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About New Jersey High School XC / Distance

A Conversation with Nicol Traynor

NicolTraynor  Focused…

Is an adjective that I would use to describe Nicol Traynor. A New Jersey All-State runner while at Ridge HS (Basking Ridge), She went on to develop into a national class collegian while at the University of Richmond, and now competes professionally with the NJ/NY Track Club. Along the way she has collected school records at both Ridge and Richmond, Has competed in National Championships and ended 2014 as the 12th ranked American woman in the 3000 meter Steeplechase.  Traynor has a clear vision of where she wants to go as this phase of her career enters a 2 year cycle that will include chances to run for the US National Team in the 2015 World Championships and the 2016 Olympc Games. We spent time this week with Nicol and talked about her progression to this point and the outlook for the first part of the 2015 Outdoor Season.

What really comes through as Nicol talks about her life as a runner, is her commitment, her drive and her focus on what she has done and what she wants to do in the future. The interview is in 3 parts, her high school career, the college experience as a Richmond Spider and where she is presently as an assistant at her alma mater and as a pro with NJ/NY TC.

Part 1 – Nicole talks about her start in the sport and her HS years

Part 2 – We cover Nicol’s time at the University of Richmond

In our third and final segment, Nicol Traynor talks about returning to Ridge HS as an Assistant Coach, her experience with the NJ*NY Track Club and her plans for the future.

Nicole Traynor's Fundraising Page

Nicol Traynor’s Fundraising Page

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