Three top-25 individual finishes highlighted the day's events
Performances will continue tomorrow with the Pre-National Invitational
The teams will face 14 of the top-ranked teams in the nation in Terre Haute, Ind.
Both teams finished in the top five of their respective fields on Saturday
Saturday's meet is the second-largest in the U.S. for 2014
MIZZOU PERSONAL RECORDS
5000m Run - 18:40.40 | Notre Dame Invite | 10/04/2013
6000m Run - 21:31.70 | Bradley Classic | 10/18/2013
3000m Run - 9:59.93 | SEC Championships | 03/01/2014
5000m Run - 17:34.27 | Tyson Invite | 02/15/2014
5000m (XC) - 18:40.40 | Notre Dame Invite (10/04)
6000m (XC) - 21:31.70 | Bradley Classic (10/18)
3000m (Ind.) - 9:59.93 | SEC Championships (03/01)
5000m (Ind.) - 17:34.27 | Tyson Invite (02/15)
Cross Country - Nicole opened her career as a Tiger at the Notre Dame Invitational, where she was the sixth across the line for the black and gold, navigating the 5000-meter course in 18:40.40...Ran a PR two weeks later for the 6000-meter run, crossing in 21:31.70 to place 16th overall at the Bradley Classic...Competed at both the SEC Championships and the NCAA Midwest Regional to close out her freshman season, clocking in the second-fastest time for the Tigers at both meets for 35th and 56th overall, respectively.
Indoor Track - Nicole focused primarily on the 3000-meter run during the indoor season, with her sole 5000-meter finish coming at the Tyson Invitational where she finished in sixth with a time of 17:34.27...Closed her season with a PR in the 3000-meter run at the SEC Championships, crossing in 9:59.93.
Outdoor Track - Did not compete.
1600m - 5:02 | 3200m - 10:52 | 5000m (XC) - 17:43
- Four-time MSHSAA All-State finisher (2009-12)
- 2011 Foot Locker Nationals in cross country (20th)
- 2012 MSHSAA All-State for 3200m
Nicole competed for Hickman HS under coach Steve Kissane...She was also a member of the Columbia Track Club...CROSS COUNTRY...She was a four-time MSHSAA All-State finisher, placing in the top 20 at the State Championships all four years...Was the 2012 MSHSAA Championships runner-up...Qualified for the 2011 Foot Locker Nationals, finishing 20th overall...She was a four-time District Champion and two-time Sectional Champion...Two-time USATF Coaches National Champion (2011-12)...TRACK & FIELD...Nicole was seventh in the 3200-meter run at the 2012 MSHSA Championships...She was the District and Sectional Champion in the 1600-meter and 3200-meter runs (2012).
Parents are Cesar and Magda Mello...Born May 18, 1995 in Columbia, Mo...Twin sister, Bianca, also runs for Mizzou...Older sister, Nathalia, competed on the swim team at Mizzou...Dad received his Master's at Mizzou, and has coached swimming for many years...Nicole was also a competitive swimmer, and was a four-time MSHSAA State Championships qualifier...Member of the A-Honor every year in high school...She was a member of the National Spanish Honor Society and the National English Honor Society...Is studying Event Planning at Mizzou.
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