Cross Country

Nick Grudev  
Nick Grudev

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Milford, Conn.

High School:
New Milford

Birthdate:
02/24/1993


GRUDEV'S CAREER RESULTS

PERSONAL BEST TIMES
3000m: 10:43.98 (2011)
5000m: 15:38.2 (2013)
8K XC: 26:19.9 (SUNY Albany, 2013)
10K XC: 34:38.1 (Hammonasset Park, 2012)

AS A JUNIOR:
  • Member of the MAAC All-Academic Team
  • Honored as a Siena Student Athlete of the Month for October 2013
  • Finished 5th in the Trinity College Bantam Invitational with a time of 17:01
  • Put up the third best time for Siena in the Br. Doyle Meet of Champions finishing at 27:44
  • Completed the second best time of Siena participants in the Paul Short Invitational by posting a time of 26:45
  • Finished 15th in the 47th Annual UAlbany Invitational with a time of 25:20
  • Raced in the MAAC Championships finishing with Siena's third best time of 27:36
AS A SOPHOMORE:
  • Named All-MAAC Academic Team
  • Saw action in the Br. Doyle Meet of Champions (9/15) finishing with a time of 26:42, second best Saints finish
  • Finished 11th in the UAlbany Invitational with a final time of 26:32 while averaging a 5:21 mile
  • Strong performance in the Fr. O'Neil Invitational (10/13) finishing 16th with an average 5:23 mile for a total of 26:45
  • Participated in the MAAC Championships (10/27) and finished with a time of 26:40.51
AS A FRESHMAN:
  • Participated in the Iona Meet of Champions 8K (9/17) finished with an average 5:38 per mile and a final time of 27:56.02
  • Finished second on the Saints in the UAlbany Invitational (10/15) with a final time of 26:58.9
  • Competed in the MAAC Championships 8K with a final time of 27:40.8 and an average mile of 5:32

BEFORE SIENA:
  • Earned three letters in cross country and outdoor track and two in indoor track at New Milford
  • Named New Milford Cross Country MVP
  • Named a USATF All-American, All-State and South-West Conference First Team as a senior
  • 2009 South-West Second Team selection.
  • 2011 West Seneca West Indoor Track MVP
  • Five-time West Seneca West Female Athlete of the Month

PERSONAL:
  • The son of George Grudev and Valerie Griffin
  • Born February 24, 1993
  • Has a younger brother, Kyle, and a younger sister, Amanda.

GETTING TO KNOW NICK GRUDEV:
    Favorite Sports Team: UConn Huskies, Miami Dolphins, New York Mets
    Another sport I like to follow at Siena is: Basketball
    Favorite TV show: House and Scrubs
    Favorite TV show growing up: Rocket Power
    Favorite food: Ice Cream
    If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Cape Town, South Africa
    Any superstitions?: Pray before every race. It helps.
    My proudest sports moment is: Helping my high school cross country team win its ninth straight conference championship after being underdogs the entire season
    I chose Siena because: It's got everything an amazing college needs
    In my spare time, I like to: Hang out with friends, photograph and relax
    My favorite thing about Siena is:The friends I have on campus
    Career Plans: Physician
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