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Merle

Nye

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Height: 6'0"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Bend, Ore
High School: Bend

Bio

Prior to Duke: : Lettered for three years in cross country and track and field under the guidance of Lisa Nye at Bend Senior High School…Junior Olympic Finalist in 2016…Finished in second place in the 1,500m at the Intermountain Conference Meet in 2016…Also lettered in basketball and Nordic Skiing…A member of the Varsity Speech and Debate team…International Baccalaureate Diploma recipient…Named Mr. BSH 2016.

Personal: Son of Brad and Lisa Nye…Born January 3, 1998…Has one sister, Olive…Mother, Lisa was a Pac 12 and Regional Champion in Cross Country at the University of Oregon as well as finishing third in the NCAA. She also ran for Nike as well as at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Trials where she finished in second place in the latter. She holds the American Record in the 3,000m Steeplechase…Father, Brad skied at Vassar College while his aunt Megan Kanropp was an All-American in alpine skiing at the University of Utah…Uncle, Sanders Nye is a World Cup Snowboarder.

Cross Country PRs
5K-16:32.0 (High School)

Outdoor PRs
800m- 1:58.38 (High School)
1,500m- 4:03.62 (High School)

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