Nicholas Laning - Men's Cross Country - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Nicholas Laning

Civil Engineering

Class Senior
Hometown Barrington, Ill.
High School Barrington
Major Civil Engineering
Bio

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Career Results

Career Honors
• 2021 CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team; first Academic All-American in program history
• 2020 USTFCCCA All-Academic
• 2020 SEC Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year; first Vanderbilt man or woman to earn honor
• 2019 All-Region
• 2019 All-SEC second team
• Second man in program history to earn all-conference honors, first since 1966
• Two-time CoSIDA Academic First-Team All-District (2019-20, 2020-21)
• Two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll (2019, 2020)
• 2018-19 First‐Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
• SEC Freshman of the Week (Sept. 18, 2018); second Commodore male to receive SEC weekly cross country recognition (Austin Williamson, SEC Runner of the Week on Sept. 26, 2006)

As a Senior (2021-22)
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Second on the team and 21st overall (25:10.6) at the 8k Joe Piane Invitational (Oct. 1)
• Eighth overall and second on the team (24:56.4) at the 8k Commodore Classic (Sept. 17)
• Finished second on the team and 18th overall (18:29.7) at the 5k Mizzou Opener (Sept. 3)

As a Junior (2020-21)
• CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team
• CoSIDA Academic First-Team All-District
• SEC Fall Honor Roll
• SEC Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year (first in program history)
• Competed and scored at all four Fall meets
• Finished 69th overall (24:47.4) as an individual at FSU Winter Classic (Feb. 5)
• Second on team and 27th overall (24:46.4) at SEC Championships (Oct. 30)
• First Commodore across and 18th overall (24:14.75) at Blazer Classic (Oct. 16)
• Third overall (second on team) with time of 24:09.0 at Gans Creek Classic (Oct. 3)
• Led team and finished sixth overall (24:55.5) at Commodore Classic (Sept. 19)

As a Sophomore (2019-20)
• All-Region
• All-SEC second team
• CoSIDA Academic First-Team All-District
• USTFCCCA All-Academic
• SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Second man in program history to earn all-conference honors, first since 1966
• First on the team at every meet
• Led team and finished 20th overall (30:58.6) at NCAA Regionals (Nov. 15)
• First on the team and 12th overall (23:21.8) at SEC Championships (Nov. 1)
• Vanderbilt finished 10th with its lowest point total at the conference meet since 1980
• First on the team and fifth overall (25:01.9) at Pre-Nationals (Oct. 19)
• First on the team and 15th overall (24:04.6) at Louisville Classic (Oct. 5)
• Led team with 16th-place finish (24:54.2) at Commodore Classic (Sept. 14)
• Second overall and first on the team with a finish of 15:19.9 at Belmont Opener (Aug. 30)

Track & Field
• Sixth in the indoor 5,000 meters at the Music City Challenge (Feb. 14) with a time of 14:32.69

As a Freshman (2018-19)
• SEC Freshman of the Week (Sept. 18)
• Led the Commodores in all but one meet
• Ran a career-best 24:17.2 at the SEC Championships (8K)
• Finished fifth overall at the Belmont Opener with a time of 15:32.9

Track & Field
• Won the outdoor 3,000 meters with a time of 8:25.69 at the Black & Gold Invitational (March 23)
• Sixth in the indoor 5,000 meters at the Music City Challenge (Feb. 14) with a time of 14:32.69