2006-07 (Junior): Outdoor Track: At the New England Championships (5/10), placed 11th in the 5,000 meters (15:12.44) ... at the A-10 Championships (5/6), placed 17th in the 5,000 meters (15:44.71) ... posted his top time in the 1,500 meters (3:57.73) at the UMass Eight Way Meet (4/28) ... team's top 5,000 meter runner with a season-best time of 14:54.34 set at the UMass Six Way Meet (4/14) ... Indoor Track: had his top time in the mile (4:23.87) at the Rhode Island Mega Meet (2/3) ... posted his top time in the 1,000 meters (2:36.46) at the Reebok Indoor Games (1/26) ... Cross Country: competed in seven of eight meets last season and was one of the top two UMass finishers in each ... placed 92nd overall at the IC4A Championships (11/18) with a time of 26:55.1 ... at the NCAA Regionals (11/11) placed 59th with a time of 33:27.5 ... finished ninth overall at the Atlantic 10 Championships (10/28) with a time of 25:49.00 ... finished 31st at the New England Championships (10/7) with a time of 25:27 ... at Meet of Champions (9/30) placed 19th in 25:28.80 ... finished fourth overall vs. Boston College/Maine (9/23) in 25:32.00 ... finished seventh overall in the Dartmouth Invitational (9/9) in 26:30.2.
2005-06 (Sophomore): UMass' top runner during the cross country season and top 5,000 meter specialist during the outdoor season ... named ECAC, A-10, and UMass Cross Country Performer of the Week (10/12) after efforts at the New England Championships ... Outdoor Track: Finished sixth in the 5,000 meters (14:49.94) at the A-10 Championships (5/7) ... followed that with a personal-best, second-place time of 14:41.99 at the New England Championships (5/13) ... Indoor Track: At the New England Championships (2/25) finished 13th (4:16.88) in the mile ... finished seventh in the mile (4:18.10) at the A-10 Championships (2/18) ... Cross Country: UMass' top finisher in every race but one ... finished 26th overall at the Atlantic 10 XC Championship (10/29) in 25:51.8 ... placed 85th in the NCAA Regional (11/13) in 32:37.4 ... Named the ECAC Athlete of the Week (10/12), the Atlantic 10 Athlete of the Week (10/10) and the UMass/Dinn Bros. Athlete of the Week (10/11) after finishing 22nd overall at the New England Championships (10/8) in 25:38 ... improved nearly two minutes and exactly 100 places from his freshman performance at the meet ... finished 2nd overall vs. Maine/Vermont (9/17) in 26:32.
2004-05 (Freshman): Competed primarily in the mile and 3,000 meters during the indoor season, but sat out the outdoor campaign ... posted season-best times in both events at the New England Championships (2/26) clocking a 4:19.88 mile and an 8:42.40 in the 3,000 meters ... finished sixth at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships in the 3,000 meters with his time of 8:46.95 ... during the cross country season was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (10/26) after finishing second overall and leading UMass to second meet victory of the season at the SCSU Blue Devil Mini-Meet (10/23) ... also earned league Rookie of the Week honors (10/12) after performance at New England Championships (10/8) ... competed in every race as a freshman ... had three top-five performances on the season highlighted by a fifth-place finish at the Syracuse Classic (9/25) where he completed the course in 27:26.64 ... finished second at Central Connecticut State (10/23) leading the Minutemen with a time of 15:40 ... finished 58th overall at the Atlantic 10 Championship meet (10/30) and 173rd at the NCAA Northeast Regional meet.
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner at Nashoba Regional in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track ... named to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette All-Star Team in 2002 and 2003 ... named to the MetroWest All-Star Team in 2002 and 2003.
Personal: Nils C. Fischer ... born Nov. 20, 1985 in Philadelphia ... son of Eve and Andrew Fischer ... has two siblings: Georges and Margaux ... father ran cross country and track at Cornell (1976-79) ... enjoys hang gliding and sailing as his hobbies ... spends time in France visiting family during the summer ... majoring in food science.
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