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Diane Nukuri
Diane Nukuri

Hometown:
Pickering, Ontario

High School:
St. Charles Garnier

Last College:
Butler County Community College

Event:
Distance

Career Highlights -- 2007 Honda Award finalist in cross country... three-time all-American... three-time all-region honoree... two-time NCAA Midwest Regional Cross Country Champion... two-time Midwest Regional Women's Cross Country Runner of the Year... 2007 Big Ten Cross Country Champion and Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Year... set school 3,000 (9:47), 4,000 (13:14), 5,000 (15:55) and 6,000-meter (19:37) cross country records... set Ashton Cross Country Course 3,000 (9:47) and 4,000-meter (13:14) marks... set outdoor track school records in 3,000 (9:18.82) and 10,000 meters (33:17.01), and as part of 6,400-meter relay (19:15.42)... set indoor school record as part of distance medley relay (11:20.11)... won Big Ten outdoor 5,000-meter title in 2008... nine-time NJCAA national champion, winning two titles each in half marathon, mile, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters, and one title in cross country for Butler Community College (2004-06)... 17-time NJCAA all-American... two-time NJCAA Indoor Athlete of the Meet... set NJCAA meet records in half marathon and indoor 5,000 meters... set NJCAA all-time records in half marathon, indoor 3,000 meters and indoor 5,000 meters... 11-time NJCAA Region VI champion, going undefeated at that meet two straight years... three-time NJCAA Region VI Athlete of the Meet... set NJCAA regional records in cross country, mile, 1,500 meters, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters.

2008 -- Indoor - provisionally qualified for NCAA Championships in mile (4:41.07), 3,000 meters (9:20.07), 5,000 meters (16:01.36) and as part of school-record setting distance medley relay (11:20.11)... led team in 5,000 meters... placed 12th in 5,000 meters (16:35.05) at NCAA Championships... placed third in 5,000 meters (16:02.96) and eighth in 3,000 meters (9:28.39) and anchored ninth-place distance medley relay (12:10.45) at Big Ten Championships... her best 3,000 and 5,000 meter time rank third in school history... Outdoor - Big Ten 5,000-meter champion (16:24.21)... automatically qualified for NCAA Championships in 10,000 meters with the school-record setting 33:17.01 she ran at Stanford Invite... earned Big Ten Women's Track Athlete of the Week honors for that performance... also set 3,000 meters school record of 9:18.82 at Iowa Invite... ran lead leg on school-record setting 6,400-meter relay (19:15.42) at Drake Relays... qualified for NCAA Midwest Regional in 5,000 meters (15:59.39)... placed third in 10,000 meters (16:24.21) at Big Ten meet... Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award recipient... letterwinner.

2007 -- Indoor - led team in 5,000 meters (16:24.50)... runner-up in 3,000 (9:32.75) and 5,000 meters (16:24.60) at Big Ten Championships... provisionally qualified for NCAA Championships in both events... runner-up in mile at Last Chance Qualifier with a collegiate-best 4:46.25, which ranks fifth in school history... won 5,000-meters (16:24.60) at Iowa State Classic... Outdoor - all-American, placing seventh in 10,000 meters (33:30.29) at NCAA Championships... that time led team... also led team in 3,000 (9:23.90), 5,000 meters (16:15.28) and 10,000 meters (33:30.29)... NCAA provisional qualifier in 10,000 meters... placed sixth in 1,500 meters (4:24.30) at NCAA regional, earning all-region honors... qualified for regional in 1,500 (4:20.95) and 5,000 meters (16:15.28)... won 5,000 meters at Drake Relays (16:15.28).... won 1,500 meters (4:20.95) at Aztec Classic, which ranks third in school history... Big Ten runner-up in 5,000 meters (16:26.08), placing fourth in 10,000 meters (34:52.46)... set 3,000-meter meet record of 9:23.90 at Musco Twilight IX... ran lead leg on 3,200-meter relay that placed ninth (9:05.13) at Drake Relays... letterwinner... Cross Country - Honda Sports Award finalist... all-American, placing fourth at NCAA Championships in 20:07... won second-straight NCAA Midwest Regional title, setting a school and course record 6,000-meter record of 19:37... named Midwest Regional Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Year... Big Ten Champion, with a school and course 6,000-meter record of 19:37... named Big Ten Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Year... set school and course records while placing first at Hawkeye Invite (13:14-4,000 meters) and Auburn Invite (15:55-5,000 meters)... three-time Big Ten Athlete of the Week... placed third at Pre-Nationals (20:11-6,000 meters)... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

2006 -- Cross Country - all-American placing eighth (21:05) at NCAA Championships... NCAA Midwest Regional Champion, winning the 6,000-meter race in a then-school record-setting 20:34... also won Hawkeye Open (9:47-3,000 meters) and Auburn Invite (16:10-5,000 meters) with school record-setting times... named Big Ten Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week (Oct. 3) for her performance at Auburn... set Ashton Cross Country Course 3,000-meter record (9:47) at Hawkeye Open... placed 16th at Big Ten Championships (21:16) and 63rd at NCAA pre-nationals (21:17)... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

Previous College Experience -- competed for Butler County Community College (2004-06)... nine-time NJCAA national champion, winning two titles each in half marathon, mile, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters, and one title in cross country... 17-time NJCAA all-American... two-time NJCAA Indoor Athlete of the Meet... set NJCAA meet records in half marathon and indoor 5,000 meters... set NJCAA all-time records in half marathon, indoor 3,000 meters and indoor 5,000 meters... 11-time Region VI champion, going undefeated at that meet two straight years... three-time Region VI Athlete of the Meet... set regional records in cross country, mile, 1,500 meters, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters... set 11 school records at Butler... best times were 2:18 in 800 meters, 4:27.13 in 1,500 meters, 4:49 in mile, 34:30 in 1,000 meters, 16:36 in 5,000 meters, 17:15 in cross country 5,000 meters, 21:12 in cross country 6,000 meters and 1:16:01 in half marathon.

High School -- competed at 2000 Olympic Games for native country of Burundi in 5,000 meters... placed 17th at World Junior Cross Country Championships... coached by Coach Ross R.

Personal -- born December 1, 1984... daughter of Niyikundana Calinie and Bangirrcenga Stanley... communication studies major.

Nukuri's Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
1,500 Meters (O)4:20.95at Aztec Track Classic3/17/07
Mile (I)4:46.25at NCAA Qualifier3/3/07
3,000 Meters (O)9:18.81Iowa Invite4/19/08
3,000 Meters (CC)9:47Hawkeye Open 9/9/06
4,000 Meters (CC)13:14Hawkeye Invite 9/15/07
5,000 Meters (O)15:59.39at Cardinal Invite5/4/08
5,000 Meters (CC)15:55at Auburn Invite9/29/07
6,000 Meters (CC)19:37at NCAA Regional 11/11/07
at Big Ten Championships 10/29/07
10,000 Meters (O)33:17.01at Stanford Invite4/4/08
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