Nicol Traynor

Birthday: May 6, 1989

Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ

College: University of Richmond

Personal Best: 3k - 9:02, 3k SC - 9:42, 5k - 15:35

Notable Accomplishments:

2016 Olympic Trials Qualifier 3k SC

2013 USAs 3k SC (5th place) 

A Standard 3k SC

Favorite Shoe: HOKA ONE ONE® Clifton 3

Why NJNYTC? After graduating from college in 2012, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, but I knew I wanted running to be involved. I ended up with the opportunity to coach with my high school coach at the high school that I went to in NJ (Ridge HS). I reached out to Coach Gags about joining the team and he agreed and the rest is history!

Greatest Strength: My ability to stay positive and motivated despite many setbacks in my running career.

Greatest Weakness: The weight room.

Favorite Gags Quote: Slowmo!

Role Model: My mom and grandmother. Both are strong Colombian women who came to the US, knowing no one and knowing very little English. They paved the way for our family and for my and my brother’s future.

Hobbies: Playing with my puppy Lina, netflixing and chilling with my fiancé and going to pilates & yoga

Running idiosyncrasy: I race with my black ankle socks and straightened hair