Former El Molino runner and Empire runner of the year Nicole Lane competed in her final collegiate cross country race Friday 11/11/16.
Lane first came on the Redwood Empire running scene back in the fall of 2008 as an El Molino freshman.
She’s earn a lot of awards and first place finishes along the way including ALL-EMPIRE CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE YEAR.
Lane’s last race for the UC Davis cross country team on Friday was at the NCAA West Regionals at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento.
Her time of 21:49.0 over the 6K course had her finishing as the Aggies number four scoring runner as they finished 17th.
Michael Lucid captured that race below for us.
Complete meet collection
Her are some of the highlights she produced over the years but don’t think for a moment we won’t see more as she graduates on to the next stage of her running career.
2016: Lane representing UC Davis at the Big West Conference Championships again as #3 Davis runner and finishing in 14th.
NCAA West Regionals Lane was the #4 Davis runner in Sacramento.
2015: Competed in six meets for the Aggies, including representing UC Davis at the Big West Conference Championships and the NCAA West Regionals… Posted a season-best 6K finish at the league championships, crossing in 18th place with a time of 21:25.75… Was the fourth Aggie across the line at the NCAA West Regionals with a time of 22:18.1… Helped UC Davis to a second-place team finish at the UC Riverside Invitational with a time of 22:00.2… Posted a time of 22:03.7 to help the Aggies to a fourth-place team finish at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in Louisville, Ky., and helped UC Davis place third at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 22:32.2.
2014: Raced in the first three meets of the season, finishing in the top 20 twice… Opened the year with a 10th-place finish at the Aggie Open, completing the 4K course in a time of 15:00… Followed that up two weeks later with a 14th-place finish at the WCC Preview, crossing the line in a time of 21:47.2… Also competed at the Stanford Invitational, finishing with a time of 23:14.
2013: Competed in three of the first four meets of the year for the Aggies… Posted her best finish of the year at the Aggie Open, finishing 10th in a time of 14:33 on the 4K course… Finished in a season-best 22:19.4 over the 6K course at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational… Also added a time of 24:05 at the Stanford Invitational.
As you can see Nicole’s college years were not all hard work and no play.
HS Senior Year Track 2012
FIRST TEAM ALL-EMPIRE TRACK & FIELD
1st NCS Redwood 5:07.96
1st SCL 5:08.33
1st Big Cat 5:14.46
1st Windsor Relays 5:12.22
1st Castleberry 5:17.24+
1st Gold Rush 5:18.54+
2nd Viking Classic 5:08.87
4th NCS MOC 5:02.41
13th State 5:02.62
5:02.41 1st ’12, 15th All-Time, 10th SR
1st NCS Redwood 11:06.58
1st Viking Classic 11:10.46
1st SCL 11:16.72
1st State Indoor 11:18.98
5th NCS MOC 11:00.65
6th Woody Wilson 11:17.08
10:55.14+ 1st ’12, 14th All-Time
6th Stanford 10:13.36
10:13.36 7th All-Time
2:22.61 3rd ‘12
Senior Year Cross Country 2011
ALL-EMPIRE CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE YEAR
Lane benefits from lots of hard work
NCS IV Champion
Junior Year Track 2011
FIRST TEAM ALL-EMPIRE TRACK & FIELD
1st NCS Redwood 5:14.11
1st SCL 5:14.16
1st Big Cat 5:17.91
3rd Viking 5:12.86
4th Woody 5:12.35
7th NCS MOC 5:07.29
5:07.29 1st ’11, 23rd All-Time
1st SCL 11:17.41
1st NCS Redwood 11:17.67
1st Viking 11:22.93
3rd State indoor 2 mile 11:39.96
7th NCS MOC 11:12.83
11:12.83 2nd ’11, 29th All-Time
1st Big Cat 2:25.16
2:25.16 5th ’11
8th Stanford 10:34.97, 11th All-Time
Junior Year Cross Country 2010
FIRST TEAM ALL-EMPIRE CROSS COUNTRY
2nd NCS IV
Sophomore Year Track 2010
1st SCL 11:37.50
2nd Viking 11:44.92
3rd NCS/Redwood 11:32.49
11:32.49 4th ’10
2nd SCL 5:14.72
5:14.72 6th ’10
2:28.02 13th ’10
Sophomore Year Cross Country 2009
4th NCS IV