|Hometown:||Ocean City, N.J.|
|High School:||Ocean City|
AS A FIFTH-YEAR SENIOR: Finished in ninth place in the decathlon at the IC4A Championships with 6,605 points...Finished fourth in the pole vault at the NEC Outdoor Championships (4.25m, 13' 11.25")...Was seventh at the NECs in the long jump (6.45m, 21' 2")...Indoors, was seventh in the pole vault at the NEC Championships... Selected to the Spring Commissioner's Honor Roll and the NEC Academic Honor Roll.
AS A SENIOR: Had season-best score of 6,517 points in the decathlon at the Mount Multi's...Was an IC4A qualifier in the decathlon...Finished third at the NEC Championships with a mark of 4.20m in the pole vault...Earned First Team All-NEC honors in the 4x400m relay...Indoors, participated in the shot put and high jump at Bucknell.
AS A JUNIOR: Finished in third place in the decathlon at the Penn Relays with a score of 6,557 points...Earned All-East honors with fifth-place finish in the decathlon at the IC4A Championships with a score of 6,555 points...Indoors, scored 4,699 points in the heptathlon at Penn State.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Indoors, scored 4,667 points to set a personal best in the heptathlon at the Navy Invitational...At the same multi-event competition, he set individual bests in the 60m sprint, 60m hurdles, and high jump...Limited to two competitions during the outdoor season.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in the heptathlon for the Mount, placing fourth at the Liberty Quad Meet...Outdoors, competed in the decathlon at the Penn Relays.
HIGH SCHOOL: Ran on the Indoor and Outdoor Track teams at Ocean City High School...Led his team to the State Championship in Sprint Medley Relays in 2008...Holds the school record for the indoor 200m dash and sprint medley relay...Placed 9th at the Indoor Nationals 2008 Pentathlon.
PERSONAL: Parents are Valerie and Tim Nickas...Has one sister Jenna, 16...Born on July 6, 1990...Majoring in Political Science.
PR: (indoor) Heptathlon...4667 pts, Long Jump... 6.60, Pole Vault... 4.35/14'3.25" (outdoor) Decathlon... 5961 pts, 400m...50.85