Men's Track & Field

Heath Nickles

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Columbus Grove, Ohio

High School:
Grove

Position:
Multi-Events

Major:
Speech & Hearing Sciences

Heath Nickles

04/11/2013

No. 23 Buckeyes Hit Rocky Top This Weekend

Ohio State competes at the Sea Ray Relays Friday and Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn.

04/06/2013

No. 24 Ohio State Wins Jim Click Shootout

Buckeyes total 172 points, best runner-up Iowa by 31

03/26/2013

Athletics Good Stuff

March 19 - 25, 2013

03/23/2013

Hartfield, Stanley Rewrite Ohio State Record Books in Nashville

Hartfield clears a DI-best 8.08m in long jump; Stanley breaks school record in javelin on first collegiate throw

02/23/2013

Faust Wins 200m Title; Buckeyes Finish Eighth Overall

Fallon takes bronze in the mile; 4x4 relay places fourth

Athletic Accolades
2012 Second Team All-American in the decathlon
Two-time Big Ten champion (decathlon and pole vault)
School-record holder in the decathlon (7635 points) and heptathlon (5624 points)
Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week (Dec. 12, 2011)

PRs
60m - 7.28
60m hurdles - 8.32
100m - 11.34
110m hurdles - 14.98
400m - 49.88
1000m - 2:43.63
1500m - 4:33.43
High Jump - 2.02m (6-7.50)
Long Jump - 6.69m (21-11.50)
Shot Put - 14.31m (46-11.50)
Discus - 41.22m (135-2.75)
Javelin - 60.48m (198-5.00)
Pole Vault - 5.32m (17-5.50)
Heptathlon - 5624 pts.
Decathlon - 7635 pts.

2013 Outdoor(Senior) Represented OSU in the pole vault at the NCAA East Prelims ... finished seventh in the decathlon at the Big Ten championships (season-best score of 7150); also competed in the pole vault ... runner-up in the pole vault at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invite and at the Arkansas Team Invitational ... reached a PR of 41.22m (135-2.75)in the discus throw at Vandy ... placed fifth in the decathlon at the Jim Click Shootout.

2013 Indoor(Senior) Finished 10th in the heptathlon and 11th in pole vault at the Big Ten championships ... runner-up in the pole vault at theBuckeye Classic;used a personal record of 14.31m (46-11.50)in the shot put to place sixth ... placed fourth in the pole vault at the Kentucky Rod McCravy Memorial Meet and at the SPIRE NCAA D-I Track Invitational ... took first place in the pole vault at theBuckeye Tune-Up (season-best height of 5.17m/16-11.50).

2012 Outdoor (Junior) Second Team All-American in the decathlon; finished 15th overall with a score of 7458 at the NCAA championships ... set a new Ohio State school record in the decathlon at the Big Ten championships, totaling 7635 points to place fifth overall; also placed fifth in the pole vault and 11th in the javelin... runner-up in the pole vault at the Jesse Owens Track Classic ... sixth place in the decathlon at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays (7451 points).

2012 Indoor (Junior) Won the Big Ten title in the pole vault with a PR of 5.32m (17-5.50) at the conference championship meet; also placed sixth in the heptathlon (5476 points) ... heptathlon champion at the Akron Invitational with an Ohio State school-record score of 5624; also finished sixth in the pole vault ... first place in the pole vault at the OSU-Michigan Dual, Buckeye Classic, and Buckeye Tune-up ... named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week after a first-place finish in the heptathlon at the Golden Flash Gala (5605 points).

2011 Outdoor (Sophomore) Won the Big Ten title in the decathlon with a season-best score of 7208; also competed in the javelin, finishing 10th at 56.78m (186-3.50) ... represented the Buckeyes in the pole vault at the NCAA East Prelims ... finished first in the decathlon (score of 7140) at the Indiana Polytan Invitational ... third place in the decathlon at the Jim Click Shootout (7078) ... fourth in both the pole vault and high jump at the OSU-Michigan Dual.

2011 Indoor (Sophomore) Finished eighth in the heptathlon (5127 pts.) at the Big Ten championships ... runner-up in the heptathlon at the All-Ohio championships (5169) ... runner-up in the high jump at the Buckeye Classic ... third place in the both the high jump and pole vault at "The Dual."

2010 Outdoor (Freshman) Sixth in the decathlon at the Big Ten championships with a point total of 6998; performance included first-place finishes in both the pole vault and javelin sections ... finished seventh in the pole vault (4.90m/16-1) at the conference championships ... first place in the pole vault and runner-up in the javelin (57.54m/188-9.25) at the OSU-Michigan Dual ... third place in the vault at the Jesse Owens Classic.

2010 Indoor (Freshman) Used a mark of 5.00m (16-4.75) to finish sixth in the pole vault at the Big Ten championships ...recorded a heptathlon score of 5254 at the conference championships, finishing eighth overall ...posted three first-place finishes in the pole vault throughout the season, highlighted by a victory at the OSU-Michigan Dual ... finished second in the heptathlon at the Golden Flash Gala (5253 pts.) and fourth at the Akron Invitational (5107 pts.).

2009 Indoor/Outdoor (Redshirt) Did not compete

Columbus Grove High School 2008 OHSAA Division III state champion in the pole vault ... high school personal-best of 4.88m (16 ft.) ... won the 2007 state title with a vault of 4.67m (15-4) ... also won the 2007 OHSAA DIII championship in the 300m hurdles ... was a second team Northwest Conference performer in football and a second team District VI performer.

Heath Nickles

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