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Player bio: Ryan Nichols :: Track



  Ryan Nichols
Ryan Nichols
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Selah, Washington

High School:
Selah HS

Height:
6-1

Position:
Javelin

Birthdate:
03/26/1979

WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (1999-2000): Indoor -Threw the 35# weight with best toss 13.28m/43-7i at McDonald's I (2/5/00, Moscow)…Outdoor - Best throw of season was 63.58m/208-7 for second place against Washington and Idaho (4/1/00, Pullman)…finished eighth at Pac-10 Championships with throw of 62.84m/206-2 (5/21/00, Eugene)…SOPHOMORE (1998-99): Indoor - Tossed the 35# weight once for 14.04m/46-0 3/4i at the McDonald's Team Scoring Meet (2/5/99, Moscow)…Outdoor - Threw meet record of 64.10m/210-4 to win javelin at the Big Foot Open (3/20/99, Spokane)…PR and NCAA PQ mark of 68.14m/223-7 was fourth place at the Pac-10 Championships (5/22/99, Tempe)…FRESHMAN (1997-98): Outdoor - Top javelin mark of 62.26m/204-3 was third place at the Oregon dual (4/4/98, Eugene)…finished 13th in javelin at Pac-10 Championships at 59.66m/195-9 (5/24/98, Stanford)…also tossed hammer 41.40m/135-10 in UW, Idaho duals (4/11/98, Pullman).

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned five varsity letters at Selah High…two letters were as a quarterback and free safety on the football team…one year on varsity basketball…two letters for javelin, triple and high jump for coach Doug Rogers…as a FRESHMAN, captained the frosh football and basketball teams…selected MVP for hoops squad…during SOPHOMORE year, played varsity football and junior varsity basketball…JUNIOR year, basketball team was 20-5 and played in 2A state tournament…best mark for javelin was 187-8…as a SENIOR, honored as All-Mid-Valley and all-region as football free safety…basketball team goes 20-6…league and district champs…state tournament participants…voted most improved and inspirational…placed third at state 2A track meet with javelin throw of 189-8.

PERSONAL. Born Ryan Russell Nichols 3/26/79 at Yakima, Washington…father Russ is a photographer…mother Denise is a Yakima Parks and Recreation Manager…brother Aaron…enjoys computers, board and video games…pursuing a career as a secondary teacher.

RYAN NICHOLS' WASHINGTON STATE BESTS: Indoor: 35# weight - 14.04m/46-0 3/4i (2/5/99, Moscow). Outdoor: - Javelin - 68.14m/223-7 (5/22/99, Tempe), Hammer - 41.40m/135-10 (4/11/98, Pullman).

Washington State Cougars Track & Field