Nicola Hood
Position: Distance
Other Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dumfries, Scotland
High School: Dumfries Academy
Experience: 2 Letters


2013 Indoor: 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 Outdoor: 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 Indoor & Outdoor: Redshirted both seasons whilst recovering from an Achilles injury.

2011 Indoor: 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 Outdoor: 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 public relations.


Mile: 5:12.34*

800 meters: 2:24.33*
1,500 meters: 4:40.00*


• Mountain West Scholar-Athlete, 2013

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