Nick Rink
Nick  Rink

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Appleton, Wis.

High School:
Kimberly HS

Event:
Distance


04/14/2017

Gophers Grab 11 Titles at Tomcat Twilight

Three members of the Maroon & Gold picked up personal records to go with their wins including true freshman Luke May's victory in the javelin.

04/01/2017

Gophers Leave California with Nine Titles

Meanwhile at the Hamline Invitational, the Gophers picked up four titles from unattached freshmen.

03/04/2017

Rink Runs to NACAC Gold with USATF

A native of Appleton, Wis., Rink covered the 6,500-meter course at South County Regional Park in 19:30.09 to finish eighth overall and fourth among U.S. competitors.

03/02/2017

Rink Ready for NACAC Championships

A native of Appleton, Wis., Rink finished ninth (27:00.0) in the men’s junior eight-kilometer race at the USATF Cross Country Championships last month to qualify for a spot on the U.S. squad for the NACAC Cross Country Championships.

02/23/2017

Plasencia Named U.S. Junior Cross Country Coach

True freshmen Hamza Ali and Nick Rink will also represent the U.S. in international competition next month.

PRONUNCIATION:



HIGH SCHOOL
A 2016 graduate of Kimberly High School • led Kimberly to the school’s first WIAA state cross country championship as a senior in 2015 behind a third-place individual finish • also helped Kimberly capture the 2014 WIAA state track & field title as a sophomore • closed out his prep career with a state title in the 3,200 meter relay • a six-time all-state honoree (three in cross country, three in track) • a seven-time Fox Valley Association champion (three in cross country, two in the 1,600 meters, two in the 3,200 meters) • ran cross country for coach Mike Meling and competed in track for coach Steve Paske • an eight-time athletic letter winner (four in cross country, four in track) • four-time academic all-state award honoree in cross country • four-year honor roll student • the 2014 and 2015 Post-Crescent Media Boys Runner of the Year • competed as a prep alongside his twin brother, Derek • also participated in the cross country ski club, the downhill ski club and was a four-year letter winner with the band • holds high school records in the 1,600 meters (4:12.74), the 3,200 meters (9:28.91), the 3,200 meter relay, and is the school’s all-time top finisher at the state cross country meet (third).

PERSONAL
Born July 17, 1998 • native of Appleton, Wis. • son of Edward and Sharon Rink • has one sister, Stephanie, and two brothers, Alexander and Derek • lists leading Kimberly to its first-ever cross country state title during his senior year as his most memorable sports thrill • also enjoys hanging out with friends • plans to study nursing.

MORE HEADLINES

Groundbreaking for T&F Stadium Set for Friday

10/17/2017

The University of Minnesota and Gopher Athletics will break ground on the new outdoor track & field facility on Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. CT.

Gophers Remember Steve Hoag

9/19/2017

Hoag was a team captain, an All-American and a Big Ten champion for the Maroon & Gold, competing in cross country and track.

Mead Set for IAAF World Championships

8/2/2017

The men's 10,000 meters is scheduled for 3:20 p.m. CT on Friday, Aug. 4 at London Stadium.

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