invitational  

2012 Melbourne Track Classic
800m 5 F 1 1:48.03 Open  

2012 Sydney Track Classic
800m 6 F 1 1:47.44 Open  

2011 Fifth Avenue Mile
1 Mile Road 17     4:04.9 Open  

2011 IAAF World Outdoor Championships
800m 1 P 1 1:46.54 Open  
800m 1 S 2 1:45.73 Open  
800m 5 F 1 1:45.12 Open  

2011 London Diamond League - Aviva London Grand Prix - Crystal Palace
800m 4 F 1 1:44.40 Open  

2011 Monaco Diamond League - Herculis
800m 3 F 1 1:43.83 Open  

2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
800m 4 S 1 1:45.87 Open  
800m 1 F 1 1:44.17 Open  
800m 2 P 2 1:48.56 Open  

2011 PreClassic.com - The official Prefontaine Classic website
800m 8 F 1 1:46.78 Open  

2011 Oxy High Performance Meet
1500m 8 F 1 3:38.18 Championship  

2011 Oregon Twilight
Distance Medley 1 F 1 9:26.07  

2011 Melbourne Track Classic
800m 2 F 1 1:45.09 Open  

2011 Briggs Athletics Classic
1500m 4 F 1 3:46.90 Open  

2010 DecaNation
800m 1 F 1 1:49.12 Open  

2010 IAAF Continental Cup
800m 5 F 1 1:44.98 Open  

2010 Zagreb
800m 1 F 1 1:45.37 Open  

2010 Rieti
800m 3 F 1 1:43.76 Open  

2010 London Diamond League - Aviva London Grand Prix - Crystal Palace
800m 3 F 1 1:45.28 Open  

2010 Stockholm Diamond League - DN Galan
800m 5 F 1 1:45.32 Open  

2010 Monaco Diamond League - Herculis
800m 6 F 1 1:44.24c Open  

2010 Paris Diamond League - Meeting Areva
800m 6 F 1 1:44.93 Open  

2010 PreClassic.com - The official Prefontaine Classic website
1k 3 F 1 2:16.35 Open  

2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
800m 1 P 3 1:47.91 Open  
800m 2 S 2 1:45.91 Open  
800m 1 F 1 1:45.98 Open  

2010 New York Diamond League - adidas Grand Prix
800m 2 F 1 1:45.05 Open  

2010 Oregon OSAA Outdoor State Championships
1500m 7 F 1 3:45.04 Gleukos  

2010 Ponce Grand Prix
1500m 2 F 1 3:40.33 Open  

2010 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships
800m 1 P 1 1:47.59 Open  
800m 1 F 1 1:48.10 Open  

2010 Washington Husky Classic / UW Indoor Open
Distance Medley 1 F 1 9:21.77  

2009 Shanghai Diamond League - Shanghai Golden Grand Prix
800m 7 F 1 1:47.46 Open  

2009 Pedro's Cup - Szczecin
800m 1 F 1 1:46.33 Open  

2009 World Athletics Final
800m 6 F 1 1:46.19 Open  

2009 DecaNation
800m 1 F 1 1:48.68 Open  

2009 Brussels Diamond League - Memorial Van Damme
800m 6 F 1 1:47.16 Open  

2009 Gateshead Diamond League - Aviva British Grand Prix
800m 1 F 1 1:47.30 Open  

2009 Zurich Diamond League - Weltklasse Zurich
800m 7 F 1 1:44.86 Open  

2009 IAAF World Championships
800m 6 F 1 1:45.71 Open  
800m 1 P 2 1:47.12 Open  
800m 1 S 1 1:45.96 Open  

2009 Monaco Diamond League - Herculis
800m 3 F 1 1:43.83 Open  

2009 London Diamond League - Aviva London Grand Prix - Crystal Palace
800m 3 F 1 1:46.11 Open  

2009 Luzern Spitzenleichtathletik
800m 4 F 1 1:46.60 Open  

2009 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Official Website at TrackTown.net
800m 1 F 1 1:45.86 Open  
800m 1 P 4 1:48.07 Open  
800m 1 S 2 1:47.50 Open  

2009 PreClassic.com - The official Prefontaine Classic website
800m 1 F 1 1:45.86 Open  

2009 Nike Mile
800m 1 F 1 1:46.25 Open  

2009 Tyson Invitational
800m 1 F 1 1:47.72 Open  

2009 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
1k 1 F 1 2:20.52 Open  

2008 Beijing Olympics
800m 1 P 4 1:46.01 Open  
800m 5 S 1 1:46.96 Open  

2008 2008 US Olympic Trials
800m 1 Q 2 1:49.01 Open  
800m 1 S 2 1:45.61 Open  
800m 1 F 1 1:44.10 Open  

2008 PreClassic.com - The official Prefontaine Classic website
800m 4 F 1 1:45.01 Open  

2008 OTC Elite High Performance Races - Official Site
600m 2 F 1 1:14.47 Open  

2008 Nike Mile
800m 1 F 1 1:46.14 Open  

2008 Payton Jordan - Cardinal Invite
1500m 2 F 1 3:40.98 Open  

2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships
800m 6 F 1 1:46.48c Open  
800m 1 P 4 1:49.30 Open  
800m 1 S 3 1:48.43 Open  

2008 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships
800m 2 F 1 1:46.96 Open  
800m 1 P 2 1:48.67 Open  

2007 IAAF World Championships
800m 2 P 1 1:46.16 Open  
800m 6 S 2 1:46.41 Open  

2007 KBC Night of Athletics
800m 5 F 1 1:45.49 Open  

2007 Meeting international d'athletisme de la Provence de Liege
800m 1 F 1 1:46.34 Open  

2007 Meeting de Atletismo Madrid
800m 3 F 1 1:45.06 Open  

2007 Meeting Citta di Padova
800m 4 F 1 1:47.09 Open  

2007 PreClassic.com - The official Prefontaine Classic website
800m 1 F 1 1:44.54 Open  

2007 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Official Website at TrackTown.net
800m 1 P 1 1:46.17 Open  
800m 1 S 2 1:46.53 Open  
800m 2 F 1 1:45.17 Open  

2007 Rome Diamond League - Golden Gala
800m 10 F 1 1:47.55 Open  

2007 Nike Road to Eugene 08
800m 3 F 1 1:47.37  

2007 XO Invite and Oregon Invitational
1500m 4 F 1 3:42.89 Section 1 College  

2007 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships
800m 1 F 1 1:48.73 Open  
800m 1 P 2 1:51.51 Open  

2007 Washington Indoor Preview
Mile 1 F 1 3:56.72 Open  

 

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