Aki Nummel
Aki Nummel
Height: 5-9
Weight: 135
Year: R-Sr.
Hometown: Helsinki, Finland
Position: Distance


2009-10: Cross Country: Placed 59th at the MSSU Stampede, covering the 8k course in 25:29.64... was Honorable Mention All-MIAA with 11th place at the conference championships, helping the Lions to their 8th championship in ten years... gained All-Regional honors with an 11th place finish (31:53.52) over the 10k course at the South Central Regional Championships held in Abeliene, TX, helping the Lions to their 2nd championship in three years and gaining a birth to the NCAA DII National Championships... at the NCAA DII National Championship held in Evansville, IN, placed 131st to help the Lions to an 11th place team finish.; Indoor: At the New Mexico Classic, held at altitude, ran 1:54.89 in the 800m run and 4:19.79 in the mile... broke the school record at the U of A Tyson Invite as the 800m leg of the DMR team, finishing in 9:51.92, gaining an automatic birth to the NCAA DII National Championship held in Albuquerque, NM... at the MIAA Championships placed 4th in the mile with a provisional and season best time of 4:14.20. Also competed in the 800m run, placing 2nd in 1:55.45 to gain All-MIAA Status, and the DMR... in Alburquerque, NM at the NCAA DII National Championships, ran the opening 1200 leg to pace the DMR team to a 2nd place National finish in a close race, and thus earning All-American status. The DMR's finish helped the Lions finish 14th in team standings.; Outdoor: Finished 2nd at the U of A Razorback Invite in the 1500 (3:54.05)... ran 14:53.16 to place 2nd in the 5k behind teammate Brennan Benkert at the U of A John McDonnell Invite... placed 5th with a provisional time of 3:52.98 in the 1500m at the KU Relays... had a season best of 1:54.64 in the 800m at the MSSU Bob Laptad/Bill Williams Invite... at the U of A Twilight Invite, set a personal best and bettered his provisional mark in the 1500m with a time of 3:49.59... In Pittsburg, KS at the MIAA Championships, competed in the 1500m, 800m, and 5k runs. Earned All-MIAA status in the 800m with a 3rd place finish (1:55.26) and won the 5k in a season best 14:50.03.

2008-09: Cross Country: At the MSSU Stampede placed 14th in the 8k race running 25:54.4... was Honorable Mention All-MIAA placing 13th at the conference championships... in San Antonio, TX helped the Lions qualify for the NCAA DII National Championships in Slippery Rock, PA by placing 14th to gain All-South Central Regional honors, covering the 10k course in 32:11... at the NCAA DII Championships was the 2nd runner for the Lions, helping them place 22nd overall on the snow covered 10k course.; Indoor: Ran 4:14.85 in the mile run at the U of A Razorback Invite, placing 3rd and narrowly missing a provisional mark... won the 800m run at the MSSU Radioshack Invite in 1:56.60... ran a season best and provisional qualifying mark of 4:11.76 in the mile run at the U of A Tyson Invite, placing 11th... at the MIAA Championship placed 4th in the mile run (4:16.27), 4th in the 800m run (1:56.23), and was part of the 3rd place All-MIAA DMR team.; Outdoor: Did not compete.

2007-08: Was top runner in 800m run with a time of 1:56.33 at MIAA Indoor Championships ... was also top runner in the mile for the Lions with a top time of 4:13.88 at Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville ... and a second best finish at MIAA Championships with a time of 4:18.23 ... during outdoor season was top runner at 1500m run at John McDonnell Invite with a time of 3:50.13 ... also earned a trip to DII NCAA National Championship where he ran 3:54.60 in 1500m run ... ran in 800m run with a time of 1:54.93 at KT Woodman Classic ... also ran in 3000m steeplechase and 5000m run

In High School: From Makelanrinne High School in Finland where he was a top performer … was Finnish Junior Champion in 1500m, 5000m and the steeplechase … also ran cross country where he finished as individual champion during Finnish Junior Championships

Personal: A International Business major … born May 30, 1985 in Vantaa, Finland … son of Jari and Anneli Nummela.