Cross Country

 Josh Nadzam
Josh Nadzam


Monaca, Pa.

High School:


Cross Country Opens 2012 Season

Kentucky competes in first meet under new head coach Edrick Floreal.


Men's Cross Country Finishes Fourth at SEC Championships

Luis Orta earns first team All-SEC honors; team has best finish since 1992


Orta Leads Men's Team to Top-Five Finish

Men's team finishes fourth, women finish seventh at Panorama Farms Invitational


Orta Races to Convincing Second Victory of Season

UK men's and women's cross country teams sweep UT Invitational with two team victories

• 2009 and 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2010-11: Cross Country (Junior) - Raced in all six cross country races during the 2010 season ... Finished in second place on the team in each of Kentucky's last three races ... Had top-20 overall times at the San Francisco Invitational and Blue Ridge Open ... Had his best time of the year in the 8K at the San Francisco Invitational, crossing the finish line in 25:24. Indoor (Senior) - Led the Wildcats in the one-mile run, posting a time of 4:06.04 at the Husky Classic in February ... Competed in the 3,000m run at the VT Elite Meet, recording the third fastest time on the team for the season. Outdoor (Senior) - Did not compete.

Cross Country (Sophomore) - At NCAA Southeast Regional, finished as the third scorer for the Cats clocking in at 32:55 in the 99th overall ... In the 5-mile Old Timers Classic, placed fifth on the team and 15th overall crossing the finish in 26:50 ... Ran in each meet for the Wildcats.
Indoor (Junior) - Ran a personal-best time of 4:08.49 in the mile at the rod McCravy Memorial Meet ... the time was second on the teams season-best list ... Earned a top-10 finish in te 800m run at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet with a season-best time of 1:54.25 ... At the Husky Classic in Seattle finished with a personal-best mark of 8:28.83 in the 3,00m run. Outdoor (Junior) - Coming off an incredible achievement at the Catspy Awards where he received the Community Service Award, added his best performance of the season in the 1,500m run with a time of 3:47.07 to earn a fourth place finish at the Jess Owens Track Classic ... Finished fourth at the Black and Gold Challenge in Orlando in the 800m run with a season-best time of 1:54.73.

2008-09: Cross Country (RS Freshman) - Competed in three meets for the Wildcats ... Ran best mark at Memphis Twilight posting an 8K time of 26:39. Indoor - Ran personal-best mile time at the McCravy Memorial Meet with a finish of 4:14.80 to claim fifth place ... Finished with top 3,000m time of 8:40.08 at the Penn State National Invitational. Outdoor - Specialized in the 1,500m run ... Advanced to his first event final at the SEC Championships in the 1,500m run, placing 12th overall in the prelims with a personal-best time of 3:52.61 before placing 11th overall in the final.

2007-08 (Freshman): Cross Country - Did not compete. Indoor - Competed in the mile and 3,000m run ... Turned in best time in the mile at the Husky Classic clocking in at 4:15.54 ... Ran best 3,000m mark of 8:43.09 at SEC/Big Ten Challenge. Outdoor - Specialized in the 1,500m run posting best time of 3:56.91 at Stanford Invitational.

High School: Placed third in PIAA Championships in the 1,600 meters as senior ... Finished seventh in 3,200 meters at PIAA Championships as junior ... Holds school records in 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meters ... Coached by Jody Nowry ... Played four years of basketball and football ... Member of basketball state quarterfinalist team as junior ... Second-team All-Section guard in basketball final two years ... Second team All-Conference Wide Receiver senior year of football ... Recipient of U.S. Marines and Beaver County YMCA Scholar-Athlete Awards ... Member of Just Say No Club, Teen Leadership and Spanish Club.

Personal: Full name is Joshua Mark Nadzam ... Born Oct. 15, 1988 in Monaca Pa. ... Mother is Wendy Nadzam ... Major is social work.

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