53 returners and 17 freshmen were commended for their academic achievements
The freshman will close out her season next weekend in Terre Haute, IN
The teams will travel to Ames, IA, on Friday to race for spots at the NCAA Championship
The men placed 4th, women 7th, at Friday's meet in Gainesville, FL.
Friday's meet is hosted by the Univ. of Florida in Gainesville
Cross Country- Opened up her career as a Tiger at the Notre Dame Invitational....Placed 16th at the Bradley Classic where she ran a season's best of 21:32 (6k)... 2nd Tiger to finish at the SEC Championship placing 35th...Placed 56th at the NCAA Midwest Regional.
- Four-time MSHSAA All-State Finisher (2009-12)
- 20th at the 2011 Foot Locker Nationals
- MSHSAA All-State in the 3200m (2012)
Nicole competed for Hickman HS under coach Steve Kissane...Was also a member of the Columbia Track Club...Cross Country...Was a four-time MSHSAA All-State finisher...Finished in the top 20 at the MSHSAA State Championships all four years, including as Runner-Up in 2012...Qualified for the 2011 Foot Locker Nationals, finishing 20th...Four-time District Champion and two-time Sectional Champion...USATF Coaches National Championships Champion in 2011 and 2012...Track & Field...Seventh in the 3200m at the 2012 MSHSAA Championships to earn All-State...District and Sectional Champion in the 1600m and 3200m (2012)
High School Bests
1600m - 5:02 | 3200m - 10:52 | 5k XC - 17:43
Parents are Cesar and Magda Mello...Born May 18, 1995 in Columbia, MO...Twin sister, Bianca, is also running 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, which she started at the age of five...Four-time MSHSAA State Championships qualifier in swimming...Member of the A-Honor Roll every year...Member of the National Spanish Honor Society and the National English Honor Society...Is studying Event Planning at Mizzou
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