Billy Nelson

billyBilly Nelson came to the University of Colorado from Bakersfield, California and has never left. Prior to coming to Colorado he became the 2003 USA Jr. 5k National Champion.

He is a 2 x cross country All-American (2002, 2003), the 2002 Big 12 XC Newcomer of the Year, 2003 USA Jr. XC National Champion and a 2003 World XC member.

In 2006 Billy became the Colorado Buffaloes cross country team captain showcasing his incredible ability to lead and that same year became the NCAA cross country Team Champion and Indoor Track All-American.

3 x Outdoor Track All-American (2003, 2007, 2008)

2 x Big 12 Steeplechase Champion (2007, 2008)

2008 NCAA Runner-Up Steeplechase

#2 All-Time Steeplechaser at CU

2008 Olympic Trials Runner-Up Steeplechase

2008 Olympian (Beijing, China)

2008 DecaNations Team Member (Paris, France)

2011 USA Steeplechase Champion

2011 World Team Member (Daegu, South Korea)

3,000m Steeplechase PR: 8:17.27

1500m PR: 3:41.57Hired on as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator in 2010 at CU.  As a Coach, he has been a part of 7 Pac 12 XC Team Titles: 5 Men (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015); 2 Women (2011, 2015)