Track & Field
Duke Track & Field BIO
2009-10: Began the cross country season as Duke's fifth man at the JMU Invite with an eighth-place finish ... took 13th place as Duke's second finisher at the Roy Griak Invitational, running 25:09 for 8K ... took almost a full minute off his previous time with a 24:09.39 showing for 16th place at the Panorama Farms Invitational ... was the Devils' second finisher and earned all-conference honors with an 8K personal-best 23:47.27, good for 14th place at the ACC Championships ... indoors, specialized in the mile, running a season-best 4:05.17 to finish second at the Virginia Tech Classic ... ran 4:10.63 to finish third at the ACC Championships, earning All-ACC honors ... member of the school-record-setting DMR squad that clocked 9:34.39 at the Alex Wilson Invitational on Mar. 5 ... also part of the DMR squad that finished first at the Armory Collegiate in 9:45.30 ... outdoors, competed in the 800m on two occasions, finishing fifth at the Duke Invitational ... covered 1,500m in 3:42.07, the No. 4 performance at Duke, to finish second at the Carolina Fast Times ... placed fourth at the ACC Championships in Clemson, S.C. ... ran 4:43.09 at the NCAA First Round to finish seventh and advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. ... placed 22nd in the NCAA 1,500m semifinals ... was a member of the Duke 4x1,500m relay team that turned in the No. 3 Duke performance at the Raleigh Relays ... at the Penn Relays, anchored the 4xMile squad that recorded the No. 2 performance at Duke, closing out the race with a 3:59.5 split.
2008-09: Earned All-East distinction in cross country, placing ninth at the IC4A Championships to help Duke win the team title ... named Rod Stewart Award winner as Duke's top track athlete ... indoors, holds the second-best time in school history for the mile with his 4:04.97 time set in Blacksburg, Va. ... finished seventh in the mile at the ACC Championships with a 4:04.97 run in the finals ... won the individual title and garnered All-East accolades for the mile at the IC4A Indoor Championships, clocking 4:04.72 ... outdoors, placed sixth at the ACC's in the 1,500m ... split a 4:03.40 anchor mile at the Penn Relays to close out the No. 2 all-time Duke performance in the 4xMile relay ... ran a 3:43.81 in the 1,500m at UNC, before winning the IC4A individual crown in the same event, becoming one of only three Duke track & field athletes to win multiple IC4A titles ... took seventh place in the 1,500m at the NCAA East Regional ... ended the outdoor season with a 1,500m personal-best 3:43.02, good for fourth place, at the High Performance Series in Indianapolis.
2007-08: Named Duke's Indoor Freshman of the Year ... qualified for the IC4A Championships as an individual in both the 1,000m and the mile events ... anchored Duke's winning distance medley relay at the Terrier Classic in Boston with a 4:08 split for 1,600m ... ran leadoff on Duke's DMR at the ACC Championships, paving the way for the Devils' third-place finish with a 3:03, 1,200m leg ... placed eighth in the mile at ACC's to make the finals ... narrowly missed the IC4A mile finals after his performance at the indoor championships, clocking a 4:12.50 in the prelims ... outdoors, ran a then-personal-best 3:47.90 in the 1,500m to become the only freshman to make the IC4A Championship finals ... finished in eighth place to earn All-East recognition ... concluded the outdoor season at the USATF Junior Nationals with a 5,000m personal-best time of 15:01.89 to take seventh place.
Prior to Duke: State indoor mile champion ... third at the state outdoor championships in the 1,600m ... five-time state competitor ... set three school track records ... two-time letterwinner in football ... ran his first cross country season in 2005 ... Southern Illinois Cross Country Runner of the Year ... National Honor Society member.
Personal: Son of Audra and Dan Nanni ... born May 17, 1989 ... has a brother, Derek, and a sister, Amber ... majoring in Biology.
1000m- 2:25.09 (1/24/2009)
1 Mile- 4:04.21 (2/21/2010)
800m- 1:50.90 (4/3/2010)
1500m- 3:42.07 (4/10/2010)