Distance and cross country runner who will run the 3K for indoors and compete in the 5K for outdoors.
2006 CROSS COUNTRY: One of three captains on the team and a consistent top finisher throughout the season ... placed fifth overall at the Clemson Invitational with a time of 19:32 ... ran a season-best 18:46 at the Auburn Invitational ... placed 30th at the Furman Invitational ... was the third Gamecock finisher at the NCAA Southeast Regional with a time of 23:36 ... did not race at the SEC Championships due to illness.
2006: Ran the 1,000m, one-mile and 3,000m during the indoor season ... ran a 10:15.13 in the 3,000m to finish 20th at the SEC Indoor Championships ... outdoors, competed in the 5,000m at the Weems Baskin Relays, finishing second at 18:22.19 ... during cross country, was the team's No. 2 or No. 3 runner most of the season in 2005.
2005 CROSS COUNTRY: One of the top Gamecock finishers throughout the season ... placed 23rd at the Gamecock Invitational with a time of 20:07.27 ... covered the 5K distance at the Clemson Invitational in 19:44 ... best 5K time came at the Auburn Invitational when she ran a 19:14 ... placed 68th at the SEC Championships with a time of 22:27 ... ran the NCAA Southeast Regional meet with a time of 23:33 over the 6,000-meter course.
2005: Competed in the mile run during the indoor season and in the 5K during the outdoor season ... placed second at the USC Invitational during the indoor season ... best time during the outdoor season was a 19:31.17 in the 5,000-meters at the Weems Baskin Relays.
2004 CROSS COUNTRY: Was one of the top seven runners for the Gamecocks early in the season ... finished 20th at the USC Invitational with a time of 20:46 and 31st at the Clemson Invitational with a time of 20:19 ... injured and missed the second half of the season.
2004: During the indoor season, finished fifth in the mile at the Carolina Big 12 meet and first at the USC Invitational ... was 22nd at the SEC Indoor Championships in the mile run ... best 1,500-meter finish during the outdoor season was a fourth-place effort at the South Carolina State Championships ... also competed in the 800-meter run.
2003 CROSS COUNTRY: Competed in five meets as a freshman ... ran a 20:04 to place 16th at the USC Invitational ... set a what was then a personal best with a 19:28 time at the Clemson Invitational to finish 27th.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three years in cross country and four years in track and field at Ridgefield High ... was a two-time All-New England and eight-time all-state honoree in cross country and track ... set school records in the 5K (19:20) and 4K (15:31) ... ran the anchor leg on the 4x800 relay team that finished sixth at the high school nationals to earn All-America honors.
PERSONAL: Nicki Breves was born Nov. 8, 1985 ... parents are Peter and Pamela Breves ... is pursuing a degree in exercise science ... chose South Carolina over Maryland, Delaware and Rutgers.