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Duke Cross Country BIO
Nikhil Pulimood
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Nikhil Pulimood 2307747
Position: Distance
Height: 5'11"
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Princeton, N.J.
High School: West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South

Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2016)

2015-16: Participated in his first collegiate cross country season during the fall, competing in four meets…opened his Duke career with a 60th-place finish at the Princeton Inter-Regional Meet (10/3)…registered a personal-best 8K time of 24:37.2 at the Pre-Nationals Invitational (10/17)…served as Duke’s sixth finisher at the ACC Championships (10/30), placing 66th overall in a time of 25:22.4…posted a personal-best 10K time of 31:18.0 at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships (11/13)…took the start for two races during the indoor season…opened the campaign with a sixth-place finish in the 3,000 at the Carolina Cup (1/15)…placed 11th in the 5,000 with a time of 14:52.23 at the Armory Invitational (2/5)…did not compete during the outdoor season…named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Duke: Lettered three years under the guidance of Kurt Wayton at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South in West Windsor, N.J.…garnered 2014 Gatorade New Jersey Cross Country Runner of the Year honors…claimed All-America status after placing 21st at Nike Cross Country Nationals…raced to a third-place finish at the Nike Cross Country Northeast Regional meet…crowned the 2014 Group 4 individual state cross country champion with a 5K time of 15:44, before placing second at the State Meet of Champions in a time of 15:42…helped lead team to a New Jersey Group 4 cross country state title in 2013…earned myriad New Jersey Group 4 titles, including in cross country (2014), the outdoor 3,200 (2014, 2015), the indoor 3,200 (2015), and the outdoor 1,600 (2015), in addition to serving on the indoor distance medley relay (2015) and the indoor 4x800 (2015)…member of the National Honor Society…received the Richard Willever Leadership Award and the Georga Wah Scholarship Award.

Personal: Son of Mani and Monisha Pulimood…born Nov. 6, 1996…has one brother, Philip.

Cross Country PRs
5K- 15:41 (High School)
8K- 24:37.2 (10/17/2015)
10K- 31:18.0 (11/13/2015)

Indoor PR 
3,000m- 8:32.69c (1/15/2016)
5,000m- 14:53.23 (2/5/2016)

Outdoor PR
1,600m- 4:12.82 (High School)
3,200m- 9:00.86 (High School)

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