Griffin Nykaza
Griffin Nykaza

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Beecher, Ill.

High School:
Beecher

Height:
6-0

Event:
Middle Distance

Birthdate:
12/20/1992

01/27/2012

Twenty-eight-year-old Record Falls on Day One of Indiana Relays

Aisha Praugh breaks 28-year-old ISU record in the mile.

2011-12

Indoor: Ran season-best 2:00.57 in the 800-meter run at the Indiana Relays (Jan. 27) ... ran a leg on the distance-medley relay that took eighth at the same meet with a time of 10:26.95.

Outdoor: Posted a personal-best performance in the 1,500-meter run at the ISU vs. SIU Dual (April 7), finishing fifth with a time of 4:16.43 ... ran a 1:56.73, 800-meter run at the Sea Ray Relays (April 11), finishing 18th.

PRIOR TO ISU

Beecher High School: (Cross Country): Four-year letter winner ... three-time all-state runner ... helped team win state championship his senior season ... voted athlete of the year after his junior season. (Track): Four-year starter and letter winner ... ran a 1:56 800-meter run to win the state title during his junior campaign ... named Northeast Indiana Times Male Athlete of the Year ... won back-to-back state titles as a member of the 3,200-meter relay team ... qualified for the state meet in the 800-meter run during his sophomore season ... ran personal best marks of 1:54 in the 800-meter run and 4:23 in the 1,600-meter run.

Personal: Born 12/20/1992 ... son of Henry and Mindy Nykaza ... siblings are Garrett and Grant.