Abby Nichols

Mile – 4:29.12 (2023)
3,000m – 8:48.58 (2023)
5,000m – 15:15.95 (2022)
10,000m – 32:27.25 (2022)

Abby grew up in Kettering, Ohio where she was a State Champion in both track and cross country. She stayed close to home to attend Ohio State University where she majored in speech and hearing science. She finished up her undergraduate degree and went on to receive a Masters from the University of Colorado where she was the Pac 12 Women’s Track and Field Athlete of the Year in 2022. 

Abby joined HOKA NAZ Elite in the summer of 2022. She was part of the group’s third place team finish at the USATF Club Cross Country Championships in December. Then she kicked off her 2023 indoor track season with a win and facility record (9:01.96) in the 3,000 meters. Two weeks later she was a close second at the BU Terrier Classic in a big personal best of 8:48.58 before setting a mile PB a week after that in 4:29.12–en route to a commanding victory. She finished her indoor season by finishing fifth in the 3,000 and sixth in the 1500 at the USATF Indoor Championships.

Abby began her collegiate career at Ohio State University where she was the 2019 Big 10 Champion in the 5,000 meters. She transferred to the University of Colorado and began competing for the Buffaloes in 2021, seeing immediate success. She was a three-time Pac 12 Champion and a three-time All American while in Boulder, including a sixth-place finish at the 2022 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 5,000. She finished her NCAA career with personal bests of 4:14.82 for 1500 meters, 15:15.95 for 5,000, and 32:27.25 for 10,000.