Nicky Archer

Nicky Archer

Player Profile


Cheshire, England

Last College:
University of Birmingham (England)




Track & Field Honors
• All-Midwest Region (5,000m - '09)
• Outdoor All-MWC (5,000m/10,000m - '09)


Long distance specialist who was one of the top cross country and track runners in the MWC in her first year running in America in 2008-09...transfered from the University of Birmingham in England and enrolled at UNM in the fall of `08...led the Lobos at the 2008 NCAA Cross Country Championships and was 14th in the 10,000m at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track Championships...two-time first team all-MWC and all-region XC runner, as well as a two-time outdoor all-MWC honoree on the track...ran in the London Marathon from 2004-06 and was the top young marathoners in U.K. history...outstanding in the classroom as well with a 4.00 graduate GPA.

2010: (outdoor) Ran a personal best of 33:32.83 at the Stanford Invite to claim the school record in the 10,000-meters...shaved 60 seconds off her previous PR...ran a time of 39:01.98 for 6th in the 10K at the MWC Championships...qualified for NCAA Preliminaries in Austin, TX where she ran a time of 35:24.87 for 22nd...ran a personal best in the 5,000-meters at Mt. Sac with a time of 16:32.42

2009: (cross country) No. 2 runner most of the fall for the nationally-ranked Lobos...scored for the team in all six races...three top-20 finishes...earned first team all-MWC honors for the second straight year with a season-best third place finish (team No. 2) at the MWC Championships as UNM cruised to its second straight league title...earned all-region honors for the second time with a 20th place finish...68th (team No. 2) at the NCAA Championships, helping UNM finish 13th - its best since 1981...Academic All-MWC honoree.

Ranked 2nd on the team behind senior Michelle Corrigan in both the 10,000 (3rd MWC/29th NCAA) and 5,000m (6th MWC)...finished 14th - 11 spots above her seed - in her NCAA Track Championships debut with a time of 34:57.83 in the 10,000...she and Corrigan were the first UNM women to qualify for NCAAs in the event since 1997...clocked a career-best time of 34:32.21 - 5th all-time at UNM - in the 10K on March 27 at Stanford...earned all-Midwest Region honors with an 8th place finish in the 5,000, clocking a 16:40.31 - 5th fastest all-time at UNM - on May 29 in Norman, Okla...Lobos' high-point woman at the MWC Championship meet in Laramie, Wyo. - the highest Division I track stadium in the country - putting up 14 points with all-MWC performances in the 5K (2nd) and 10K (3rd)...raced 7 times (4 10Ks) in 5 meets...Academic All-MWC and MWC Scholar-Athlete Award winner.

(indoor) Led the team in the 3,000 (9:40.71 - 6th MWC) and ranked second in the 5,000 (3rd MWC/56th NCAA) behind senior Michelle Corrigan with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 16:40.64 (March 7 at Notre Dame)...also No. 2 on the team (6th MWC) in the mile (4:55.59)...finished 5th in the 3K and 9th in the 5K at the MWC Championships...won the 3K at home at the New Mexico Invitational in her UNM track debut...6 races on the season.

(cross country) Turned in a sensational season in her American collegiate debut...led the nationally ranked Lobos in four races, including the NCAA Championships, and notched six top-30 finishes, including four times in the top-20, in her seven races...finished 56th with a season-best time of 20:53.0 to help UNM place 18th at the NCAA Championships...it was the best finish by a Lobo at the NCAA meet since 1988, while her time in the 6K was the fastest ever run by a Lobo at the national meet and best by a MWC runner since 2005...earned all-region honors with a 17th place finish (21:06.3) at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships...led for much of the race at the MWC Championships before finishing 7th to earn first team all-MWC honors (21:47) for the conference champion Lobos...began her UNM career with a wire-to-wire victory in the Lobo Invitational (5K) in her American collegiate debut and first career race at altitude...tied a program record by earning two MWC Athlete of the Week awards...Academic All-MWC.


Attended the University of Birmingham (England) from 2004-07...was the United Kingdom's top-ranked 10,000-meter runner under 23 in 2007 with a best of 36:05.93...clocked the time in a fourth place finish at the 2007 British University Championships...personal best of 16:35.12 in the 5,000 meters was recorded in an 11th place finish at the Great Britain National Championships/Olympic Trials in July of 2008...competed in the London Marathon from 2004-06 with a top time of 2:53.52 in '06...ranks No. 2 on the U.K. all-time list for marathoners under age 20.


Born in Melton Mowbray, England...full name is Nicole Archer...daughter of Tony and Val Archer...has an older brother Nathan and older sister Amy...pursuing her master's in Physical Education.


5,000-meters: 16:32.42
10,000-meters: 33:32.83 (school record)