Bob Nicolls
Bob Nicolls


Parker, Colo.

High School:


Minnesota Heads to Ames for NCAA Regional

Steve Plasencia has led the Gophers to three NCAA regional titles and 14 NCAA championship appearances.


Gophers Set for Big Ten Championships

Purdue will host this year's conference championship with the men's race scheduled for 9:45 a.m. CT on Sunday.


Gophers Close Weekend at Wisconsin

The Gophers return to action on Nov. 3 with the Big Ten Championships in West Lafayette, Ind.


Gophers Split Up for Pair of Wisconsin Meets

Minnesota will run at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and the Jim Drews Invitational on Saturday.


Gophers Return to Action at Notre Dame Invitational

Notre Dame's Burke Golf Course hosts the event with some of the most highly touted programs in the nation set to compete in the men's race.

2012 • Junior Season:Competed in three events for the Gophers in 2012• opened the season at the Autumn Classic, finishing 34th overall with a time of 24:34.3• clocked a 25:40.2 at the Roy Griak Invitational to finish 35th overall• closed out his season at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, posting a time of 25:10• Academic All-Big Ten honoree• letter winner.

2011: Raced four meets • represented Minnesota at the Big Ten Championships, running 25:38 • posted 26:30 at the Wisconsin Adidas Invite • ran his best 8k at the Roy Griak Invitational (25:02.40), good for fourth among the Gophers • finished the Hornet Jamboree 4-mile in 19:53

2009-2010 Competed at the University of Oklahoma: Qualified for NCAA Nationals with the sqaud after running a 14:14 in the 5K at the Stanford Invite • Competed at the Adidas Invitational recording a personal best time of 25:08 on the 8,000 meter course.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Regis Jesuit High School • high school coach was Bob Nicolls (father) • earned four letters in cross country and track/field • three-time MVP and three year captain • ran a 4:18 in the mile and a 9:03 in the two mile • finished fourth at the state meet junior and senior seasons.

Personal:Enrolled at Minnesota in the winter of 2011 • born on November 21, 1990 • son of Bob and Kathy Nicolls • has twin sister Marieta and younger brother Danny • majoring in finance • enjoys to ski, bike and work • Deans List at Oklahoma and winter 2011 at Minnesota.


Gophers Finish 19th at NCAAs


The Gophers totaled 464 points for the 10-kilometer course at E. P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park.

Zutz Honored by USATF Minnesota


The St. Francis, Minn., native was a First Team All-Big Ten and All-Region honoree this year.

Plasencia Earns USTFCCCA Honor


Steve Plasencia has been honored as the USTFCCCA Midwest Region Coach of the Year.

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