Maika Nelson Athlete Profile

Maika Nelson

Maika Nelson
Position: Distance Height: 5-6 Roster Years: 1999-2000 | 2002 Hometown: Brea, CA

Personal

  • Born in Tustin, California
  • Parents are Curt and Cathy Nelson
  • Majoring in Fitness and Wellness Management

Before BYU

  • Lettered once in cross country and four times in track at Brea Olinda High School
  • Graduated with a 4.0 GPA
  • Was a BOHS, All Orange League and CIF Scholar Athlete
  • Holds school records in the 200m, 400m, 800m, 4x100m, 4x400m and 4x800m
  • Holds league record in the 200m and 4x400m relay
  • League champ in the 200m, 400m, 800m, 4x100m and 4x400m
  • Division III 800m runner-up in 1997
  • 800m champion in 1998
  • Placed eighth and ninth in the 800m at state championships in 1997 and 1998 respectively
  • Finished fourth in the 800m at the 1998 Junior Olympics


1999 | Sophomore Year

Finished third in the 800m in a time of 2:13.04 at the Cal Poly Invitational. . . second-place finish at the UTEP Invitational with a time of 2:11.90. . . placed third in the 800m (2:15.18) at the UNLV Invitational. . . fourth-place finish in the 800m with a time of 2:12.20 at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays. . . ran the 800m in 2:14.39 at the Robison Invitational to finish third. . . fifth-place finish at the Texas Relays in the 800m with a time of 2:13.03. . . finished third in the 800m (2:12.27) at the BYU Tri-Meet. . . placed third at the Utah Collegiate Championships with a time of 2:13.16.

2000 | Junior Year

Second-place finish in the 800m at the Wilson Motor Open with a time of 2:25.24. . . finished seventh in the 800m (2:16.89) at the UTEP Invitational. . . placed fifth at the UNLV Invitational with a time of 2:17.03.