Track & Field



    Robbie Nierman  
    Robbie Nierman

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Fort Wayne, Ind.

    High School:
    Carroll H.S.

    Last College:
    Miami (OH) University

    Event:
    Distance


    2013-14 (SENIOR): Cross Country: finished in 22nd place at the Big Ten Championships in an 8,000m time of 24:55.5...The men's cross country team won the Big Ten Championship for the first time since 1980 and finished in the top-10 at the NCAA Championships for the third time in the last four years with an eighth-place finish...finished in 25th place at the Great Lakes Regional Championship in a 10K time of 31:03 to earn All-Region honors...ran a season-best time of 24:22 for the 8K to finish in 14th place at the Paul Short Run. Indoor: finished in second-place in the mile at the Big Ten Indoor Championships... finished in second-place at the Indiana-Purdue dual meet in the mile in 4:12.54...ran a season-best time of 4:03.35 in the mile at the Indiana Relays to finish in sixth-place. Outdoor: finished in second-place in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in 8:49.72...finished in 13th place at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the 3K steeplechase in 8:47.87.

    2012-13 (R-JUNIOR): Indoor: Ran a career-best time of 4:02.77 in the mile run to finish 10th at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational...finished fourth at the Gladstein Invitational in the 3,000-meter run in a career-best time of 8:08.28...Competed on the Hoosiers DMR at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, which placed sixth...Outdoors: opened the outdoor season at the Stanford Invitational, where he placed eighth in the 5,000-meter run in 14:10.83...finished second at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase...advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the steeplechase and set a career-best time of 8:46.58 in the prelim and finished 12th place in the final in 8:58.18.

    2011 (R-FRESHMAN):Indoor: Clocked PRs of 1:54.69 in the 800, 4:11.31 in the mile and 8:48.86 in the 3,000m. Outdoor: Clocked PRs of 3:54.18 in the 1,500m and 9:16.11 in the steeplechase.

    AT MIAMI: Redshirted all three seasons.

    PREP: A four-time All-Stater for Zach Raber and Mike Barnes at Carroll ... 14th at the state meet in cross country in `09 ... placed fifth in the mile in `08 and third in `09 at the state meet ... eighth in the 800m at state in `09 ... seventh at Nike Outdoors in the mile ... represented Indiana at the Midwest Meet of Champions in the 1,600m ... led Carroll to a state runner-up finish in cross country in `08 and sixth place in `07 ... led Carroll to the third-best semi-state team score in state history in `08 ... holds school records in the 1,600m and 800m ... member of National Honor Society and an Eagle Scout ... played goalie for the varsity hockey team, helping them to a 4A state title.

    PERSONAL: Son of Tammy Kleber ... has a brother named Andrew ... born September 9, 1990 ... physics major.

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