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Nick Roche
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tigard, OR
High School: Tigard
Experience: 2 Letters

 

HIGH SCHOOL:  Attended Tigard High…senior season placed fourth in New Balance Festival of Champions in Monmouth, Ore., in 16:00.7 for 5K…placed 19th in Nike Pre-Nationals in 16:04.71…placed second in three-way home meet in 16:47 and at the Tigard Invite in 15:58…won two straight three-way meets and then captured Pacific District in career-best 15:57.0…placed 10th in Oregon State 6A Championship in 16:07…sophomore track season had season-best 800 meters of 2:09.14 at Elden Keller Invitational…won 1500 meters in McMinnville dual in 4:23.49 and ran season-best 4:22.43 at Pacific District…ran career-best mile of 4:44.58 at Jason Addy Classic and finished second in 3000 meters in Canby dual in 9:37.4…won Distance Medley 12,4,8,16 at Jason Addy Classic in 11:31.21 with Roche running anchor leg…junior season ran season-best 800 meters of 2:06.52 to take third in Newberg dual…season-best 1500 meters of 4:13.96 to place third in Forest Grove dual and placed fifth in Pacific Conference Championship in 4:17.91…won 3000 meters in Tualatin dual in 9:32.80, placed second in Pacific Conference in 9:12.58 and finished ninth in Oregon State 6A Championship in season-best 9:00.66…senior season ran career-best 400 meters of 55.20 to place third in Tualatin dual…won first four 800 meter outings of the season before finishing second in career-best 2:00.72 in home three-way meet…won 1500 meters in 4:20.29 at Jason Addy Classic…placed sixth in Oregon Relays in 4:05.87…won Pacific Conference Championship in 4:10.10 and placed eighth in Oregon State 6A Championship in 4:05.14…won 3000 meters in Century dual in 9:17.97…placed 11th at Oregon Relays in 9:08.84 and won Pacific Conference title in 9:14.00…finished sixth in Oregon State 6A Championship in career-best 8:44.85.

Nick Roche’s Collegiate Career

FRESHMAN (2011-12):  Cross Country:  Ran unattached in season-opening Clash of the Inland Northwest at Spokane’s Mead High in 19:35.6 for 6.2 miles to finish 31st…finished 17th at University of Oregon dual in Sunriver, Ore., in 20:28.3 for 4-miles as Gonzaga upset the Ducks…best 8K time was 25:12.7 at Inland Northwest Cross Country Challenge in Spokane Falls CC…finished 123rd in NCAA West Regional at Stanford in 31:55.0 for 10K.  Track:  Concentrated on 3000 meter steeplechase with some shorter races for speed work…best steeple outing was 9:20.64 in season-finale at West Coast Invitational hosted by Willamette University in Salem, Ore….won Buc Scoring Invite early in the season in 9:49.28…lone 800 meters was 2:01.19 for 18th at Sam Adams Classic at Whitworth University and best 1500 meters was 4:05.83 for 20th also at Sam Adams.

SOPHOMORE (2012-13):  Cross Country:  Finished 33rd in season-opening Clash of the Inland Northwest at Spokane’s Mead High in 19:23.5 for 6.2-miles…best 8K outing was 24:40.90 to finished 45th at WCC Preview at Fernhill Park in Portland, Ore….finished 44th in West Coast Conference Championship in 25:51 at Fernhill Park.  Track:  Concentrated on 300 meter steeplechase, setting school record twice…first time was 9:09.29 to finish fifth at Stanford Invitational and second was 9:06.14 to win Oregon Relays in Eugene, Ore….had career-best 1500 meters of 4:02.53 to finish sixth at Sam Adams Classic at Whitworth University…posted season-best 14:47.39 for 5000 meters to finish second at Duane Hartman Invitational hosted by Spokane Falls CC.

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