Born and raised in Spokane, Wash., Nick was a standout at Shadle Park High School before attending college at the University of Portland.
Nick opened up his professional career on January 18, 2020 by finishing 5th at the USATF Cross Country Championships and qualifying for the Pan American Championships. At Pan Ams he was ninth, helping the U.S. team to victory. In August he set a PB at 5,000 meters, running 13:56.47 at the Sunset Tour meet. He took a crack at the One Hour Run on the track at the HOKA Distance Carnival, running 19,440 meters and coming through 10 miles in 48:56.83- a pending U.S. record on the track. He opened his 2021 campaign with a third place finish in the OTQ section of the 10,000 at the Texas Qualifier in a new PB of 28:42.30.
Nick was a two-time NCAA All American in cross country for the University of Portland, helping lead the Pilots to podium finishes at the 2017 and 2018 NCAA Championships. In his senior season, he was the West Coast Conference and NCAA West Regional individual champion.