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Nick Roche
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tigard, OR
High School: Tigard


HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate of Tigard High School in Tigard, Ore….began running XC senior year, taking 10th in 6A State Championship...ran personal bests of 4:05.41 (1500) and 8:44.85 (3000). 

PERSONAL: Business administration/Marketing major…motivated by distance runner Simon Bairu…chose Gonzaga because it was a perfect academic and athletic fit and because it is the best system to reach his potential…future goals are to push the boundaries of Gonzaga running and help elevate its potential each year...after graduation, wants to develop footwear for a major company.  Nickname: Niko.

Nick Roche’s Collegiate Career

Cross Country: represented the Zags at West Coast Conference Championships since freshman year…ran second-fastest 8000 meter run in Gonzaga XC history (23:51).

Track and Field: holds track and field school record in 3000 meter Steeplechase (8:59.29)…competed in the first round of the NCAAs in Fayetteville, Ark., as a Junior…second all-time in indoor 5000 meters (14:29.52) and  fifth in indoor 3000 (8:22.53).