Crusaders Men's Track & Field BIO
Josh Nickerson
Player Profile:
Josh Nickerson 2290171
Position: Multi-events
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hamilton, Mass.
High School: St. John's Prep

• A Veteran Leader the Holy Cross Leadership Academy.

2016-2017:

  • Competed in the high jump, long jump, 55 and 60-meter dashes
  • Posted career-best time in the 60-meter dash (7.43) at the John Thomas Terrier Invitational (1/27)
  • Finished second in the high jump (1.85m) at the UNH vs Holy Cross Meet (1/21)
  • Placed fifth in the 55-meter dash (7.08) at the UNH vs Holy Cross Meet
  • Recorded a third place finished in the long jump (5.97m) at the UNH vs Holy Cross Meet
  • Also finished fourth in the high jump (1.84m) at the U Mass Minutemen Track and Field Invitational

2015-2016:

  • Competed in 55m, 60m and 200m dashes
  • Posted season-best times in the 55m (7.00) at New Hampshire (1/16), in the 60m (7.61) at Maine (2/6) and in the 200m (24.83) at the Joe Donahue Games (1/22)

2014-2015:  

  • Competed in the indoor heptathlon in events including the 60-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 60-meter hurdles, pole vault and 1,000-meter run
  • Also competed in the 200-meter dash, 55 and 400-meter hurdles, triple jump and 4x400-meter relay team
  • Set school record in the indoor heptathlon (4,196) at the Patriot League Indoor Championship
  • Posted season-best times/distances in the 60 (7.53) and 200 (24.22) meter dashes at the Tiger Invitational, in the 1,000 (3:00.46) , 60-meter hurdles (9.25), high jump (1.85m), pole vault (3.35m) and shot put (9.46m) at the Patriot League Indoor Championship, the 55-meter hurdles (8.44) and long jump (6.00m) versus New Hampshire, the 400-meter hurdles (1:00.80) at the Tiger Classic and triple jump (12.26m) at the Jay Carisella Invitational. 

Before Holy Cross:

  • Competed in jumps, sprints and hurdles for two varsity seasons at St. John's Prep.
  • Team captain his senior year.
  • Earned Track & Field Coach's Award as a senior.
  • Tri-County All-Star, Catholic Conference All-Star and Salem News All-Star his senior year.
  • Anchor of the 4x200 relay team that qualified for New Balance Nationals.
  • Scored most points on the team his senior year.
  • Also competed with the soccer and basketball teams.
  • Member of the National Honor Society 2012-2014 and National Spanish Honor Society in 2013.

Personal:

  • Son of Tim and Anastasia.
  • Has three brothers (Riley, Keaton and Andrew) and one sister (Sara).
  • Majoring in Bilogy/Pre-Med.
  • Aspires to be an orthopedic surgeon
  • Majoring in Biology

Nickerson’s Top Performances

Event

Time/Dist./Scores

Meet (Date)

55m

7.00

New Hampshire (1/16/2016)

60m

7.43

John Thomas Terrier Invitational (1/27/2017)

200m

24.22

RCC Tigers All-Comers (1/10/2015)

1,000m

3:00.46

Patriot League Indoor Championship (2/22/2015)

55m Hurdles

8.44

UNH (1/17/15)

60m Hurdles

9.25

Patriot League Indoor Championship (2/22/2015)

400m Hurdles

1:00.80

Tiger Classic (4/3/2015)

High Jump

1.85m

Patriot League Indoor Championship (2/22/2015)

Pole Vault

3.35m

Patriot League Indoor Championship (2/20/2015)

Long Jump

6.00m

UNH (1/17/15)

Triple Jump

12.26m

Jay Carisella Invitational (12/13/2014)

Shot Put

9.46m

Patriot League Indoor Championship (2/22/2015)

Heptathlon

4196

Patriot League Indoor Championship (2/20/2015)