Nick Roche
Nick  Roche


Tigard, OR

High School:



Fraley Runs at Nationals on Wednesday

Redshirt junior will be first-ever GU men's participant


Fraley Advances to Steeplechase National Semifinals

Zags' redshirt junior has fastest time in 3,000-meter steeplechase at regionals


Track Trio Ready for NCAA Preliminary Round

Mildes, Fraley and Perrin run in Texas this weekend


Track Returns to the Palouse for Cougar Invitational

Zags compete at 17th annual event at Mooberry Track


Zag Trio Ready for NCAA Regional Round

Gonzaga has three representatives at this week's NCAA West Prelims

Gonzaga University (Cross Country)- 4 year varsity letter winner in cross country and 1 year captain…competed and scored for the Zags at the WCC XC Championships and NCAA XC Western Regional meet all four years during his career…as a senior he placed 15th at the conference meet to earn All WCC Honorable Mention and lead the Zags to a 3rd place team finish…he also had a pair of top 50 finishes at the NCAA XC West Regional meet in 2013 and 2014... as a senior he placed 38th and as a junior he placed 50th… currently #2 on the all-time 8k XC list with a time of 23:51 run at the 2014 WCC Championships in Santa Clara, CA and #2 on the all-time 10k XC with a time of 30:16 run at the 2014 NCAA XC Western Regional meet in Palo Alto, CA

Gonzaga University (Track)- Graduated in 2015 as #2 fastest 3000 meter steeplechaser in school history and the #4 outdoor 5000 meter runner…primarily focused on the steeplechase outdoors; mentored and coached by Rich Nelson…had his most successful outdoor season as a junior in 2014… to open the season he ran a PR and then school record of 8:59.29 at the Stanford Invitational to become the first Zag to qualify for the NCAA West Regional Track and Field meet in the 3000 meter steeplechase… he eventually placed 39th at the regional meet in Austin, Texas…as a senior he ran his outdoor 5000 PR at the Mt. Sac Relays in a time of 14:19.43

High School- Graduated from Tigard High School in Tigard, OR…placed 10th at the 2010 OSAA 6A State Cross Country Championships in his only year running cross country…placed 6th at the 2011 OSAA 6A State Track and Field Championships in the 3000 meters with a PR of 8:44.85…placed 9th as a junior 2010 in the same event…placed 8th in the 1500 meter run at the 2011 OSAA 6A State Track and Field Championships…1 time Nike BorderClash qualifier…personal bests of 2:00 (800), 4:05 (1500) and 8:44 (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.

GU Career Bests

1500m….. 3:55.70

5000m…. 14:19.43

3000m ST….. 8:59.29

3000m (Indoor)….. 8:22.53

5000m (Indoor)….14:29.52

8000m (XC)……23:51

10000m (XC)…..30:16

Major Meets

2014 Regional XC- 37th (2nd GU)

2014 WCC XC- 15th GU (1st GU) (1st Team All WCC Honorable Mention)

2013 NCAA Prelim TF- 39th, 3000 ST

2013 Regional XC- 50th (2nd GU)

2013 WCC XC- 19th (2nd GU)

2012 Regional XC- 79th (4th GU)

2012 WCC XC- 23rd (4th GU)

2011 Regional XC- 120th (5th GU)

2011 WCC XC- 32nd (5th GU)

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