Born August 1982 in Provo, Utah ... parents are Kevin and Marisa Nielsen ... served in the Guatemala City North Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ... graduated with a bachelors degree in 2006 in mechanical engineering ... working on a masters degree in mechanical engeneering
Finished second in state in the high jump.
Best Marks: HJ - 6-10.75
2004 | Freshman Year
Fourth in the high jump with a jump of 6-02.75 at the Mesa & Field Classic ... captured third in the high jump (6-06.75) at the Robison Invitational ... won the high jump at the BYU Wells Fargo Invitational with a jump of 6-10.75 ... took fifth in the high jump with a jump of 6-07.25 at the MWC Outdoor Championships ... competed at Regionals ... named MWC Scholar Athlete.
2005 | Sophomore Year
Competed in the high jump at the BYU Indoor Meet(6-03.5) ... finished eighth in the high jump at the Boise Invitational (6-04.75) ... captured fifth in the high jump at the Mountain States Games with a jump of 6-04 ... jumped 6-2.25 in the high jump at the MWC Indoor Championships ... placed seventh in the high jump at the BYU Outdoor Invitational (6-6.75) ... took ninth in the high jump at the UCLA Invitational (6-2.75) ... finished third in the high jump at the Robison Invitational (6-08.75) ... named MWC Scholar Athlete and Academic All-MWC.
2006 | Junior Year
Finished fifth in the high jump at the Cougar Indoor Meet clearing 6 feet 6 inches ... placed 13th in the high jump at the UW Indoor Invitational clearing 6 feet 4.75 inches ... competed in the high jump (6 feet 2.75 inches) at the Husky Indoor Classic ... Competed in the high jump (6-04.75) at the BYU Invite placed sixth in the high jump with a jump of 6-10.75 at the Robison Invitational ... named Scholar Athlete by the Student Athlete Academic Center.
2007 | Senior Year
Placed seventh in the high jump at the Cougar Indoor Invitational ... cleared a season-best height of 6 feet 3.5 inches in the high jump at the Modrall Sperling Lobo Invitational ... took sixth place in the high jump at the TCR Invitational ... competed in the high jump at the Cougar Invitational ... placed seventh with a season-best clearance of 6 feet 4 inches at the Wildcat Outdoor Open at Weber State University.