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Russell Nielson Athlete Profile

Russell Nielson

Positions: Javelin, High Jump Height: 6-3 Weight: 180 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2012-2013 Hometown: Nephi, UT Mission: Joao Pessoa, Brazil Last School: Juab High School


  • Parents are Gary and Lauren Nielson
  • All of his brothers have competed as collegiate track athletes
  • Favorite movie is Forest Gump
  • Likes hunting, fishing and anything physical
  • Lettered in cross country, basketball and track in high school
  • Majoring in exercise and wellness

Before BYU

  • Seven individual 2A state championship titles, including three in high jump (sophomore, junior and senior years), two in discus (junior and senior years) and two in javelin (junior and senior years).
  • Utah 2A High School state record holder in high jump with a height of 7' 1/2"

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