Nicole Giove
Nicole Giove
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fountain Valley, Calif.
High School: Fountain Valley

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AS A SENIOR (2011-2012): (XC) Ran 19:33 in the Hornet Jamboree 5k … Raced in the Stanford Invitational 6k in 23:17 … Gained a seasonal-best-time and 18th place in the 5k in the Charles Bowles Willamette Invitational in 18:24.17 … Competed in the Bronco Invite 5k in 18:54.8 … Ran in the WCC Championships 6k race in 23:45 … Finished her senior season with a seasonal-best-time in the 6k of 23:13 at the NCAA D1 West Region Championships. (TRACK) Ran in the Kim Duyst Invite 5k for a seasonal best time of 18:03.59 … Competed in the Aggie Open 3k in 10:39.25 … Earned 5:00.81 in the 1500m at the Johnny Mathis Invite … Raced in the SF State Distance Carnival 5k with a time of 18:32.43 … Performed well at the Mt. SAC Relays in the 10k with a time of 38:42.54 … Finished the season at the West Coast Invite 10k in 39:42.52.

AS A JUNIOR (2010-2011): (XC) RFinished in 23rd place in the USF Invitational … ran a time of 18:18 in the Riverside Invitational, finishing in 65th place … came in 19th place in the San Francisco Gator Invitational … ran a time of 18:04 in the Bronco Invitational … in the NCAA West Regional Championships, Giove ran a time of 22:30, finishing in 147th place.(TRACK) Placed 11th in 18:27:26 in the 5000m @ Cal State Stanislaus 3/5/11…Ran a PR of 10:32:83 in the 3000m @UC Davis Aggie Open 3/12/11… Finished her first-ever 10k in 38:01:66 for 4th place @ San Francisco State 3/25/11…Ran her best race of her Bronco career, earned a PR and placed 4th in the 5000m with a time of 17:58:65 @ Chico State 4/8-9/11…Competed in the 1500m in 4:58.46 @ Woody Wilson Invitational, UC Davis 4/16/11…Set a 12 second PR in the 5000m with a time of 17:46:34, an SCU 5th best mark all time for the event @ Brutus Hamilton Invitational, CAL 4/22/11.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2009-2010): (XC) Finished 30th in the San Francisco Invitational crossing the finish line as the 3rd runner for the Broncos with a time of 19:47 … ran in the Hornet Jamboree coming in 31st place and 4th for the team with a time of 19:01 … ran a time of 23:30 in the Stanford Invitational finishing as the 5th runner for the Broncos … crossed the San Francisco State Invitational finish line with a time of 24:07 in 50th place … ran a time of 18:49 in the Bronco Invitational as the 5th runner for the team … finished 45th in the WCC Championships with a time of 23:35 … at the West Regional Championships, Giove ran a time of 23:34 finishing as the 4th runner for the team and 131st overall. (TRACK) Did not compete.

AS A FRESHMAN (2008-2009): (XC) Placed 20th in the Charles Bowles Invitational on Oct. 4 with a 5k time of 18:36 ... Placed 31st in the San Francisco Invitational on Aug. 30 with a 5k time of 19:26...Placed 33rd in the West Coast Conference Championships on Nov. 1 with a 6k time of 23:52. (TRACK) Finished 10th in the 5k with a time of 18:14:50 at the Gator Preview 3/7/09…Ran 11:32:24 in the 2mile race at the Aggie Open 3/14/09…Finished the SF State Distance Carnival 5k in 18:56:6 on 3/27/09…Ran 5:05 in the 1500m @ the Johnny Mathis Invite 4/4/09…Ran the 5k in 18:54:7 on 4/11/09 at Woody Wilson Open…Finished 4th in the 5k at the Bryan Clay Invite in 18:27:77…Ran a personal best in the 5k at Brutus Hamilton Invite with a time of 17:59:79 on 4/25/09…Finished the track season in the 5k with a time of 18:35:11 at the Oxy Invite on 5/9/09.

COLLEGE PERSONAL BESTS

Cross Country:18:14 in the 5k (2008 - SCU Bronco Invite); 22:30.5 in the 6k (2010 - NCAA West Region Championship)
Track:
4:58:46 in the 1500m (2011 - Woody Wilson); 10:32:83 in the 3k (2011 - Aggie Open); 11:32:24 in the 2 mile (2009 - Aggie Open); 17:46:34 in the 5k (2011 - Brutus Hamilton Invite); 37:18:28 in the 10k (2011 - WCC Championship)

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate of Fountain Valley High School ... 2nd CIF and 5th state Junior year ... 4th CIF and 7th State senior year ... 2004 All Orange County Freshman ... 2004 All Sunset League ... 2007 All Sunset League... 2007 Team Captain ... 4 year Letterman in cross country and track ... Yearbook staff all four years of high school.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Michael and Ilene Giove ... Has two younger brothers: Anthony and Brandon ... hobbies include photography, scrapbooking, and exploring new trails to run ... Double major in Communications and Ethnic Studies with a minor in studio art, emphasis in photography ... Is interested in pursuing a career in photojournalism.