Niko Householder - Sophomore
Niko is a second year high school cross country runner.
Son of Jim and Nancy Householder
2012 300 Summer Mile Club
2013 300 Summer Mile Club
2012 Personal Best Time 21:13
2012 Personal Best 2 mile time 14:04
2013 Personal Best Time 22:14 (22:13*)
2012 Charleston Open Race Champions
2012 Springfield Invitational Freshmen Champions
2012 News-Gazette Prep Cross Country Leaders List in September
As a freshman, Niko joined us with junior high cross country experience.
He showed right away that he has a lot of leg speed and can handle the tougher
high school workouts. He dedicated himself this summer to get in shape
and ran an impressive 300 miles. This is quite a large amount of miles
for any high school runner, but especially impressive as he did it his freshman
year. Niko joined our team's 300 mile club. Niko ran a solid
first race and finished with a time of 23:07 at the Charleston Invitational.
Niko made his way onto the News-Gazette
prep cross country leaders in September. Niko ran a great race at the
Springfield Invitational. He ran a lifetime 2 mile best by almost 3
minutes with a time of 14:04. He helped his freshman team win the freshman
team championship trophy. Niko had our team's biggest improvement at
the Peoria Notre Dame Invitational. Niko cut off 1 minutes and 54 seconds
from his best to run a new lifetime best of 21:13. This time was holding
his 2 mile best from the week before for an entire 3 mile race. He
earned our team's most improved for the week award. Niko ran a solid
time at the East Peoria Invitational with a time of 21:36. Niko ran
his second fastest time of the year at the Metamora Invitational with a 21:36.
It was great to see him running in the 21's again. Niko ran a 22:16
at the conference meet where he placed 5th in the open race.
As a sophomore, Niko joins us with another great summer under his belt. He ran 300 miles in the summer months and joined our team's 300 mile club. His early season workouts show his increased strength and experience. Niko ran his season best at the Peoria Notre Dame Invitational with a 22:14. Niko along with his team placed the highest they ever had at that invitational. Niko went on to run another season best at the East Peoria Invitational with a 22:13. He was one of only a few of our runners that ran a season best on the challenging East Peoria course.