Cross Country
Josh Nadzam - Cross Country - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Monaca

• 2009 and 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2010-11: Cross Country (Junior) – Raced in all six cross country races during the 2010 season … Finished in second place on the team in each of Kentucky’s last three races … Had top-20 overall times at the San Francisco Invitational and Blue Ridge Open … Had his best time of the year in the 8K at the San Francisco Invitational, crossing the finish line in 25:24. Indoor (Senior) – Led the Wildcats in the one-mile run, posting a time of 4:06.04 at the Husky Classic in February … Competed in the 3,000m run at the VT Elite Meet, recording the third fastest time on the team for the season. Outdoor (Senior) – Did not compete.

2009-10: Cross Country (Sophomore) – At NCAA Southeast Regional, finished as the third scorer for the Cats clocking in at 32:55 in the 99th overall … In the 5-mile Old Timers Classic, placed fifth on the team and 15th overall crossing the finish in 26:50 … Ran in each meet for the Wildcats. Indoor (Junior) – Ran a personal-best time of 4:08.49 in the mile at the rod McCravy Memorial Meet … the time was second on the teams season-best list … Earned a top-10 finish in te 800m run at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet with a season-best time of 1:54.25 … At the Husky Classic in Seattle finished with a personal-best mark of 8:28.83 in the 3,00m run. Outdoor (Junior) – Coming off an incredible achievement at the Catspy Awards where he received the Community Service Award, added his best performance of the season in the 1,500m run with a time of 3:47.07 to earn a fourth place finish at the Jess Owens Track Classic … Finished fourth at the Black and Gold Challenge in Orlando in the 800m run with a season-best time of 1:54.73.

2008-09: Cross Country (RS Freshman) – Competed in three meets for the Wildcats … Ran best mark at Memphis Twilight posting an 8K time of 26:39. Indoor – Ran personal-best mile time at the McCravy Memorial Meet with a finish of 4:14.80 to claim fifth place … Finished with top 3,000m time of 8:40.08 at the Penn State National Invitational. Outdoor – Specialized in the 1,500m run … Advanced to his first event final at the SEC Championships in the 1,500m run, placing 12th overall in the prelims with a personal-best time of 3:52.61 before placing 11th overall in the final.

2007-08 (Freshman): Cross Country – Did not compete. Indoor – Competed in the mile and 3,000m run … Turned in best time in the mile at the Husky Classic clocking in at 4:15.54 … Ran best 3,000m mark of 8:43.09 at SEC/Big Ten Challenge. Outdoor – Specialized in the 1,500m run posting best time of 3:56.91 at Stanford Invitational.

High School: Placed third in PIAA Championships in the 1,600 meters as senior … Finished seventh in 3,200 meters at PIAA Championships as junior … Holds school records in 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meters … Coached by Jody Nowry … Played four years of basketball and football … Member of basketball state quarterfinalist team as junior … Second-team All-Section guard in basketball final two years … Second team All-Conference Wide Receiver senior year of football … Recipient of U.S. Marines and Beaver County YMCA Scholar-Athlete Awards … Member of Just Say No Club, Teen Leadership and Spanish Club.

Personal: Full name is Joshua Mark Nadzam … Born Oct. 15, 1988 in Monaca Pa. … Mother is Wendy Nadzam … Major is social work.

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