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Aaron Nelson
Year: Junior
Hometown: Walla Walla, Wash.
High School: Walla Walla
Experience: 1 Letter

Nelson Features
» Eclectic Freshman Class Energizes Husky Men (GoHuskies.com; Nov. 7, 2011)

2012 (Cross Country): Ran in the top-five every time he competed in the fall, including the two championship races ... placed 25th at the Pac-12 Championships, third on the squad, in an 8k time of 24-minutes, 15-seconds, an improvement of 12 places from his first year ... was the No. 5 finisher for the Dawgs at West Regionals, placing 49th overall in 30:32 as the Huskies finished fifth as a team ... fourth among Huskies at the Adidas Wisconsin Invite, placing 158th overall ... started the season with a fifth-place finish, second on the squad, at the Sundodger Invite at Lincoln Park.

2011-12: Was the top freshman on the Husky roster in his first fall season, and one of UW's most consistent runners ... after running unattached at the season-opening Sundodger, he went on to score for the Huskies at every race ... first race with the Husky jersey on was at the Roy Griak Invite in Minneapolis, where he finished 67th as the No. 3 Washington finisher, clocking 25:18 ... was third among Huskies at the loaded Wisconsin Invitational, placing 170th ... ran well at his first Pac-12 Championships in Arizona, finishing 37th in 24:26 and fourth on the squad ... the third UW finisher at NCAA West Regionals, placing 67th in a time of 30:49 for his first 10k ... placed 14th at the Sundodger in his first college race in 24:47 ... (Track): Ran just once on the track season, completing the 3k at the UW Invitational in 8:26.91 ... redshirted the outdoor season and did not compete unattached.

High School and Personal: Born in Moreno Valley, California ... parents are Juliet and Rob Nelson ... has one younger sister, Rachel ... one of the top distance runners in the state, took third at the Washington 4A State Cross Country Championships in the fall of 2010 ... named second team Northwest Region and first team All-State, and won the CBBN league title ... fourth at the 2010 Nike Pre-National meet ... placed 10th at the Nike Cross Nationals Northwest Regional, fifth among seniors ... named Big Nine Conference Runner of the Year in December 2010 ... as a junior in 2009, placed 20th at the cross country state championships ... on the track , took 13th at the Washington 4A state meet in the 1,600-meters as a senior ... ran at New Balance Indoor Nationals in 2011, placing seventh in the 5,000-meters in 15:12 ... 12th in the 3,200-meters at the 2011 Arcadia Invite in a PR of 9:16 ... was third at districts in the 3,200-meters as a junior and senior ... fifth at the 2010 Pasco Invitational at 3,200m in 9:18.65 ... also lettered two years in wrestling.

Major Meets
2011 Pac-12 XC - 37th (4th UW)
2011 Regional XC - 67th (3rd UW)
2012 Pac-12 XC - 25th (3rd UW)
2012 Regional XC - 49th (5th UW)

Collegiate Best Marks
3000m.......8:26.91i

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