|Hometown:||San Jose, CA|
|High School:||Branham HS|
Jumped in six meets for his third year. Set a season's best mark of 4.56m (14' 11 1/2") at the UC Riverside/Cal Poly Dual to take sixth overall. Took 13th at the Big West Conference Championships with a height of 4.43m (14' 6 1/4").
Competed nine times for his second season at UCSB. Equalled his season's best from last year at the Ben Brown Invitational in 4.73m (15' 6 1/4") to take third overall. Bested that a week later at 39th Annual Aztec Invitational, jumping 4.75m (15' 7 1/4"). Leaped to a new personal best at the Cal Poly Dual Meet, recording a height of 4.81m (15' 9 3/4") to take second. Finished the season with the same height at the Big West Conference Championships, scoring for the first time by taking sixth place.
Competed in six meets for his first year as a Gaucho. Jumped a season's best of 4.73m (15' 6 1/4") to take third at the Cal Poly Dual Meet.
Nichols was a two-time CIF State qualifier in the pole vault for the Branham HS Bruins. As a junior he placed eighth in the State Finals, leaping over 15'9 in qualifying. As a senior, Nichols captured his second straight CCS Trials title in the PV and went on to take the win at the CCS Finals, jumping over 15'7 and earning a repeat bid to the state meet. Prep coaches were Jim Lawrence, Bob Slover and Tobias McCleod.
Parents are Renee Nichols & Doug Nichols...Has one sibling, Samuel...UCSB major is currently Undeclared...Favorite band is Nirvana.
Pole Vault - 15' 9 3/4" (2017 Cal Poly Dual Meet)
Big West Championships
2018 - Pole Vault, 13th, 4.42m (14' 6 1/4")
2017 - Pole Vault, 6th, 4.81m (15' 9 3/4")
2016 - Pole Vault, 15th, 4.29m (14' 1 1/4")