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Nicole Daly
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Nicole Daly 1741077
Position: Runner
Year: Senior
Hometown: Aston, Pa.
High School: Cardinal O'Hara
Major: Chemical Engineering
Experience: 3 Letters


Fourth-year member of the Blue Hens who has earned three letters.

Participated in all but one meet for Delaware • best finish was placing eighth (out of 80 runners) at the Mount St. Mary's Duals with a time of 18:50 placed 19th at the Colonial Athletic Association Championships in 23:14 to rank third among Delaware finishers • finished 13th at the Delaware Invitational with a time of 22:56 • 13th at the UD Blue-Gold Invitational in 24:18 • named to the CAA Academic Honor Roll.

Participated in all but one meet for Delaware • was the Blue Hens’ top finisher at the Penn State Spiked Shoe Invitational with a time of 22:19 • placed second at the Lehigh Invitational (22:37) and Delaware Invitational (23:02), and sixth at the Blue & Gold Invitational (22:05) • was UD’s third highest finisher at the CAA Championships by placing 27th in 22:50 • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll • Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee. 

Competed in all eight events for the Blue Hens • earned the team’s Outstanding Rookie Award • finished 14th at the UMES Lid-Lifter Invitational in 19:07 and was 41st at the Fordham Invitational in 19:33 • was 10th in 23:44 at the Delaware Invitational, and was the Blue Hens’ top finisher at the Paul Short Invitational by placing 210th in 23:04 • came in fifth at the Blue & Gold Invitational in 24:10 and was 40th at the CAA Championships in 24:10.

Third-year member of the Blue Hens who has earned one letter.

2012-13 SEASON
Did not compete in any meets for Delaware.

2011-12 SEASON
Won the 5000 meters at the Maryland Invitational with a season-best time of 18:31.95, and also won the event at the John Covert Classic • ran the mile in 5:37.78 at the Thomson Invitational and the 3000 meters in 10:42.59 at the Delaware Invitational.

Third-year member of the Blue Hens who has earned two letters.

Ran the 10,000 meters in 36:34.01 at the CAA Championships to qualify for the ECAC Championships • ran the 3000 meters in 10:54.43 at the Delaware Open • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll • Capital one/CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee.

Won the 5000 meters in 18:00.59 at the Morgan State Legacy Meet • finished third in the 3000 meters at the Penn Invitational • ran the 3000 meters in a season-best 10:29.21 at the Delaware Open.

Four-year member of soccer and basketball teams, and ran track as a senior at Cardinal O’Hara High School • earned three letters in both soccer and basketball, and one in track • named soccer team’s MVP her final three seasons • three-time All-Catholic League selection • helped the basketball team reach the state championship game in 2009 and the state semifinals in 2011 • member of track team that won the Catholic League and district championship • named second team All-Catholic League as a senior • member of National Honor Society and school’s Student Council • head of Publicity Committee during senior year.

Nicole Renee Daly • daughter of Tom and Karen Daly • has younger sisters Michelle, Lauren, Kristen and Erin • mother played basketball at Villanova and uncle, Brian Daly, played basketball at Saint Joseph’s • cousin, Casey Hargadon, played softball at Widener • honor student as a chemical engineering major at Delaware • never ran cross country until she began college • worked as a project engineer for DuPont over the summer.

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