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Gunnar Nixon
Position: Multi-Events
Height: 6'4"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Edmond, Okla.
High School: Santa Fe HS
Experience: High School
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Gunnar Nixon
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 01/02/2012

PERSONAL BESTS
Indoor
Heptathlon – 6,022 points (Razorback Invitational, 1/27-28/12)
Outdoor
Decathlon – 7,892 points (NCAA Championships, 6/6-7/12)

HONORS & AWARDS
Two-time All-American
2012 All-SEC
2012 SEC All-Freshman Indoor and Outdoor Teams (heptathlon, decathlon)
American junior record holder (decathlon – 7,892 points)
School-record holder (heptathlon – 6,022 points)
2012 World Junior champion
2012 USA Junior champion
Two-time USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week

2012 || INDOOR: Nixon captured All-America honors in his debut at the NCAA Championships with an eighth-place finish in the heptathlon. On his way to 5,859 points, he set personal bests of 7.09 at 60 meters and 2:39.08 at 1,000 meters. He began the championship season with 5,841 points and a runner-up performance at the SEC Championships. At the conference meet, he had personal-best efforts of 8.09 in the 60-meter hurdles and 15-5 in the pole vault. In his first collegiate heptathlon, Nixon surpassed the world junior record and school mark with 6,022 points at the Razorback Invitational. He became the fifth collegian to eclipse the 6,000-point mark and the only junior competitor—aged 20 and under—to score more than 6,000 points in a heptathlon. On the first day of the Razorback meet, he set personal bests of 24-8.5 in the long jump, 7-0.5 in the high jump and 45-10 in the shot put. Following the meet, he was named the USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week, SEC Field and Freshman Athlete of the Week and earned a spot on watch list for The Bowerman award. OUTDOOR: At the NCAA Championships, Nixon broke the American junior record in the decathlon using senior implements. He finished the national meet in fifth place with 7,892 points and personal bests of 14.51 in the 110-meter hurdles and 15-1 in the pole vault. Nixon finished in third place at the SEC Championships and was part of the team’s 1-2-3-6 performance in the decathlon. He was fourth at the Mt. SAC Relays in his first collegiate decathlon. He continued his season into the summer months with gold-medal performances at the USA and World Junior Championships. At the World junior meet in Barcelona, Nixon broke the American junior record in the decathlon using junior implements. He finished the meet with 8,018 points to win the USA’s first-ever decathlon gold medal at the World Junior Championships. Following the meet, he was once again named the USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week.

AT SANTA FE HS: Ranked as the No. 1 prep decathlete in the nation, Nixon was named the 2010-11 Gatorade National Boys Track and field Athlete of the Year and was one of 12 prep athletes in the country in the running for the ninth annual High School Athlete of the Year award. During his standout prep career, Nixon established three national high school records in the decathlon-8,035 points with high school implements, 7,748 points with junior implements and 7,577 points with international implements. At the 2011 USA Junior Track and Field Championships, he finished second in the decathlon behind current Razorback teammate Kevin Lazas. Nixon also set the national high school with 4,307 points in winning the pentathlon at the New Balance Indoor Nationals meet. He is a three-time USATF decathlon champion with his 2008 victory coming during the first decathlon competition of his career. He is also a six-time Class 6A Oklahoma state champion with the help of four victories-110-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, high jump and long-as a senior. He set the state record en route to the long jump win. Nixon owns personal bests of 14.00 in the 100-meter hurdles, 7-0 in the high jump and has run a 46.8 split in the 4x400-meter relay.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 13, 1993, Nixon is the son of Tim and Kerri Nixon and is the youngest of four children with siblings Tyler, Katie and Emily. He is currently undecided on his major at Arkansas.


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