Nicola Hood
Position: Distance
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Dumfries, Scotland
High School: Dumfries Academy
Experience: 4 Years


2014 Indoors: Competed at four meets for the Lobos … Opened with a time of 2:24.31* over 800 meters at the Lobo Collegiate Invitational, placing 18th … Ran to a third-place time of 10:06.78* in the 3000 at the New Mexico Team Invitational … Placed eighth in the mile at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational with a time of 5:05.64* … Ran the 3000 and the 5000 at the Mountain West Indoor Championships, placing 17th in both.

2014 Outdoors: Saw action at five meets, including the opening weekend of the national championships … Started the season with a victory in the 3000 at the Jim Click Shootout, finishing with a time of 10:15.08 … Placed second in the 3000 steeplechase at the Bryan Clay Invitational with a collegiate-best time of 10:26 … Placed 11th in the 1500 at the Brutus Hamilton Challenge with a time of 4:39.59 … Scored in the steeplechase at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships, placing seventh with a time of 11:13.60* … At the NCAA West Preliminary Round, placed 18th with a time of 10:33.60.

2013 Indoors: Competed twice in the mile, running to times of 5:12.34* at the New Mexico Invitational (ninth place) and 5:14.61* at the Don Kirby Open (fifth).

2013 Outdoors: Competed at three meets in three meets ... Opened in the 1500 at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational with a 4:45.92* time that placed 13th ... Ran the 3000 steeplechase at the Beach Invitational, earning fourth with a 10:59.32 clocking ... Scored in the steeplechase at the Mountain West Championships, placing sixth with a 11:00.47 time ... Also ran in the 5000 at the conference meet, placing 12th with a time of 18:15.75.

2012 Indoors & Outdoors: Redshirted both seasons whilst recovering from an Achilles injury.

2011 Indoors: Finished eleventh place, unattached,in the 1 mile run at the New Mexico Invitational with a time of 5:13.59 ... Fifth-place unattached finish in the mile at the New Mexico Classic and Multis, posting a time of 5:08.10.

2011 Outdoors: Recorded a sixth-place finish in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 10:33.57 ... At the New Mexico Tailwind Invitational, Hood registered a 6th-place finish in the 1500m with a 4:46.56 time and a 14th-place finish in the 800 meter run with a 2:25.19 time.


A 2008 graduate of Dumfries High School in Dumfries, Scotland ... Broke the Scottish senior record for steeplechase at age 18.


Born in Dumfries, Scotland ... Daughter of David, a court clerk, and Janice, a bank manager ... Has two sibilings, Jillian and Ben ... Hobbies include running, music, shopping, traveling, and meeting new people ... Favorite athletes are Rory Fraser and Mo Farah ... Favorite food is anything Italian ... Majoring in health education.


Mile: 5:12.34*
3000 meters: 10:06.78*

800 meters: 2:24.33*
1,500 meters: 4:40.00*
3,000m steeplechase: 10:26.00
5,000 meters: 18:14.94*


• Academic All-Mountain West, 2014
• Mountain West Scholar-Athlete, 2013-14
• USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, 2014

* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol