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Layne Nixon
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: The Woodlands, Texas
High School: The Woodlands/UTSA
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Layne Nixon
Courtesy: Arkansas
Release: 08/11/2010

2011: In his first season of competition at Arkansas, Nixon closed out the year with All-Region accolades for his performance at the regional meet. He finished in scoring position in two of the final three meets of the season. Nixon was the team's third runner and finished 20th overall at the Chile Pepper Festival, navigating the 10K course at Agri Park in 30:17.7. He was fourth among Arkansas runners and 18th overall at the NCAA South Central Regional Championships in Waco, Texas. He finished the race in a time of 31:23.2 and earned a spot on the all-region team. At the SEC Championships, he finished 20th overall and ran to an 8K time of 24:56.36. In the classroom, Nixon was a member of the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.

2010: Nixon redshirted the 2010 season.

AT UTSA: Nixon competed for two seasons in cross country and one season in track and field. He comes to Arkansas with two seasons of eligibility in cross country and three years on the track. As a true freshman during the 2008 cross country season, Nixon was UTSA's top finisher in five meets. In 2009, he also led the Roadrunners in five meets, picked up a seventh-place finish at the Southland Conference Championships and a 24th-place finish and all-region honors at the NCAA South Central Regional Championships. On the track, he finished fifth in the 5,000 meters at the 2009 SLC Indoor Championships and fifth in the 10,000 meters at the 2009 SLC Outdoor Championships.

AT THE WOODLANDS HS: Nixon held prep bests of 3:10 in the 1,200 meters, 4:20 in the 1,600 meters, 9:16 over 3,200 meters and 15:31 in the 5K. He placed ninth at 2007 UIL 5A State Cross Country Championships and was the top finisher for state championship team. Nixon finished 17th at 2007 Nike Team Nationals and was the top finisher for the fourth-place national team. He also placed fourth at 2007 Nike South Regionals and was a member of the 2006 state champion team.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 11, 1989, he is the son of Dan and Angela Nixon, both UA grads. He is majoring in kinesiology.


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