Brianna Johnson and JR Ricker will participate in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional on Nov. 12.
2011-12 (R-FRESHMAN): Cross Country: Participated at the Cowboy Jamboree ... was the sixth Hoosier to cross the line at Pre-Nationals in 26:15 ... took sixth place the Hoosier Invite clocking in at 25:53.65. Indoor: Ran a mile PR of 4:12.54. Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the 3,000m steeplechase after running 9:03.39 for the win at the Border Battle ... clocked an 800m PR of 1:54.14 at the Florida Relays ... ran a 3:51.26 1,500 at the Polytan Invitational.
PREP: Ran for his father, Randy Fife, at Seymour High School, leading the Owls to seven sectional and three regional titles as well as a 2007 runner-up finish at the semi-state in cross country ... won seven Hoosier Hills Conference titles (3x in the 1,600m and 1x each in the 800m, 4x800m, 3200m and in cross country) ... won the 2008 and 2009 cross country sectional titles as well as a regional title in `09 ... an eight-time sectional champ in track and field ... took fifth at the state meet in the 1,600m with a time fo 4:13 in 2010 ... named to the Indiana All-Star team ... holds school records in the 5K (15:34), 1,600m (4:13), 4x800 (8:01) and 4x400 (3:23) ... earned four letters in track, four in cross country and three in basketball.
PERSONAL: Son of Randy and Cherie Fife ... has a brother, Jordan, and two sisters, Caitlin and Lauren ... born November 26, 1991 ... majoring in math education.
Coach Helmer on Nolan: "Every time I watched Nolan race in high school I saw a runner with great potential. He focused much of his time in high school on basketball and will need time now to adapt to the demands of high-level distance training, which he will do in time."